Luxury Christmas tree decorations are one of the most enticing parts of decorating your home for the festive season. And, now that Bonfire Night has been and gone and November has firmly found its feet, sights really are set on all things Yuletide.
Everyone decorates their tree at different times. Some get in the Christmas spirit as early as possible, and there are those of you who prefer to wait closer to the big day itself; plus, of course, anybody who’s somewhere in-between the two. Whichever Christmas tree decoration bracket you’d put yourself in, starting your ideas for Christmas tree ornaments weeks in advance is all part of the fun. It builds anticipation and helps you feel festive early on so that you can enjoy as much of the magic as possible.
We share the luxury Christmas tree decorations which have made it onto our wishlist, picking twelve of our absolute favourites so that there’s at least something for everyone.
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One of the most classic and mesmerising Christmas emblems of all, no Christmas tree ever feels quite complete without the appearance of a few delicate snowflakes. This one is dipped in silver glitter so it shimmers beautifully and will reflect the soft light from your fairy lights.
Every pine tree calls out for baubles. The traditional decoration doesn’t have to remain in the past though, which this ornate glass version shows. The bronzed shade is much more contemporary and the fine detailing on top is of wintery cherry blossom, captured using the tiniest gold beads and snow-coloured sequins.
From one bauble to another, but this one is much more about the glitz and glamour. Gold is one of the go-to colours at Christmastime and for good reason. It’s a nod to the Three Kings gifts and it feels just-right for the party side of Christmas. It’s suitably crowned with a dusting of gold glitter.
Baubles don’t always have to be round either, like this raindrop-shaped decoration shows. It’s entirely elegant in shape and design, being coloured in a more daring and suave combination of onyx black and a metallic gold canopy on top. It’s a very fitting decoration for people who lean towards Art Deco style too.
Adding a touch of the unconventional makes for a striking Christmas tree arrangement. Mix up your tree’s look by introducing a few unexpected characters, like this fallen feather. It’s coated in champagne-coloured glitter and looks as though it’s floating through the branches.
There’s a trompe l’œil effect with this Christmas bauble as it looks almost entirely made up of fine wire bands adorned with faux crystal jewels and pearl-like gems with a chasm in the middle. But it’s, in fact, a fine glass decoration that melts away to let its luxurious detailing enjoy the limelight.
Here is a Christmas tree decoration that is far from the norm, and well-suited to those who don’t want an entirely traditional festive scheme at home. Golden in colour, it’s shaped to mirror the sun and its rays. The sunburst has an opulent golden jewel at its centre with a combination of faux pearls, gems and glitter-drenched wire surrounding it.
Contemporary decorations aren’t always bold and ‘out there’. The softened shape of this feathered bauble shows this beautifully. Feathers are an understated way to bring in a dimension of glamour and modernity to your scheme, but the gold tone on these ones is a bit more rustic, toning the entire look down and making it easy to blend in with ornaments old and new.
Aside from gold and silver being two of Christmas’ signature shades, deep and warming red is another core colour for many festive interiors. By teaming rich burgundy with marbled gold glitter within this glass Christmas tree ornament, it’s a highly sophisticated and refreshing way to bring this time-honoured colour to your tree.
Another favourite on the red side of the decorating spectrum is this floral bauble. It’s so easy at Christmas to get carried away with all things pine and green, but florals still have a real place in the home. Bring them onto your tree with this cluster of sultry burgundy-hued hydrangea petals. They’ll add subtle femininity but also real texture to the tree.
Another lovely alternative to the typical bauble shape – this egg-contoured hanging decoration is a work of simple ingenuity. It’s another decoration that features feathers, but real ones from British cock pheasants. They give it genuine feathery fluffiness, but in a handsome way thanks to the natural toned palette.
And back to the snowflake. This final pick, is glitzier still, encrusted with generous amounts of golden glitter, faux crystals and an arresting gem at its heart. It’s this mixture that makes our final decoration one to use in almost any Christmas colour palette, so long as you’re ready to embrace the dressing-up side to the festivities.