Before we embrace the new beginnings of 2019, we look back at the gifts of 2018. Here are our favorite looks from talented design experts we worked with last year. We hope these Christmas tree decorating ideas inspire you to create your most memorable holiday display yet.
Green Christmas Trees
Red, Green, and Gold
You can't go wrong with traditional colors. Lori from My Lovely Texan Home dressed up a grand Christmas tree with colorful balls, poinsettias, and plaid ribbons.
Take a cue from your home design when choosing your theme. Inspired by her new cabin-style house, Haley of At Home with Haley decorated her tree with buffalo check plaid, deer antlers, and berry sprays.
Get the Look: Alberta Spruce
Rustic and Ribbon
You don't need a big budget to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree. Baker Nest's Katie used pinecones and pine tree fans from her yard and pheasant feathers from her fall decorations.
Get the Look: Kennedy Fir Snap Tree
Double the greenery for double the warmth. Mary of Selah Pines Farmhouse paired her tree with a garland draped over her faux mantel, creating an inviting area for guests to read a while.
When decorating with neutrals, combine different finishes to create depth. Lauren Gardner dressed her 8-foot tree with metallic and matte balls, and added texture with billowing ribbons and twigs.
Get the Look: Alberta Spruce
Gilded French Country
Bring Parisian glamour to your display with glass ornaments, oversized picks, and shimmering ribbon. Let Lidy show you how she channeled her European roots into her décor at French Garden House.
Easily create a timeless look with minimal ornaments. Silver and gold glass balls were all Kaitlyn of Fresh and Vintage Living needed to dress up her pre-lit Christmas tree.
Berries and Gold
Tree picks add a twist to your tree decorations. Here, Jessica of I Dream of Homemaking combined gold Christmas balls with berry sprays that cascade down the branches.
Dark Velvet Glam
Don't be afraid to experiment with darker tones and contrasts. Jen Lutz shows us how combining deep green velvet ribbon with gold and silver ornaments can create a striking Christmas tree.
Blue, Brown, and Gold
For a beautiful gradient effect, weave different-colored ribbons on your tree. Jennifer of The Heart Comes Home used blue, brown, and gold ribbons in coordination with Christmas balls, finials, and flowers.
Get the Look: Kennedy Fir
Warm White and Gold
Decorate your space-saving tree for a grand impact. With white and gold ornaments as her base, Sharon of Sweet Honey Cottage used ribbons, rolled book pages, and mini birch logs to create a stunning welcome.
Get the Look: Kennedy Fir Narrow
Bohemian-Inspired Christmas Tree
Mix and match your own ornaments with store-bought sets—or even some flowers. Jess of Domicile 37 combined our collections with her vintage ornaments, tassels, and autumn florals.
Florals and Pearls
Jennifer of Simply Ciani hung white floral stems in a spiral pattern, and added pearl button garlands for sparkle. To secure fragile ornaments on branches, she used handy floral wire.
Get the Look: Majestic Blue Spruce
Elegant Blush and Metallics
Silk flowers also work well in filling the spaces of your tree. Over at Our Crafty Mom, Michelle created a charming Christmas display with blush ribbon, pink ornaments, and white floral picks.
Get the Look: Classic Fraser Fir
Like florals, faux greenery can change the look of your tree. Zoe with Love made her display shine with silver dollar eucalyptus, faux anemones flowers, and acorn ornaments.
Eclectic and Elegant
Combine unusual ornaments you've collected with traditional pieces to create a story-filled centerpiece. Over at Up to Date Interiors, Kathy hung fur ornaments from Japan alongside DIY mini plants, Christmas balls, and colorful tassels.
Blue, White, and Pink
Here's another unique take on Christmas tree accents. Linda of The Home I Create used hot glue, can tabs, and ornament hooks to repurpose a child's play tea set as ornaments, along with sunburst mirrors and glass balls.
Rustic Red and Green
For a picture-perfect display, coordinate gift wrap and ribbon to your décor. Jen Lutz' presents echo the nature-inspired ornaments and red accents of her Christmas tree.
As an alternative to a tree collar, choose a tree skirt that suits your theme. Jessica Stoppard and her daughter dressed their tree with glass ornaments, gold berries, and block letters, and used a lovely knit throw as a makeshift tree skirt.
Get the Look: Deluxe Noble Fir
Double the Cheer
When displaying multiple trees, different heights create a more relaxed effect. Shirley of Housepitality Designs decorated two color-changing trees with cascading ribbons, metallic ornaments, and a shimmering tree skirt.
White Christmas Trees
Ornament sets make it easy to put together a themed Christmas display. Jen Lutz paired her flocked tree with our Woodland Ornaments and added a plaid tree skirt to make the space look extra cozy.
Snowy Silver and Blues
For a different color combination, mix striking blues with elegant silver. Jennifer of The Heart Comes Home hung blue, silver, and white ornaments on her bedroom tree, creating an enchanting sight.
Get the Look: Clifton Pine
Candy Cane Reading Tree
How about a touch of whimsy for your tree? Jennifer of The Heart Comes Home strung around 300 red ball ornaments on pipe cleaners to create this sugary sweet look.
Superhero Christmas Tree
If you can't find the right ornaments for your tree, try making them yourself. Over at The Heart Comes Home, Jennifer and her family created superhero masks and ornaments for the tree they donated to the Kids Hope advocacy center.
Get the Look: Alpine White
White with Touches of Nature
Natural elements like twigs and leaves are a great way to add warmth to your tree. Jennifer of a The Ranch Uncommon complemented her vintage wooden ornaments with branches she found on a hike.
Get the Look: Flocked White Fir
Soft and Silvery
When deciding how many ornaments to hang on your tree, go with your instinct. Here, Heidi of Home by Heidi brought out Christmas balls of various sizes, colors, and textures, creating a white Christmas tree that's truly her own.
Spell out your holiday spirit with pretty words. Trish of Beautiful Inspire Co creatively styled a monochromatic tree with word ornaments in script. Look closer, and you'll see Christmas balls marked "Santa" and "Love."
Here's an easy way to incorporate your love for winter sports into your décor. Tamela of White Blossom Home hung skis on her tree and paired them with a white tree skirt and bobsled.
Get the Look: Flocked Alpine Spruce
Classic Red, White, and Blue
When choosing decorations for your tree, why not look beyond traditional ornaments? Last Memorial Day, Jen Lutz used party fans to show her love for flag and country.
Get the Look: Flocked White Fir
Create a New Holiday Look for Your Home
It’s never too early to plan next year’s holiday display. If you’re looking for new decorations, now’s a great time to shop items on clearance. Browse our collection of artificial Christmas trees, décor, and storage bags, and enjoy big discounts while supplies last.
Featured photo courtesy of Jessica Stoppard