Forget traditional red and green ornaments—people are decorating Halloween trees this year! 

By Emily VanSchmus and Better Homes & Gardens
Halloween Tree
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We strongly believe it's never too early to decorate for Christmas, but we know some people need to get through Halloween before hauling ornament boxes and artificial trees up from the basement. If decorating your Christmas tree early has you saying "bah humbug," the latest holiday decor trend might be right up your alley: Halloween trees are in, and people are already putting them up.

A Halloween tree is exactly what you'd expect: A faux Christmas tree decorated in orange and black rather than red and green. Instead of beads and ornaments, these trees are decorated with all kinds of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. And yes, people are really making them! There are already more than 20,700 posts on Instagram with the hashtag #halloweentree, and the images are incredible. Based on the recent influx of hashtagged posts, people have already started decorating their Halloween trees this year, putting them up as early as June. We've seen a steady increase in the number of tree displays since early summer, so we only expect to see more of them as we get closer to the spooky season.

We've rounded up our favorite Halloween trees to inspire you to deck your halls with skeletons and jack-o-lanterns this year.

With faux white pumpkins, skeleton ornaments, and a large pumpkin tree topper, this Halloween tree combines the best elements of both spooky and modern decor. It's also proof that arm-knit tree skirts aren't just for Christmas trees!

We jumped on the black Christmas tree trend last year, and we have a feeling they're here to stay—especially because they can be used as Halloween trees, too! Swap your star tree topper for something a bit spookier, like this skull attached to a large bow.

This festive tree combines the best parts of summer and fall for a Halloween display that looks great all year. The creator of this tree affectionately refers to the combination as "Alohalloween." How fun are those watermelon-theme jack-o'-lantern ornaments?

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Not all Halloween trees are decorated with neon colors and scary skulls! We love this white modern farmhouse tree, complete with buffalo check ribbon, of course. This tree could easily transition to Christmas—just swap out the orange ornaments for red or green.

This multi-color tree would be easy to create; just use spray paint to create bright layers on an artificial white tree. The oversized black and white striped ornaments help tie the tree to the existing decor in this scene, proving a colorful pop of Halloween decor can work for any space.

This elaborate Halloween tree really sparkles! Create this look at home by layering black and white ornaments, ribbons, and signs on a white or silver tree. We especially love the buffalo check bows and piano-inspired ribbon!

Whether you opt for bright, scary or modern, it looks like a Halloween tree is definitely the way to go this year!

This story originally appeared on Better Homes & Gardens