10 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
From lush and traditional to fun and trendy, discover the many ways you can decorate your Christmas tree.
Find more inspiration in our Tree-Trimming Guide.
Hot pink, chartreuse, turquoise and white ornaments capture the lively energy of a young family. “Our tree doesn’t really have a theme — it’s like, ‘Everybody put your hands over your eyes and throw!’ It’s about family and making it as welcoming as possible,” says designer Jennifer Worts.
A miniature tree adds magic in a child’s room when potted in a ceramic vessel and decorated with playful wooden ornaments.
An oversized tree brims with vintage mercury-glass ornaments and twinkle lights in a formal living room that recalls a bygone era.
Skip the massive statement tree in favour of two small evergreens in whitewashed milk jugs — perfect for stairwells, condos or small nooks.
Loaded up with red and gold ornaments, a 12′ tree accentuates the ceiling height and acts as a divider between the living and dining rooms. “The way I decorate is nostalgic, so I include ornaments from my childhood and ones my mom made,” says designer Sarah Richardson.
Camouflage the tree stand with a big wicker basket for a modern take on a tree skirt; the woven texture contrasts nicely with glam blue and green ornaments.
With just a few ornaments and a single string of lights, a live tree enhances the organic feeling of a neutral loft living room.
White and nature-inspired ornaments highlight the silhouette of a sparingly decorated tree, especially when it’s centred in a bay window. “There’s nothing too glitzy or shiny. It’s organic with felted ornaments and childlike decorations,” says designer Sophie Burke.
A huge tree decorated with handed-down treasures and kids’ crafts heralds a family-filled holiday.
Classic candy canes, snowflakes and beaded garlands accent this large tree. Hits of silver make it sparkle.