Of late, we’ve seen several variations and trends pertaining to the Christmas tree. From plastic Christmas trees to aluminum trees, there has been an influx in designs and ideas. But nothing can take place of vintage Victorian Christmas trees. In the Victorian era, Christmas trees would be brought from hillsides and mountains several days before the Christmas eve. The trees were then trimmed, securely fastened and then decorated with beautiful and shimmery ornaments. So if you want to recreate the magic of the Victorian era in your house, we’d suggest you to go through our list of Victorian Christmas tree decoration ideas below. You’ll surely be spoiled for choice.
30 Glorious Victorian Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas
Unusual Victorian Christmas Tree:
How beautiful is this soft pink Victorian Christmas tree? Very dreamy and beautiful, right? It isn’t a Christmas tree, per se, but is basically a stand, which is given the look of a Christmas tree by draping it and decorating it with pearls and ornaments. Quite a unique version of a Christmas tree, we must say.
An Immaculate Tree:
This is hands down one of the most elegant and immaculate Victorian Christmas tree decoration ideas we’ve come across. In a first, we’re seeing a Christmas tree decorated with small and big sized faux white peacock. The pastel ornaments are complementing the décor really well.
For The Kids:
This beautiful silver Christmas tree, decorated with all things favorite of children is sure to elicit loads of giggles, laughter and smiles. The colorful ornaments are popping out against the silver tree. And the hut or house ornaments are definitely a unique addition.
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White And Warm:
No other color exudes warmth more than the color white. And coincidentally, it was used a lot during the Victorian times. The teeny tiny Christmas tree featured here is embellished with white ornaments, which appear like pearls. The shimmery hut is also making a lovely addition. It seems like a miniature version of a house laden with snow.
A Glorious White Christmas Tree:
Glorious is the apt word for this Victorian Christmas tree featured in this picture. It’s laden with shiny ornaments like candy canes, garlands, glass ornaments and many more. The gift boxes, all set in white, is also making an excellent base.
Use Gingerbread Man For Decorating The Tree:
Victorians made heavy use of natural elements for decorating their Christmas tree. The one featured is decorated with gingerbread men and red ribbons. Fun ornaments featuring candles, drums and elf hats are also used for the decoration.
Use Pictures For Decorating Your Tree:
This is such a heart rendering idea. Just a glance at it is transporting us to the prim and proper Victorian era. Even you can create this beautiful idea to honor your ancestor. You first need to get hold of her old photograph and then go ahead and create a beautiful ornament out of it.
Cones And Streamers:
Take the nostalgic route by decorating your Christmas tree with streamers and cornucopias filled with lovely gifts for the kids. We loved the little bed and dining table placed near the tree. It’s a lovely inspiration, I must say.
Flowers And Portraits:
This lovely Christmas tree is decorated with oversized flowers, portraits and garlands. The portrait ornaments are also exuding the aura of the Victorian era.
Angel Tree Topper:
Angel tree toppers were absolutely essential to the Victorian era. Beautiful and large Christmas trees, loaded with glamorous ornaments would be topped with an angel tree topper. This Christmas tree emulates the Victorian era perfectly.
A Magnificent Setting:
The entire Victorian Christmas setting is truly magnificent. Despite being loaded with ornaments, this tree is not an eye sore. It captures the essence of Victorian era really well with its big and bold ornaments. Even the mantelpiece hasn’t been left behind.
Red And Gold:
Red and gold, is one of the most used color palette in the Victorian era, probably after white and pastels. It was opted by those who did not shy away from displaying their Christmas spirit. Even you can create something similar by decking your Christmas tree with red and gold ornaments and topping with an angel tree topper.
Play With Red:
Since red is one of the most used colors during Christmas, how about including it in your Victorian Christmas tree setting? And don’t just use red elements in your Christmas tree, but also use it for the wreaths and garlands. They are equally important.
Hints Of Gold:
This one’s a beautiful silver Christmas tree decked with dazzling ornaments and a snowflake tree topper. But what’s making it stand out are the golden boxes. Lovely, isn’t it?
Use A Doll To Decorate Your Tree:
This may look a bit creepy in today’s generation, but it was used in plenty during the Victorian era. Little girls, especially, loved to adorn their Christmas trees with dolls.
A Beautiful Victorian Christmas Tree Ornament:
Here’s an absolutely beautiful ornament you can use to adorn your Christmas tree. A green ornament is beautified with a bright laces and an angel ornament in affixed in the middle. If you’re opting for this ornament, don’t go for anything over the top.
Make Use Of Flowers:
You can even make use of flowers while decorating your tree according to the Victorian theme. The Victorians incorporated pretty pastel flowers, especially roses in several of their decoration, which is included Christmas tree as well.
Tinsel Christmas Ornaments:
If you’ve ever read Charles Dickens’, you’d know that tinsel ornaments were a rage during that era. So we’ve got you a tutorial that will help you make the same tinsel ornaments with just a handful of materials. If you want, you can even include these candle ornaments. They look equally beautiful.
A Flowery Décor:
Here’s another lavish Victorian décor you can try for Christmas. The bold flowers are in no way looking over the top and the flocking is also done perfectly. We loved the idea of using same decoration for both Christmas tree and garland.
Classic Glass Ornaments:
What’s a Victorian Christmas tree without classic glass ornaments? Glass ornaments in dark and metallic colors simply scream about that era. The tree here is loaded with glass ornaments from the same family of colors. Coordination, we must say!
Use Natural Elements:
This medium sized Christmas tree is decorated with natural elements like peach, apple and pear shaped ornaments. Besides, we can even see ornaments shaped as birds and even eggs. This is implying the fact how possessive Victorians were with natural elements.
Victorian Christmas Tree With Southern Accents:
This Victorian Christmas tree has included some southern accents as well, such as bright blue ribbons. The string ornaments are used perfectly, so is the angel tree topper. If this doesn’t remind you of Victorian period, we don’t know what will!
Flower And Ribbons:
If there’s a flower, it has to be Victorian, well, most of the time. This flocked Christmas tree looks a bit fancy, but is every bit Victorian with flowers and ribbons. For a true blue Victorian look, use white or pastel colored ribbon instead of striped one.
We never knew gold could look so beautiful against green! This one has set a new example altogether. The pearl garlands are used in a perfect way, so are the ribbons and ornaments. The result is a dreamy and beautiful Victorian Christmas tree.
The color palette may not be quintessentially Victorian, but the way the tree has been decorated, there no other thing that would come to people’s mind apart from the fact that it’s ripped from a Victorian novel. The beautiful patterned ribbon is taking the cake here.
Larger Than Life:
This larger than life tree literally screams Christmas. The color palette, especially, is exuding Christmas vibes. You must have noticed that all the ornaments used are vintage-y and look amazing.
Mini Victorian Christmas Trees:
Here’s a trio of mini Christmas trees decorated with ornaments, which look more like pearls. You can place these trees anywhere you like, but they’ll look best on the mantelpiece.
Blushed Christmas Tree:
Here’s a beautiful, blushed Christmas tree for you to refer. We’re totally loving the look the blushed ornaments are creating against the flocked Christmas tree.
Crowns An Sash:
This tree has a crown, sashes and nutcrackers as ornaments. Could it be anymore royal? Every bit of this Christmas tree screams about the Victorian era.
Not just the Christmas tree, but the entire setting is done keeping the Victorian era in mind. Minimal decoration isn’t that bad, you see!
We hope you liked our compilation of Victorian Christmas tree decoration ideas. If there’s anything more to share, let us know by commenting below.