20 Holiday Trees Gone Wild

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20 Holiday Trees Gone Wild
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Holiday decorating is a great way to ring in the season and add a festive spirit to your home. From classic styles to creative designs, the possibilities are only as endless as your imagination. When it comes to the family tree, however, you might just find yourself doing the same thing every holiday. If you're in need of a little inspiration to break free from the routine, check out these 20 unique ideas to make your tree stand out from the crowd.

Get Punked
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Get Punked

Let's face it, there is nothing subtle about a neon pink tree. Fake is in and so are electric colors. If high-wattage pink isn't your style, feel free to check out the other colors of the rainbow currently on the market.

Mod Style
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Mod Style

Decorating with black might not be the first thing that jumps to mind outside of Halloween, but when paired with more traditional holiday touches a sleek and elegant design comes to life. With some thoughtful placement and a modern white tree, you can make a decorating statement even Don Draper would admire.

Artfully Inspired
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Artfully Inspired

Don't be afraid to get creative. Take a can of silver spray paint and apply it to a few potted branches for an incredibly elegant (and thrifty) holiday piece. Add a few sparkly ornaments and you have a tree to envy.

Green Day
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Green Day

Put a spin on tradition by making green the focus of this year's theme. A simple white tree decorated in various shades of that most classic of Christmas colors (sorry, red) creates a stunning addition to your holiday living room.

Feminine Touch
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Feminine Touch

A pale pink tree adds a sense of whimsy to your festivities. Consider including some darker shades of pink in your surrounding pieces to highlight the playful quality of this holiday decor.

Retro Classic
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Retro Classic

Silver trees have been part of the artificial tree landscape since they first came on the scene. Sometimes ridiculed as aluminum nightmares, these pieces have endured partly due to their kitsch factor. If you love the idea of going retro, a shimmery tree might just be in your future.

Stars and Moonbeams
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Stars and Moonbeams

Tap into your creativity once again and consider creating a theme for your tree outside of the traditional store-bought ornaments. Make your own out of paper and hang them on whatever strikes your fancy.

Tropical Holiday
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Tropical Holiday

Colored lights on a palm tree scream happy island holiday, but don't get discouraged if the closest you'll get to one is via a post card from a vacationing relative. All you need is a non-evergreen tree, a set of lights and a functioning outlet to create your own offbeat display.

Wired for Success
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Wired for Success

Not all trees grow. Purchase a small stand from a craft store, some bendable wire and a bag full of colorful beads. Bend the wire to create the shape you want, glue it in place, add some beads and stand back to admire your creative handiwork.

Mini Love
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Mini Love

Whoever said good things come in small packages must have had these little guys in mind. If you can't decide on which theme you wish to take this year, try a few. Tiny trees can be placed throughout your home and give you the chance to create as many themes as you have rooms.

Get Clear
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Get Clear

Clear ornaments contribute to a natural look when paired with an evergreen tree since they allow more of the tree to remain visible than solid ornaments. An added benefit, they help create a soft glow when the tree lights are on.

Color Your World
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Color Your World

If you want to create a sense of playfulness but find the colored trees a little too extreme for your tastes, consider bringing those colors in through ornaments. Vibrant pinks, baby blues and bright oranges jump out when set against the deep greens of a traditional tree.

Christmas Blues
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Christmas Blues

Sometimes classic color combos just need a little help. Choose your decorating theme and then match your tree to your surrounding decor. If you want your gifts to match but worry the effect will be destroyed when opened, sub in empty boxes wrapped according to your color scheme. Place them under the tree early to complete the look.

Pop of Color
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Pop of Color

Adding a punch of color can create visual interest in an otherwise conventional design. Take stock of your current decorations and see which color or texture you can add to the mix for a new twist. It just might become your new favorite element.

Red Hot
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Red Hot

Whether it's red bulbs on a white tree or crimson lights paired with matching bulbs on an evergreen, you can't ignore the in-your-face appeal this color brings. The best part about eschewing all others for this blushing tint is that you can even keep it up through Valentine's Day. Red hot, indeed.

All That Glitters
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All That Glitters

Glitter has come a long way since the kindergarten crafts of youth. Ornaments with this sparkly finish simply shout fun. If you can't find any, grab some old ornaments, spread some glue and tap into your inner child, as you cover them (and everything else) in fabulous glitter.

Silver & Gold
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Silver & Gold

Much like the song, this combo is classic holiday fare. If you haven't considered doing your entire tree using this metallic symphony of color, you should. It's a perfect way to blend old with new this year.

Creative Cone
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Creative Cone

An abstract tree is still a tree, at least in design. This clever cone embodies the shape of the traditional holiday tree without really being a tree at all. It's a fun element to add to any decorating scheme.

Inspired by Nature
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Inspired by Nature

Soft colors taking hints from nature create a calming atmosphere. From sky blues to sea foam greens, color palettes influenced by the environment form a soothing backdrop for you holiday decorating.

The Perfect Spot
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The Perfect Spot

Sometimes it's not what you do to the tree, but where you place it that has the most impact. Check your home for locations that best show off your new creations. Move a slim tree into the entryway or place a few trees ranging in size throughout your home. And don't be afraid to keep an open mind.

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