How we're going to be decorating our Christmas trees in 2019 according to The White Company

It's time to say goodbye to Maximalism

It might seem a bit early to be talking about decorating the Christmas tree. Bonfire night is only just over, and the Christmas tree is still safely stowed in the attic.

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However, if you're a Christmas fanatic like us you're probably already colour coordinating the decorations in your head. Well, this year according to The White Company you can skip the headache over what baubles to pair together as there is a new Christmas decoration trend in town.

The White Company Christmas decoration trend

This year, The White Company promises that maximalism is out. The homeware brand promises that we'll be dressing out trees from top to toe in just one type of bauble in 2019.

wicker christmas tree skirt

(Image credit: The White Company )

Buy now: Wicker Christmas tree skirt, £45, The White Company 

So wave goodbye to the hazy blur of different sized, shaped and textured baubles. This year The White Company says we should be keeping things simple.

If you choose to give the new paired back look ago the trick is to go big with your chosen decoration. Pick something oversized and rich in texture that will pop on the tree.

Take a tip from The White Company styling book and deck the tree out with fluffy white directions. Costing £6, they look gorgeous when paired with hundred of twinkly fairy lights. Complete the look with an elegant tree skirt.

white feather bauble

(Image credit: The White Company )

Buy now: White feather bauble, £6, The White Company

If you're not convinced by the idea of ditching your myriad of baubles for one type this year. We know it will be tough, especially with the glorious selection of baubles on offer this year – just take a look at our pick of the best baubles this year. Why not trial the paired back look on a smaller tree in a bedroom or snug?

Whatever look you go for whether it's paired back or you decide to stick to maximalism, the important thing is to keep your tree coordinated.

little mountain house christmas decoration

(Image credit: The White Company)

Buy now: Little Mountain House Christmas Decoration, £6, The White Company

'The secret to a successful Christmas tree is to keep it coordinated. Subtle sparkle, or all-white – the choice is yours,' says The White Company Founder Chrissie Rucker OBE.  'Just remember to stick to similar tones and styles for an elegant finish.'

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How will you be decorating your Christmas tree this year?

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.