Want a stylish tree this year? Choose between frosty, copper or emerald. GABRIELLE FAGAN explains where to start when creating a festive theme
Frosty, copper or emerald? Create a super stylish festive tree theme
AChristmas tree is the star of the celebrations, but choosing a style can be as tricky as untangling the tinsel. But this year, banish seasonal stress and take inspiration from these three decor themes – frosty, copper or emerald. Then add the bells and baubles, sit back and wait for the compliments.
“A Christmas tree is such a seasonal statement, and nowadays isn’t just for friends and family as its style is often shared on social media, so we all want it look as beautiful and stylish as possible,” says Lee Jackson, Christmas stylist and designer for Dobbies garden centres.
“The main influence on tree trends over the last few years can be summed up in one word – ‘craft.’ The huge resurgence in activities such as needlepoint, felting, paper crafts, hand stitching and crochet are reflected in the styles as well as the materials – from wool and wood to felt – used for tree decorations, giving them a lovely personal hand-crafted feel.
“The other influence is the Japanese craze, Kawaii, which means unashamedly cute, and that’s played a part in the popularity of cutesy woodland animals dancing across tree branches.
“Squirrels, deer, hedgehogs, stags and even mythical creatures like unicorns are all having their moment this year in the seasonal limelight.”
Pictured right: Go Green Peruvian pine tree, 7ft, £199; willow tree skirt XL natural, from£28 to £35; frosted succulent wreath, £45; selection of emerald baubles from £4 each.All items from John Lewis
Real Christmas tree, from £29.99; red berry wreath, £24.99; silver stag head, £99.99; red star, £9.99; decorations from £1.99; assorted baubles, red, set of six, £2.99; tree lights, various sizes, from £12.99, available in store, Dobbies