This theme is centred around the idea of a White Christmas. Although we Aussies don’t have snowy evenings and hot chocolate by the fire during Christmastime, there’s no harm in wanting a bit of Northern Hemisphere holiday spirit in our decor.
Choosing a snow-flocked Christmas tree and using whites, blues and metallics as your decor colours will make you feel like you’re inside a snow globe.
The nostalgic or retro Christmas is taking off this year, with many people dreaming of velvet ribbon, lametta tinsel and a Christmas train running around the bottom of the tree.
The best way to pull off this look is by investing in some brightly coloured lights and a tree filled with mis-matched knick knacks and sentimental ornaments that have been passed down in the family for years. Play some Bing Crosby while setting up, and you’ve nostalgic Christmas down to a tee!
Classic and traditional
Classic and traditional can mean something different to each family, especially in Australia. For most, it will mean a red and green colourway, with accents of gold and sparkles!
This theme can be taken any way you like, but for inspiration purposes imagine matching tartan pjs for Christmas Eve, poinsettia in every corner of the house and receiving an orange in your stocking as a gift. Tradition may be different according to each family, but the classic Christmas vibe is always the same!
A country Christmas style is full of natural elements and DIYs. Think beautiful wooden tree ornaments and a real Christmas tree that smells like pine and nature. While there may not be as much sparkle with this theme, there is definitely a nice cosiness that is captured in the warm-coloured Christmas lights and knitted blankets.
Aussie natives are a great way to decorate your tree! Not only can you add beautiful native flowers and classic colours of yellow and green, there’s heaps of Aussie ornaments out there that give off the perfect vibe. Adding a cheeky cockatoo or koala in a Santa hat is a great way to show off how we do Christmas down-under!
Finally, minimalism is a fantastic Christmas tree theme for those that don’t want a whole lot of fuss. Skipping the dramatics may seem impossible at Christmastime, but having pared back decor and focusing on a couple of key elements is a great way to be stylish and festive at the same time.
Opt for a pre-lit tree, no tinsel and a couple of distinct ornament shapes that can be repeated.