Shining Starburst

The large, glittery starburst atop the tree is enhanced by thick curly ribbons in red and gold. Decorative ribbon can be a fun element to add the usual ornament-and-light mix.

Winter WIndow

Basking in natural light by day and glowing in the dark by night, we love the way a full, decorated tree looks in a window bump out.

Silver Shimmer

Shimmering silver and white ornaments create a simple, festive palette.

Ho, Ho, Home

Cheerful red pops against the fresh, green tree. The multitude of Santa ornaments pays tribute to the big man himself.

Classically Cool

Silver and blue—a classic holiday color combination—adorns this little tree without overwhelming it. Any ordinary houseplant can become a merry decoration when struck with a little holiday spirit.

Horse Holiday

A small tree on a desk, nightstand, or dresser is a great way to bring holiday cheer to a child’s room. For a fun, personal touch, use a theme to trim the tree, like your child’s favorite hobby.

Oversized Abundance

Oversized glass balls in solid colors look at home on a full tree. Beneath the tree, gifts wrapped in various solid colors are subtle but enticing. 

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Colorful Details

A mixture of ornaments in varying colors, shapes and textures dangle on the branches of the tree.

Here, a large white fir tree decorated simply in blue and silver ornamental balls with ribbon streaming from the top creates a classic Christmas atmosphere. Gifts crowd around the base of the tree, sparking the children’s excitement. Symmetry is perfected with twin wreaths hanging outside the windows, while the home’s bright interior invites the snowy landscape inside.

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Blue-and-Silver Details

Glittering silver orbs shine among the blue-bathed branches; silver ribbon winds through the tree.

Bedroom Bounty

A tree in the bedroom is a fun way to spread the holiday spirit throughout the home, as well as a chance to experiment with holiday themes. This bedroom’s woodsy palette is taken to the next level with a tree decorated with small birds, gold icicles, and other natural elements.

Glass Details

Delicate glass droplets mimic icicles on a frosted tree.

Mini and Merry

Tiny trees throughout the home are a charming way to spread cheer. In this entry hall, gold rings and pinecones provide the pretty.

Fancy Feathers

Weaving feathers into your tree adds an unexpected element. Colorful peacock feathers lend exotic charm when placed subtly among this tree’s branches. White lights allow the glittering ornaments to shine, and the feathers’ blue eyes make the crimson and gold pop.

The More the Merrier

A host of holiday decorations keeps this large tree from darkening the sunny living room. Santas, reindeer, snowflakes, icicles, and colored balls gleam from the tree’s ample branches.

Festive Family Tree

Sparkling red, green, and blue balls bring an exceptionally festive feel to this living room. A cornucopia of ornaments tells the family’s history. Gifts wrapped in complementary colors ground the vibrant tree.

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Festive Family Tree

Candy canes hung in tin cones give a nostalgic touch.

A Modern Touch

Cherry red and snow white add holiday spirit to a green color scheme. This cozy nook is turned into a festive space with the addition of a red-and-white pillow and throw. A frosty mini-tree is adorned with graphic crimson birds.

Classic and Cozy

Nothing says Christmas like a tree and roaring fire. Simple white lights on the tree illuminate its folksy ornaments without competing with the room’s color palette. Fresh boughs over the mantel add another layer of charm.

A Tree with Imposing Height

Verticality counts in this vaulted living room. Reflecting the stately mantel and high ceilings, this tree stands tall while minimizing its impact on the floor space. Thick ribbons wind through its branches; shimmering ornaments are right at home in the room’s warm color scheme.

“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect.”
—Charles Barnard

Radiant streams of light come from this showstopping Christmas tree, beautifully framed with the entryway connecting the dining room to the living room, accented by classical statuary.

Surprise guests and spread Christmas cheer by scattering small trees throughout your home. Try decorating them in unexpected palettes like this one of turquoise, green and gold.

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” —Peg Bracken

Here we come a’caroling! A cluster of carolers atop a dear old piano adds a little more magic to this Christmas tree setting.

By the fire’s glow, a traditionally trimmed tree brings life to a relaxed family room.

“Johnny wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled.” Pay tribute to your children’s interests by adding ornaments that represent their pastimes to your tree.

This towering tree dressed in shimmering gold finery brings back memories of other trees, other Christmases.

Having a blue Christmas is a good thing when the palette is as pretty as this room’s. (Notice how the white and gold ornaments add holiday warmth.)

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Ho, Ho, Home

Cheerful red pops against the fresh, green tree. The multitude of Santa ornaments pays tribute to the big man himself.

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