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Have you been curious about Christmas decorating trends this year?

You may be thinking but it’s only July! Why would I be thinking of that now?

Truth be told, I’m the type of gal who’d rather live in the moment and enjoy the current season.

However, if you plan to spruce up your Christmas tree or swap out old decorations, it might be wise to get a start on it now. 

Not only are Christmas decorations starting to line the aisles of the stores this early, but if you don’t act now all the good stuff will be picked over!

So today we’re teaming up with some of the most creative home bloggers around to inspire you with nearly 20 unique Christmas tree themes.

Can’t wait to hear which ones are your favorite! Be sure to leave your comment to cast your vote. #christmastreedecorations #christmastreeinspiration #christmastreeideas

A huge shoutout to each of these talented ladies for their willingness to share their creative ideas with us!


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What is trending for Christmas 2021?

Christmas decorating trends tend to vary from year to year. 

However in the grand scheme of things, each trend always revolves around the Christmas tree.

Many trends even introduce themes, beyond the tree, for creating your very own winter wonderland!

This year, you’ll see monochrome spaces, soft and creamy shades, a bit of retro nostalgia, playful colors and decorations centered around nature.

What are the colors for Christmas 2021?

Christmas decorating trends this year include a variety of colors from red, gold, navy, emerald, black, white and metallics.

While navy was the Pantone color of the year for 2020, it’s still going strong this year!

It’s a classic blue as it pairs beautifully with so many colors including white, silver, gold, blush, coral and even red and is even being categorized as a new neutral.

Be prepared to see a host of colors and decorating themes in stores this year.

How do you decorate a Christmas tree?

Perhaps one of the most common questions during this season is “How to decorate a Christmas tree?”

Presumably, little thought is needed deducing that common sense would lead you to hang ornaments on the tree. 

While this is true to some extent, if you’re looking to amplify your Christmas decorating this year, there are specific steps and tips to decorating a tree like a pro.

Elegant Christmas Trees

Elegent Christmas tree decorations by Jennifer Maune

I’m not sure I could get away with a room this nice in my home! 

My kids would wreak havoc the minute after everything was decorated.

Isn’t it gorgeous though?! 

Jennifer has created the picture perfect space to celebrate Christmas. 

The monochromatic color scheme is so enticing and calming.

I’ll be dreaming of a space like this in the years to come.

Classic red and gold decoration ideas by Martina at the lived in look

Incorporating specific elements to your tree like decorative ribbons can result in a perfectly coordinated look.

And that’s exactly what Martina shares in her post!

Be sure to follow her steps to decorate a tree just like a professional designer!

Classic Blue Christmas Trees

Favorite Things Christmas Tree them by Christina at the diy mommy

Isn’t this tree simply stunning? 

In an effort to evoke nostalgic feelings during 2020, Christina was inspired by one of her all time favorite movies The Sound of Music.

Her girls helped decorate this beautiful tree around the theme of their favorite song from the movie “My Favorite Things”. 

This tree even boasts of “blue satin sashes and warm woolen mittens”.

Such a clever idea and a gorgeous tree!

Blue flocked Christmas tree by Michelle at our crafty mom

Now, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen a blue tree before! Blue ornaments, yes. Blue tree, no.

After the crazy year we all had in 2020 Michelle knew she wanted to go with something fun and colorful.

So she stepped out of her comfort zone and went with a blue flocked Christmas tree.

By sticking with a monochromatic color scheme and adding blue and white ornaments she was able to create a calm cozy Christmas tree.

Decorating With Metallics

Blush and metallic christmas tree decoration ideas by Michelle at our crafty mom

Michelle likes to make her tree look a little different each year without spending much money. 

Be sure to visit her post to see how she incorporated those beautiful metallics into the design this year. 

Clever Ways To Add Ribbon

Adding colorful ribbons to a christmas tree by Karin at renovated faith

Not only is Karins Christmas tree a great example of using decorative ribbons but she also shares the easiest way to add ribbons to your tree!

This is the same method we use and it works like a charm!

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Crisscross ribbon decoration idea by Christine at where the smiles have been

What do you think of this clever criss crossed ribbon design?

Christine shares a detailed tutorial on how to achieve this look and admits that her husband even thinks it’s a cool design…which by her words is “saying a lot!”

Handmade Christmas tree ornaments by Kati at houseful of handmade

Decorative ribbons can also be loosely tucked into the tree. 

Kati has placed these ribbons with the appearance that they’re gracefully flowing down the tree.

Simple and simply beautiful.

Black, gold and blue Christmas tree by Meg at green with decor

Meg admits that she saw this ribbon wrapped around a tree in her local home decor shop and it “just got to me” so she ran right over and grabbed a spool.

And since it’s not too Christmas-y she’s excited to use it for other projects in the future as well!

Boho Inspired Christmas Tree

Boho Christmas tree decorations by Jessica Wellington interiors

Anyone else smitten with the Boho home decor theme?

The bright colors, tassels and fringes add so much character to this Christmas tree. 

Be sure to check out the rest of this boho inspired Christmas decor Jessica used!

Natural Christmas Tree

Decorations made from dried oranges by simply nature decor blog

Looking for a beautiful theme that also includes a refreshing aroma?

Maria has artfully styled her tree with natural elements and also shares how she made these ornaments without using a dehydrator. 

Don’t you love this beautiful old fashioned look with the dried oranges?

Traditional Red & White Trees

Gingham and popcorn Christmas tree decoration ideas by Sarah at thrifty decor chick

Although Sarah has multiple trees in her home, she admits this is her favorite this year.

Going with traditional holiday colors and soft textures she has created a warm and cozy space in her basement. 

cozy handmade ornament keepsakes

My Mom and I also opted to go with traditional colors in my parents home last year in efforts to create a warm and nostalgic Christmas.

We even made Personalized Christmas Ornaments with old family photos from Christmases past. 

When you see how easy they are to make, you may want some for your own tree.

Elegent Christmas tree decorations in red and white by Jennifer Maune

Would you believe this is the same tree as the first one we featured?

Jennifer made some subtle changes to her elegant tree in 2020 by adding in a little pop of red with these berries. 

The Christmas tree is still every bit as elegant and gorgeous yet the look is completely different with the added pop of color.

This is a great example to show how you can switch up the decor without buying a lot of new ornaments!

Pastel Colors

Rebecca is a girl after our own hearts!

She loves to transform others junk with paint and fabric while bringing new life to vintage finds.

The vintage teacups have to be my favorite element on this tree!

A Coastal Christmas

Coastal christmas tree decorations

Last up on our list of Christmas decorating trends is my coastal inspired tree.

My Mom and I had fun creating many of these ornaments ourselves. 

Naturally I love each element as I’m drawn to all things coastal!

However my kids beg to differ!

They’re not afraid to express their opinions!

Apparently boats and life preservers don’t make the right kind of ornaments.

What do you think? 

Did I go overboard with my ornaments or do you think they work?


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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Michelle James

    Such a beautiful collection of Christmas trees! Thanks so much for including me. I’m inspired to plan my next tree! Pinned.

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you so Michelle for contributing your beautiful tree. You are amazing!

  2. Diane

    I like Sarah’s tree

    1. Michelle Dickson

      I can see why, I love the buffalo check and cozy feel with the traditional colors.

  3. Michelle Berens

    Simply stunning. I am thinking of doing my Christmas tree in a theme. Maybe next year.But I love it…. you have done a marvelous job. Wish I had your talents.

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you Michelle for your kind words. We are so grateful for these amazing ladies who have shared there talents with us. Please let us know if you decide on a theme this year for your tree. We’d love to know.

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