The surprising tree topper trend taking over our Christmas trees this year

Go big with a bow this year

The Angel has been knocked off her perch by a brand new Christmas tree topper trend. It's time to embrace the super-sized bow tree topper.

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Bow tree toppers started to gather a celebrity fanbase last year adorning the trees of Mrs Hinch and Coronation street star Lucy Fallon's. This year the bow has already become a hot Christmas tree trend with bow tree toppers at retailers such as Wilko already selling out way ahead of their star or angel rivals.

Christmas tree topper trend

A Christmas tree covered in colourful decorations and a large pink bow on the top situated in a grey living room.

(Image credit: Wilko)

This year Wilko has predicted that bow tree toppers will be adorning many of our trees. The new tree toppers were the star piece atop the Christmas tree for there three new collections.

'From Christmas baubles to Christmas tree toppers, Wilko understands it's the tree decorating that really kicks off the festivities for most people,' explains the Christmas buyer at Wilko. 'This year we’ve added ultimate glamour to our Christmas collections by incorporating stylish bow tree toppers into three of our ranges, Rococo, Cocktail Kisses and Magical.'

A white Christmas tree decorated with white lights and a large bow on top in a coy white living room

(Image credit: TBC)

The beauty of the bow tree topper is how versatile a decoration it is. 'These on-trend tree toppers have a thin piece of firm but flexible wire, making them easy to attach to wreaths and trees,' explains Wilko. 'Adding an easy, glamourous finishing-touch to any tree.

Giant Velvet Tree Topper Bow: £48, Not on The HighStreet

Giant Velvet Tree Topper Bow: £48, Not on The HighStreet

For a more traditional approach to the bow trend, opt for this velvet version. You can even personalise it to your family.

Natural Faux Burlap Christmas Tree Topper Bow, £20.40, Etsy

Natural Faux Burlap Christmas Tree Topper Bow, £20.40, Etsy

This hessian bow will suit more rustic or Scandi tree theme. Pair with lots of red and white for a true country Christmas look.

How to style the bow tree topper trend

The tree topper trend is easy to combine with your existing decorations. Simply opt for a bow in a complementary colour scheme.

If you are a fan of a glamourous Christmas tree, a sheer sparkly bow will help cast a rosy glow over the tree. While for a more traditional look a red or pink velvet bow makes the perfect centrepiece.

Toyland 30cm Silver Sequin Bow, £6.99, Amazon

Toyland 30cm Silver Sequin Bow, £6.99, Amazon

Silver is a popular tree scheme, so we know lots of you will love this sequinned number for topping it all off.

FLASH WORLD Christmas Tree Topper, £15.99, Amazon

FLASH WORLD Christmas Tree Topper, £15.99, Amazon

More of a golden girl/boy? This oversized bow has ribbons that cascade down your tree for dramatic effect.

If you can't bare to part with your existing tree topper, you can even give it an update with a bow like Mrs Hinch has on her silver-themed tree. The cleaning sensation made a statement atop her tree with a snowflake teamed with a frosty bow.

The bow tree toppers have been flying out the stores. So if you can't find one you like or are on a budget, you can easily create your own using ribbon and wire.

Chiffon ribbon - pack of two rolls: £13.99, Amazon

Chiffon ribbon - pack of two rolls: £13.99, Amazon

Create your own tree topper with this wire edged ribbon. With two rolls that's plenty to create a rosette shaped show stopper, or cover the house in bows this Christmas.

To get the look make sure you opt for supersized ribbon, ideally with a wired edge to help it keep it's shape on the tree. Layer with different pieces of ribbon for a bespoke statement tree topper.

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Will you be wrapping us you Christmas tree with this tree topper trend?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.