Christmas seems to have come a little early this year. Usually we hold off decorating the tree until after Luka’s birthday, but this year I thought we’d change it up a bit. With last year being so difficult and stressful, I wanted to make the most of the festive season this time around. I always find decorating the tree a little emotional; remembering back to our first Christmas as a family, and the little traditions we’ve built since then. One of my favourites is the bauble tradition. Each year we choose a new bauble to hang on the tree and we take it in turns to place the star at the top too. So to some, our tree looks like a complicated bauble-fest, but to us it’s just perfect. We never were ones for the perfect tree and it’s just as well with Elsie around, intent on destroying it! That said, I love to see how other families decorate their homes at Christmas. Here are three of my favourite Christmas decorating ideas.
I’m a sucker for a little bit of modern art (ignoring Ghostwriterdaddy’s protestations that it’s NOT art!) and contemporary trees look wonderful this time of year. We have a light up ‘twig’ tree that looks beautiful with miniature baubles hung on it, but since the dawn of Pinterest and the likes I have to say I’ve seen some amazing efforts. Like this, for example.
Yes. I’m well aware this would not last one minute in my house at the moment, but doesn’t it look fab?
We’ve gone for (as we do every year) a kind of ‘Christmas threw up’ colour scheme with our tree. I just cannot resist lots of bright colours and the kids love it too, so who am I to argue? The more the merrier, but I do love Christmas decorations that go for colour schemes. At the moment white is very ‘in’ and I have to say it looks fab. Perfect for winter, not so perfect for homes with young children, but never mind. How amazing does this dining room look?