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Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

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Take your tree decorating up a notch this Christmas. Design unique Christmas trees using large-scale ornaments, tabletop trees, metallics and ornaments such as lanterns, birdhouses and woodland creatures. View photos of decorated Christmas trees to get inspired.

Live Christmas trees decorated with large-scale ornaments and woodland creature ornaments; tabletop Christmas tree with blue ornaments, glittery cardboard-look ornaments and white pinecone ornaments; flocked Christmas tree with silver, gold, copper and pink mercury glass ornaments.
Artificial flocked Christmas tree decorated with metallic copper, silver, gold and pink mercury glass ornaments.

Silver and Gold Shimmer

Take a sophisticated artificial flocked white tree and really make it shine with metallic copper, silver, gold and pink mercury glass ornaments.

Traditional Christmas tree decorated with lighted red lanterns in a living room Christmas corner with wall stars, a Noel sign and stockings hung from an old-fashioned sled.

Vintage Surprise

Give traditional Christmas tree decor an unexpected twist with lighted red lanterns. Round out a Christmas corner in the living room with wall stars, a Noel sign and stockings hung from a vintage sled.

Live tabletop tree in a pot and decorated with an eye-catching collection of blue ornaments.

Tabletop Charmer

If you don’t have enough space for a big Christmas tree (or even if you don’t have a lot of ornaments), a live tabletop tree is the perfect solution. Place in a pretty pot and decorate with your best ornaments. To really make it pop, go with one dominant ornament color.

A rustic live Christmas tree with large-scale ornaments and a mix of pinecones, berry and birch picks and woodland creature ornaments.

Naturally Rustic

For a more rustic take on the trimmings, decorate a live Christmas tree with large-scale ornaments and a mix of pinecones, berry and birch picks and woodland creature ornaments—group a collection of picks as a surprising tree topper.

Bedside nightstand miniature Christmas tree with ornaments and bird ornament.

One-Box Wonder

Can’t get enough Christmas? Top a bedside nightstand with an artificial tree. Add an unexpected touch with your favorite ornaments and an unconventional tree topper, such as this clip-on bird ornament. A single box of coordinated ornaments is enough to decorate a tiny tree like this.


Designer Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

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White and Gem Colored Christmas Tree

A Real Gem

A white tree is the perfect place to show off jewel-tone baubles. Cluster ornaments of similar shapes and randomly place larger decorations for a fun look. A dramatic angel tree topper completes the tree.

Classic Red and Gold Christmas Tree

Classic Christmas

Make your live tree a showstopper by adorning it with classic, coordinating ornaments in red and gold, a beaded garland, and strings of lights. Play with the scale of ornaments to give your tree balance, then top it with a standout shining star.

Nature Inspired Christmas Tree

Inspired by Nature

Bring the outdoors inside this Christmas. Top a Scotch pine tree with picks and poinsettias, then layer on woodsy ornaments and flowers.

Sophisticated Christmas Tree

Sophisticated Sparkle

Set up a full-size Christmas tree in a high-profile spot and go to town. Start with silvery picks as a tree topper and loops of crystal garland, then add ornaments, including traditional balls and wispy see-through shapes.

Winter Whimsy Holiday Tree

Wintry Whimsy

Give a frosty tree a punch of color with bright ornaments in red, green, and blue. Add texture with fabric ornaments and gauzy ribbon. Top the tree with picks and a cluster of baubles.

White and Metallic Christmas Tree

Chic Color Palette

Adorn a tree with metallic and white ornaments, pretty flowers, and silver-painted pinecones.

Mini Christmas Tree

Mini Tree

Make a big statement with a tabletop Christmas tree in the entry. Skip the tangle of cords and let classic ornaments be the wow factor. Top the tree with an oversize ornament and ribbon, scatter more ornaments under the tree, and add fresh blooms in floral tubes for a bright welcome.

Sparkle and Shine Christmas Tree

Sparkle and Shine

Create a breathtaking Christmas memory by decking your tree in coordinated ornaments and weaving in ribbon. Sculptural white ornaments and glossy red baubles offer attention-grabbing contrast. Atop the tree, arrange a bouquet of festive berry picks.

Playful Kids’ Tree

Playful Kids’ Tree

When it comes to Christmas ornaments, kids’ creations embody the spirit of the season. Let elves of all ages help with decorations for a whimsical, memorable tree.

Woodsy Christmas Tree

Woodsy Wonder

A star is a traditional topper for a tree, but try a big bow instead. Add picks and garlands on the boughs of the tree to add shine and texture. Along with basic ornaments, have some fanciful decorations on the tree.

Add a twist to traditional decorations using large-scale ornaments, tabletop trees, metallics and unique ornaments. –Lowe’s Creative Ideas

Make your Christmas tree look like it was designed by a pro. With unexpected ornament ideas, creative colors or themed looks, any Christmas tree can be the star of the Christmas show.


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