We never used to get into the whole colour theme trends each Christmas, our tree growing up consisted of hand made Christmas bauballs from four different children and wooden decorations that couldn’t be broken. Very glamorous!
It wasn’t until we started to get older and a little less wreckless that Mum released her inner stylist and splurged at Waitrose one Christmas season. It was at this moment I began to realise that Christmas styling could be an art form.
As the years have gone by, my love for Christmas trends has grown and each year I spend a little bit of my wage on a new theme for the tree. It is hard not to get carried away as you walk around the shops!
I have trawled the internet for some of the more popular Christmas themes in 2015 and how you can achieve the same look on a budget. Happy Decorating!
The Twig Christmas Tree
A gorgeous alternate to the traditional Christmas Tree, and can be achieved on a serious budget! Simply head down to your local park and find a fallen tree branch. For a little more glamour, you can spray the tree branch with a metallic paint. This tree paired with the simple butchers paper and ribbon wrapping makes for the perfect minimalist Christmas decor (it might even encourage you to not go overboard with the unnecessary purchasing).
DIY Wooden Beads
I love these strings of wooden beads for the Christmas tree, not only are they affordable and easy to make, they will complement any colour theme! These are a Scandinavian inspired decorations made from bits of straw and wooden beads. The best part is you can paint the wooden beads any colour you like to fit with your own theme. Check out this blog for further instructions.
Simplistic Metallic & White
Metallic and white is a gorgeous, gender neutral theme that would suit any home. One of the perks of this theme is you can reuse the decor throughout the year once you take away the bauballs and christmas trees. I love the idea of pairing a bare 'twig tree' with smaller traditional Christmas trees and pine cones, mixed in with some metallic bauballs and even some pearls! This would look great in an entrance way!
Pastels & Metallics
You can't really go wrong with pastels and metallics! You could use any sort of pastel colour to make this theme a little less feminine if you have to worry about the boys in the household! The metallic golds, bronzes and rose golds pair beautifully with the pastel pink or even a pastel blue or aqua. You could throw this in with some white or even the wooden beads pictured above! It seems that the white Christmas Tree is on trends this year as well!
I really love 2D ornaments, they are eye catching and trendy and they sit on the tree brilliantly as they can nestle between the fronds. I have seen these in almost every home wares store this year in a gorgeous range of shapes, characters and Christmas themed items such as candy canes and reindeer.
The Humble Cloche Bell
The versatility of cloche bells is amazing! You can put as many of these throughout the house as you like and fill them all with different kinds of Christmas Decorations - think nativity sets, Santa's workshop, Reindeers, bauballs, lights - you get the picture! Go crazy and best of all when Christmas is over, you can re-purpose them!
A popular trends these last few years is to use natural materials to create beautiful decor items and Christmas is no exception! Of course there are plenty of stores that stock these kinds of items, however it could also make for a cool little project. Head outside or down to the hardware store and grab some timber and knock up your very own Noel sign. I love how they have left some timbers exposed and others they have painted in white or tan. The candle ties it all together beautifully!
The Over Decorated Snow Tree
My favourite of all the trees I've seen! The tree looks as though it has just been brought inside after a snow storm! Normally I'm all about the even spacing, but I think the jam packed look is quite endearing, especially as the theme is made up of neutral whites and silvers. I wonder where this is? I wouldn't mind spending Christmas here!
I hope you have a safe and happy Christmas!