Stunning Christmas Trees from Real Homes

Real Home Christmas Tree
We didn't create these one-of-a-kind fir tree wonders -- you did. Each tree in this collection came from someone's home. This holiday season, skip the dusty box of traditional ornaments for one of these decor ideas.

The Works

Round ornaments, small string lights, and thick gold ribbon woven throughout give a giant tree a classic Christmas look. Choose decor that matches the room's color palette for a festive tree that isn't too invasive.

Collected Goods

Look closely, this tree has it all: gold geometric shapes, classic snowflakes, red birds, little birdhouses, black orbs, wooden garland, string lights -- probably even more hidden under branches. The trick is to spread the decorations evenly so the tree looks purposely and happily full, not sloppy and crammed.

Tree of Light

The faux red berries and snow-dusted pinecones give your tree an outdoorsy look, but the extreme amount of lights is what makes this tree really shine.

Editor's Tip: To conserve energy, we suggest keeping the lights unplugged during the day, then lighting up the room at night.

Mixed Metals

Scatter silver and gold ornaments to match a corresponding silver-beaded garland and gold string lights for a polished but eclectic look.

Dreaming of the Beach

Beat the winter blues with a nautical-theme Christmas tree. Starfish, lobster, and seahorse ornaments give this light green tree an ocean vibe.

Kids' Play

Show off your kids' talents by displaying their creations on the family tree. They'll love decorating the tree even more!

Birds of a Feather

Not a red-and-green fan? Don't let that stop you from going all out on holiday decor. Bright pink, electric blue, and lime green ornaments dress up a tree in an unconventional way. A huge bow and scattered turtle doves keep it looking Christmas-y.

Packed with Ephemera

Put old cards and assorted baubles to good use as decor. Make sure your tree doesn't look too busy by sticking to a certain theme or color palette -- like silhouettes, black, white, and gold on this tree.

Easy Does It

Small and scattered ornaments let the deep, rich color of this tree make a statement. Impressive Christmas decor doesn’t need to be difficult!

Simply Merry

Bright lights and red ribbon tied in bows make festive look easy. Bonus points if the presents underneath the tree match the theme!

People Pleaser

A mix of ornaments -- quirky (candy canes and artsy prints) and sophisticated (silver pinecones and snowflakes) -- makes for a tree that everyone in the family can admire.

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