It’s the most wonderful time of the year…time to decorate the tree, for which Christmas baubles play an integral part.
Whether you’re looking to update an existing Christmas bauble collection or you’re keen to adopt a whole new look to keep up with latest trends – be inspired by our edit of the best baubles for this festive season.
We’re seeing a big trend for all things nostalgic this year. The traditional red and green colour combination is perfect. This trend is all about celebrating classic patterns such as checks and plaids, and craftsmanship with wooden decorations aplenty – the nutcracker is a key character this year.
Lustrous metallics show no sign of fading, only this year they are less shiny – more muted and sophisticated and joined by accents of navy to show them off to full potential. The key to really making your own statement this year is with personalisation, it is literally everywhere for Christmas 2017 – a personalised bauble not only instantly adds personality to your tree it can be a great gift idea.
Another key trend, that certainly won’t be for everyone, is one of loud and proud tropical bright vibes! Feeling as if the summer never left this fun Christmas trend has everything you could wish for to brighten up the tree; toucans, flamingos, cacti, unicorns and llamas. This kitsch look is a bit bonkers, but we have to say it’s most certainly sure to raise a smile.
Here’s our selection of the best for 2017…
Best sequin bauble
This bauble really does have the wow factor! Sequins are HUGE this season, you can’t enter any shop at present without being met with a sea of sequins – how fabulous! This bauble adorned in silver sequins, beads and frosting will shine just as it is. The added beauty is that with a flick of a switch an LED inside the cap lights up and adds an extra touch of sparkle.
Best light up baubles
You can never have too many lights on your tree, making light up baubles a great idea. These are particularly great because four different designs make up the set of 12 to keep the look varied. The frosted white design is brought to life with a simple switch to shine silhouettes of festive motifs such as stars, trees and snowflakes.
Best Nutcracker decorations
The iconic nutcracker is bigger and better than ever this year, he’s become somewhat of a hero for Christmas 2017. With the trend for nostalgia these charming hand painted tree decorations are bound to be a best seller. We love the fact these guys been given a little extra sparkle with a glitter finish.
Best unicorn tree decoration
Unicorns have been another popular character adorning homeware this year. This simple design by Gisela Graham is a sophisticated take on this mystical creature, it’s more grown up than you’d think for a unicorn decoration. Keep things classy by teaming this with all white baubles or go for glam with gold as an accent colour.
Best silver bells
Silver bells are a classic traditional tree decoration. Finished with simple red bows and a well-placed fairy light these are more than just silver bells, they add a little bit of magic to your tree. If nothing else these will have you singing the carol ‘silver bells, silver bells it’s Christmas time in the city, ring-a-ling hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas day’.
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Best tartan bauble
This decorative bauble is part of the traditional Highland trend at John Lewis. A heritage tartan print has been give a modern day makeover with a touch of gold and bronze detailing. The bold red compliments the metallic finish on the painted lines.
Best personalised home bauble
This beautiful glass bauble would make for a great keepsake to treasure thorough the years. the design features a festive front door with a banner that can be personalised to feature your family name and house name and number. Chose one of the 10 pre-made doors, in a choice of 9 colours or make it completely bespoke by uploading a picture of your own front door to be copied. This would be a great gift idea for any proud homeowner, neighbour or loved one spending the first Christmas in their new home.
Dimensions: 10cm diameter
Best car with tree decoration
This quirky decoration is sure to add some festive cheer to any tree. The retro green car design features a Christmas tree fastened to the roof. It instantly makes us want to sing ‘driving home for Christmas’ which is no bad thing, great to get everyone in the festive spirit.
Best felt decoration
Red felt is a classic choice for Scandinavian-style decorating. This Simple felt heart from B&Q features a white embroidered border, giving it a further Nordic feel. Aside from the obvious beauty this decoration is a great buy because firstly it’s so cheap and secondly because red hearts aren’t just for Christmas – you could hang a heart in a country-style home all year round.
Best mini baubles
These mini glass baubles are perfect for adding colour throughout the tree, being small enough to go on the tips of every branch – top to bottom. The assortment of red, orange, pink, green and purple come in a variety of finishes included mirror, glitter, pearl, frosted and transparent. These colours would be perfect to compliment the playful bright trend that’s big news for decorating this Christmas. Set of 100
Best letter tree decorations
Put a unique spin on your Christmas tree with the addition of these highly decorative A-Z tree decorations. Sold individually, the possibilities are endless, you can stick with family initials or spell out entire words – make a cross word out of your tree. The jewels are a great way to add a touch of sparkle to compliment a colour scheme
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Each of our chosen designs can be added individually to accentuate an existing colour scheme, or brought in multiples to create more of statement. All that’s left to say is happy tree decorating!