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Tree Topper Inspiration
See this collection of fun, festive, and unique tree toppers
Angels, bows, stars, and snowflakes are classic choices for tree toppers. Click through to see new spins on the traditional and a few extra unique ideas.
The crowning jewel atop this pretty-in-pink Christmas tree is a contemporary white star. It stands out against the prominent pink hue adorning the tree while continuing the modern look of the oversize ball ornaments.
Design: Janie Molster
This classic angel is the finishing touch atop a tree trimmed in traditional red and green.
Design: Anthony Catalfano
Second homes provide the opportunity to decorate a bit more freely and playfully. At designer Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey’s cabin in the Pocono Mountains, that means topping the family Christmas tree with a plush snowflake.
Interior design: Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey
Both sparkly star and festive bow, the crowning jewel on this kid-friendly Christmas tree combines the best of two classic tree toppers.
Interior design: Capucine Gooding
All That Glitters
A twist on the traditional star, this funky gold tree topper is a natural final touch to a tree decked out in metallic colors.
The final punctuation on this tree is an exclamation point, thanks to the giant pink statement bow. The tree itself looks as though it could be a present with all its pretty ornamentation.
Interior design: Emily Janson
A spiky gold star puts an unexpected twist on a traditionally trimmed tree.
Interior design: Suzanne Kasler
We love this palm frond tree topper. It’s a unique way to bring the sea-inspired palette of this home to the holiday décor.
Ribbon weaves its way to the top of this grand Christmas tree, culminating in an elaborate tree topper made of silver and gold.
Interior design: Shea Soucie and Martin Horner
A Tree for Everyone
For a family with three golden retrievers, a special “dog tree” is a must at the holidays. A statement tree topper declares the importance of the four-legged family members.
Design: Cindy Rinfret
Birds of a Feather
Shiny gold drapes are a lavish accent against coral walls. Likewise, a grouping of glittery gold feathers dazzles atop this tree.
Interior design: Gerald Pomeroy
A large white bow is a simple enough tree topper, but factor in the ribbons that stream down the tree, and you have a stunning, sophisticated look.
Interior design: Laura Langworthy
Let It Snow!
A sparkling snowflake makes a perfect tree topper in this home in snowy New England.
Interior design: Barbara Svihla and Olivia Paxton
Hearty in size and festive in color, a big red bow caps off this traditionally trimmed tree.
Angel on High
A hint of orange pervades this holiday vignette, from the bow on Adler’s collar to the trimming on the presents to the classic angel topping the tree adorned with metallic ornaments.
Interior design: Shelley Johnstone Paschke
A snowflake made from pinecones has the honor of topping a stately Scotch pine in this Vermont cabin.
Interior design: Kim Deetjen
In a rustic weekend home, a burlap bow ties the tippy top of a casually appointed tree embellished with pinecones and paper cutouts.
Interior design: Laura Langworthy
Atop a large tree in the great-room, a lovely angel tree topper in a coordinating red dress keeps watch over the festivities below.
Interior design: Sandra Lucas
White poinsettias tied with a shimmery bow cap off this stately tree in the foyer of a historic home.