40 Gorgeous Christmas Tree Ideas for 2021

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It’s that time of year where I share Christmas tree ideas for 2021. I don’t know about you, but I love looking at other people’s Christmas tree themes.

Not only do I love the aesthetic of browsing Christmas tree photos, but they also give me inspiration for decorating my own Christmas tree. Below you’ll find a collection of 40 gorgeous Christmas tree ideas.

SILVER CHRISTMAS TREE

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WHITE CHRISTMAS TREE

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BLUE CHRISTMAS TREE

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Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday and winter is my favorite time of year. It’s not the cold that I love, but the beautiful lights, lovely smells, cozy vibes, and more.

When it comes to Christmas trees, for me, the bigger the better. A few years ago, I decided to upgrade our 5-foot Christmas tree to a 7-foot tree and I love it. I’ve even thought about going bigger, but I’m not sure I’d want to decorate a tree so big.

CHRISTMAS TREE WITH TAG ORNAMENTS

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FROSTED CHRISTMAS TREE

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BLACK ORNAMENTS ON CHRISTMAS TREE

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Our tree is prelit, which is my favorite type of tree. They are so convenient and make decorating your Christmas tree so much easier.

After looking at all of the beautiful trees in the collection I’m sharing with you, I’m now considering getting a flocked tree. I found a pre-lit flocked tree on Amazon that I absolutely love.

FROSTED CHRISTMAS TREE WITH PRESENTS

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WOMEN SITTING ON COUCH LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS TREE

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CHRISTMAS TREE WITH ROSE ORNAMENTS

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Choosing Your Christmas Tree

Decoriting your Chirstmas tree can be a fun and exciting time. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t also come with its challenges.

Many of us desire to have the perfect Christmas tree. That means choosing the right ornaments and lights, as well as arranging things so that the tree looks balanced and beautiful.

CHRISTMAS TREE WITH RED AND WHITE ORNAMENTS

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CHRISTMAS TREE WITH NUTCRACKERS

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CHRISTMAS TREE WITH WREATH AND GARLAND

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The first step to having a beautiful tree is choosing a high-quality artificial pre-lit tree. If going with a real tree, I recommend going with a Nordmann Fir.

This tree doesn’t shed needles easily when it dries out, so if you like to have your tree up for a month or so, this is the way to go.

CHRISTMAS TREE WITH RED GARLAND

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BRIGHT LIGHT CHRISTMAS TREE

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CHRISTMAS TREE WITH SOFT PINK THEME

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Choosing a Theme

I highly recommend choosing your theme before you move forward with decorating your tree.

This post is filled with amazing Christmas tree ideas. If you see a tree you like, take a picture with you to the store when picking out your lights and ornaments.

WOMAN HOLDING A MUG BY CHRISTMAS TREE

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CHRISTMAS TREE BY FIRE PLACE

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PEOPLE HOLDING MUG BY CHRISTMAS TREE

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Add The Lights First

The lights should be the first thing that you place on your tree. I love pre-lit trees because the lights are already on the tree.

When stringing your own lights, make sure you buy enough lights to cover the entire tree. This will prevent you from making multiple trips to the store to buy lights.

CHRISTMAS TREE NEAR TV

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ORNAMENTS HANGING FROM CHRISTMAS TREE

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ALL MAMA WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS MUG BY CHRISTMAS TREE

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Snowball Garland

I love how this Christmas tree features beautiful snowball garland. If you’d like to do something similar with your tree, check out this tutorial showing you How to Make a Snowball Christmas Tree Garland.

If you don’t want to DIY your garland, you can also buy snowball garland on Amazon.

SKINNY STYLE CHRISTMAS TREE

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CHRISTMAS TREE WITH DOG NEARBY

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SKINNY TREE NEAR STAIRS

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Vintage Christmas Tree

If you love the look of vintage Christmas from the 1950’s and early 1960’s, you’ll love this classic white tree.

Back in those days, people decked their homes with aluminum Christmas trees, bubble lights, and colorful ornaments. If families chose to go with a real Christmas tree, they covered it in silver tinsel.

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS

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MINIMALIST CHRISTMAS TREE

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WOMEN SITTING IN FRONT OF CHRISTMAS TREE

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Jute Ornaments

If you’d like to make your own jute Christmas ornaments, Diva of DIY has a great tutorial showing you how to make jute ornaments quickly and easily.

You can also find a beautiful collection of handmade jute ornaments on Etsy.

JUTE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

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WOMAN HOLDING CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

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WOMAN LOOKING OUT WINDOW AT TREES

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Decorate the Tree with Family and Friends

Decorating the Christmas tree with family and friends can be a great holiday tradition to start this year.

I’ve heard some parents mention that they’re particular about how they want their Christmas tree to look. So what they’ll do is purchase a separate small Christmas tree for the kids to decorate however they’d like.

COUPLE DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE

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WHITE CHRISTMAS TREE IN LIVING ROOM

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CHRISTMAS TREE IN GAZEBO

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DIY Flocked CHRISTMAS Tree

Did you know that you can DIY a flocked Christmas tree for your home this year? If you love crafting, you’ll have a blast creating a flocked tree. Check out this tutorial from Lovely Etc. showing you how to make a DIY flocked Christmas tree.

WHITE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH RED ORNAMENTS

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CHRISTMAS TREE FILLED WITH RED AND WHITE ORNAMENTS

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SILVER AND GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE

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LARGE REAL CHRISTMAS TREE BEHIND COUCH

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I hope you’ve enjoyed some of these Christmas tree ideas and maybe even found a few that will inspire your own decorating this year.

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