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Eclectic Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas to Try Now!

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Find lots of inspiration for eclectic Christmas tree decorating ideas from interior bloggers in My Home Style Christmas Tree Blog Hop.

Greetings friend and welcome to the annual My Home Style Blog Hop: Christmas Tree edition organized by my dear friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. Each year a fantastic group of bloggers share three words that describe their trees with key elements to help you decorate your own tree.

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My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition

50 Candles Clip on Christmas Lights | Faux Sheepskin Rug | White Ostrich Feathers | Icicle Ornaments | 50 Yards of Light Blue Satin Ribbon 2 inch

Each one of us has our own unique style of decorating so you will find all sorts of inspiration to help you make your Christmas decor spectacular! Please join us every day this week for more ideas. You can find the full schedule including today’s bloggers at the bottom of this post.

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Eclectic Christmas Decorating Ideas

Today is also starting off the twelve days of a Very Global Christmas Series where Casa Watkins Living and I share DIYs, decorating tips, entertaining ideas, and more inspired by global design. Join us weekdays through the fourth of December for daily themed projects. You can find all of my previous global Christmas posts on this page.

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A Very Global Christmas with Casa Watkins Living & Up to Date Interiors

My Eclectic, Elegant, and Old World Christmas Tree

If you are new here, howdy! I’m a retired military spouse who moved back to Texas after being gone for 19 years.

I perfected the art of rental decorating and overcoming challenges in small spaces for over fifteen years but now am tackling homeownership with a new set of challenges!

Our family of four lived in some of the most beautiful coastal towns in the US and Japan which have influenced my colorful and global style with DIYs and furnishings in our one-story 60’s ranch-style home in Fort Worth.

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Old-world elegance is charming for Christmas!

My three words for this year’s Christmas decorating style are eclectic, elegant, and old-world. Inspiration came from our front wall in our open concept living dining area. It has a lovely big bay window, baby grand piano, and a beautiful portrait of my grandmother. This area of our house already feels a bit traditional and glamorous so I kept our Christmas decor fluid with this esthetic.

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Light blue ribbon and ostrich feathers adorn a traditional tree.

I enjoy purchasing a few key elements each year to make our seasonal decor fresh and updated but also like to incorporate most of our Christmas decorations from previous years. This year I purchased light blue ribbon that matches a set of curtains near the tree and taper candle Christmas lights to add an old-world traditional element.

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Christmas books ready to be read!

I had also snagged some vintage ornaments at a resale shop on clearance after Christmas last year so I’m excited to have them adorn our tree this year. They also add to the old world charm I was after.

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Vintage star ornament

Old World Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

First for our tree I used 2 inch blue satin ribbon as garland but in a less traditional pattern. I pretty much looped it vertical and horizontal all over the tree. 50 yards covered it easily with some left over. Next I clipped the 50 candle light strand to the branches wrapping it from bottom to top. One light strand covered our 7 1/2 foot tree but I would love to have two strands next year!

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Old world Christmas tree ideas

After the ribbon and lights were in placed I organized all of our ornaments placing aside mercury glass, white, gold, and silver balls and icicles for the tree. Two sets of 6 blown glass blue ornamental balls are the only pop of color besides the ribbon.

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Christmas lights reflections are magical!

The kids hung the ornaments and this year my fourteen year old was a big help in making sure the ornaments were placed evenly. Of course I still had to tweak them a little bit but super enjoyed all the help from them.

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We are ready for the countdown!

For the top of the tree I stuck white ostrich feathers from my craft bin for a topper instead of our usual angel or star. I love how elegant the tree looks and know my grandmother would have loved it!! My husband even commented how nice it looked!

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Tree topped with ostrich feathers for an elegant finish.

The bottom of the tree has a tradition burgundy tree skirt layered with a couple of small faux sheepskin fur rugs. I mixed in a few fun elements into the gift pile including baskets, a ceramic deer head, and some DIY mini boho wreaths which I will be sharing later this week along with other DIY gift wrapping ideas.

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DIY gift wrap

Since we have the space I set up our marble tulip table with some Christmas books and poinsettias to complete the Christmas tree vignette. The kids and I love to read and do puzzles and the placement is magical with the glow of all of the lights.

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Poinsettias and Christmas reads.

Our faux fireplace is nearby with a rescued wooden angel that needed repairing and a DIY advent calendar.

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Faux fireplace and wooden angel add to the old-world charm.

I kept the piano decor simple with everyday candle sticks that are wrapped with dollar store garland around the stems and a second pot of poinsettias.

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Ikea candle holders wrapped with garland.

I looked for real poinsettias and was surprised that they were not in stores yet. Thankfully these faux ones from Joanne’s look beautiful and were only $6 a pop with their doorbuster special!

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Poinsettias in a “pot”.

You can see how adding just a few extra elements mixed with your usual Christmas decor can really give your seasonal home a new look! You’ll find my key elements below for your shopping convenience.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure to head over to the cute and talented Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling.

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Christmas tree corner!

Here’s the line up for the entire week! Enjoy!


Casa Watkins Living // Up To Date Interiors // Delineate Your Dwelling // Thou Swell // House Of Hipsters // French & French Interiors // Haneen’s Haven


Two Twenty One // Jeweled Interiors // Dimples and Tangles // PMQ For Two // Kaleidoscope Living // Reality Daydream // Heathered Nest


Setting For Four // Monica Wants It // Domicile 37 // The Happy Housie // Lovely Indeed // Lemon Thistle // Amber Oliver


Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Cherished Bliss // Lovely Etc. // The Honeycomb Home // My Sweet Savannah // Cuckoo For Design // Kate Decorates


Our Fifth House // Kelly Elko // Daly Digs // Tag & Tibby // House Homemade // Lolly Jane // The DIY Mommy

I would love to hear how you are decorating your tree this year. Leave me a comment and let’s chat!


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  1. What a beautiful and elegant tree. It is spot on for an old world and elegant look. I help decorate a mansion which is a museum for Christmas every year, so I always enjoy viewing the many different interpretations. Some elegant, some woodsy, some whimsical. If I can ask, are you welcoming any new members to your hop? I would love to share my work. I am so excited to see all of the bloggers beautiful trees. Thank you for sharing your work.

    1. Thanks so much Marsha!! Sorry, I don’t host the hop but if you are in FB groups, they are the best place to find opportunities like that! Merry Christmas!

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