Christmas is coming soon ! And you, have you already chosen your Christmas tree decoration? If you still haven’t had time to think about it or are looking for a truly original Christmas tree decoration idea, you’ve come to the right place. Just a little less than two weeks from the arrival of one of the warmest Christmas holidays, we present a selection of 10 ideas on how to decorate your tree in an original and modern way.
The Christmas tree decoration in 10 ideas and more than 40 extraordinary photos
The Christmas tree is one of the greatest symbols of this year-end celebration. A real cut tree, a potted tree or an alternative tree … If you have already chosen your Christmas tree and you are looking for original Christmas tree decoration ideas, we invite you to discover all our original ideas illustrated by a selection of more of 40 photos. You will also find decorative ideas for your interior, fireplace mantel, wall and table. The ideas presented here are universal and can be integrated into all apartment configurations and styles.
The 2017 Christmas tree decoration is simple and uncluttered.
In recent years, one of the biggest trends in Christmas tree decoration is minimalist, clean, Scandinavian decoration, most often in black and white. This year is no exception. The Christmas tree decoration in 2017 is always refined and simple. Kitsch is neither allowed nor prohibited. Finally, it all depends on your personal preferences. We put more emphasis on a discreet and chic decor.
You do not of course have to opt for a black and white tree decoration. It is also possible to choose another color that you like to match the style of your home interior. Blue is an infrequent choice, for example. Choosing blue as the dominant color for your Christmas tree is therefore quite original..
We have dedicated several publications to the many Christmas tree decorating ideas. In a recent article, we presented more than 40 ideas how to integrate copper, silver and gold color into your Christmas decor. Indeed, this Christmas tree decoration idea is one of the most elegant. You can combine the three or create an exclusive copper, silver or gold decoration.
For a successful Christmas tree decoration, you must not put too many decorative objects.
A single garland, two or three Christmas balls, a light garland, made of pine cones or cardboard, a single Christmas star… Try to remain really minimalist in your choice of decoration. Start by decorating with a single object, then add more. But above all, don’t overdo it! The key to a successful Christmas decoration is to choose the right elements, to highlight them and to harmonize them with the interior decoration already present. We really like the Christmas tree decoration idea below. It is simple and blends perfectly with the industrial style of this modern interior..
Here is a perfect illustration of what a minimalist and uncluttered Christmas tree decoration is. The Christmas tree below has only been decorated with a few white candles. Nothing more, nothing bulky and pretty. Good game !
Ideas of some decorative Christmas objects in black and white
Light garland idea decorated with paper Christmas hats
Buy or make your Christmas tree decoration ?
Our regular readers know us well. We always prefer furniture and decor solutions to make yourself. Anyone can go and buy decorative items from the store next door. And yes, sometimes that is the easiest solution. All you need is money! Yet for us, this choice is not only a question of money, but also of modern bad habit of throwing everything in the trash without realizing that these objects in question can serve us. Giving a second life to old objects is an ecological and responsible act. And then, it’s so much nicer to have a nicely decorated interior (or exterior) with your own DIY items.
Which Christmas tree to choose in 2017 ?
Each year with the arrival of December, thousands of cut trees are sold at the market. Everyone wants to enjoy a real Christmas tree at home during the Christmas holidays. Its scent, its fresh green color and then the gifts… Having a Christmas tree at home is a great classic. We cannot judge the people who prefer it at Christmas. Still, it is important to know the impact this has on our planet. Sensitized by this problem, more and more people are choosing alternative solutions to the real Christmas tree, or in other words, alternative tree. The latter is not only an ecological solution to the real Christmas tree, but it is also less expensive and can serve you for many years. !
You can make an alternative Christmas tree out of really any object. The main idea of this creation is to recreate the shape of the tree or to add an element that reminds us of the Christmas tree. Do you have a library at home? Excellent! Use a few small and large books for your Christmas tree.
Complicated DIY projects do not scare you? Great ! It is possible to make the beautiful tree in fabric and wood, below. You don’t have to create one! For a beautiful decorative composition, consider creating a few.
The light garlands are a truly miraculous decoration. For any occasion and at any time of the year, the presence of a single light garland in our interior, embellishes it and the lighting in a very soft way. The proof, below! A wooden panel decorated with a single light garland imitating the shape of a tree.
