Have some fun decorating your tree this year – break the colour rules, go glam or create your own white Christmas (no dreaming needed). Mulled wine in hand? Check. Christmas tunes on? Check. Lights, baubles, action…
If you like to make a statement (), or simply love anything that shines, try layering up metallic baubles in a variety of sizes, shapes and shades. Go for gold – and silver and bronze – and mix plain finishes with embellished and sculpted surfaces for a tree that’s guaranteed to dazzle.
Who says decorations have to match? Go for bold and translate the ombré trend to your tree with this bright idea (). Simply sort your decorations from dark to light, then start at the bottom and work your way up, moving gradually to lighter tones as you go. If anything’s guaranteed to bring some Christmas cheer into your home, it’s this – plus it passes the impress-your-guests test with flying colours.
For a warm, welcoming feel at home, stick to decorations in a classic palette of red, white and green. Make it personal with a few quirky additions, from cute snowmen to light-up letters. Kids will love this look: let them choose and hang their favourite animal decorations, or buy an initial for each member of the family – they can unwrap it every year and put their name up in lights. Just add warm mince pies and some snug sofa time for your cosiest Christmas yet.
If the thought of tinsel strewn across every surface makes you feel more stressed than festive, this is the look for you. Keep things serene (but still suitably seasonal) by choosing a classic green tree and limiting your decorations to a few simple baubles in silver and white. Subtle string lights will add a magical glow. The bonus? You can spend more time on the really important things, like sharing special moments with family and friends (and eating mince pies).
Let’s face it, the only way to guarantee a white Christmas is to make one yourself. With its festive dusting of faux snow, this tree will transport you straight to a wintry Scandinavian wonderland. Let the white stuff show by keeping decorations to a minimum – silver baubles and subtle white lights are just the thing. Home fragrance with a festive feel will help add ambience to your very own magical winter wonderland.