Decorating Christmas Trees

Decorating Christmas trees is what we at DIY Projects are crazy about at the moment. We really want to know your ideas about seasonal interior design and home makeovers. At Christmas time we here go all bonkers about what makes the best seasonal impact where your interior decoration is concerned. We’ve found a whole lot of Christmas trees and will show you a few here to help you pick which one you think is best for your home. We prefer the minimalist method and go for decorating Christmas trees that sport only two colours, with the least amount of baubles necessary.

How about you? Look at these Christmas tree decorations and tell us which ones fit your home and personality the best. Many of these designers have gone all-out and have spent a lot of time and money to decorate their Christmas tree just right. Of course, we know you don’t have to spend a lot to achieve the best impact. You can have a perfect Christmas on a budget. After all, having lots of money is not what Christmas is about.

Decorating Christmas trees (ideas)

1. the full-to-busting decoration style

Do you just chuck all the baubles and tinsel you own on the Christmas tree and hope for the best?

2. the hide-the-green decorating style

Do you use so many large decorative items on your tree that you can no longer see the green?

3. the we-bought-too-many-christmas-decorations style

Are your tree and living room so overly decorated that your life becomes a ball of Christmas fluff?

4. the oh-my-peacock’s-gone-missing decorating style

Do you like one colour so much that you overcrowd your Christmas tree with it until it looks like a shrine to some unknown being?


5. the ‘we’ll-just-have-to-do-better-next-year decorating style

Do you go to the other extreme and leave your Christmas tree looking bare?


6. the look-who’s-just-raided-the-discount-store decorating style

Have you got so many discounted packages that you feel you simply must decorate your Christmas tree with all of them?

7. the look-how-much-rubbish-I-can-add-to-my-wall decorating style

Do you leave your visitors asking ‘why’ when they leave your house at Christmas?


8. the honey-I-made-the-kids-decorate-the-tree-this-year decorating style

Do you just let your kids get on with it and decorate the Christmas tree?

None of these Christmas tree decorating styles are wrong. You have to do what’s best for you and your family. I quite liked the minimalist one with the droopy earrings (number 8). However, I think it’s got too many of those icicles and this makes the whole tree look a bit sad – like it’s shedding tears. What do you think is the most important thing to know when decorating Christmas trees?  Have a look at our stuff to make for your home page to see some of the things you could be getting on with during or after the holidays. 

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15 Responses to Decorating Christmas Trees

  1. Margaux Allen March 8, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    I have a friend who will surely like Christmas Tree # 1.. Its colorful, vibrant and stylish. Is that magenta? I like it much.

  2. Mark Stuart February 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Every year i use my artificial tree, it looks much better that a natural one, but the spirit of Christmas it’s beautifull with a natural one 😀

  3. Deepak February 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    This is just great! I do really enjoy this kind of articles.I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great
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  4. Bryon January 3, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful pics of some beautiful Christmas tree.I was wondering about the way that i should decorate my Christmas tree and at the right time i came up to your blog.I have used all my ideas after looking at the pics and managed to decorate a beautiful Christmas tree.

  5. Charls December 31, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    Hey Anne, Awesome post! With God’s grace, my kids are very creative and every year when Christmas arrives they start preparing list of items that they will need to decorate Christmas tree. They embellish using garlands, ornaments, and tree topers. This Christmas they used golden glass balls, and then added new and vintage glass circles, and gave a tree-skirt-cum-snowdrift look. It looked marvelous. I would suggest you guys to always let your kids handle Christmas tree so that they can build up their creative ideas and engage themselves in household stuff.

  6. Zvi December 29, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I happen to like the number eight Christmas tree because it looks very simple and not overly decorated.After looking at these pics i had got a good idea about decoration and i have decorated my tree in an awesome way.Thanks for sharing this article.

  7. James December 29, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I kept my christmas tree very siply this year, yet attractive, with combination of lightings & colours with additional accessories. Thanks for sharing some amazing Christmas tree pics and i have enjoyed reading this post.

  8. Keith December 20, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Thanks for sharing some amazing Christmas tree pics and i have enjoyed reading this post.I always keep my Christmas tree simple and i avoid to over decorate it because then it doesn’t look nice.I like the number 6 tree and it looks awesome and better than all the other trees shown.

  9. Judy Sheldon-Walker
    December 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Anne, I am using one small pre-lit artificial tree. My children can do all the fancy stuff. I have given them most of my decorations. Hubby is not into it and I am into my nativities and angels. I am truly feeling His presence this time of year and not feeling bad about disregarding any of the commercial aspects.

    Hugs and blessings.
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    • Anne December 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

      I also use my artificial tree. It’s pre-lit like yours. I don’t go overboard. I keep the same decorations each year – some of which were made by my kids.

      I use two colours: red and silver. My lights are red, so these match up really well.

      I try to avoid going out as much as possible. I’ve done my Christmas shopping and will avoid the craziness out there at the moment.

      Best wishes to you too and happy holidays.

  10. ella December 13, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    these are great, especially the wall decorating one ha ha, that’s a great solution for someone with a tight space 🙂
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    • Anne December 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Ella, Yes, you’re right. If you have a tiny bedsit or share a flat, I suppose you’d have to use that one. Which one are you going for?

  11. Reese December 13, 2011 at 4:20 am #

    I happen to like number 5. Maybe that’s because everywhere else here at our house is full of clutter – as I have two kids who are just all over the place. So the “bare” Christmas tree will provide some contrast. It’s not too bare, it looks really bare though aligned with all those other decorating styles.
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    • Anne December 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

      Hi Reese, Thanks for visiting. I don’t usually check my spam box before emptying it. However, your comment was sitting right at the very top of it, and I happened to see it.
      No idea why it was there. Yes, I suppose number 5 could be the perfect one for families with small kids. I’m putting mine up today and I’ll just let the kids get on with it. 🙂 I suppose I’ll have a number 8 after all.

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