Raise your hand if you have two Christmas trees in your house. You have one tree for all the decor-deficient people, as in, those people who don’t go into A-type convulsions when a single ornament is out of place, and one tree for all those for those in your house with an intense case of holiday style. Whether your Christmas tree style is a colour, a theme, a feeling, a nuance, a part of your house or the centre piece of your decor, your tree has a style all it’s own and it’s a reflection of your personality, your mood, it’s an extension of your holiday you.
Today, we’re looking at 5 Styles of Christmas trees and the best ornaments to collect to achieve the look.
Brimming We love a Christmas tree stuffed from the bottom to the top with holiday delights! The key to this style of Christmas tree is reflection – you want lights and lots of them (think about 100 lights for every foot of tree height), and you want to tuck them closer to the trunk of the tree. Then ensure you have a good mix of reflective ornaments that will push the light out of the tree and create a soft glow.
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Warm and Cozy A tree that brings the outdoors in, this style plays along with the “effortless” style of rustic cottage chic. Opt for natural decorations like garland of burlap and raw silk, and decorations made of wool, pinecones and paper. If you want to stay true to the style, stick with neutral colours, but for little added pops, choose a single colour to work off of, like a rich ruby reds or sea foam green.
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Whimsical Although this tree is delightful and lights up the Dr. Seuss loving child in all of us, it requires a rather dedicated attention to spacing and detail. Brightly coloured ornaments contrast perfectly with the stark white tree, but make sure you pick a unifying undertone for your decorations. Opt for all pastels, all glitter, all jewel toned or all primary colours.
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Sparse If this is your look, avoid an artificial tree at all costs! Go for ornaments with colours that contrast the natural green colour, like snowy whites, shimmering silvers and bright golds.
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Ombre How on earth have we not had an ombre Christmas tree before?! While your entire tree doesn’t have to have ombre branches to create the effect, pick an assortment of decor in colours that will be easy to transition – for instance yellow to gold to brass. And if you don’t love this modern take on a Christmas tree, check out this list with 17 more!
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