The BIG baubles trend for Christmas trees and how to get it right – the bigger the better!

Christmas baubles are bigger than ever this year

Large Christmas baubles are back! An enormous trend in 2020, they've returned bigger than ever.

With festive firs popping up left right and centre on our social media feeds, there's a clear winner when it comes to  Christmas tree trends 2021. Big baubles.

This Christmas, it looks like size does matter when it comes to baubles.

Large Christmas baubles

large decorated christmas tree in white living room

(Image credit: John Lewis)

The humble Christmas bauble is of course the key ingredient to any beautifully decorated tree. And while we've spotted lots of gorgeous, sustainable paper baubles this year, the main thing we've noticed is the variation of sizes.

People are confidently throwing in a handful of XXL baubles into the mix, be it red, gold, or another tone that compliments their overall theme. It truly is a failsafe way to add instant impact to your existing Christmas tree ideas.

The trend for large Christmas baubles certainly doesn't mean overhauling your entire collection. Just add a few chunkier decorations to make a statement - odd numbers work best.

champagne feather large silver baubles

(Image credit: Melody Maison)

Shake things up with just three new, oversized baubles. The good news is you can do this for under £10 with some stunning baubles available on the high street right now.

Wilko has some amazing big baubles on its website, as do John Lewis and Dobbies.

Where to buy large Christmas baubles

Gemstone Forest Extra Large Bauble, Gold: £8, John Lewis

Gemstone Forest Extra Large Bauble, Gold: £8, John Lewis

This oversized matte gold bauble brings some bold glamour to any tree. You can't go wrong with warm metallics at Christmas, whatever your colour scheme. This one is 15cm in diameter.

Single Bauble, Midnight Blue, 20cm: £4.99, Dobbies

Single Bauble, Midnight Blue, 20cm: £4.99, Dobbies

A few deep blue baubles like these fluted ornaments will be the perfect finishing touch to your tree. Great for adding a more 'grown up' feel if you've got lots of novelty decorations in your collection.

Large baubles can be effortlessly interspersed with shaped tree ornaments to add interest – and play with the sense of scale.

Christmas tree next to fireplace with white and silver baubles

(Image credit: Cox & Cox)

A balanced arrangement is always best, as Cox & Cox demonstrates perfectly with its styling. Mixing the large Christmas baubles alongside your regular collection is a great way to add drama to your tree decor this year.

Christmas Concepts Extra Large Shiny Disco Baubles: £19.99 set of 3, Amazon

Christmas Concepts Extra Large Shiny Disco Baubles: £19.99 set of 3, Amazon

What could make more of a statement than extra-large disco ball baubles! These are sure to get the Christmas party started.

Christmas tree and christmas decor on white staircase

(Image credit: Dunelm)

Another more out there and unusual trend we've seen make a comeback this festive season is the chicken wire Christmas decoration - great if you're on a budget. Will your tree be adorned with oversized baubles this year?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.