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10 Elegant Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas We Love

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Be inspired by these elegant Christmas trees: ready, set, decorate!

The elegant Christmas trees are beautiful holiday designs for your home. No longer the standard red and green, these Christmas tree decorations elevate the holiday decorating tradition with monochromatic themes, pastel colors and decor to match the home. We just can’t get enough Christmas tree decorating ideas this season!

Navy Silver and gold elegant Christmas tree decorations

Navy, Silver and Gold Christmas Tree
For a modern, bold and untraditional look, consider a navy, silver and gold Christmas tree decorations like this one by Tamara of Citrine Living. We love how the pops of royal blue contrast the metallics, and how she tied it in to the rest of her holiday decor.

Winter wonderland themed elegant Christmas tree

Gold and Silver Beauty
Afraid to mix metals? You absolutely can on your Christmas tree! This gold and silver tree from A Pumpkin and a Princess embraces the winter wonderland feel. The neutrals play well together for an overall look that’s full of shimmer, and plenty of glam.

Silver and gold traditional elegant Christmas tree

Another take on the gold and silver Christmas tree comes from Randi Garrett Design. This elegant Christmas tree beautifully mixes oversize ornaments with glam bows.

Multiple elegant Christmas tree ideas and decoration

Who said one tree is enough? Rachel Parcell from Pink Peonies proves that things are better in threes! The two smaller trees are equal in size and surround the larger statement-making center tree. Decorating them all the same makes for a cohesive look and feel.

Red blue and gold elegant Christmas tree decorations

Red, Blue and Gold Christmas Tree
For a classic yet elegant Christmas tree idea, we love this red, blue and gold Christmas tree decoration theme from Craftberry Bush. The traditional plaid elements mixed in with red, navy and metallic gold make a beautiful contrast that truly stands out.


Elegant Christmas tree with black and white decorations

The B&W Christmas Tree
You may not think of black when it comes to Christmas decor, but Stephanie Sterjovski at SS Life & Style proves a black and white Christmas tree is elegant, modern and chic. To pull off this look, make white the dominant color and use black as an edgy contrast mixed in.

Flocked elegant Christmas tree with pink and metallics

Pretty in Pink
If you love a feminine feel, you’ll adore this blush pink Christmas tree by The Pink Dream. While it definitely has a girly-girl vibe, it’s nothing short of elegant in its design. Multiple shades of pink play well with metallics and a flocked Christmas tree.

Minimal and modern elegant Christmas tree decorations

Modern and Minimal
While Christmas tree decorating tends to be over-the-top, a modern and minimal tree like this one from Home Oh My can be just as elegant as its over-decorated counterpart. Keep things light, and let the tree do the talking with this design style. This understated look works best with a beautiful basket and neutral decor elements.

Red and white elegant Christmas tree

Traditional Trimmings
A classic Christmas tree never goes out of style! And a red and white Christmas tree is always a beautiful choice. We love the way this one from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs is decorated and it’s giving us all the holiday feels.

Traditional flocked elegant Christmas tree ideas

Flocked Christmas Tree
Prefer your Christmas tree to have a snowy touch? A flocked Christmas tree may be for you, like this elegant Christmas tree idea from Emily Jackson at Ivory Lane. To get this designer Christmas tree look, select just a few ornament styles to incorporate into your tree.

Elegant Christmas tree decorated in all white

Dreaming of a White Christmas
When it comes to holiday decorating, choosing to go the all-white route may very well be an exercise in restraint. But the result is absolutely elegant and gorgeous. Keep the theme by decorating the rest of your home in all-white Christmas decor for a beautiful look like this one by Janet from Shabbyfufu.


It all starts with the tree. Choose a quality faux tree or a very full real one.
Decide on a color scheme or theme. Use the above for inspiration!
Stick to clear lights. Also make sure they’re evenly placed.
Think big. Oversize ornaments are always a good idea!
Buy picks. You can cluster these together for visual appeal.
Group your ornaments. Pair them in groups of three for visual interest.
Add a personal touch. Don’t forget to add in those family ornaments, heirlooms and homemade pieces!

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