As we are in the process of wrapping up this Christmas season, now is actually a great time to plan ahead for next year! Not only am I sharing my favorite Christmas Trees of 2018 today, but I am also going to give you some suggestions to help you be better prepared for next year!
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My Favorite Christmas Trees of 2018!
Let’s start with the fun part…seeing all of these amazing trees! So many of these trees are from some of my favorite bloggers so that made putting this together so fun!
I am starting with Jennifer’s trees of Decor Gold Designs. She was one of the first bloggers I started following and she never disappoints! She always does such a great job of coordinating her trees with the decor of her beautiful spaces!
And, here is the fabulous one she created for her dining room!! You can see this one in her Styled for the Season Home Tour. The gold and white is so dreamy!
Now, moving on to Kelley Nan! She has created so many magical trees throughout the years! I am in love with this winter white tree she created for her master bedroom.
Kelley does an amazing job with her use of ribbons. For this tree in her living room, she used four different styles and colors of ribbon and it creates such lovely texture.
You can see both of these trees in her Christmas Home Tour.
If you are not following Micheal of Inspired by Charm, well then you are just missing out. Whether it is a recipe, a party idea, home or holiday decor, everything he touches is gold!
This flocked tree he designed this year with emerald green is absolutely stunning! You can see the whole post HERE.
I couldn’t resist also showing it to you in the evening lights! You can see his recent home tour at night HERE. It is all so cozy and wonderful!
Shauna of The House of Silver Lining is another master of Christmas Trees. She just built an amazing new home nearby in Colorado Springs, Colorado that you must see!
These two trees are favorites of mine especially because of how they fit so beautifully in the rooms where they are featured! I absolutely adore how this first tree is oozing with ball ornaments!!
She also created this lovely tree for her Hearth Room. The simplicity of it is so classic and wonderful. You can see both of these trees in her Christmas Home Tour.
I really appreciate classic and simple trees like Shauna’s, which is precisely why Karen’s Cozy and Neutral Christmas Trees made my favorites list.
Karen (Sanctuary Home) and I found each other on Instagram and she is absolutely one to follow. Not only is she so talented and generous to share her two homes with us, but she is sweet as pie!
I love how she uses two trees here instead of just one. T
Any Christmas Tree favorites list should absolutely include the gorgeous designs by Randi Garrett. She was also one of the first bloggers I followed and she always delivers such stunning inspirations for her readers.
You can see all of the glory of her Christmas decorations in her Christmas Home Tour.
This year, she actually did a great video tutorial on how she created this tree. It is a must see!
A new favorite of mine is Kate of The Everyday Hostess. Her roots are here in Colorado, but she now lives in Dallas…the opposite of me! I will always support my Dallas girls!
This tree made my favorites list because of the classic colors she used. Because I do so many “designer trees” in our home, my kids insist on the classic reds and greens for our “family” tree.
I love how she added in so many rustic features here bringing her Colorado roots into her Texas lifestyle. You can see the whole post HERE.
Another classic combination of colors are silver and gold and Tamara of Citrine Living knocked this one out of the park! It is easy to see why she made my list!
Here is another beautiful view of this gorgeous tree! You can see the whole post, HERE.
Preparing now for next year’s trees
There are so many things you can do now to prepare for next year. The first thing to do is find inspirations (hence this post!). Remember that “copy” is the best form of flattery!
Plan to use a lot of the elements you featured this year, but figure out ways to change them up a bit for next year. Maybe weed out some of the decorations that you have had for a while and add a few new elements.
That is precisely what I did with this mixed metallic tree I put up in our dining room this year. I simply eliminated one of the larger sprays, used the mesh ribbon differently, and stuffed the other sprays tighter into the tree.
You can see the before and after HERE.
Consider changing up one color on your tree. For example, if your tree was red and green this year, consider keeping one of those colors and then add in a new one.
Last year, my entry hall tree was all white and silver and this year I added in emerald green and more pine cones.
Try to decide on a theme early so you can be acquiring elements that fit your theme throughout the year. This will also help spread out the spend, so to speak. Bonus!
Box up your ornaments by color so you can easily mix up your trees for next year. I use clear bins so I can easily pull the colors I want to use. Here are a few great options…
Shop your after season sales to pick up bargains in ornaments, gift wrapping and even to maybe pick up a new tree. I will be shopping for a flocked tree this year. Here are a few that are on my wishlist…
Speaking of bargains, so many of my favorite Christmas Tree decorations and other Christmas decor are on sale and you can shop them here.
Thank you for stopping by to see my favorite Christmas Trees of 2018! I hope they are giving you inspirations for your tree or trees for next year. I would love to hear which one is your favorite in the comments below