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Christmas Tree Decoration Inspiration


In many households, the Christmas tree is the centrepiece for the festive period, and will often set the theme for the rest of your festive home decorations.

As with most things, Christmas tree decoration trends change on a yearly basis, so whether your tree is artificial or real here is some inspiration for decorating your tree this year.


Keep it Traditional


Red and green is a timeless choice for Christmas, and is one of the few trends that stays around year after year. Keep it current by selecting a few new pieces each year. The Victoriana trend will continue to be huge this year, and can be incorporated into a traditional colour scheme with the addition of vintage-style Santa ornaments which add a nostalgic element. The addition of glass will add an opulent feel and looks lovely when the light hits, giving an ambient glow.


Mixed Metallics


If you’re looking to inject some glitz and shimmer into your home this Christmas, the mixed metallics trend is the one for you. Decorate your tree and home with warm burnished metallics such as copper, brass and bronze, using lights to to add an amber glow and dance through the branches. The use of glitter within the decorations is reflective, and instantly adds more glamour. And there are loads of really cool stylised decorations, like takes on stars and snowflakes, all in metallics to enhance the look. This colour scheme oozes 1930’s elegance.


Nordic


The Nordic Style has taken the world by storm this year, and is especially relevant to this season’s festive decorations, with the inclusion of things such as forest effects, wolves, and of course reindeer.

The colour scheme of red and white, with woven, cosy and practical textiles using natural materials creates an instantly recognisable effect. Using bare branches to hang decorations, is one example of making very simple but striking pieces to place around the home.


Family Fun

When little ones are involved, trying to stick to a theme can be hard and more often than not your plans go out of the window. It becomes more about the activity, and less about the end result. What matters most is involving the whole family while decorating the tree, and there’s nothing wrong with adding a few home or school crafted ornaments to the mix.

 

Posted by Zoflora (14/12/2015)