As the festive season approaches within a mere month, many of us are actively contemplating innovative approaches to adorn our surroundings for the upcoming holiday.
While the classic combination of red and green remains a timeless choice for Christmas tree decoration, the allure of a tree bedecked with a distinctive and fresh theme that elicits joy throughout the family is undeniable. Ranging from Barbie pink and warm neutral tones to the understated charm of sparse minimalism, we’ve compiled a selection of this year’s unconventional Christmas tree trends and decor concepts.
Enveloped Christmas Tree
While flocked Christmas trees are not a novel idea, this year witnesses a surge in their popularity as the holiday season draws near. A snow-white Christmas tree, making a bold aesthetic statement, demands a daring decorator.
When executed with precision, these attention-grabbing trees radiate splendor, particularly when adorned in a monochrome scheme or left unadorned save for a few silver bells shaped like hearts.
Antique Christmas Tree
The diverse vintage Christmas theme exudes sophistication, elegance, and opulence. Embracing delicate hues, intricate details, and sumptuous materials, this theme calls for decorations adorned with intricate pearls, beads, feathers, and diamonds.
Opt for a refined, timeless allure by embellishing your tree with a dazzling pearl tree topper, pink and gold Christmas ornaments, antiqued baubles, and luminous strings of pearls in soft gold, cream, and white tones.
Simplified Christmas Tree
In contrast to the extravagant maximalism characterizing other Christmas tree trends, the cozy Scandinavian “hygge” aesthetic makes a comeback this holiday season. Embracing a more muted, neutral aesthetic, this motif incorporates textures like synthetic fur and natural flora, prioritizing handmade details and simplicity.
Illumination plays a crucial role, with an abundance of cozy fairy lights. Sparse foliage on bare trees allows for the showcase of diverse ornaments amassed over the years.
Lustrous Christmas Tree
Though tinsel is commonly associated with the 1950s, its history dates back even further. Originating in Germany in the early 1600s, the shiny silver material was initially used to cover tree branches, capturing the glimmering light of candles adorning Christmas trees.
Tinsel trends are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Whether opting for a fully tinsel-covered tree or adding silver strands to a real tree, the nostalgic and futuristic ambiance of tinsel imparts an extra sheen to this year’s decorations.
Adorned Christmas Tree with Ribbons
Vividly colored ribbons against a backdrop of foliage create a particularly appealing aesthetic. Bows and ribbons, exuding charm and sophistication, serve as accent pieces for wreaths, garlands, and festive tablescapes, in addition to being striking tree ornaments.
A simple do-it-yourself project can transform an ordinary Christmas tree into a captivating focal point by looping ribbons around an embroidery hoop and placing it atop the tree. Explore a variety of bow styles, from opulent velvet hanging bows to crafting your own using unique Christmas ribbon ideas.
Scarlet and Aurous Christmas Tree
Ideal for real or exceptionally realistic artificial trees, this style incorporates imitation clip-on candles for a classic glow, allowing the tree to command attention.
Enhance the sophistication with vibrant red poinsettia flowers and large red velvet bows. Counterbalance the red and gold with abundant natural greenery, including wreaths, garlands, and candle holders adorned with pinecones, berries, and evergreen leaves.
Cozy Neutral Christmas Tree
The enduring appeal of an all-neutral Christmas tree concept lies in its understated beauty, safety, and simplicity. In the realm of Christmas décor, sometimes less truly is more.
Stick to traditional white, black, gold, glass, brown, and champagne decorations for a neutral effect. Introduce organic elements like berries, pine cones, or wooden ornaments to imbue depth into your tree.
Blush Christmas Tree
While pink Christmas décor has gained popularity due to the Barbiecore trend, anticipate a significant surge in its usage in 2023.
Instead of adhering to conventional decorations, experiment with blush pink ornaments, wreaths, and ribbons for a contemporary touch. Pairing pink with silver or gold introduces a playful and unique Christmas twist.
Vibrant Christmas Tree in Rainbow Hues
For a truly arresting display this Christmas, consider arranging a kaleidoscope of rainbow colors. Embrace bold and vivid hues or create a gradient effect with varying tones of your preferred shades.
The current trend leans towards bright baubles, reusable neon wrapping paper for birthdays, glittering reindeer, and everything in between. Elevate the look with twinkling fairy lights and shimmering ornaments for an extra touch of magic.
Candyland-themed Christmas Tree
Ideal for those with a sweet tooth, this whimsical Candyland tree serves as the perfect Christmas tree motif. Hang candies from the branches or place oversized lollipops and candy-shaped tree picks to infuse a sugary charm.
To fully commit to the candy motif, consider crafting gingerbread house-shaped cookies or incorporating gingerbread house and cupcake ornaments. Complete the design with berry sprays, vibrant baubles, and whimsical twisted pipe cleaners.