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17 Fantastic Ideas to Help You Decorate A Christmas Tree in Style

Want to decorate your Christmas tree like a pro this year? We’re sharing insider secrets from top decor bloggers to help you get the look in your home.

If you only decorate one thing in your home for Christmas, we bet it’s a Christmas tree!

After all, is there anything that says Christmas like a decorated tree?

Whether you decorate a real tree or faux…

One tree or ten…

We all have one thing in common: we want those trees to look amazing!

When browsing social media and magazines or seeing trees in stores and boutiques, we’re always so impressed by how full those trees look.

Swaths of ribbons.

Tons of ornaments.

Floral picks and accents.

Gorgeous toppers.

Unique containers, collars, and tree skirts.

Have you ever wondered how the decorators get that look?

Well, we’ve got some super-talented friends who are sharing their best tips and tricks for decorating a Christmas tree without breaking the bank.

You’re gonna love all the ideas for DIY ornaments too!

Let’s dive in and learn how to decorate a Christmas tree like a pro.

10 Days of Christmas Inspiration

We’re sharing 10 days of Christmas ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Check back each day for more inspiration!

A Traditional Christmas Tree With Simple Classic Decor | Cottage in the Mitten

Traditional red and green ornaments fill a Christmas tree in a family room with wreaths on the windows.

Our friend Kim lives in Michigan (the mitten state), and has recently downsized.

After years of decorating multiple trees, she’s learned some tricks to get a full-looking tree.

While she has hundreds of ornaments, she decided to only use a fraction of them this year for a traditional red, green, and gold color scheme.

Wait until you learn her fantastic trick for using ribbon!

How To Build A Wood Christmas Tree Using Shiplap | The Ponds Farmhouse

A DIY Christmas tree madefrom pieces of shiplap decorated with pinecones, cardinals, and lights.

Not all Christmas trees are green!

Our friend Rachel has created a unique tree out of salvaged shiplap.

Instead of hanging ornaments, the boards provide a spot for ornaments to sit.

She’s sharing exactly how to make one for yourself.

AnnMarie and I have been wanting to make something similar for years after Rachel inspired us!

How to Make Architectural Salvage Christmas Ornaments | Robyn’s French Nest

Farmhouse living room decorated for Christmas with greenery and a Noble fir Christmas tree.

While Rachel used architectural salvage to create a tree, Robyn is sharing how to use architectural salvage to decorate a tree.

If you’ve ever been to an antique store you’ve likely seen salvaged spindles and spools.

Robyn was inspired to cut down some of these items and turn them into one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments.

This idea is so budget-friendly and a great way to fill a tree!

How To Decorate The Perfect Christmas Tree | She Gave it a Go

Flocked Christmas tree with pinecones and gold ornaments.

Brendt, a talented decorator herself, enlisted her friend Gab, an actual Christmas tree designer, to share all her insider tips!

She’s showing you how to get a designer-looking tree in just 5 steps.

You’ll even find a complete shopping list to get her looks.

After reading her tricks, we’re going to try our hand at decorating some themed trees ourselves.

Simple DIY Star Shaped Pinecone Ornaments | The Tattered Pew

Five-point star made from long skinny pinecones on top of a Christmas tree.

We love the look of organic decor at Christmas.

So when Kelly shared her unique pinecone ornaments shaped like stars, it was love at first sight!

If you’re lucky enough to have trees that produce pinecones on your property, these pretty ornaments are practically free.

But even if you need to buy pinecones, these ornaments are still so affordable.

They’re pretty on a tree, but you could set these ornaments on a shelf or even string them for a unique garland.

Learn how to make these stars for your home!

Handmade Ornament Christmas Tree | Thistlewood Farms

Full Christmas tree decorated with ribbon and neutral DIY ornaments.

KariAnne’s farmhouse-style tree is filled with all kinds of simple DIY ornaments.

This natural and organic tree has so much texture!

We love how she used ribbon and would love to make her book page garland.

Since this tree is filled with handmade ornaments, it’s also filled with so many memories and stories.

You’re going to love seeing all the little details close up.

How to Make Easy Wood Bead Ornaments | Simply2Moms

Close-up view of a narrow Christmas tree decorated with DIY wooden bead ornaments.

If you’ve been around Simply2Moms for a day or two, then you know we’re frugal.

We’re always looking for ways to get the looks we love for less!

When we were at a boutique we fell in love with large beaded ornaments, but each one was $15.

There’s no way we could justify that!

So we decided to try making them ourselves.

We were able to make over forty of these ornaments for about $15!

Get all our tips to avoid making the mistakes we made in the beginning.

17 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas | Stacy Ling of Bricks’n’Blooms

Traditional style Christmas tree decorated with rustic ornaments in front of a window with paper bag stars.

While themed trees are gorgeous, we also love trees filled with meaning.

Stacy’s family tree is covered with ornaments her family has been collecting for years.

She has some fantastic ideas for dressing up the top and the bottom of a Christmas tree too!

In fact, Stacy’s got 17 ideas for decorating a tree.

Which one do you like best?

How To Decorate A Natural & Neutral Christmas Tree | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Hand hanging a small grapevine wreath ornament on a Christmas tree decorated with felted ball garland.

Jen’s natural and neutral tree is a style after our hearts!

She’s sharing how to blend old and new decor on a Christmas tree.

But if you’ve ever visited Jen’s blog, then you know she is the queen of craft project ideas!

She’s got so many fun DIY ornaments that are all so simple and would be easy to customize for all kinds of Christmas tree styles.

More Christmas Tree Ideas and Inspiration

Is there any decoration more perfect at Christmas than a Christmas tree? Whether you choose real or faux, here are some ideas to make your tree (or trees) look amazing!

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!

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