Christmas Tree Decorations to Dazzle Your Home And Keep Your Spirit Alive

by Ogechi Anyanwu

Christmas is a period of joy, celebration, and family time all over the world. In Nigeria, we celebrate Christmas with family, tasty delicacies, and sweet tunes that fill our hearts with so much joy, enough to last you the entire year. But what’s Christmas without beautiful Christmas tree decorations?

Christmas trees light up your soul and make your Christmas celebration even more special. Even better, gift sharing is exciting when displayed on a Christmas tree. Although it has not been a tradition for several years for many Nigerian homes to dazzle those green plants with lights and ornaments during Christmas. Well, Nigerians do have their unique traditions and ideals during the season. 

In this article, we’re going to reveal to you the significance of Christmas tree decorations and Christmas tree designs that you could try out to keep your spirit alive this season. But before we dive in, let’s go on a journey to discuss the unique Nigerian Christmas that is rapidly warming up to the evergreen transformation.

The Unconventional Nigerian Christmas

In Nigeria, Christmas is a time of togetherness, filled with the warmth of family and friendship reunions. The holiday traditions are as diverse as our beautiful country. From the lively towns to the serene villages in the east, west, south, and north, the essence of Christmas remains the same: spreading love, sharing feasts, and cherishing moments with family and friends.  

While Christmas trees may not have been a common priority in our homes in the past, it’s not because we don’t enjoy the festive spirit. Our traditions are mostly profoundly rooted in the customs of our tribes, and each group has its unique way of marking this joyful season.

But as the world gets closer, more Nigerians are starting to explore the enchantment that Christmas tree decorations can bring to their homes. But is Christmas tree lighting solely focused on Christmas tree design and gift time?

Let’s find out how it can add an extra sparkle to your holiday celebration and why you need to put that green tree in your household this Xmas season.

Significance of Christmas Tree Lighting in Your Home

Adding Christmas tree decorations to our Nigerian celebrations brings millennia of joy and warmth to our homes. It’s like adding a little magic to the holiday. And the beautiful season colors – red, green, white, and gold certainly do justice. 

These colors symbolize our love, hope for a better life, peace and unity, and family togetherness. Christmas tree decorations help create a unique atmosphere that makes our holiday moments more memorable. 

So, whether you are a seasoned Christmas tree decorator or just starting, this fascinating Christmas piece has something for you. Come along as we unveil “eight” Christmas tree decorations that will dazzle your home this year.

Types of Christmas Trees for Nigerians

Before decorating your Christmas tree, you should know there are a few alternatives when choosing the perfect Christmas tree for your home:

  1. Artificial trees

These are seasonal gems you can use year after year. They come in different sizes and styles, so pick one that fits your space. Some even come with beautiful lights, making your decoration process a breeze.

  1. Real trees

If you want that pleasant pine scent to fill your home, go for a real tree. Just make sure to water it regularly to keep it looking its best throughout the season and for next year if it is carefully maintained.

Christmas Tree Decorations

  1. Traditional Christmas tree design

Christmas tree

Traditional Christmas tree

If you want to keep it traditional, the traditional Christmas tree decoration is for you. One of the first Christmas designs, it features a green Christmas tree decorated with lights, ornaments, and garlands.

  1. Minimalist Christmas tree decoration

Christmas Tree

Minimalist Christmas tree

Simple is classy. With this Christmas tree design, you can decorate your tree with fewer ornaments and garlands. It gives it a simple yet elegant look.

  1. DIY Christmas tree design

Christmas tree

DIY Christmas tree

To spark your creativity, you can try the “Do It Yourself” Christmas tree. DIY is made from recycled materials. You can create a beautiful Christmas tree with cardboard, plastic bottles, or tin cans. 

  1. Cozy Christmas tree design

Christmas tree

Cozy Christmas tree

With a cozy Christmas design, you can decorate your Christmas tree with soft ornaments, such as teddy bears and stuffed animals. You could opt for this for a cozy and welcoming atmosphere in your home.

  1. Glam Christmas tree decoration

Christmas tree

Glam Christmas tree

This tree is decorated with metallic ornaments like silver, gold, or copper. It’s a great way to have your tree look stylish and elegant.

  1. Ornaments from your favorite movies or TV shows

Christmas tree

Ornaments Christmas tree

You can spice up your Christmas tree with ornaments and images of your favourite movies or shows to add a touch of humour and fun to your tree.

  1. Paper flowers Christmas tree

Christmas tree

Paper flowers Christmas tree

If you are running low on ornaments for a tall tree, colorful paper flowers are a perfect extra addition. You could let the kids have a fun Christmas by adding lights around the top for emphasis. 

  1. Monochromatic Christmas tree

Christmas tree

Monochromatic Christmas tree

For classy simplicity, you can decorate your Christmas tree with a single colour of various ornaments such as red, green, gold, or even blue. Of course, white is included.

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How to Decorate in Six Easy Steps

  • Choose a Christmas tree. It could be an artificial tree that lasts you for years to save on cost. Ensure you purchase a real one for that fresh pine scent. 
  • Select a style for your decorations. This will help you narrow down your choices and create a unified look.
  • Start with the lights. This will set the pace and tone for the rest of your decorations.
  • Begin to lay out your ornaments. This will add depth and a colorful look.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix and match. There are no rules when it comes to Christmas tree decorating. So experiment! Have fun! Be creative!
  • Add some ornaments or material toppings. This will add a touch of fancy and magic to your tree.


No matter what ideal Christmas tree decoration you settle for, the most important thing is to have fun while decorating and create a design that you love and that reflects your personality. Embrace the Christmas tree lighting tradition and brighten this festive season for you and your loved ones.

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Oluwanifemi Akintomide edited this article. 

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Hi. My name is Ogechi. I am a digital content writer who is passionate about making discoveries in tech and lifestyle and presenting them in words and in an exciting manner for my readers to have that ‘divine imaginative experience’.

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