19 Creative Christmas Tree Themes (2024)




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Every season the Christmas tree takes center stage. No holiday decoration is more iconic, more beloved, or more nostalgic than the goodold Christmas tree. And sure, you could decorate it the same way every year—and that would be perfectly fine. But if you want to let your family's personality shine out this season, it could be the year you take your tree to the next level.Whether it's kid-themed, coastal, or all-out colorful, there's a bevy of unique and creative ways to decorate your tree this year. Here are some favorite ideas.

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    Subtle Hygge

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    If you're all about hygge, you'll love this minimalistictree decorated byDaniella Witte. The simple strand of lights and subtle, classic ornaments are understated in the very best way. Just because a tree isn't loud doesn't mean it can't set the stage for a festive, joy-filled holiday morning. If you want to weave the minimalistic holiday look throughout your house, stick to simple evergreens and neutral colors.

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    Festive Farmhouse

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    This stunning living room fromClean Living Clean Eatingis decked out for the holidays, complete with a gold and white farmhouse Christmas tree. Though this tree sticks with just two main colors for its theme, it packs a punch. The flocked branches create the perfect backdrop for the bold decor.

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    Woodland Creatures

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    This whimsical Christmastree fromDecor Asylumis a great choice for the family that loves spending time outdoors. Between the forest animal ornaments and the classic tree stump base, this tree gives us a woodsy cabin vibe—all that's missing is a set of flannel pajamas.

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    Coastal Christmas

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    Just because the weather outside is frightful doesn't mean you can't dream of sunny beach days. BloggerHeart of Turquoisecreated this coastal Christmas tree using a nautical blue-and-white palette and sea-themed ornaments. Round up a few seashells and some coral at any craft store, and you can pretend you're sipping a daiquiri beach-side on Christmas morning.

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    All-Out Mod

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    This retro Christmas tree fromMollie Makesis perfectly kitschy and incredibly stylish. Whether or not your house is already full of retro charm, this Christmas tree is the perfect way to channel decades past. Scour thrift stores or flea markets for old ornaments—a few hallmark vintage pieces and a handful of classic orb bulbs are all you need to recreate this look.

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    A Kid's Dream

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    Want to get the kids excited about somethingother than presents? This Lego-themed Christmas tree fromCrafty Morningis the perfect way to bring the whole family together this season. Pick up some extra-large building blocks for that classic Lego look, and mix up the colors for a bit of added flair.

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    Ombre Christmas Tree

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    From ombre walls to staircases, this trendy look is popping up everywhere in home decor, and Christmas trees are no exception. Itmakes an ambitious—but doable—holiday DIY, as evidenced by this stunning tree fromLittle Inspiration. The ombre style is best executed with an artificial tree, where you can separate each level as you spray paint to ensure a gradual shift in color, as this one does from white to black.

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    Put a Bird on It

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    Or as with this bird Christmas tree from Kelly Elko, alotof birds. Something is striking about the combination of abundant wildlife and snowy white branches in this design—it suggests a quiet scene in the woods (let's ignore the fact that birds fly south for the winter). Want to try it yourself? Artificial birds can be easily purchased, and some white spray paint should help you match the icy tones.

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    Picture-Perfect Christmas

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    For a look that's both unique and personal, why not turn your family photos into ornaments? We love this simple DIY photo-themed tree from Cottage in the Oaks, which doesn't require much more than a Polaroid-style camera, a hole punch, and a bit of twine. You could even make a tradition of it, adding a few new photos to the tree every year.

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    Go Floral

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    Who says flowers are just for spring and summer? Bring a bit of color into those dark winter days with a garden-inspired, flower Christmas tree like this one from Design Love Fest. The cascadesof flowers add style and cheer and make a great alternative to a standard garland.

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    Bright and Pink

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    How fun is this neon pink and white tree styled byEm_Henderson? You can recreate this look with a bright, poppy color palette. Stick to a white artificialtree to give this style the most oomph.

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    Powder Puffs

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    Bring the ski bunny look inside with this cute powder puff Christmas tree spotted onchristmasaddict. It's reminiscent of snowy, wintry ski slopes, but still feels classy enough for any living room.

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    Take a Stroll Down Candy Cane Lane

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    The candy cane is to Christmas as the pumpkin is to Halloween, so we love this candy cane Christmas tree fromThe Sunny Side Up Blog. The white and red color scheme is simple to copy. If you can't find the oversized plastic canes seen here, a lot of edible candy canes work just fine—just try to keep yourself from eating them all before the big day.

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    Navy and Gold

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    This navy and gold Christmas tree fromCitrine Livingis elegant and classy. This is a great way to incorporateyour alma mater's colors into your tree or just tie together a few pops of color from the rest of your living room.

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    A Bubble Gum Pink Tree

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    Who says pink can't scream Christmas? This whimsicalpink Christmas tree was styled byMelodrama,and it's one of the most lighthearted and unique trees we've seen. If you want to DIY this look, start with a white artificial tree and spray paint it with the neon color of your choice.

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    Bright Turquoise

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    Another bright pop of color, this turquoise Christmas tree fromSugar Bee Craftsis reminiscent of a tropical island—after a few margaritas. The large snowflake marquee lights pack a big punch and are a nice alternative to traditional string lights.

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    A Personalized Tree

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    At first glance, this farmhouse Christmas tree fromHome Made Lovelylooks like a standard tree, but if you look closer you'll see that it's outfitted with silhouetteimages. This is a great way to honor your family and showcase those you love most. You can easily createyour very own silhouettes for all of your family members; add a frame and a hook and you'll have a beautiful ornamentset for years to come.

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    Flannel Tree

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    This red plaid Christmas tree fromCovering Basesmakes us want to cozy up by a fire in our very best flannel pajamas. Between the plaid bows and the sweater ornaments, this is a tree that will have you excited for the snow days to come.

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    Mixed Metals

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    If you love mixing gold and silver all over the house, you'll love this holiday theme. This metallicChristmas tree fromSo Much Better With Ageis both sophisticated and festive and incredibly easy to DIY.

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