The sunflower Christmas tree trend of 2020

It’s festive, but so very different.

Christmas always sneaks up on us. One moment we’re celebrating the return of spring, and the next we’re planning our annual Christmas decoration theme.

Although some people will always be Christmas traditionalists, decking their halls in red, green and gold, it seems that some enterprising Christmas-enthusiasts have fused Christmas and spring into one decoration theme this year, and transformed the humble Christmas tree!

sunflower tree with lights
(Credit: Venessa Whitener)

The sunflowers Christmas tree is cheery, festive, and unexpected, to say the least. They have rustic charm and feel a little bit country-chic. But you’ll have to be comfortable with the colour yellow to pull this one off.

This particular theme seems to be largely inspired by the American harvest season, so you may find sunflower trees paired with pumpkins and autumn leaves.

While you’re at it, why not try a sunflower Christmas wreath, too?

Sunflower Christmas tree top decorating tips

  • Use faux sunflowers with stems than can be pushed into the foliage of the tree.
  • Keep decorations to an autumnal colour palette, such as yellow, orange, reds, browns, gold and rose-gold.
  • Pair your sunflowers with hessian or cotton festive ribbons
  • Use a tree with dark green foliage, sans faux snow
  • Use fairy lights that emit a warm glow

Sunflower wreaths

Want more Christmas decoration ideas? Watch Tara’s DIY decorating ideas below.

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