The Fall Christmas Tree Trend Will Convince You To Put Your Tree Out Earlier Than Ever

Another excuse to deck the halls long before Thanksgiving.

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Anything goes when it comes to holidays, and that includes not having to wait until December to decorate your Christmas tree. All over Instagram people have been sharing their take on the trend, and it's definitely a fun way to celebrate the season.

Don't break out the ornaments just yet, though. The autumnal Christmas tree is all about decorations styled in warm tones and lots of pumpkins (naturally). Not that we need an excuse to embrace this trend, but we're home more than usual so we may as well have some fun, right?

Grab a Christmas tree (you'll probably want to go artificial), and get to decorating. Here are the elements you need to create a standout fall Christmas tree.

Decorate with Dried Flowers

Maggie Griffin, a Georgia-based interior designer, suggests incorporating dried flowers on your tree to create a soft look. "Using dried flowers and leaves is a great way to bring the outside in and add to the rustic feel of a fall Christmas tree," says Griffin. Flowers like dried red and yellow protea and red oats are great for a bolder color palette, or try purple phalaris for a soft but warm look.

For a longer lasting approach, use artificial flowers like sunflowers, which also add a dose of cheer.

Embrace Fall with Mini Pumpkins

Of course, you have to have mini pumpkins on your fall tree. Simply buy mini artificial pumpkins. Lightweight foam pumpkins, like these ones, are best so they don't weigh down the branches. Hang them around the tree using floral wire. For a tree with more flair, you could use pumpkin-shaped ornaments like these in buffalo check plaid.

Add Softness with Ribbons

Griffin also suggests mixing in velvet ribbon to further soften the look and to add a warm pop of color. Save the red velvet for Christmas and opt for orange ribbon instead. Or, wrap your tree in a burlap garland for a more rustic feeling display.

Paint it Black

If you're bored with traditional fall colors, opt for a black and white aesthetic instead. Get some buffalo plaid ribbon and hang white mini pumpkins from the branches. Mix in a few subtle touches of color to make the black-and-white palette pop.

Tie it Together with a Garland

No tree is complete without garland, and that includes a fall Christmas tree. Celebrate the changing fall colors and go for a classic fall look with leaves in orange, yellow, and red (like this garland) or maybe a pinecone garland instead. Green accents, like this English ivy vine garland, create texture and help to bring the outdoors in.

Add Sparkle with Lights

Yes, you can break out the Christmas lights for a fall Christmas tree (and already have that unpleasant chore out of the way when it's time to open boxes of ornaments.) However, multicolored lights don't quite fit the theme here. Use lights in complementary hues of white or gold to add shine to your autumn display.

Put Something Under the Tree

In lieu of lavishly wrapped gifts, put a collection of pumpkins, gourds, or other fall-themed decor under the tree. If you want to go all out, add a bale of straw or apple crates. Give yourself the freedom to incorporate your favorite features of the season when you decorate your fall Christmas tree.

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