Christmas tree trends – the most fashionable ways to dress the tree this year

Make your Christmas extra sparkly with these tree decorating updates
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  • It’s arrived early, but it feels like the weekend to get the Christmas tunes on and the decorations out. A recent study revealed 1 in 5 households has already done so. Our Christmas tree trends inspiration is for those who’ve managed to refrain from putting the tree up already!

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    If you fancy giving your festive decor a refresh, then we’ve got the latest looks for dressing the tree – whether you like a classic look or something a little more glam.

    Christmas tree trends

    We know you’re not going to overhaul your entire collection of baubles, but the high street have re-invented Christmas yet again with a few twists on our favourite trends. Meaning you can update your look with only a few special new pieces. Discover the latest decorating looks to make sure your Christmas tree looks its very best for the holidays.

    Trend 1. Eclectic Opulence

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    This sophisticated look is the perfect alternative to the traditional Christmas colours. Here the stars of the show are peacock colours, with accents in gold to add that super-glam glow and hints of teal for interesting highlights. Look out for contemporary finishes, such as ombre and oil slick. This theme will set the scene for entertaining and see you right through ’til New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    This trend is both opulent and luxurious and its warmth is perfect for those cosy nights spent beside the fire. Peacock blue is not only the colour of the moment for home enhancement but its depth provides a fantastic backdrop to ensure your Christmas lights sparkle.

    Style tip: Complement this luxe look by piling on lavish greenery. Build up a garland with flowers (real or faux) in rich tones.

    Trend 2. Snowy Woodland Retreat

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    For this trend think winter wildlife nestled in soft eucalyptus-green accents. Celebrate natural textures like wood, rattan and wool. Dress the tree from head to toe in laser cut wooden decorations and woodland creatures galore. Blond and whitewashed woods compliment a colour palette of soft creams and greys to update this neutral colour scheme, giving it depth and tactile appeal.

    Style tip: Laid back styling is key, and a minimal palette of rich cream. Simple festive form decorates the tree, and interest comes through with texture. Dot a natural pom pom bauble here and there, use rattan details and textured ceramics to add layers of interest.

    Trend 3. Merry and bright

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    If truth be told, this is the tree we all need in our lives this year! It’s bold, it’s unapologetic and most of all it makes us smile.

    Create your own Insta-worthy tree with oversized statement baubles. Think State Side Christmas with boldly coloured, fun elements. A touch of a vintage vibe is definitely apparent in the wrapping and decorations. Kitsch designs are everywhere with the injection of multicolours and unlikely characters, like cacti and rainbows, giving a thought provoking element of surprise, inspiring happiness and joy. This look is super fun and happy.

    Pop plain decorations in there too, so the fun shapes shine. This trend is playful and a great way to express how colour can add warmth and happiness to our homes. This style is ideal for a family household, the kids will love the brightness.

    Style tip: Make it fun for all the family with a rainbow palette and ’80s retro style

    Trend 4. Heavenly Renaissance

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    For this look layer antique golds with vintage-inspired designs. To give the look an undoubtable on-trend touch for 202o incorporate celestial symbols and decorations. A dusting of glitter and a sprinkle of sparkle, brings a glamorous touch to this ultra luxe theme. Velvet so soft to the touch in blushing rose, combined with grey mauve undertones, makes this a very sophisticated look.

    Style tip: Add sparkling tassels and decorations with a grownup flavour as a playful touch.

    Related: Best artificial Christmas trees to dress your home for the festive season

    Trend 5. Ice-cool Pastels

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    This modern romance scheme is a mix of sparkle and shimmer, with delicate ice-cool pastels hues and pretty shapes. Understated delicious pastel tones create a calming yet captivating look – as trend set to be hugely popular for fans of a Glam decor. Don’t forget to use plenty of warm fairy lights for the magical Christmas twinkle.

    Style tip: Hang groupings of large decorations from varied lengths of string or ribbon to create a staggered display

    6. New Nostalgia

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    Keep your family traditions going with gorgeous Christmas decorations to remind of bygone times. Take pleasure in dressing your home with spruce boughs, berry sprays and pinecones dotted around. Add tartan ribbons to wrapping, knitted stockings to the mantel and light special candles and lanterns giving off that familiar scent of Christmas.

    This trend offers a fresh take on a traditional story. Tartan checks and stylish berry patterns are brought together for a modern twist on a timeless trend.

    Style tip: Add velvet baubles as a key addition to this trend for an easy and affordable way to inject sumptuous textures this Christmas.

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    Which trend will your tree being wearing this year??


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