5 stylish Christmas tree trends to copy this year

Yep, Christmas tree trends are a thing, and these are the styles we are loving this year...

Christmas tree trends
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Christmas trees have trends? Too right! If you want to be up with the cool gang then read our guide below on what’s hot in the world of festive trees this season.

Christmas is set to be a huge affair this year as we all yearn for some normality during the current situation. We all love a Christmas tree, and whether you prefer a real tree or faux fella, this year sees a myriad of exciting Christmas tree ideas, from bright and beautiful to full on Victoriana, or maybe you fancy an all white number? Have a look below and see which you prefer. 

For loads more Christmas tree decorating ideas head over to our full gallery. 

1. The traditional Christmas tree

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If you adore the classic style tree then hurrah as this is one of the top five trends this year. Full on Victorian styling is key with this trend, it’s all about finding the biggest, plumpest, best real Christmas tree and going all out with decorating - be opulent, be extravagant and fill your tree with beautiful decorations from top to toe. This look will work whether you have a real Nordman Fir or a big faux tree-like John Lewis & Partner’s Brunswick spruce (opens in new tab), add all of your fav decorations from teeny to big and thousands of lights and illuminate your living room with Christmas cheer. We can help you with how to put up a Christmas tree and first tip is, don’t forget the star for the top! 

If you love this look, check out all our traditional Christmas decorating ideas.

2. The all-white Christmas tree 

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Fancy a completely fresh new look? This stunning all-white pine Christmas tree (opens in new tab) from Cox & Cox is modern with a touch of whimsy and it will brighten up even the gloomiest of winter days!

It will look great in both modern Christmas decorating schemes and trad style homes and you can even use this design outside. Decorate it with pastels and pearlescent for a magical winter wonderland type feel. 

3. The flocked Christmas tree

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Who knows if we will have snow this year, so why not create your own snowy scene in your living room? Flocked trees are a great option, and they add that bit of glamour too. Look for designs like the Lit Snowy Christmas tree (opens in new tab) from M&S, pre-lit trees save you having to go up into the loft searching for last year’s lights - always a bonus in our book and this design has 200 warm lights tightly wrapped around its branches for that lovely welcoming glow. 

If you are going for artificial Christmas trees, check out our pick of the best before you buy.

4. The colourful Christmas tree (or trees)

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If none of the above have tickled your fancy then check out this brightly coloured (opens in new tab)trend! Who said you had to stick to green or white, or only having one tree? This great idea is all about being bold and contemporary, you can group different colours together - odd numbers are always best, so choose three or five and vary the heights for maximum effect. Decorate them with cheery baubles for added colour and fun!

5. The alternative Christmas tree

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Not everyone is a fan of the trad Christmas tree and our last trend idea is for those of you who fancy an alternative option. Argos Home’s metal space saving Christmas tree (opens in new tab) is exactly what it says, and its slimline shape makes it ideal if your living room is a tad small. You can hang baubles from it, or simply tie coloured ribbons from the hoops, be inventive - this is the ultimate tree for minimalists! 

Find more Christmas tree alternatives in our gallery if you love this more contemporary look. 

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.