I told myself I was going to wait a couple of weeks before sharing anything Christmas-related. But here I am, sharing inspiration for decorating a Christmas tree. There’s a reason why I decided to jump the gun – it’s because I’m having trouble deciding how to decorate my own tree.
Each year I like to focus on a holiday decorating theme, and it always starts with the tree. The past two years I created an Old World style tree, and the years before that it was metallic or white. I want something different for 2023 and so I’m struggling without much coming to mind. And that’s the reason for today’s post about finding inspiration to create a festive holiday.
I love the gold and white theme on the outdoor tree in the above photo. It’s so elegant, pretty, and simply done. Gold and white is a great color combination for a flocked tree, don’t you think?
The charming tree below features green and bronze ornaments. I always used to think green ornaments were a bad choice for a green tree because the color would get lost, but I really like the way they look on this tree. One tip you can try this year – hang your ornaments with narrow velvet ribbon instead of the little wire hooks. The ribbon adds to the beauty of the tree.
Last year I hung my ornaments with a subtle, glittery ribbon, and then decided to add velvet bows to the branches while I was at it. I used the same velvet and glittery ribbons on my wrapped gifts to create a unified holiday look.
You know, with the recent stressing over how to decorate this year’s tree, I’ve toyed with the idea of a plain tree. This one is featured in a Scandinavian home and I think its simplicity is rather pretty.
Then I remembered I had a naked Christmas tree in my kitchen’s breakfast nook a few years back. It’s a small, real tree propped in a basket. I think it works in this space.
The thought of a sparsely decorated Christmas tree also crossed my mind. I’ve seen them in magazines and dream of how nice it would be to go simple. Although that’s hard for me to do since I’m more of a maximalist when it comes to decorating a Christmas tree.
Sparsely decorated trees are best for real trees, in my humble opinion. It allows the natural beauty of the tree to shine through.
How about blue? Classic red and green has never really appealed to me. Not sure why since I like it in other people’s homes.
Or how about something whimsical like this gingerbread tree? Strands of red yarn and natural raffia create an interesting (and inexpensive) garland.
An all-white tree enjoys a mix of wooden and glass ornaments. This look is a great choice if you prefer neutrals and texture in your décor.
A clever idea for decorating a Christmas tree is to use items from the floral department of your local craft store. Simply push the stem of the flower into the tree in various locations. This is also a great way to fill holes in your tree.
Create an earthy and organic tree by using orange slices and other items from nature like real pine cones. Finish it all off with a natural wooden ball garland.
Last but certainly not least, is a vintage style tree that will always be in fashion. I think this one might be my favorite of all of today’s trees. You can find vintage ornaments at flea markets, or purchase reproduction options on Amazon or at big box stores.
After looking at various ideas for decorating a Christmas tree, I think I finally settled on a theme for this year. Stay tuned for the reveal!