It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we all want to create welcoming, beautiful spaces for the holidays. The tree is often thought of as the heart of holiday decorating, and here I share 10 gorgeous neutral Christmas trees. Each and every tree is stunning and beautifully photographed by some of my favourite bloggers. I share real trees, faux trees, and flocked trees, and showcase trees of all sizes.
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I’ll tell you what I discovered about creating beautifully decorated Christmas trees as I wrote this post. Firstly, I found that the houses with the most striking trees complemented their environment perfectly. If you live in a rustic farmhouse, choose décor that echos the natural environment. If your home is more ornate and elegant, chose décor that is elegant and bejeweled. However, don’t be afraid to throw in a slightly unexpected element. You’ll see that some of the most beautiful trees have an unexpected touch or two.
The second thing I discovered, is that it’s often better to use many of one type of ornament rather than tons of different types of ornaments. I recommend first choosing your colour palette of 1-5 neutral tones, then choosing a maximum of about 10 types of ornaments (eg. bead garland, small round white ornaments, pinecone ornaments, gold ribbon). Some of the loveliest trees have only 3-5 ornament types, but they are placed in abundance.
Finally, I learned that the way you decorate the space under the tree and beside the tree is just as important as how you decorate the tree itself. You’ll see in every one of the 10 gorgeous neutral Christmas trees shown here that all have beautiful décor below and around the tree.
Farmhouse Christmas Pine Tree
There’s something about a natural looking tree that takes it’s cues from nature that I just love. This faux pine tree by Love Grows Wild is perfect in its simplicity. It combines frosted pine cones with white ball ornaments in two sizes. Small copper-coloured balls echo the colour of the pine cones. The stockings on the bed, blankets, and burlap-lace ribbon all have a handmade feel.
Snowy Christmas Tree With Blush Ornaments
This tree from Craftberry Bush is one of my all-time favourites! The snowy garland and blush ornaments are so pretty and feminine. The raw wood furniture and light blue walls accentuate the softness of the tree decor. The gold-toned light fixture and nesting tables add glamour to the space.
Twin Trees With Teal Ornaments
There’s something so striking about two identically-decorated trees arranged with symmetry, especially when the décor is as beautiful as this. These trees by The Leslie Style fall slightly outside of the neutral range, but the colours are subtle. The room décor is neutral, allowing the coloured ornaments to stand out while maintaining a serene atmosphere. The ornaments are in pastel shades of blue, teal, blush, gold, and silver, a palette which lends a slightly retro feel to the space. The ornaments in the chandelier are unexpected. They further reinforce the colour palette and add a whimsical touch to the space.
Simply Beautiful Smaller Tree
This beautiful tree by Rooms for Rent is actually a faux tree with a very realistic look. The monochromatic ornaments impart a simplicity that allows the beauty of the tree, and the surroundings, to shine. The tree decor doesn’t compete with the lovely gallery walls and stunning furnishings, rather it enhances everything. Even the styling beneath the tree is simple and lovely.
Real Tree Decked Out In Gold
There’s something so beautiful about a real tree- partly because it reminds us of a simpler time when people went to the forest and cut down their own tree. The aroma and presence of a real tree fills a space. This tree by Blesser House really stands out against the black and white background and is beautifully framed by the garland-draped doorway. Lauren has used all gold ornaments and a gold bead garland on her tree and it really sparkles and shines. The electric candle lights give a Victorian feel to the tree.
Placing the tree in an oversized basket lends an unexpected, fresh touch to the space and keeps the tree from looking too formal. It’s a nod to nature and to country living. In her post, Lauren shares all her tips for caring for a real tree.
Farmhouse Glam All-White Tree
This is another absolutely gorgeous neutral home by My Texas House. In this case, Erin has decorated her very tall flocked tree with neutral-toned ornaments. What makes this tree spectacular is its size and the density of the ornaments on the tree- it is packed with beautiful ornaments and floral picks. The abundance of elegantly wrapped gifts under the tree enhance the farmhouse glam style that Erin is known for.
Glittering Gold Flocked Tree
I’ve already shared one home with gold ornaments on a real tree. The look is very different on a faux flocked tree as seen in this beautiful photo by Erin at My Texas House. This has to be one of my favourite trees of all time because of my neutral-loving heart and because the warm white lights and gold ornaments create such an inviting, warm glow that beckons you to come sit down beside the tree. Erin has also done an incredible job of decorating the space below the tree- it’s equally as beautiful as the tree itself. She uses a mix of glamourous pillows, beautifully wrapped gifts, a round box of ornaments, and a chunky blanket with her adorable pup.
Country Style Tree With Copper Accents
This is another example of how choosing a tree that perfectly compliments your personal style and your home’s heritage results in stunning decor. This home by Sanctuary Home Decor has a rustic feel but on grand proportions. The flocked tree displayed here is large and in scale with the space. Additionally, it is decorated in a lovely natural palette of copper and gold tones. The copper ribbon and bow topping the tree are so beautiful. The pine cone ornaments enhance the nature/forest theme in the space.
The décor near the tree shares its colour palette with the tree and brings in other nature-inspired elements such as the garland and mini tree. Real pine cones on the coffee table enhance the forest theme and further tie the space together.
Elegant Flocked Trees In A French Style Home
These large trees nearly fill the dining room in this beautiful home by Tammy Damore. The abundance of sparkly ornaments and the pearl garland wrapped expertly around the trees gives them an elegant feel that fits in perfectly with Tammy’s elegant French style home. Her fireplace decor is a continuation of her beautiful tree decor, however, she changes it up with the addition of large white flowers.
Snowflake Flocked Tree
This flocked tree by The Turquoise Home has a rustic feel that is also playful and fun. The mini wood signs are an unexpected touch that helps create a tree that feels fresh and new. The snowflakes in a variety of sizes and shapes create interest. There are several other décor elements here, including the bead garland, ribbon garland, stems of faux lamb’s ear, and cotton bolls.
The navy, white, and green wrapped presents make the space feel even more inviting and tie in with the beautiful drapes behind the tree.
I hope you have enjoyed my post, 10 gorgeous neutral Christmas trees, and have gotten some inspiration for how you’d like to decorate your tree this year. I recently shared how I decorated our Master bedroom tree in my post Farmhouse Bedroom Christmas Decor – An Indoor Glittery Winter Forest. Next week, I’ll be sharing how I decorated our living room Christmas tree. Hint- I’m taking some inspiration from one of the trees in this post.
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