Christmas Tree Decorating Trends This Year
Decorating your Christmas tree is a tradition in many homes, with families gathering together typically after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. or around the first of December in other countries to bring out the garland and ornaments and adorn the tree. Some families may hang on to the same decorations year after year, and while it’s good to keep traditions alive and to see ornaments that have become family heirlooms on your tree, it’s also good to consider some new decorating trends for your tree this year.
Red and green are traditional Christmas colors, but for this year, you might mix up your decorating by trying gold and blue, the hottest color trends for trees this season. Gold ornaments are very stylish and eye-catching and the deep blue is a welcome change from traditional red and green. Solid gold ornaments are dominant but you might also see the color in glittery ornaments, snowflakes, stars, and even garland. Large gold bows are a good touch and you may find an angel with gold in its shape for the top of the tree.
Other colors that are taking off this year include shades of grey, deep brown, or even black and white. These look great with a modern décor in the home and can make a real statement with your tree. Black and white ornaments and a large black and white bow for the top of the tree is very eye-catching and again, a good change from traditional colors.
Smaller trees are also becoming a trend with this season. Many families are on a tight budget and are scaling back their decorations and traditions, and those who live in smaller homes may appreciate having a small tree that still ‘packs a punch.’ A small tree might be put on a tabletop in the corner or it may be put on a side table rather than being the centerpiece of the home. If you’re looking to teach your children to do without lavish gifts during Christmastime, a small tree is a good place to start! Topiary trees, or those trimmed to a small rectangle or even in sections, are also hot and make a perfect choice for the smaller space or for those looking to keep their tree modest.
Unique Christmas ornaments are also very hot this year, and many reflect the personal life or taste or style of the family. For example, you might find ornaments that celebrate your hobbies, such as a small camera for the photography enthusiast or small race cars for the car buff. Look for ornaments in the shape of gift boxes or snowmen or photo frames for your tree. These give your space personality and make your tree uniquely your own.