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So, we promised they would come and here they are – some visual references to key tree decorating trends for 2011.  Number 2 to follow.

1. Traditional

Comforting to know that good old traditional colours reds, golds and greens won’t be sneared at this year for being old fashioned, but will see a strong position for 2011 fitting the market wide trend for ‘comfort’, ‘traditional’, ‘home sweet home’, ‘log fires’, ‘natural materials, cosey and warming’ – see it spread  across the catwalk and into homewares. And then, of course, into the Christmas home.  We are thinking mixing reds and golds, different shaped baubles with greens. Glitter, frosted and tear drop shaped  to give a variety of shapes and textures – use  ribbon in the same colours and tie bows onto the end  some branches. To keep in this style, go for cream lights to give a soft glow and a really traditional ambience to the room.

Scottish Christmas Trees Green Baubles close up
Red and Gold Christmas Tree Decorations
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Contrast Your Christmas Tree With Red Baubles

red baubles to decorate your Christmas treeThe dark green foliage of a Christmas tree is well suited to brightly coloured decorations and red baubles can provide that perfect contrast. These red jingle bell baubles not only provide a great contrast in colour. They also provide a different look compared to the traditional ball shaped baubles (stocks are running low on these particular baubles).

Decorating a Christmas tree can be a chore, or it can be a lot of fun. Using different colours and shapes can make the task a lot more interesting. Of course the finished effect can be a lot more stunning as well. Using shatterproof baubles is the only way to go these days. They are a lot safer, especially when little children are around.

Red provides a great contrast on a Christmas tree and so to does gold and silver. You can now find baubles in a whole host of colours, shapes and sizes so you can decorate your tree in such a way that it compliments your internal decor.

Once you add lights and other decorations, your Christmas tree will come to life. It should stand out from its environment yet not take over. A well decorated Christmas tree will have people, especially children, looking with awe. Here’s a little hint, sometimes less can be more – don’t overdecorate your Christmas tree – it’s not a coat hanger and shouldn’t have every possible bauble and light hanging from it. Give it a chance to shine through in its own right.