What colour decorations are on your Christmas trees?

(70 Posts)
applecrumbleandcream Thu 28-Nov-13 17:53:55

Just bought a new tree for the living room and fancy a change from the usual red and gold decorations we usually have.....looking for inspration? Can't afford to just buy a load of new decorations but can make a start now on a different colour schene and build up.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Thu 28-Nov-13 17:56:16

We don't have a scheme. Our dds pick a new decoration each year and they all go up. But then, I don't like tasteful trees, they make me think of the next catalogue.

TessTackle Thu 28-Nov-13 18:00:34

Red white and gold. I have;
Big gold bells; poundland
Velvet red bows; asda £1
Big white sparkly baubles; asda £2
Beads (red and gold) ; poundland
Gold sparkly snow flakes; £1.50 primark
White sparkly snowflakes ; £2 asda
Mini baubles (red and gold) £1 a pack poundland
Tinsel; poundland £2
And candy canes £2.99 eBay!
All bought new this year. Easily done and they look gorgeous smile

NCISaddict Thu 28-Nov-13 18:05:51

I would really like a tasteful tree with silver, green,red and gold baubles and loads of twinkly white lights. Unfortunately my wretched children insist on smothering it with tinsel and not just silver and gold tinsel but some multi coloured shite too. I would stop them but they're all bigger than me and just pat me on the head whilst I bleat plaintively in the background.

My beautiful tree looks like an explosion in a tinsel factory, the shame of it blush

Crutchlow35 Thu 28-Nov-13 19:00:26

My tree is all Disney. Some new stuff and some more vintage. Not everyone's cup of tea but we love it. No tinsel though. Hate the stuff.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Thu 28-Nov-13 19:45:18

Red,gold,purple and silver.Think it only works because I have a bushy snow tipped tree though!

And no tinsel.Evil stuff!

CreamyCooler Thu 28-Nov-13 19:47:39

Silver and gold, all from Poundland.

wfrances Thu 28-Nov-13 20:14:36

dining room tree is red /white nordic skandi
main tree is white /rustic/woodland
snowy paper tree has clear vintage glass

applecrumbleandcream Thu 28-Nov-13 20:26:38

Oooooh these all sound lovely. Keep them coming !!

HeyMicky Thu 28-Nov-13 20:33:55

Blue, pink, red and purple. We were given four beautiful glass ornaments for our engagement so the tree follows those colours

BoohPear Thu 28-Nov-13 20:36:05

I don't have a colour scheme, I do only have baubles though. every single one is different. I love my tree!

Rumplestiltskinismyname Thu 28-Nov-13 20:38:30

We have a lot of ethnic decorations from around the world.. So it looks a little eclectic!!

WhereIsMyHat Thu 28-Nov-13 20:39:59

Oooooh, another scheme thread, yay.

I'm doing, red, wood, white, maybe some green.

I buy some new stuff every year to add to the old stuff plus some cardboard delights my eldest two have brought home from school and nursery. I like it to look homely rather than too perfect because then it doesn't matter that all of the bottom row of decorations get pulled off by little hands!

EmmaFreudsGivingMeJip Thu 28-Nov-13 20:40:45

Duck egg blue and silver.

TheGonnagle Thu 28-Nov-13 20:40:47

Red, silver, white and brown. All glass baubles and homemade pine cone garlands. I love it.

Red and White and Silver

Was all silver until one year I suddenly decided red was my new favourite colour!!

Ooh yeah forgot to say some browny bits pinecones/wood etc in my colour scheme. Dining Room is Red White and Duck Egg Blue

CreamyCooler Thu 28-Nov-13 21:04:19

EmmaFreuds, I had your colour scheme for the last couple of years and loved it. But I just moved house ( and my duck egg living room) so am having a bit of a change.
Loving all the ideas.

ICameOnTheJitney Thu 28-Nov-13 21:05:50

Mine is like an explosion in a glass factory. It's full of these vintage glass baubles./....I've collected them over the last 10 years from charity shops and they look gorgeous.

TheGonnagle Thu 28-Nov-13 21:11:35

Love it Jitney. Just like my dads tree.

thistlelicker Thu 28-Nov-13 21:11:53

Blue and silver

Altinkum Thu 28-Nov-13 21:13:39

All handmade old style, hippy shabby chic, fabric decorations, Christmas paper chains, all over, very homely and cottage like.

No colour scheme, anything goes, the DCs pick a new thing each every year. The only rule is no tinsel. Multi coloured lights too.

In fact no garlandy things at all, not just tinsel, hanging decorations only.

ChristmasYoni Thu 28-Nov-13 21:22:01

Purple and silver to match my new wallpaper :-D got some nice big chunky balls and bows from pound land so not many decorations as they take up so much space. Love my tree this year, nice and simple yet elegant (if u can have an elegant purple and silver tree!)

