The tradition of setting up the Christmas tree on December first is a favourite! This marks the official ‘sleep’ countdown until Santa’s arrival, and the joy this brings is always treasured. Whether your tree is pine-needle-farm-fresh, or fresh out of last year’s box, the Christmas tree deserves to be centre-stage and on trend! We love a good Chrissy tree as part of gorgeous (and tear-jerking) family photos. Seriously, how were our babies that small only last year?! Without a doubt, decorating the Christmas tree is a tradition to be cherished.
We believe in doing Christmas in style. Our early gift to you is this list of tips for dressing your trendiest tree yet.
Choose a theme and stick to it.
There’s always inspiration for next year, but showing restraint and keeping true to a theme will guide your look. “Theme” can feel like a dirty word, but having a theme doesn’t need to mean “tacky”. In particular, we adore these Christmas tree styles.
This is the movie-worthy tree, the one in green, red and gold. The Sentimental tree is hot chocolate, carols, and watching Home Alone all rolled into one! Use decorations that feel personal or may be heirlooms in the family. Every person who sees this will instantly connect with the warmth and care that’s gone into decorating. We know this will be the talking point for trips down memory lane.
Work tonally with decorations in variations of one colour and opt for white lights if your colour is bright, or warm lights if you’ve gone with darker colours. Monochrome trees work well with a minimalist less-is-more touch.
If you’re the trendsetter in the group, look to the future with glistening metallics. Mix baubles of different sizes and metals (silver, gold, rose gold, pewter) and layer with dainty lights. This is the perfect opportunity to let your inner shiny-self out! Glitter and tinsel are essential elements to this maximalist style.
A Dreamy White Christmas
For the ultimate Scandi home, a white tree with textural white-on-white decoration is peaceful and chic! Style birch branches in long vases, or create simple wreathes from natural materials for an organic, pared back and snow-inspired look. We’ve started pinning inspo with fragrant olive branch wreathes.
We’d love to see how you style your Christmas Tree! Tag us on Instagram @my_hyggehome. Comment your favourite festive traditions.