HOW TO DECORATE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

From classic colours to novelty decorations, create a festive focal point with Christmas tree decoration ideas for every interior style

Red and green remix

The classic Christmas colour combination, but this year, as well as the usual holiday motifs, why not try adding in a host of unexpected decorations for a fun twist on the traditional. Anything goes, from a dinosaur to a dog in a Christmas jumper, and London-themed ornaments such as buses, cabs and even Big Ben. Mix in a selection of more traditional baubles and classic fairy lights to keep the overall feel festive.

All that glitters

If you can’t amp up at the glamour at Christmas, when can you? Start with a blank canvas (in this case, a snow-covered tree) then create a luxe layered look by combining antique-style glimmering metallic baubles with ornate patterned ornaments in shades of gold and soft pink, with glittered finishes. Add in some decorations in more unusual shapes such as acorns and a stag’s head, and finish with strings of twinkling fairy lights.


Out of this world

For an elegant option with an unexpected twist, try a cool and calm silver and blue colour palette with a sprinkling of celestial details. Start by loading a pre-frosted tree with textured and patterned ornaments in icy white, shimmering silver and every shade of blue. Use a mixture of shapes and add planetary personality with intergalactic decorations such as astronauts, spaceships, planets and shooting stars.


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