The Top Christmas Tree Decorating Trends, According to Our Editors
Dowel Christmas Tree
Make your own Christmas tree with things from the hardware store! This DIY dowel tree is super easy to make and a great minimalist Christmas decoration. We trimmed this beautifully simple DIY Christmas tree with a collection of vintage ornaments. This handmade holiday decoration is the perfect way to celebrate the season. No water needed!
Christmas Village Trees
Ribbon candy isn’t the only sweet thing on our Christmas trees this year; we love the way the bright felt candies make this tabletop tree really pop. Make your own felt candy ornaments specifically for the tree, or decorate the branches with the real stuff. Just be sure you don’t eat it all before Christmas arrives!
Pretty in Plaid
Buffalo check isn't just for rustic Christmas decor. We're seeing plaid everywhere this season, and it's one of our favorite trends because it's so easy to incorporate into any decorating scheme. Pair a small-scale plaid with gold ornaments for an elegant holiday look, or incorporate a bold black and white buffalo check pattern into your farmhouse Christmas decor.
Front Porch Christmas Trees
This year, bring your Christmas tree outside and create a show-stopping holiday front porch. Top your planters with a small artificial Christmas tree and fill in with seasonal greenery. Finish the look with ball ornaments in a variety of sizes and holiday accents like wrapped gifts and candles.
Add holiday flair to any room of the house with a small but festive tabletop tree. We love decorating with these smaller trees because you can commit to a theme you wouldn’t necessarily want to use for your entire main tree. Use one of our tabletop tree-decorating ideas, or start sorting through your ornament boxes for inspiration.
Retro Christmas Trees
Bright ornaments and pastel colors are right at home on this retro-inspired tree. The faux white flocked tree is the perfect background for vintage (or vintage-inspired!) ornaments. For the ultimate show-stopping look, wrap your packages in coordinating colors.
Black Christmas Trees
Our editor adores her black Christmas tree. And no, it’s not because she's a Grinch. Find out what led to her purchasing decision, and why she's happy she bucked the evergreen tradition.
Flocked Christmas Tree
Yes, flocked trees are back again. We love the nostalgic feel and wintery appearance of a flocked tree. Don't rush out and buy one, we'll show you how to flock a tree or other greenery for a sparkling snow-covered appearance.
Floral Christmas Trees
With the bold colors and bright florals, the floral Christmas tree trend is here to stay—and we're thrilled about it. To create the look, decorate your Christmas tree with ornaments and garlands as normal, then add in faux florals wherever possible. Since faux flowers can be expensive, we recommend watching for sales year-round so you can stock up in time to trim the tree.
Evergreen Wall Tree
Bottle Brush Trees
Bottle brush trees are the in thing this season, and you can make your own out of a utilitarian dryer vent brush; it's seriously so easy. To make a set of bottle brush trees, all you need is the brush, some basic crafting tools, and tiny beads to serve as ornaments. To learn more, watch our how-to video!
This year, think small. Choose miniature Christmas trees for a touch of holiday cheer anywhere! We love the versatility of a mini Christmas tree. They're perfect for small-space Christmas decorating or if you want to add a touch of holiday cheer to multiple rooms in your house.
Related: 29 Colorful Tabletop Christmas Trees
Layered Christmas Tree Lights
Layering the Christmas lights gives your tree a full look. To get the look, choose large bulbs, twinkle lights, and fairy lights ($10, Target). Start at the bottom of your tree and work your way up. Fill in any lighting gaps with small fairy lights. Keep the tree as-is or fill it in with your favorite Christmas ornaments.
Succulent Christmas Tree
This gorgeous DIY succulent tree is a fresh and fun take on Christmas decor. Spruces and firs aren't the only Christmas trees this year. We're using succulents to showcase this season's spirit. This DIY tabletop tree makes the perfect holiday centerpiece.
Cake Pop Tree
This delicious cake pop tree is about to be your new favorite holiday party food. Watch our simple video to see how to add homemade cake pops to a simple tree form to make the tastiest tree you've ever decorated. Plus, get our favorite cake pop recipe!
Upside-down Christmas trees
A traditional evergreen Christmas tree never goes out of style, but this topsy-turvy trend has us rethinking our holiday decor. Upside-down Christmas trees are easy to integrate into holiday decor, and with these tips, you'll be hanging an inverted tree this year.