Monica Manaigre

Serving Winnipeg & Surrounding Area

Decorating for Christmas 2017 Done Easy!

Happy Almost December 1st!

 

Although I tend to put my tree up early (November 12th to be exact) I realize - and respect - that most people like to put their trees up in the first week of December. Keep in mind, I don’t have kids and have only been in my home for 4 years so it’s still very much a novelty for me.

 

There are a hundred ways to decorate a tree (101 if you count not decorating it, you know, minimalist type) so I thought I would break it down to a few categories and point you in the right direction for finding the perfect ornaments and décor. I have searched high and low people – I think I have it covered.

 

The first category and always a fan favorite: Traditional.

 

 

The Traditional Christmas tree – at least to me – is draped in rich reds, plaids, and royal blues and golds and I tend to picture it sitting in a cabin in the woods. You guessed it, I’ve never actually had the “traditional” tree. However, it is gorgeous and timeless and probably the tree that looks most in its "natural habitat".

 

When thinking about this tree and how to decorate both tree and space I think of wide plaid ribbons and oversized throw pillows, white and red ornaments, natural elements like pinecones and wood and warm (faux) furs. I’ve linked a few photos below to get you started on creating the perfect, traditional Christmas tree and accompanied space.

 

 

Next on the list and my personal favorite: The Glam Tree

 

 

The Glam tree uses so many shiny metallic elements paired with softer elements, shades of black and white and geometric shapes. I love mixing different golds, different metals and adding touches of cream to my tree so this is always the direction I head in. You can also achieve this look with the use of grenery, gold ribbons, and faux furs – all of which I also use in my own home.

 

Again, I have linked décor items below to get you started on a Glam Christmas:

 

 

Next up on our list is the White Christmas Tree

 

 

This one really doesn’t get any simpler, but is absolutely not ideal for households with small children (is any household with small children ideal for Christmas décor?) This is also a timeless look and possibly the most elegant of the bunch. To avoid the cold, sterile look of too much white mix in warmer elements like faux furs, feathers and greenery. Create deoth and shine with golds and silvers.

 

Click the pictures below to see where to start:

 

 

Another trend this year comes to us in what’s called the Coastal Christmas Tree

 

 

This Christmas tree is of course inspired by the sea and is definitely for the more adventurous type. Using teals, seafoam tones, soft whites and tans, metallic seashells and stars, and different nautical wood items this look doesn’t have to be too complicated. If you’re feeling a little blue during this cold season, maybe a tree inspired the sea is meant for you.

 

Click the photos if you’re ready to get daring this year:

 

 

Lastly, but certainly not least, is one of my most favorite trends this year: The Blush Christmas Tree

 

 

 

I think some would (and could) probably argue that this really isn’t a new trend but more of a throwback of an old classic. There is something so luxurious and glamorous about pink and gold hues that make this Christmas tree both charming and modern. Pair this blush with rose golds, copper, soft tans and greys, and bright whites and you have got yourself my dream tree!

 

 

 

So there you have it, a round up of the 2017 Tree Trends I'm swooning over this year. Of course there are MANY more decor choices I didn't list here (silver on white, blue and gold, and mint & blush to name a few), but these are the styles that stick out to me most this year. As for myself, well my already put together tree is top to bottom glam with golds, brass, creams, and champagne.

 

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