40 Best Christmas Tree Trends & Decorating Ideas for 2023


Chic Coastal

a nautical christmas tree with presents underneath
Evin Krehbiel

A nautical-inspired tree is a great way to infuse natural texture and a soothing color palette into your space. Here, HomeGoods Style expert Jenny Reimold even uses pampas grass as a tree topper.


Simple and Minimal

a tree with lights and ornaments
The Merrythought

Barbie Pink

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Luella Jane

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Glamorous Barbie

a decorated tree with pink and purple decorations
Amy Lawdanski

If you’ve got your sights set on a Barbie theme, don’t limit yourself to pink baubles! Amy Lawdanski, Christmas tree designer and founder of K&A Designs, fully commits to the theme with a surge of glitter, feathers, bows, ribbons and nearly every shade of pink.


Cozy Scandinavian Tree

scandinavian christmas tree
Magdalena Galle Rambe @mittfunkis

Not all Scandinavian-inspired trees have to appear sparse. This welcoming tree by blogger @mittfunkis includes a mix of paper ornaments, clip-on candles and colorful baubles.


Inspired by Nature

a christmas tree with candles and decorations
Tidbits & Company

Simple and sparse, this beautiful tree draws on the beauty of nature. To recreate this trending style, forage for pinecones, dehydrate fruit (like oranges, cranberries and apples) and make a garland from popcorn.

See more at Tidbits & Company »

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Friendship Bracelet Tree

freindship bracelet taylor swift tree

Friendship bracelets are fun and trendy, in big part due to Taylor Swift and the Eras Tour. Here, DIYer @chelseazeferina creates a friendship bracelet garland by stringing together round pieces of foam and large plastic stars.


Dark and Moody

a living room with a christmas tree

Interiors are getting darker and moodier, and so are Christmas trees! Swap the classic red and green baubles for darker hues, like forest or hunter green, burnt orange, burgundy and black — as design firm Weeth Home does here.


Shades of Green

a christmas tree with dark green and black and white ornaments
Pretty in the Pines

Elevate neutrals, like gray and white, by layering in green baubles, ranging from light to dark. This flocked Christmas tree appears well-decorated but still elegant.

See more at Pretty in the Pines »

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Nutcracker Theme

nutcracker christmas tree

Go for the iconic nutcracker theme by filling an artificial tree with large red and green ornaments, drums and oversized nutcrackers. Take note from blogger @babamwreaths and layer in large ribbons to fill in the gaps.


Silver and Gold

gold christmas tree

Exuding a sophisticated style, this Christmas tree theme features a combination of mercury glass and shimmering metallic ornaments, gold sink bow ties and tiny gold bells.

See more at Handmade Farmhouse »



candyland christmas tree
Design Improvised

Children will love filling every tree branch with sweet treats (opt for faux candy, so you can reuse the pieces year after). A few ideas include wooden candy canes, squishes and even filling clear ornaments with small figurines.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised »

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Playful Pom-Poms

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Sugar & Cloth

White Flocked Tree

flocked christmas tree
Domestically Beautiful

Whether you’ve got a real or faux tree, it’s surprisingly simple to recreate this snowy look. After, decorate it with simple baubles, a wicker tree collar and natural star topper.

Get the tutorial at Domestically Blissful »


Colorful Rainbow

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas - Rainbow Tree
Inspired By Charm

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Covered in Tinsel

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Danielle Daly

Add charm and shine to your tree by filling every sprig with tinsel — we love the look of classic silver. Layer the arrangement with multi-colored ornaments in a slew of shapes and sizes for visual contrast.



Woodland Whimsy

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas - Woodland Tree
Monica Buck

As a nod to the great outdoors, hang pinecones, mini log cabins and painted woodland creatures on the Christmas tree. Top it off with a wooden star.


Dried Citrus

citrus garland on tree
Danielle Daly

Use twine and dehydrated citrus to create your own colorful garland, which works well if you’re going for a nature-inspired Christmas tree theme. Set your tree in a woven basket to play up its rustic flair.

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Gorgeous Green

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas - Green Tree
Michael Partenio

Dress an evergreen tree with green garland, ribbons and ornaments for a monochromatic theme. To show your commitment to the theme, wrap your gifts in a matching green hue.


Christmas Village

pink christmas tree with christmas village
Lovely Indeed

To recreate this eclectic style, start with a four-foot pink Christmas tree, then turn bottle brushes and mini wooden houses (after you paint and decorate them, of course) into ornaments to adorn your tree.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed »


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