21 Best Christmas Tree Themes
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Decorating for Christmas never seems to lose that magical feeling—especially, the Christmas tree! Even after years of putting up the same old porch decorations, window displays, and holiday wreaths. Everyone loves Mom’s old vintage decorations, of course, but sometimes you need a little inspiration to make them pop like new. When it’s time to put up your Christmas tree, spruce things up this year with a Christmas tree theme! We’ve gathered plenty of ideas to help inspire a new picture-perfect look you’ll love.

Curating a cohesive decorating style for your tree will help it tie together the rest of your holiday décor. A farmhouse-style living room, for example, lends itself to a rustic Christmas tree. Snowflakes, silver baubles, and frosted boughs make the prettiest white Christmas tree decorations. And if your kids want a special tree in their room, go for a candy-themed or gingerbread-themed tree; otherwise, surprise them in the morning with a tree covered in mischievous elves! Opting for a theme also doesn’t mean getting rid of your collection of unique ornaments—plenty of these ideas surround a specific color scheme or style that can incorporate items you already have at home! Whatever your style, these trees are bound to make a lasting impression.

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Some things are classics for a reason, but getting the style just right can be harder than it looks! Start with a traditional color palette for your ornaments: Red, gold, and silver. Wrap red velvet ribbon in a spiral around the tree. Then, evenly intersperse a mix of metallic and glass ornaments, and add gold beads as a finishing touch!

Get the tutorial at Just a Girl and Her Blog.



Candy Themed Christmas Tree

Calling all sweet tooths! Place this tree in the kids’ room for a sweet surprise adorned with faux cookies, sugar sticks, gingerbread people, and a rainbow garland.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

Take a time machine back to the old days, like a traveler snowed in on Christmas at a ski resort. Frame a flocked tree with old-school wooden skis and a dough bowl filled with presents below. The branches are adorned with cool-toned and frosted ornaments.

Get the tutorial at Rooms For Rent.


Gingerbread Themed Christmas Tree

The kids will love this little tree from Lia Griffith. This one is all about the most festive treat of all—gingerbread ornaments, garlands, and a full gingerbread house on top!

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.


Glam Flocked Christmas Tree

Nothing says glam like big, bold silver and gold ornaments cascading down the tree! Here, a wide gold ribbon wraps around the tree, and statement ornaments intermingle with smaller classics.

Get the tutorial at Randi Garrett Design.


Give your tree a modern twist and create a color gradient with your décor! Fasten the different ornaments in color blocks that spiral down the tree and have a ribbon follow. It may take more effort, but the result is worth it.

Get the tutorial at Inspired By Charm.


Grand Green Christmas Tree

This tree feels like something directly out of the Chronicles of Narnia. Snowflake ornaments “fall”amongst layers of silver bling, white faux fur, mercury glass, and victorian ribbon.

Get the tutorial at Randi Garrett Design.


Green and Gold Christmas Tree

If you’re sold on the white tree look, this color scheme is just what you need! Gold and green baubles intermingle with sparkly gold snowflakes and shimmery ribbon. It’s sleek and modern, perfect for a living room or bedroom!

Get the tutorial at Inspired By Charm.

Make yourself a real-life grinch Christmas tree, dangling ornament and all! This will add a bit of whimsy to your celebration and call to mind the classic holiday story.

Get the tutorial at Garden Therapy.


“I’ll be home for Christmas” Christmas Tree

Notice the gorgeous row houses nestled amongst the leaves of this snowy tree? The white Christmas look is made all the more wholesome by these little cottages, which convey what the holiday is all about: Home.

Get the tutorial at Randi Garrett Design.



Mischievous Elf Mayhem Christmas Tree

Elf on the shelf? Nope! More like an Elf invasion! These little guys have gotten up to some serious trouble, tieing each other up, climbing the tree, and riding around with your ornaments.

Get the tutorial at Vintage Revivals.


Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree

Bring some untraditional colors to the table with this pretty pink décor! The pink ribbon and ornaments pair perfectly with holiday rose gold and white.

Get the tutorial at Just a Girl and Her Blog.


Pom-Pom Christmas Tree

Time for a playful take on the tree! Stick solely to pom-pom ornaments this year for a vibrant, funky look. Add small pom-poms next to the large ones to create a bit of variation, which will be more pleasing to the eye.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Cloth.


Rustic Modern Christmas Tree

Glittery snowflakes, red and silver ribbons, and plaid checked baubles come together nicely with old-school truck ornaments. The result is a hybrid between rustic and modern styles, both nostalgic and of the times.

Get the tutorial at Inspired By Charm.


Scandinavian-Style Christmas Tree

The Scandinavians really know how to do Christmas! This northern-inspired tree features wooden stars, paper houses, a felt garland, and gold baubles that twinkle against the fairy lights.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.



Small And Simple Christmas Tree

Not all homes are made for large, elaborate Christmas trees. Keep it simple by placing a small tree on a wooden stool with candles and greenery. Keep the planter in a paper bag tied off with string or twine for a rustic touch!

Get the tutorial at The Merry Thought.


Soft White Christmas Tree

Christmas trees don’t always need to be covered top to bottom in ornaments. This lightly decorated tree is not too much, not too little, with interspersed white and silver baubles, white paper ornaments, and fairy lights that give the whole thing a soft glow.

Get the tutorial at Rooms For Rent.


Technicolor Christmas Tree

If the marquee lights don’t catch your attention, the technicolor ornaments will! Make your tree stand out this year with crips teals, reds, and whites.

Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.


Blue, White, and Gold Christmas Tree

When you’re tired of the red and green Christmas décor, it’s time to break out the white and gold! Blue ornaments disrupt the layers of pale colors and add a necessary pop of color.

Get the tutorial at Randi Garrett Design.


Plaid and Burlap Christmas Tree

Nothing says vintage Christmas like buffalo check, plaid, and burlap. But more than anything, we love the wooden elements adorning this tree: criss-crossed skis, stars and cuttings, and a crate for the stand.

Get the tutorial at The Turquoise Home.



‘Birds of a Feather’ Christmas Tree

Shake things up with an eclectic mix of white poinsettias, feathers, bird ornaments, wooden beads, and more! If you’re a long time collector of sentimental ornaments like Ree Drummond, then decorating this style will be a breeze.

Get the tutorial at Room For Tuesday.

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