25 Best Christmas Tree Decor Ideas from Instagram and TikTok

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You might've noticed that everyone from your next-door neighbor to your favorite Instagram influencer has been decking the halls with even more effort every year. And why not? It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Whether you love the look of a pink Christmas tree covered in cheerful DIY ornaments or prefer a more traditional red and green look, looking to Instagram influencers for Christmas tree decor inspiration is always a good first step.

To help you have the most stylish tree on the block this year, here are 25 of the best Christmas tree decorating ideas.

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25 Best Christmas Tree Decor Ideas for 2023

1. Get a farmhouse-inspired look by adding a cotton garland

This simple tree decor idea from @purposeblog is as easy as it is beautiful. Just wrap a faux cotton garland around your tree for instant farmhouse-inspired appeal.

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2. Put a bow on it

Top your Christmas tree with an oversized velvet bow, rather than a traditional star topper, like @damasklove did. The finished look is oh-so-sweet.

3. Think bigger

Playing with scale is a fun way to make your tree stand out from the crowd. These gigantic pompom accents on @sugarandcloth’s tree earn tons of style points.

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4. Add a tree skirt

Adding a tree skirt of any sort is that final detail that will make your tree feel “finished”. Just look at @the.hectic.eclectic’s tree to see what we mean.

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5. Think pink

Pink Christmas trees are all the rage on Instagram, and this pretty tree from @the.pink.dream is a perfect example of why! Keep the look monochromatic and decorate with only pink or white ornaments for extra girly vibes.

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6. Hang tinsel

Hanging shiny strands of tinsel from your tree’s branches, like @theproperblog did, will instantly make your tree feel more festive.

7. Make a balloon garland for your tree

How playful is this look from @thecreativeheartstudio! Recreate it at home by stringing assorted colors of balloons together into a garland and wrapping it around your tree.

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8. Try an unconventional color scheme

Ditch the red and green color palette this year in lieu of something more unique, like this red and blue look shared by @christmas.wonderworld, which still looks fun and festive without being too conventional.

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9. Bring on the plaid for farmhouse vibes

Plaid buffalo prints and farmhouse style go hand-in-hand, which is why adding an overdose of plaid accents, like @tablefor5please did, can take your tree from drab to farmhouse-style fab in no time.

10. Let your ornaments take center stage

If your tree’s branches are more sparse, like @mandimake’s tree, use it to your advantage by playing up your ornament decor. When you’re done, it’ll look like your tree is dripping with jewels.

11. Finish it with feathers

If you want to try something a little different this year, this Christmas tree decor idea from @ohjoy is for you. Top your tree with a plume of colorful ostrich feathers for instant impact.

12. Think outside of the box when it comes to your tree stand

Don’t feel like you have to set up your tree using a proper stand. Chloe from @boxwoodavenue used a vintage Champagne barrel to hold hers, and the effect is absolutely magical.

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13. Tie ribbons from the branches

Tying assorted pieces of ribbon all over your tree, like @studiodiy did, is a quick and easy way to make it look more fully decorated. Using three to four complementary ribbon patterns in varying widths should do the trick!

14. Leave it naked

Sometimes, keeping things simple can be a nice change. A pre-lit tree with faux snow-frosted tips adds cozy vibes to @nestingwithgrace’s space, even though it doesn’t have a single ornament hanging from its branches.

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15. Tie it all together

The soft red tone that’s carried throughout most of @hellosweethome’s ornaments and other Christmas decor ties the look together, creating a cohesive theme throughout her space.

16. Decorate with a pompom garland

Pompom Christmas garlands are a growing trend amongst millennials, and there are tons of styles out there to choose from. On this tasteful tree, @lovesarahschneider used a soft peach-colored pompom garland to add a touch of romance and whimsy.

17. Try a white tree

Not only is it a more modern look, but starting with an all-white tree will make your ornaments pop! This Christmas tree decor by @melodrama is a picture-perfect example.

18. Add metallic accents

Hanging tons of metallic ornaments, like @saltgrassdecor, will help your tree shine even more brightly this holiday season. Think you’re overdoing it? Think again! After all, adding a little bit of extra sparkle never hurt anyone!

19. Create a festive scene

To take your Christmas decorating to the next level, design a delightful holiday scene around the base of your tree, like @nicolettes_for_the_home did, with your tree as the centerpiece.

20. Add some faux flowers

Aside from poinsettias, you probably don’t associate flowers with winter or holiday decor. But adding a touch of floral to your Christmas tree, like @sincerely.christina.xo did with faux flower stems, is a great way to freshen up your old tree decor.

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21. Use print-on vinyl to make colorful custom ornaments

Kara of @kailochic made these adorable ornaments using her Cricut Explore Air 2, which cut these cute patterns directly onto a sheet of vinyl. Kara then peeled the backing off of the pre-cut vinyl designs and stuck them onto flat wood ornaments.

22. Make it look like a winter wonderland

All white accents, plus a few touches of silver and gold, make the @fashionablehostess’s tree look like it came straight out of a winter wonderland. Leaning a full-length mirror against the wall behind it is a nice touch too.

23. Shop in the birthday party section too

Aside using ornaments, garlands and other traditional Christmas tree decorations, don’t forget to check out the birthday party decorations aisle, too! For example, you can use streamers in lieu of a Christmas garland or hang honeycomb paper balls from your tree, like @giggles_galore did.

24. Keep it nice and neutral

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But if you're the kind of person to want a gorgeous yet subtle Christmas tree, using @stephanystyled's idea is for you. Using monotone colors or colors within a more neutral theme of colors creates an aesthetically pleasing tree.

25. Paint it black

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Lastly, if you want a monotone tree but with a bit more drama, going for an all-black tree is definitely the perfect route to go. @linhomeinteriors created a black Christmas tree for one of her friends and the finished product is a really chic and gorgeous centerpiece in the house.

Here are Christmas prayers and blessings for this holiday season.