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7 Christmas tree decor ideas

WordsMegan Lambert

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Christmas tree—how else would Santa know where to put the presents? It’s important to consider how your tree decorations fit in with your home decor. After all, your tree’s going to be taking pride of place for about a month and it will be as much of a design statement as your year-round decor. So, if you’re as big a fan of this centuries-old festive tradition as we are, then take a look at these 7 Christmas tree decor ideas for a look you’ll love. 

But first, some housekeeping. We’d always recommend buying a locally grown, FSC certified Christmas tree, as their impact on the environment is negligible (especially if you donate them to your local council for ‘chipping’ in the new year). Also if you’re using fairy lights make sure you’re using LED lights. Not only do they last longer but they’ll save you money too.

Christmas tree decor idea: traditional 

Christmas is all about tradition and opting for a traditional style Christmas tree is a great way to pay homage to this. And it doesn’t get more timeless than a 7ft fir with an angel topper.

Think about your colour scheme—if you’re going classic, opt for reds and greens, red and gold, or red and white. You can even throw a bit of tartan in for good measure. A traditional style tree means lots of ribbons, pine cones, the odd candy cane, glittery baubles or classic wooden ornaments. And whatever you do, don’t scrimp on the fairy lights.

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE IN ROOM PAINTED IN LICK RED 01

NOTHING SAYS TRADITIONAL LIKE RED BOWS VIA UNSPLASH

Christmas tree decor idea: Scandi

Christmas is when the Scandi decor trend comes into its own. It’s the perfect balance of paired-back and informal. Sprinkle in a bit of Danish hygge and you’ve got the ultimate Christmas recipe. Like us Brits, Scandi countries go all in for tradition at this time. Think DIY wooden Christmas tree ornaments and origami paper baubles, with a subtle neutral and white colour scheme along with red accents.

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SIMPLE AND STYLISH SCANDI DECOR WITH LICK TEAL 01 WALLS

Christmas tree decor idea: boho 

The boho Christmas tree is a style we’ve seen more and more of as the boho decor trend has continued to grow. It’s all about expressing your individual style so go bold and don’t be afraid to do something a little different, like a DIY pampas grass tree. Now that’s a reusable tree we could get on board with. 

Or have you ever seen anything more flower power than bohemian dried flower Christmas tree decorations? If you’re decorating a traditional fir tree, think macrame decorations, wooden ornaments, and handmade baubles. Take a look at these 6 boho living room decor ideas for some inspiration.

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