Some ideas for decorating a Christmas tree include making it a colored or golden tree, adding ornamental animals or going with a natural look. For instance, one great idea for a colored tree is a red and lime theme. The red is a traditional color while lime adds just enough of a twist to give the tree a fresh look.
Instead of going for the traditional colored look, a decorator can add a touch of class to the tree with a golden theme. Most of the embellishments should be in shades of gold, from solid or decorated golden balls to golden tinsel. The tree is then given a glazed appearance with a snow-colored tree skirt and tiny glass icicles arranged around the branches.
A tree can be decorated with a rustic look. Instead of adding bright lights and tinsel, embrace the look of branches sans lights and glitter. Instead, regularly space pine cones between the branches, add porcelain globes, and balance tiny poinsettias among the needles.
Another option for tree decorating is giving it a woodland theme. Place animals among the branches as a sort of mascot. For instance, nestle snowy owls or deer between the branches. Add winter berries, green flowers, and green and red ornaments to flesh out the scene.