SoMuchToBits Thu 28-Nov-13 21:24:51

Red, green, blue, yellow/gold, silver. A mixture of baubles, angels, father Christmases and the lights, plus chocolate decs, and tree crackers if I can find some.

Lights are ancient, ones my parents had. They probably don't meet the safety regs these days, but I only have them on when we are in the room. Fairy on top is similarly ancient, but loves coming out of the box to see us for about 3 weeks every year!

NoComet Thu 28-Nov-13 21:26:38

DH and me started collecting what ever glass baubles took our fancy £25 years ago. DDs have joined in. DD1 managed to get a beautiful one back from a school trip to Germany.

So no colour scheme, though a tendency to rich dark jewel colours because that's what tends to appeal.

Katieweasel Thu 28-Nov-13 21:47:50

We compromise. The tree in the living room is white lights and silver ornaments i.e. my tree. The tree in the dining room looks like Christmas threw up on it i.e. kids tree.

We mainly blue and silver but some 'specials' (kids favourites) that have to go on every year too!

meditrina Thu 28-Nov-13 22:29:40

We add decorations each year - some we buy, some are given to us. Ere is no colour scheme, but a great many happy associations.

nancy75 Thu 28-Nov-13 22:30:02

The tree in the living room has gold, the dining room has silver & pink (as chosen by dd) the tree in the hall has anything & everything on it, although mainly red & gold

VoldemortsNipple Thu 28-Nov-13 22:36:05

Living room is red, gold, olive and bronze with a touch of silver and white lights. Like a traditional Victorian colour scheme.
Dining room is silver, duck egg and royal blue because these were my old decorations from my my old house.

I can hardly wait until Sunday to get them all up.

Petitgrain Thu 28-Nov-13 22:50:03

Bronzey mauve, pale peach, and rose gold. It's beautiful.

TheDayOfMyDoctor Fri 29-Nov-13 00:20:07

Santa and snowmen rather than a colour scheme here. And no tinsel!

TheDayOfMyDoctor Fri 29-Nov-13 00:27:51

I do fancy the vintage, coloured glass bauble look for when DS is older. I think I'll start keeping an eye out for any I like.

FixItUpChappie Fri 29-Nov-13 00:30:29

Well we have multicolored lights and the decorations are a mix - very kid friendly tree in that sense. Otherwise I have red/green plaid ribbon and shiny red bead garland. This year I'm mixing in cinnamon bundles and dried orange slice ornaments that I'm making with my eldest. Its a bit of a confused tree but we love it grin

I would love to do tinsel but young kids and cat axe that plan.

HerlockSholmes Fri 29-Nov-13 00:36:40

my baubles and tinsel are teal to match the living room, with plain lights.

the rest is a mish mash of special decorations i buy for ds each year and vintage glass and wooden ones accumulated from my mums friends when i got my first house and moved in close to christmas.

i sit some of the wooden ones out on coffee table etc as i now have too many to fit on my skinny wee tree grin

MummyBeerest Fri 29-Nov-13 00:49:09

White LED lights with purple and silver baubles.

My great-aunt has all different shades of pink, the tree being a bubble-gum shade. I.LOVE.IT.

InfiniteJest Fri 29-Nov-13 01:34:39

We have a different combination every year, but only traditional colours; so red, green, gold, silver or white. This year is red/gold/white. It's going to have a woodland theme too, with little white birds and red mushrooms grin

Main tree combination of red, green and gold with white lights. All decorations we have collected over the years living overseas as well as more basic ones. It was looking a bit flat though so I've been adding more white and silver to lift it. Not sure if it will need more lights this year too.

Tree in kitchen/dining area is more multicoloured with some bright decorations I got from ikea one year. I might get coloured lights for that tree this year.

Also have a small black tree that goes in the tv room with silver and turquoise decorations.

Last year we also had a small real tree in a pot in the dining room but this year I have one of those white paper pre-lit trees. That will just have silver, white and glass on I think.

Don't think any of it is going up till 13th which is when DS breaks up from school.

Rockinhippy Fri 29-Nov-13 02:11:39

Turquoise, bright red & silver

ChubbyKitty Fri 29-Nov-13 02:45:06

White tree with blue pink and silver baubles and tinsel. I have a tiny house so I tend to stick with the tree and my squishy window snowflakes in blue and white.

And a weeping angel tree topper!

My dads tree is far more interesting but it's cost him a bomb, he's made decorations from those little doctor who figurines that come in 10 packs, and he's having a Death Star on the top.

None of it very traditional, sorryblush

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 29-Nov-13 11:41:09

We have a collection of different baubles - glass clear, glass icicles
And various red and brown glass Swedish decorations in spirals etc. i've bought these over the years as we used to visit Liseberg before Christmas each year when DS was small and I was always pulled in by the gorgeous Swedish Jul shops. blush

Then we have some Disney ones, Nightmare Before Christmas and some Grinch ones from Universal Studios. Every time we do a big fun trip I buy a bauble for the tree.

