It's that time of the year again when lights are lit, gifts are exchanged, Santa arrives with his elves and Christmas trees are pulled out of closets. The best part of Christmas is usually the 16th century tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. It's a joyful time at the end of the year when the family gets together and works on the intricacies of the tree before finally placing the Christmas star or angel on top of the tree. Every year, avid decorators come up with new ideas and trends to offer. The traditional ways of decorating trees with antique tin, blown glass ornaments, apples, candy and walnuts are not really being stuck to; everyone has certainly come a long way. This year has a new set of trends altogether. You can go about creating your own trends or if you don't know what exactly to do with your Christmas tree, go through the latest trends in Christmas decorations. It is sure to help bring out the best in you.
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas 2011
Themed Christmas Ideas
Themed Christmas trees are the latest fad. Anything you like or are passionate about can be the inspiration for your tree. Crocheted and knitted artifacts for the crafty mother, sports inspired ornaments for an athletic son, a gizmo themed tree for the technology freak dad, the 'new moon' look for the Edward Cullen crazy daughter and photographs hung on the tree for the family tree inspired look, etc. are only a few examples of Christmas tree themes. You can think of other things that inspire you and have a very different looking tree this season.
If you don't want to go for the modern look, then there is a large variety of Christmas ornaments to choose from. Pretty hanging balls, wreaths, snowflakes, pine cones, bells, tiny lanterns, flashy stars, etc. are what you can choose from. You could probably even get together with your family this season to make your own ornaments and give the tree a personalized look. Religious ornaments like the blue heart holy family ornament are also a good option. If you want to make your tree look 'yummy', then candy and cookie hangings are just perfect.
Tree Toppers For Christmas
Tree toppers really help highlight a Christmas tree. Some people may prefer sticking to the same traditional topper every year, while others may opt for a new one every year. There are different kinds of tree toppers for you to choose from. They can either be lit or unlit. You can opt for the traditional star, cross trees or angels. However, the kinds of stars that are available now are also one too many. You can opt for papier-mache stars or even stars with fine filigree. One of the most unique tree toppers for 2011 is the Hanukah star tree-topper or stained-glass star. If you want something entirely different, then 'lighted rock ice candle topper' is sure to make your tree stand out from the rest. It's not easily available but can be purchased online.
Christmas Tree Trimmings
Fine ribbons, rope lights, swags of netting, or Christmas garlands can be draped around the tree to enhance it all the more. Materials like pine cones, clusters of flowers, metallic berries, etc. can be used to make garlands. This season, satin drapes on the Christmas tree are particularly in fashion.
Christmas Tree Skirts
Christmas tree skirts can give a special finishing touch to the tree. No matter what the theme is and how the ornaments are, elegant Christmas skirts can always be trendy. Traditional velvet ones, ones with beaded work or patched designs are available. Few of the best selling ones this season are the traditional red skirts with white trimmings, the royal blue ones with silver glitter trims and also the snowman Christmas tree skirts.
These were few of the latest trends for Christmas tree decorations this season. From new ornaments to skirts and trimmings, decorating a Christmas tree can be a joy. Use your creativity and ensure that your Christmas tree is one of the most talked about this season.
Make this Christmas more unique by showcasing an interesting looking Christmas tree. Browse through this article for latest trends in Christmas tree decorations for 2011.