Supercool and Colorful Christmas Tree Looks We Love
Gotta love a trimming "treedition," but why not spruce it up? Here are seven fresh looks from HGTV Magazine to inspire you.
“Few things are more aesthetically pleasing than the spectrum of the rainbow,” says Nashville-based organizing expert Clea Shearer of The Home Edit. Playing with different ornament shades and shapes adds to the fun. Clea’s also done this on a white tree, which has a high-contrast look.
True to that decade, Austin, TX, blogger Kara Whitten of A Kailo Chic Life did not hold back: Her white flocked tree has stripes, squiggles and terrazzo patterns, along with flashy iridescent ornaments and disco balls. As she says, “Childhood nostalgia can look really modern.”
Gold tinsel garland is the star of this faux spruce in the home of Albuquerque, NM, blogger Amy Weir of Delineate Your Dwelling. “It’s easier to clean up than my Grandma Gloria’s silver tinsel icicles, but just as magical,” she says. A chic pair-up: round plastic ornaments painted solid colors and homemade two-toned pom-poms.
To create this version of the classic Christmas display, Gilbert, AZ, blogger Kelli Mullins of Lolly Jane painted cardboard houses from Consumer Crafts, tacked on itty-bitty wreaths made out of pipe cleaners and nestled them in with bottlebrush trees. “We don’t get much snow here in Arizona,” she says, “so I like that they look as if they’re surrounded by snow.”
Blue trees are a thing, and they’re beautiful. Pittsburgh, PA, blogger Michael Wurm Jr. of Inspired by Charm chose a range of dark and light blues but also veered into teal and lime green. “I strung copper bauble garland for a bit of contrast and more fullness,” he says. The vintage topper, also copper, is from eBay.
Spray paint on a white faux tree created this dramatic winter wonderland. Lake Elsinore, CA, blogger Angie Ramirez of Little Inspiration used Satin Black, Matte Deep Gray and Pewter Gray (all by Krylon), from the bottom up. “To keep the focus on the ombré, I matched ornaments to the paint, with clear plastic ones on top,” she says.
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“As a compromise, my husband and I switch between a themed tree and a traditional one every other year,” says Heidi Rew, a lifestyle podcast host in Atlanta, GA. She went cozy for this creation, blending buffalo check fabric, faux-fur garland and white felt flowers with mint and gold ornaments. The letters are her family members’ initials.