Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

Do you decorate your tree the same way every year, or switch up the colours? Here are a few examples of some Christmas tree décor ideas!

christmas tree decor ideas roundup

Growing up, we always had the same Christmas tree setup.  It was a mix of handmade decorations, sentimental ornaments and colourful lights.  Ever since living on my own, I’ve loved tweaking my holiday decorating.  There are so many different colour and theme combinations to try – so why not switch up the style each year!?  Today I’m sharing a bunch of Christmas Tree decor ideas showcasing all the different styles I’ve done! 

I LOVE coming up with different colour schemes for our tree.  It’s fun to mix and match, reuse and repurpose the Christmas decor that I have (and have slowly been accumulating).  I’m definitely not a big Christmas decorator (just the tree and stockings!) so switching up the tree decor keeps everything fresh.  Finding new colour combinations, making over ornaments in the colours I want and doing something different is really fun for me.  I hope you feel the same way!

red gold navy christmas tree

This post was originally written November 22, 2016. It has been refreshed and republished July 22, 2022.

Let’s check out all the different tree styles I’ve done over the years!  It goes from the oldest, to the most recent (and I’ll try and update this list each year if I remember).  

If you click through to the full posts, you can see more photos and details on each tree. 

Christmas Trees Decor Ideas Over the Years (2015-present)

Mixed Metal Tree

Our 6′ tree is outfitted with gold, silver and copper balls. Silver tinsel and small red balls complete the look of this first tree that I shared on the blog!

Read more about the mixed metal tree here!

white blue silver christmas tree

Blue & Silver Christmas Tree

I’ve recently republished this post, but it’s from back in 2016 when we had our first little one! It was the first time I introduced white feather boas and the white faux fur tree skirt.

See all the photos of our blue and silver tree here.

jewel-toned christmas tree in living room

Jewel-Toned Christmas Tree

We moved our tree back upstairs, and this one features lovely jewel tones in purple, pink, blue and teal.

See more photos of our jewel-toned tree here.

simple christmas tree

Silver and Gold Christmas Tree

This year, I switched up the location and went to a traditional silver and gold theme.

See more photos of the silver and gold tree here.

blue and pink baby tree

Pink & Blue Christmas Tree

I went completely non-traditional the next year. We just had our third baby and I had pink and blue on the brain! I decorated the tree before he was born (the last day of November!) and added some fun streamers that I had leftover from my baby shower for the first baby.

See more photos of the pink and blue tree here.

basement christmas tree setup

Gold, Red and Navy Christmas Tree

This was the first year in our new house, and I set our tree up in the basement. It was a non-traditional, but sort of traditional colour scheme.

See more photos of our red, gold and navy tree here.

purple and primary colour tree

Primary Colour Christmas Tree

I didn’t realize I did the same colour scheme the next year, this time with our new purple tree! Instead of red, gold and navy – this time I went with more yellow, red and baby blue. It was also the first time I added tied ribbons – and I may continue that next time!

Although this tree is only a few inches taller than our last tree, it’s much fuller – so my feather boas don’t fill it out as much! (I’m planning on getting more, ha).

See more photos of our primary coloured Christmas tree here.

This year (2022) I plan on doing a black and white tree!  I’ve already made some black glitter balls and these amazing marble-look balls too

christmas tree decor ideas text overlay with trees

Oh, and another thing that I’ve done (not sure if you can see it or not) is add a new “sentimental” ornament each year.  Basically, something that fits with the theme of our year, or to mark certain milestones.  So yes, although my tree is designed differently year over year, I still have some traditional elements added.  (For example, can you spot the different handprint ornaments in each tree!?). 

Do you have a favourite colour scheme of all the trees I’ve done!?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


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  • Reply
    April R - Uncookie Cutter
    November 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Great roundup, thanks for including my trees!

    • Reply
      November 29, 2016 at 10:40 am

      There are different tree styles for everyone :)

  • Reply
    Louise Quenneville aka MOMMY
    November 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Only you would put feather boas in a Christmas tree!

    • Reply
      November 29, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Ha, it’s probably a thing though… I might just have to do it every year!

  • Reply
    April R - Uncookie Cutter
    August 23, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    This is great! Thanks for including my trees – is it time to decorate for Christmas yet?!?!

    • Reply
      August 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

      I hope not haha! I really like to decorate for Halloween first :)

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