8 Unique Decorating Ideas For A Christmas Tree

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Sometimes it just feels right to switch up the holiday decor and try something new! Below, you’ll find eight unique and beautiful Christmas tree decorating ideas and themes (plus one bonus idea!) to get your creative juices flowing this holiday season and create a beautiful place to display your gifts until the big day!

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Step by Step

Christmas tree with turquoise and red plaid ribbon, flocked branches, pink velvet ribbon, and greenery picks

There are a few different ways you can decorate a tree, but my step-by-step method has been developed over many years and it’s my favourite way to make a Christmas tree look both professional and lovely. My method works for many different styles and tastes, and whether you like Christmas tree toppers or just ribbon at the top, a flocked white Christmas tree or a traditional green one, there is something here to inspire you!

This white, red, and pink tree features:

  • plaid ribbon
  • DIY ornament clusters
  • shades of pink, red, and aqua
  • natural elements like berries, pinecones and fir sprays
  • you could add candy canes for another red and white touch!

Are you ready for my no-fail method on how to decorate a Christmas tree step by step? Here’s exactly how I do it with all my personal tips and tricks!

“My Favorite Things”: Blue, Silver & Rose Gold Christmas Tree

Favorite Things inspired Christmas Tree in blues, silvers and rose gold

My family are huge fans of The Sound of Music, and a Christmas tree inspired by “My Favorite Things” was the perfect jumping-off point for the Christmas decorations in our home. This flocked tree has a winter wonderland vibe, decorated with:

  • oversized bows from wired satin ribbon
  • nostalgic and quirky Christmas ornaments, like silver bells, warm woolen mittens, fluffy feathers, cream-colored ponies, snowflakes, and roses, and
  • brown (and blue and copper!) paper packages tied up with string

Let me show you how we created our blue, silver & rose gold Christmas tree this year, inspired by one of our favorite songs. This would make a beautiful mini Christmas tree for a bedroom or kitchen if you are already in love with your main Christmas tree decor!

Rustic Boho Glam Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Rustic Boho Glam Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

In this post, I will show you how to decorate your own rustic boho glam style tree with oversized pom-poms (you could also use pom-pom garland if you wish), natural elements like rustic floral picks, hand-painted ornaments, and neutral metallic colours for maximum charm potential. Even though this Christmas tree is quite neutral, I love how the different elements work together, to give it an interesting look. It’s cozy, glamorous, and natural-looking – just the way I want our Christmas living room to feel! I can just picture Santa sitting beside this tree to eat his cookies and drink his milk by the light of some cozy candles this year.

How to Decorate a Rustic Glam Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Rustic glam farmhouse Christmas tree

The burlap ribbon & natural wood-look ornaments give this Christmas tree its rustic feel, while the pastel colors, golds and sparkling picks make it glamourous. To add a pop of color, I chose big, beautiful aqua-colored ornaments. The ribbon is such an integral part of this eye-catching tree design! Check out my ribbon tutorial to ensure perfect ribbom placement every time.

Unicorn Inspired Christmas Tree

Unicorn Inspired Christmas Tree Decorating Idea

This one is just plain fun, especially if you feel like getting away from the Christmas classics this year! No need to be completely traditional if you are in the mood for a different kind of holiday cheer this season. I added pastel colors, lots of glitter, a sparkly unicorn horn tree-topper, and of course unicorn ornaments. This tree will be a definite conversation starter piece!

A White, Pink & Metallic Flocked Fairy Tale Christmas Tree 

A flocked fairy tale Christmas tree

Have you ever wondered how to make your Christmas tree look extra snowy and magical? I used furry garland, soft lights, the colors pink, silver, gold, and white, and some beautiful fairy ornaments to create the Christmas fairyland feel of this sweet little mini tree. The fluffy tree skirt? We created this using arm knitting! I love a good white tree and this is one of my favorites!

A Rustic Glam Kid-Friendly Christmas Tree 

Rustic Glam Kid Friendly Christmas Tree Idea

I love the idea of having a tree that is kid-friendly! This one features all non-breakable ornaments and some fun, unique decorations that we made together. All the crafts and accents matched the turquoise, gold, silver, and white Christmas tree so perfectly.

Teal, Green, Silver and White Vintage-Inspired Flocked Christmas Tree

For this tree, I stuck to simple, vintage-inspired ornaments. Handmade decorations like paper book-page stars and bows I made out of upholstery webbing and jute give this tree a very homey feel. For this tree, I’ve incorporated:

  • sparkly metal snowflakes
  • a pack of green, brown, and sparkling white ornaments
  • a mix of old and vintage aqua, turquoise, green and teal plastic, and glass balls

I love how all of these elements gave this tree a unique texture and feel.

So there you have it, eight unique ways to decorate a Christmas tree! I hope I have proven that any color scheme or theme that you love can be your inspiration, and easily incorporated into your tree decor. And if you are stretched for time or space this Christmas, I’m including a bonus idea below for a DIY non-conventional tree!

DIY Floor Lamp Christmas Tree

DIY Floor Lamp Christmas Tree

To create this minimalist Christmas tree, I simply wrapped pre-lit faux greenery and faux eucalyptus garlands around the base of the lamp. I then wrapped a few presents in some glamourous wrapping paper in greens, golds, and blacks and placed them on the lamp’s shelves. Some inexpensive, glittery Christmas ball ornaments hanging from the cage lamp shade finished the look. This unique Christmas tree idea idea was featured on Countryliving.com!

Happy tree decorating, no matter how traditional or unconventional you decide to be this year!

More Christmas Tree Ideas

Make a No Sew Ruffled Drop Cloth Christmas Tree Skirt

How to make a ruffled no sew Christmas tree skirt out of a dropcloth

Need some shabby chic Christmas tree ideas? How about this simple and pretty ruffled Christmas tree skirt made out of a painter’s drop cloth – no sewing required? This skirt is a beautiful homemade touch that adds so much to the space it graces.  

Make a No Sew Faux Fur Christmas Tree Skirt

How to make a DIY no sew faux fur Christmas tree skirt

While we are on the topic of no-sew homemade tree skirts, why not try this one for a little Nordic flair? I love furry things at Christmas, and this skirt is just so perfect and easy to make! My tutorial will show you how to make this for a fraction of the cost of buying something similar in a store. 

5 Ways to Make Your Christmas Tree Look Amazing on a Budget

5 Ways to make your Christmas Tree look amazing on a budget

The truth is, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree this year. Learn 5 ways to make your Christmas tree look amazing on a budget: I’ve decorated this tree using only Dollar Tree finds! You’re sure to find something here to inspire your own decor refresh this season.

How to Make DIY Christmas Ornaments: Easy and Unique Crafts

How to make a DIY hand painted floral Christmas ornament - Anthropologie inspired

The holiday season is such a special time to spend with kids, family and friends…and it’s also a great time to create the sweetest DIY ornaments. Let me show you how to make some of my most adorable creations

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