Next week is the first week in December and traditionally the time to get your Christmas decorations out and start decorating that spectacular Christmas tree. Traditional red and green are always popular as it inspires feelings of nostalgia. White and silver get a rustic update with the addition of natural elements. This year a few pastels also make an appearance, add them to your existing white and silver scene for a new look.
What would be your favourite look for this years Christmas? Here are a few of the best dressed trees I loved for this year.
SKINNY & SNOWY
6ft Alaskan Flocked Tree with Wooden Base, £45, Tesco
SKINNY & SNOWY. 6ft Alaskan Flocked Tree with Wooden Base, £45. Glass Buttoned Bauble, £3.50. Crocket Baubles, £4 for 6. Hand painted Glass Baubles, £5 for 3, Traditional Wreath, £10, all Tesco.
NOSTALGIC. Country Spruce Christmas Tree, £140, Glass decorations, from £4, Metallic Sparkle berry and foliage wreath, £25, all Marks & Spencer.
SILVER & WHITE
7ft silver spruce tree, £25, Distressed willow tree skirt, £30, John Lewis
SILVER & WHITE. 7ft silver Spruce tree, £250, Frosted wreath, £30, Distressed willow tree skirt, £30, Small pine cone garland, £15, Pussywillow stem, £6 each, Mercurised star tree topper, £12, Selection of Croft tree decs from £2.50 each, all John Lewis.
LESS IS MORE
LESS IS MORE. Fabulous Fir Christmas Tree, £199, Copper baubles, £16.50 for 12, Aged Zinc Troughs pair, £45, Zinc bucket, £29, all Cox & Cox.
WOODLAND. Meribel 6ft pine tree, £185, Enchanted Forest Tree decorations, from £6, Woodland and Kraft crackers (box of 6), £25, Christmas tree and bird wrapping paper (per 2m roll), £5, Reindeer head, £52, Wooden tea-light holders, large £15, small £12, Enchanted forest snow globe, £20, Pinecone trees, large £50, small £40, Small wooden house, £6, Wooden advent calendar, £40, Twig reindeer decorations, large £45, small £30, White apple wreath, £50, all House of Fraser.
PRETTY PASTELS. 6ft Snowy Woodland tree, £125, Selection of special glass decorations, from £5 each, Marks and Spencer.
Pot grown Nordman Fir tree from, £24.99, Dobbies
AU NATUREL. Pot grown Nordman Fir tree from, £24.99, Glass baubles, from £2.99 each, Pre-lit Snow Wreath, £30, Dobbies.
6ft White Twig Tree, £70, Tesco
TWIGGY TREE. 6ft White Twig tree, £70. Large Petrol Blue glass decs,£3.50. Floral Glitter baubles in Purple and Teal, £2. Peacock glass baubles, £5 for 3. Teal, Purple & Gold baubles, £5 for 40. Bird £2.5o, all Tesco.
OUTDOOR SHOW STOPPER. Outdoor Light tree Tower, £199, Cox & Cox.
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Feature by Theoda Solms Iles