Easy, simple and quick for an alternative tree !
It is impossible not to integrate the light garland into your Christmas decoration.
And for the lucky owners of a balcony or terrace, the potted tree is also a possible ecological solution. If you enjoy a garden, and the climate in your area allows it, you can plant a tree there. You will enjoy its natural beauty all year round and you won’t have to worry about which tree to choose this season.
Christmas garland to make yourself: some Christmas tree decoration ideas that are easy to make
Speaking of Christmas tree decor, it is impossible not to mention Christmas garlands. These are a great classic in Christmas decoration and are generally very easy to make yourself. You can use anything for this: pine cones, fabrics, wool, paper, cardboard, wood, recycled objects …
The first idea for a Christmas garland to make yourself is one to make with pine cones. You can use it for the tree decoration, wall, fireplace mantel or door.
If you like knitting, you will probably appreciate the idea of a woolen garland to make yourself below.
Cardboard is a very light and easy to handle material. Ideal for many manual activities for children, it is also possible to make some with beautiful DIY projects for the decoration of your tree. It is very simple. All you do is cardboard (a little thick), scissors, cord or string, wrapping paper or paint, stickers and whatever else you want. Finally, you get the idea! Here is an idea of a garland model made of cardboard in blue:
Pink is okay at Christmas, especially if it’s one of your favorite colors.
Do you like the smiling man below? U.S. too ! As you can see in the photo, to make it you will only need cardboard, a hole punch and a ribbon.
We like the Christmas balls made with cardboard below.
Garland of small Christmas trees made of fabric: to make by hand
The wool is so soft! Easy to find and handle, we are huge fans of the wool pom pom garland below. It is indeed possible to create pompoms in less than 5 minutes. Do you want to know how? We invite you to consult our publication on this subject. This idea of decoration has a very cocoon side. It’s not necessarily just for the Christmas party. You can also use it as a decorative idea for another occasion.
Often, we don’t realize that the simplest ideas are often the best.
The little wooden bead is a very small Christmas decorative object, but with a lot of history. We really like the idea of decorating your Christmas tree with wooden objects. A 100% natural and harmonious decor !
The pretty wooden stars, in the photo below, are quite difficult to make. Still, if you have the right tools, it will take you a little under an hour. Perfect for decorating an alternative tree, the door or the fireplace mantel.
You can use cardboard and paper to make a snowflake. But to make one that is really strong and will last a long time, we use tree branches. The idea is very simple – you take or cut off the tree branches as shown in the photo below. Then you tie them up with a cord. Finally, add a few small decorative items. It is also possible to vary the shapes and create different snowflake models !
And for those who are not new to woodworking or at least have the right tools at home, a little Christmas decoration idea with hearts.
Or those big hanging stars …
In the interior below, children’s wooden toys become decorative objects placed under the tree …
With simple cardboard, you can make very pretty decorations for Christmas. The black and white trees, in the photo below, will fit very well into a minimalist, Scandinavian or industrial style decor. You can also make a garland with.
After the Christmas tree and Santa Claus, the deer is the third of the greatest symbols of this celebration. If you want to integrate this element into your Christmas tree decoration, we have an easy DIY idea for you. Look :
You may never have thought of decorating your tree with fruit ?
Indeed, this idea sounds a little too original and yet it is quite possible! Just as at the Halloween party, you can use oranges and clementines to decorate your Christmas tree. Consider eating them afterwards, you probably know food waste is a fact.
There is nothing mysterious or extraordinary about the Christmas tree decoration. To succeed, we follow the same principles as for interior decoration in general. We remain modest in our choice, we only install a few really cool objects and we put the DIY and recycling solutions in advance.
Some projects take a little longer than others. This is completely normal. Before embarking on a decoration project, calculate the time you have at your disposal. Usually it takes at least a Saturday or Sunday for this. Hurry because Christmas is coming in less than two weeks !
What style of decor to choose depends on your preferences and the style of your home interior or exterior.
Consider having your children participate in this creative craft activity. When it’s cold and you want to stay at home, organizing a creative afternoon with family or friends is always a good idea. Creating with your hands has been proven to relax and make us happier.
Hoping that you have found some Christmas tree decoration ideas that really inspire you, we wish you happy holidays !