This year, we decided to go in a totally different direction: all the way to Bollywood! (And yes, I know that most Indians are Hindu or Buddhist.) The bright warm colors go great in our living room and it's a color scheme that can be lived with even after Christmas.
We started again with the artificial tree,
(For best results, sort your ornaments before hanging and then hang all of one kind of ornament at once, working your way all around the tree. Vary sizes and shapes. Don't forget the back of the tree, especially if it's what you see out the window.)