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HOW TO DECORATE
YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

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.

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A handsome 7ft Fraser fir sets the scene
£195
Cosy knitted decorations add texture
£12 for three
Traditional painted baubles with a twist
£10 for six
Keep it classic with red and green
£15 for four

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.

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This Noble fir has permanent frosting
£125
Warm white gives a cosy glow
£19.50
Cover your tree with these 20 chic pieces
£19.50
Fir, berries and mistletoe all wrapped up
£10 for six

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.

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Premium branches for a realistic look
£140
This star tree-topper is set to shine
£9.50
Metallic swirl baubles have an antique feel
£10 for six
Choose classic wintry characters that sparkle
£15 for four

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!

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Lights built in = instant illumination
£75
Anything flamingos with this scheme
£12 for three
Show off this totally tropical trio
£11 for three
Retro icons dial up the kitsch factor
£15 for four
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