Over The Top Trees: Maxed Out Tree Trimming Ideas

Over The Top Trees: Maxed Out Tree Trimming Ideas

Nancy Mitchell
Dec 3, 2016
(Image credit: House & Home)

Though my tastes have matured in other areas, when it comes to the holidays, I still love the things I loved when I was eight years old: color, lights and spectacle. It brings me back to being a kid, and the special sense of wonder and magic I used to feel around this time of the year. If your tastes are similarly unabashed, check out our guide to tree trimming with a maximalist bent. More is more.

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This is the tree of my childhood dreams — snow covered, bird covered, everything covered — yet still quite tasteful. The uniform color palette keeps it tight. You can see more photos at Craftberry Bush.

What could be more maximalist than a tree positively dripping with ornaments? This tree, spotted on A Day with the Mistress Borghese, is nearly obscured by colorful glass ornaments.

(Image credit: Rachel Denbow)

A white tree with colorful glass ornaments has a delightfully kitcschy feel. From Rachel Denbow, via Apartment Therapy.

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The larger-than-life decorations here are startling yet delightful — like a dramatic oversized floral rendered in tree form. See more at Classy Clutter.

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Here's another white tree bedecked with colorful ornaments, from House & Home. These folks also used candy canes, which I've always loved as a tree ornament (and occasional snack).

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This tree from Country Living adds Christmas cards to the mix for a personal touch.

(Image credit: Inspired by Charm)

I love the ombre effect of this rainbow-colored tree from Inspired by Charm, via Country Living.

(Image credit: The Tomkat Studio)

This tree from The Tomkat Studio packs a lot in while still embracing an all-white color palette.

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And finally, a christmas tree covered in faux flowers makes a perfect, cheerful way to celebrate the season. DIY from Design Love Fest.

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