The Alternative Christmas: Decor the Stylish Way!

Christmas is one of those times of year that we recognise, that we’re comfortable with and we know what to expect. The Christmas tree is usually always green, although the trend for silver, pink and now blue is on the rise, there is tinsel, an abundance of tree decor front-lined by baubles in every shape, size and colour and then there is that red, associated with the man with the presents!

But there is also a new trend, where tree’s are upside down, or not actual tree’s at all, decorations are ornaments that could stay out and up all year round and not be out of place, larger than your average light features that are already part of the space, what is this new ideal of Christmas decor? Is it because its easy? or because its stylish? new? trendy?

Some of these new pieces are just gorgeous, but naturally you really have to look for a gem, so of course we’ve done the hard work for you, here are some of our favourites, what do you think?

The Christmas Tree:

This tree by Cox and Cox is the hanging alternative for those short on space or those that want to adopt the clean, minimal, Scandinavian style. All you need is a few decoration pieces, some lights and somewhere to hang this beauty. The great thing is, any new customers get 20% off their first order (remember to look at tree decor, it is lovely!)

This tree from House of Fraser is the epitome of stylish LED focused Christmas decor, it speaks for itself I think. The great thing is, you don’t even need to take it down once Christmas is over (shhhh).

What about one for the little ones? This chalkboard tree is one that the children can play with throughout the year, putting it in their room means you’ve got a bit of Christmas all year round!

Finally, what about this Scandinavian inspired tree? I think I love this one the best, its ethereal and the natural wood  is something that I do connect with on another level. Adding to basket as we speak…!

Best of the Baubles (in every shape, style and size):

Wow, there are just so many styles out there, in our house we have a Christmas theme that is different each year. This means I get to search the interweb and the retailers looking for the perfect on theme decorative items every year, which is so so exciting, although it can be so stressful if I don’t find what I’m looking for.

Just look at these, there are mice, plants, birds, chandelier’s, gold houses, white houses, illuminated letters it goes on and on wherever I look but the best places to look (where I always go first) are Cox and Cox, Graham and Green, Marks and Spencer and Cloudberry Living, take a look at them and tell me what you think. Do you have any others that I’ve not discovered?

Features around the Home:

Some of the decoration and styling items that are around now can be used all year, this means stylish, cool, interiors objects, items and art which you can just leave out for all to see all year round. here are some that I just think look perfect;

These tea light houses are just great to create ambient lighting levels and suit all moods.

This lamp is a bedside feature that doesn’t need to make an appearance once a year.

Stars, stars, stars are everywhere and how many alternatives there are! I have always loved stars, so this is just ace for me!

Santa’s sack has just taken on a whole new and very stylish meaning, this is on my list, when you’re not using them for presents I can tink of many uses for them.

Do these lights REALLY need to go back into the box? I don’t think so.

 

Or….

…. if you just like the geometry of Christmas decor then take a look at this wallpaper by Graham and Brown, I do just love the colours, forms and materials expressed in its design.

These gold inlaid marble table tops sing with the same geometry and are just gorgeous, who says Christmas needs to be packed away every year?!

You do of course always need extra seating so how about this armchair or pouffe, or even this fluffy stool.

There are so so many items for the home out there that have a slant towards Christmas, yet they aren’t directly linked. Have you seen anything that I might not have found yet? Any decor that you have bought and want to shout about? Be great to hear what your findings are!

What are your thoughts?