Though my tastes have matured in other areas, when it comes to the holidays, I still love the things I loved when I was eight years old: color, lights and spectacle. It brings me back to being a kid, and the special sense of wonder and magic I used to feel around this time of the year. If your tastes are similarly unabashed, check out our guide to tree trimming with a maximalist bent. More is more.
This is the tree of my childhood dreams — snow covered, bird covered, everything covered — yet still quite tasteful. The uniform color palette keeps it tight. You can see more photos at Craftberry Bush.
What could be more maximalist than a tree positively dripping with ornaments? This tree, spotted on A Day with the Mistress Borghese, is nearly obscured by colorful glass ornaments.
The larger-than-life decorations here are startling yet delightful — like a dramatic oversized floral rendered in tree form. See more at Classy Clutter.
Here's another white tree bedecked with colorful ornaments, from House & Home. These folks also used candy canes, which I've always loved as a tree ornament (and occasional snack).
This tree from Country Living adds Christmas cards to the mix for a personal touch.
This tree from The Tomkat Studio packs a lot in while still embracing an all-white color palette.
And finally, a christmas tree covered in faux flowers makes a perfect, cheerful way to celebrate the season. DIY from Design Love Fest.