From traditional Christmas tree looks to fun novelty decorations, create a festive focal point with top tree-decorating ideas for every interior
Red and white remix
From Santa’s outfit to candy canes, red and white are Christmas classics. But as well as the usual wintry motifs, this year why not try incorporating a host of more unexpected pieces? Everything goes, from the trad Nordic-style snowflakes to drummers, London buses, cars and post boxes. Mix in a few regular baubles to keep the overall theme festive.
Dreaming of a white (and green) Christmas
If cooler, calmer colours are your thing, a crisp green and white palette that nods to nature is an elegant scheme. Familiar mirrored baubles in silver and pale green contrast nicely with their darker frosted and decorative clear glass cousins – look for winter foliage etched into the former and captured inside the latter. The transparent touches bring a sophisticated lightness to the look, especially on a frosted tree such as this.
All that glistens
You can forget your frankincense and leave your myrrh at the door – this Christmas wise men (and women) are bringing a bit of gold into their homes. Combine the classic yellow lustre of traditional mirrored baubles with larger antique-style decorations in rose gold with half copper, half glittered finishes. Nestle charming creatures among the foliage alongside lit-from-within wooden chalets and warm fairy lights.
Festive, fun and fabulous
If you can’t have a bit of fun at Christmas, when can you? If you’re more of a maximalist than a minimalist, this is the scheme to go for. Start with a blank canvas (AKA a snow-covered tree) and then go wild with colours, textures and motifs. Fancy shiny disco balls? Go for it. Glittery rainbows? Sure thing. Pearlescent unicorns, boomboxes, pineapples, cacti, pinatas and more? All good. Add them too – here’s wishing you a merry kitschmas!