The Christmas tree is the heart of the home during the holidays, so it deserves some attention. This year, instead of dusting off your tired ornaments and lights-that-have-seen-better-days, go bold with your festive focal point. Whether you choose to pare everything back with Scandi minimalism or want to let your true colors shine with a kitschy Christmas tree, we’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite Christmas tree ideas for 2018. Who said trees have to be traditional?
Hygge is still the word of the moment, and for good reason. This Danish lifestyle concept has influenced our lives since 2017, and this year it’s making its way into our Christmas decor. The key concept of hygge is to take the time to appreciate the small things. It doesn’t call for opulent, overly dressed trees and thousands of fairy lights, but subtle ornaments and plenty of cozy textures. Recreate the feel of a Scandi hideaway with a flocked tree, and place simple-yet-effective ornaments made from white glass, natural wood and paper. Finish the look with white fairy lights and a scattering of (battery operated) tealights and lanterns to create your own peaceful retreat this Christmas.
Forget what you know about traditional decor and how you ‘should’ dress the tree. This is the year to do it your way. Be bold this Christmas with unique ornaments and even more unique color schemes. Take the time to scope out ornaments that you truly love. This look doesn’t call for bulk-bought decorations in a particular color scheme, it’s about expressing your individuality with pieces you’ve picked up just because you love them. What are your hobbies? Your favorite colors? Reflect what makes you, you with fun & unique decorations; from a surfing Santa to embellished coke cans & adorable dogs.
It’s the season of overindulgence, so let’s get lavish with your tree. This Christmas embrace rich jewel tones; think emerald green, deep purple & midnight blue all tied in with splashes of gold. When it comes to the lights, choose soft white lights as opposed to colored, you want the ornaments to do the talking. Textures are key with this look, ornate feathers, the softest velvets and sequin embellishments combine to create a look that’s fit for royalty.
A Copper Christmas
Industrial design is still one of the most popular interior styles, and this year we’re embracing it in our festive decor. Copper is the must-have metal for industrial interiors. It lends itself well to Christmas styling because of its rich, warming tones that pair effortlessly with other colors. Have fun with your tree; forget the rules and mix and match copper ornaments in various shapes and sizes to stop it looking too put together. Think simple wire spheres next to teardrop shapes, geometric designs next to heavily embellished pieces. For the final flourish, introduce subtle touches of gray, black and white to balance the metallic tones.
Go for gold this Christmas with a safari-inspired tree. Warm, inviting and a little bit unexpected, this look embraces the print of the year; leopard. Featured in abundance from fall fashion to homeware, animal print is the must-have pattern that’s clawing its way up our tree this holiday season. The key to getting this look right is to pair your favorite animal prints with rich, tactile textures and accents of shiny gold. Think feathers, sequins and metallic gold finishes and you’re on the right track. Rich brown tones provide the perfect base color to make the embellished pieces pop, and a twinkling of white fairy lights complete the look perfectly.