Trends can be fickle: one season, muted monochromatic trees are all the rage, the next it’s colourful ombré. In truth, decorating for the holidays is a very personal thing. Anything goes, from daring black trees – yes, black, at Christmas! – to upside-down pines. Flip through for a range of unconventional trees that will get you super excited to start decorating for the holidays.
Modern, adorable and unconventional, this Christmas tree laden with jumbo pom-poms gives us the warm and fuzzies. Designed by the team at Sugar & Cloth for their studio, we love the creative idea of swapping out the ornaments for a similar-shaped bauble that we never even thought of as a bauble – until now.
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Show Your Pride
Rainbows are instantly happy-making, which makes the motif brilliant for Christmas. In this loud and proud iteration from Treetopia, each section has been perfectly demarcated with a bright pop-art hue. Now all it needs are flashy baubles and silvery streamers and it’s ready for its turn on the catwalk – in your living room.
Here’s a tree that matches the Christmas ham. The unapologetically dainty pink tree from Wayfair would look smashing with white or gold decor interspersed on its pre-lit branches.
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Got a fidelity to black and white decor? With this spiralling zebra-print design from Treetopia you can keep the love affair going. Layer in lights and opt for a special topper for a smouldering look that definitely keeps up with the Joneses – and then some.
Got family visiting from the US? Show the love with a patriotic tree that has a decidedly traditional Christmas feel. A fun, frilly design around the base, a banner on the backdrop and clear LED lights round out the look. Now all you need are ornaments and lots of presents.
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Since 1988, the Tate Britain, the famous art museum in London, commissions an artist for its Christmas tree. In 2016, the contemporary Iranian artist Shirazeh Houshiary cooked up this ravishing inverted pine for the entrance rotunda. Its golden roots act are transfixing topper. What’s on show for 2019? The massive LED-lit “King’s Xmas Tree” by the artist David Batchelor.
Keep the cats away from this airy affair! Made up of clustered pastel balloons, it’s certain to be a conversation piece at your holiday party. It’s not a space-saving tree, but it sure is cool. Here’s how the creative blogger behind Sugar & Cloth brought this DIY darling together. Hint: invest in a balloon pump.
A chic, jet-black tree is ideal for bling. While light-coloured ornaments are lovely suspended from green branches, they’ll really pop against this black backdrop. Imagine this tree dripping with strands of silver or gold and baubles in the same hue? Or for a truly wild look, choose one colour such as purple and pair it with a metallic.
You dress differently. You decorate differently. Why should you go traditional? Consider a vivid pink tree that’s so fabulous it’ll eclipse all of the other Christmas decor in the room. Try bedazzling the branches sparsely to let all that pink shine.
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Behold: The Ombre Rainbow
Deck the halls (and the living room) with maximalist flair. Group baubles by colours for a simple and striking look like this clever design by Inspired by Charm.
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With its primitive limbs, this understated knockout from France-based Etsy shop AtelierboisdAme can be dispatched across the pond. Made of wood harvested from the beaches of the French Riviera, it’s oh-so-suitable for a Scandinavian setting. Here’s how to get one: fill the room with a faux-fur throw or two, a papier-mâché stag’s head, scatter some candles and start a crackling fire.
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