It’s the most wonder time of the year….just typing that has made me start singing!! But It’s my favourite part about christmas, Yes decorating the christmas tree!! The 1st of december is when mine goes up and I officially start getting all excited for christmas. It really does start to feel all christmassy when that tree goes up!!
Today’s post I just wanted to share with you my tree and the decorations I used this year.
I decided to go for gold, champagne/mink, white and silver bit of a mixture, to go with my living room decor. My snow tree I got a few years ago in Tesco but literally everywhere sell these snow trees now, I think they’re so pretty, but the snow does go everywhere when we put it up, just to warn you!
Whenever I decorate my tree I like to use all different baubles, and decorations, I do buy the big sets but I prefer buying single ones as I feel like it looks really pretty and a bit different. I love a full looking tree so any empty branch I will fill, and I use the small baubles to fill the gaps in between so it doesn’t look too much with having the big decorations all over as it can make it look a bit much, in my opinion. I literally didn’t have a plan on how I was going to decorate it, I just chucked everything on and hoped for the best.
I haven’t used tinsel on my tree for years as I personally feel like it looks nice with just Baubles and lights, although next year I might use the beads. I’ve seen lots of pretty Trees with the beads and I really like that idea.
Every year I’ve wanted a tree skirt, they are very American and I’ve seen gorgeous fluffy ones but I struggled to get one last year as I left it so late but this year I was adamant I was going to get one. I was stalking the next website as last year they did have the best selection. I managed to find this white faux fur skirt in my local next store, it was a little bit pricey for what it is but I’m so glad I got it, as It looks so good under the tree, it almost looks like snow I absolutely love it!
Some of the random decorations and Baubles I picked up. My favourite store for single decorations is The range, they had such a massive selection and so affordable too, I was in my element! I again got all these extra early this year, I think it was mid november as they sell out so fast. I also got a few from Marks & spencer, B&Q, sainsburys and Tesco. I did see some gorgeous ones in John Lewis but they were a tad bit more expensive and I didn’t really want to pay £5 per bauble. The Range though was really reasonable and were priced around £1-3 each
I’ve had so many people ask me about these presents I have under my tree, I got these last year but I have seen them again this year. They’re from the range, They always have the best christmas selection hands down, I’ve loved it for the past few years now. These presents light up and look so pretty under the tree. I was so happy to find this mink/champagne colour too, as it goes perfect with my decor. Just be warned the glitter drops off these and goes everywhere, but I look past it as they are pretty!
My tree does have lights I promise ha ha but I only put them on when it gets dark and I forgot to put them on to take the pictures for this post.
My tip is definitely wait a few weeks into december and also after christmas to get some sets in the sale, I did this last year and found some right bargains, the really big baubles currently at the bottom of my tree I found in the sainsburys sale last year for £2 and they were originally about £6 so I was very happy with that bargain. I actually picked up a set today in sainsburys it was a 50 piece set for only £8, orginally £20 that I can use for next year. It has a mixture of beads, baubles, snow flakes and icicles.
Apart from my tree I don’t really put much else up as I prefer a simple look. we do have our light up reindeer’s out the front of the house though that I like to call Rudolph and comet.
Even Elliott has got his permanent spot next to the christmas tree, I’m loving how cosy the living room looks and feels with the Tree up.
What colour scheme is your christmas tree and decorations this year? let me know below.