Black Christmas Trees Are Trending—So You Can Start Decorating Before Halloween Now

Moody holiday decor is the perfect way to shake things up from the traditional pieces that have ruled the season for far too long.

By Alexa Erickson | Updated Oct 30, 2020 11:23 AM

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The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for many reasons. For those who love to decorate, it’s an opportunity to spread joy throughout the home with sparkling lights lining the rooftop, tinsel wrapped around the staircase, a garland draped along the mantel, snow globes and holiday scenes placed in intimate corners, and of course, a gorgeous tree. And while nothing feels like the holidays more than traditional decorations, we can’t help but love the trend of the moody black Christmas tree revamp.

The rising trend of black Christmas trees is a welcomed addition to the lineup of options for artificial trees. While it’s hard to beat the smell of freshly cut pine, faux firs are a fine way to fill the home with holiday spirit, too, albeit in a much moodier way than the classic green.

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Decorate before Halloween for a Nightmare Before Christmas vibe.

The holidays are all so close together that many of them often get overlooked for the allure of Christmas. But with black Christmas trees on trend, you finally have an excuse to go big for Halloween and let it last through the rest of the year. One option is to decorate with silver tinsel and stark white ornaments, then sprinkle some mauve velvet ornaments to add a moody hue. It’s perfect for achieving a subtle Nightmare Before Christmas look!


Decorate with timeless pieces to transition through the holidays.

Just because your Christmas tree is black doesn’t mean it necessarily has to be spooky. The color alone will look great from Halloween through New Year’s Eve! Decorate it minimally to ensure it translates from trick-or-treating time to turkey dinner, through opening Christmas presents, and even watching the ball drop. Decorate with silver and gold for a classic look; try black and white for a modern aesthetic; or go for a farmhouse style with jute-wrapped ball ornaments. White lights with a black cord will make sure the tree isn’t holiday specific.

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There’s no lack of black trees available for purchase!

Retailers have noticed the rise of the black Christmas tree trend, with plenty offering them in different shapes and sizes. This six-foot beauty is full and fluffy for a major statement in your home. We also love this super slim and sleek seven-foot tree. Prefer something smaller? This three-foot full-bodied tree should do it!