Red and green is a 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.
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.
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.