Ultimate Christmas Tree Inspiration Guide 2019
Putting up the Christmas tree is always one of the highlights of my year. It's creative, therapeutic (always quiets my mind for the few hours), and enjoyable. I love to put on some Christmas music or a Christmas movie, make myself a cup of tea or hot chocolate, throw some comfy clothes, and then begin crafting my masterpiece.
Before I actually start taking out the tree, I love to look at inspiration then pick up a few new pieces and/or add a touch of a new colour. If you're into trending colours, it's best to invest in gold, silver, brass, and glass ornaments because you can use them every year. Then just add in a 1-2 colours of your choice that could be changeable (I do this with cushions in my home too, I have just 1-2 pops of colour that I can change out for new colours when I get bored).
As I'm currently in Hong Kong, and yet to fly to Canada to put up my tree, I've been stalking the #ChristmasTree2019 tag on instagram and Pinterest, silently judging/saving my favourites and dreaming about my future tree. In this article I'm going to share some of those favourites with you, incase you need a little inspo, or if you just like looking at beautifully decorated trees (I fall into both categories).
Adding glass into your tree is a sure way to make it sparkly and bright. It reflects and brings in different colours from your home, and it looks like pure magic when the tree lights are turned on. I always add in a few glass pieces and icicles, but this tree makes me want to add in a little more. The constant vertical lines in contrast to the round bulbs looks really appealing to the eye.
2. Pink & Grey
This colour combination is really trending this year. It's quite muted and monochromatic, but strong and feminine at the same time. I especially love how people are adding in florals and butterflies, and tying the same colours in with the rest of their home's decor. Simply clean and pretty!
3. Classic Red/ Candy Cane
I saw this tree on the instagram account @x_mrsclaus_x, and it's exactly how I'd envision Mrs. Claus' Christmas tree to be, classic and sweet (the red & white reminds me of candy canes). I love the touch of wood with the rocking horse at the bottom and the big star on the top, as well as the knitted tree skirt for that cozy/rustic feeling.
This tree also reminds me of a toned down version of Kris Jenner's candy cane themed decor from Christmas 2016, which is my favourite look she ever did.
4. Rustic/ Wooden Ornaments
This look for Christmas trees and home decor is really popular around where I'm from. It looks really cozy, warm, and family oriented. Furthermore, the knitted accents of the above tree take the coze level up a notch.
It can get even more personal if you DIY the ornaments yourself/with those you love (there's a lot of great tutorials on Pinterest).
5. Faux Fur Snow
I've seen a lot of people adding white faux fur to their trees, giving them a snowy but warm, and luxe look. The way the above person placed knitted and silver ornaments on the ground is a really nice touch to add different shapes and textures to the bottom of the tree.
Even just adding in little pieces of cotton or faux feathers looks great and achieves a similar look (see below photo)!
Black Christmas trees look really elegant, mysterious, moody, and unique. I've seen them done in a very minimalistic way, and in a more themed way (A nightmare Before Christmas), and both look great.
7. Checked Ribbon
I recently came across this new way of placing ribbon on your tree (or maybe it's just new to me). The diamond shapes look like little windows with a few select ornaments inside. This is the perfect way to make a tree look fuller if you have less ornaments, or if you want a pretty ribbon to be the main focus.
8. Upside Down
I first saw these last year when I was shopping for my first Christmas tree for my new home in Toronto. At first glance I thought, 'is this a prank?', but the more I looked at it the more it drew me in with fascination. They look amazing over dining tables or in your home entrance (places where you'd place light fixtures/ chandeliers), and are a great option if you have no room on the floor. Usually the ceiling is left out, but now it can be included in the magic so that anywhere you look, you feel joy!
9. Human Tree
Why not be the tree yourself? Here's a great look for a Christmas party or friendly family competition (DIY Christmas Tree Dresses instead of Gingerbread Houses). Bring holiday joy everywhere you go.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I loved to research and write it! I'd love to know what theme/colour holiday decor you're going for this year? Let me know in the comments below and please tag us with your tree photos when you put it up (IG: @toat.co)! 😍🎄