Brilliant Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas From Instagram
These trees are seriously stunning.
The moment that Thanksgiving is over, it's the cue for many of us to pull our Christmas trees out of storage or book a family voyage into the woods to chop down our own. Procuring the tree, hauling it home, and getting it set up in a tree stand feels like a heroic feat all on its own—and then you realize, you still have to decorate the darn thing. If this year has you feeling particularly uninspired, don't worry, the creative talents on Instagram have already done the hard work for you. Let the beautiful trees below guide your designs, then make it yours by using your favorite colors or hanging ornaments that hold special meaning for your family.
While we love a classic red and green Christmas palette, there's something striking about this neutral, shimmery tree by blogger Kelley Nan (especially when set beside a cozy-looking slipcovered side chair). To get the look, stick to white and silver ornaments in a range of matte, shiny, and sparkly finishes.
If the holidays for you are all about nostalgia, then let Joanna Gaines's traditional tree inspire your design. Mix and match ornaments collected over the years rather than buying a set in a cohesive color palette—not only will it give the tree a more relaxed look, but it also makes for a tree that's full of memories. A simple tree skirt really lets the tree shine.
Want to design a tree your kids will adore? Look no further than this colorful masterpiece Brittany Jepsen from The House that Lars Built decorated for a preschool. Recreating this look is inexpensive—and your little ones can join in on the fun. Blow up balloons in a variety of colors, and ask your kids for help looping together paper chains.
If you're looking for an idea that's both outside the box and can be bought in a box, then Krys Melo from Melodrama's all-pink artificial tree is for you. Wrap it in white boa garland, drape it with silver tinsel, then add retro-style ornaments. This tree certainly isn't for the style shy, and it's bound to collect compliments.
For a tree that really wows, take a page from Studio DIY's decorating book. A white tree gets wrapped in a felt ball garland, studded with colorful ornaments, and adorned with oversized teal ribbon bows.
For those who gravitate toward more minimalist designs, this Scandi-style Christmas tree by Francois et Moi delivers the elegant vibe you're looking for. Choose a Fraser fir for that sparse look, and swap in a woven basket for your typical tree stand.