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Tinsel Town: 8 Christmas Tree Décor Ideas

Regardless of your everyday décor style, there are a variety of ways to ring in the holiday season with your Christmas tree—from themed and elegant ribbon to dazzling tree toppers and twinkle lights galore. The best part? Many of the ideas presented here are inexpensive, easy, and fun, so the whole family can partake in the tree-trimming process. 

Gingham & Eucalyptus

Gingham & Eucalyptus

This classic country pattern quickly turns into the prettiest Christmas tree décor when paired with red ornaments and added eucalyptus, while the texture and scent immediately welcome the holidays into your home. 

Toys & Trains

Antique toys have been used as under-the-tree decorations for decades now, and it's easy to see why. Set up a toy train around the bottom of the tree, layer on the tree skirt, and watch the wonder of Christmas begin.

Rustic Chic

Rustic Chic 

Make a black-and-white tree feel perfectly posh in your classically chic home with warm white lights, gingham accents, a rustic craft paper garland, and wooden snowflakes.

Plaid, Floral, & Horns

Cover a tree or table with patterns of plaid and tartan, and complement it with floral accents and horn details for an aesthetic that’s equal parts masculine and feminine. 

Marked by Marquee

Finish the tree with a marquee light for a bold, beautiful topper that's bright enough to illuminate shimmering shades of silver and blue. Add gold wishbone details to convey how we "wish" you a Merry Christmas!

Naughty or Nautical

Naughty or Nautical

Whether you're spending the holidays by the seashore or want to bring some of that nautical beauty inland, your Christmas tree is the perfect place to show off your ship-shape designs. Finish the look with stripes, primary colors, and rope accents.

Pretty & Plaid Farmhouse

Red plaid is a beautiful look for any family room around Christmastime, but added leather, distressed wood elements, silver trophy vases, and haberdashery details really set the stage for a cozy, curated celebration. 

Equestrian Dream

Though the tree is the centerpiece in this family room, equestrian accents in black and gold add timeless charm, while vintage wrapping paper and tree ribbons up the nostalgia factor. 

Equestrian Dream

What kind of tree will you trim this season? Tell us all about it (and send a picture, too!) at [email protected]. 

by  Kerrie L. Kelly

Kerrie L. Kelly, FASID, is an award-winning interior designer, author, product developer, and multimedia consultant helping brands reach the interior design community. To contact her, visit or call 916-919-3023.