It all seems to come together. I don't use tinsel, i have clear beads to wrap around the tree, but I did get this metallic curly bronze stuff to tie the theme together a bit - I can only describe it as robot pubic hair! I have some small fairy lights but I also use glass bauble tea light holders as they just look amazing lit.

If the tree has any gaps we fill it with pine cones tied on with ribbon, or biscuit star shapes (we cut out a hole in the centre and put a hard fruit sweet in the middle of the cookies and when they melt they look like stained glass biscuits).

DS and DH have their own tree in the hallway - it's our old artificial one we bought when DS was small. They have red baubles and red fairy lights, tonnes of foil chocolate baubles and a Primark Santa train that goes round the tree on a little track!

CA95616 Fri 29-Nov-13 12:42:50

After several years of white and red Nordic Christmas decorations we are changing it up! Going for a gold and white theme this year. Gold baubles, frosted white baubles and white tinsel with white lights. Each year my daughters choose a special bauble so those will go up too. Then when they leave home in 10 and 17 yrs time they'll have enough baubles for their on tree! Btw I bought luxurious thick tinsel from John Lewis 2m for £4! Not bad. They have a fantastic range of tree decorations that are reasonably priced,

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Fri 29-Nov-13 13:10:05

red and gold

and whatever crap lovely stuff the kids produce each year

ThreeMyselfAndI Fri 29-Nov-13 16:46:20

this year is red, white and silver with clear lights.... tis beautiful

no tinsel or coloured lights, flashing lightsangry I can't stand them there barred from my house

Littlecurrentbun Fri 29-Nov-13 16:53:09

Ivory snowflakes and gold icicles

White lights

enormouse Fri 29-Nov-13 17:50:57

Mine are a bit of an odd selection.
A few decoupage baubles in Scandinavian designs and then lots of wooden, felt and tin individual decorations. Lots of stars, tartan hearts, nutcrackers and soldiers and rocking horses.
Some candy canes.
I have some paper cones for sweets this year too.

I buy what I and DS like (though I could happily get rid of the flocked polar bear from asda ds chose as its hideous but he wanted it). I do love buying them though. Thank god we can fit such a huge tree in the house.

Morgause Fri 29-Nov-13 17:54:43

All red and gold.

mumslife Fri 29-Nov-13 20:56:29

Def no tinsel or coloured lights here yuck plain white lights
Two trees tree 1 is gold in lounge. Have a chocolate and gold and creamlounge so chocolate and cream tree decorations quite slim medium tree as lots of doors in lounge and nowhere big to put it so conscious of it blocking doorway also now starting to add clear glass ornaments to it
Tree 2 in conservarory much bigger green tree. Had this one for about 15 years still looks beautiful. Always had gold decorations o. It in all those years but now has gold with cream and chocolate decorations and again just starting to add glas ornaments
This year i have some new glass angels and some lovely gold filigree baubels from marks and some new creamy gold butterflies to go on
I like my trees to look like next catalogue trees lol def no tinsel or beads yuk and no hanging decs on ceiling either in garish shades all my decorations are from next and are mainly various ornamens in. Chocolate and gold including the swag thingy that goes round the fireplace complete with gold lights

mumslife Fri 29-Nov-13 20:58:24

Little current bun
your tree is my kind of treesmile

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 29-Nov-13 21:05:37

I have the white/clear twinkly lights and everything is White/silver and pink, bobbles, snowflakes, some tiny little stockings and loads of other things I love it.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Fri 29-Nov-13 21:06:56

Last year we did peacock colours, this year we are doing Nordic. We collect ornaments wherever we go so can change it every year. I always put all my clear glass ornaments on, they go with everything. They twinkle and sparkle and shine....grin

Multi colour lights, red tinsel and silver baubles. An angel from the pound shop on top, and the two DDs first seperate decorations that DD1 picked for them both, a red velvet bell that jingles and a huge glittery snowflake.

Cheap and cheerful.

HerlockSholmes Sat 30-Nov-13 09:49:02

ooh chubbykitty i am v. jealous of your dad's tree!

TeamSwitzerland Sat 30-Nov-13 12:33:34

Gold, purple and white. Really glittery and beautiful x smile

Littlecurrentbun Sat 30-Nov-13 12:45:16

Mums life... Things may change once my little man starts giving his input grin

WholeNutt Sat 30-Nov-13 14:53:05

I couldn't be arsed last year so I just put 900 lights on our 6ft 6 tree and it still looked lovely!

KrabbyPatty Sat 30-Nov-13 14:56:10

I don't like colour. Our tree is glass only with white lights.

The dc's have a tree in their playroom for free reign with coloured stuff.

We have always done multicoloured, nothing to do with the DCs, it just seems cheerful and cosy to me.

TheRaniOfYawn Sat 30-Nov-13 18:33:02

White lights

Red and gold baubles

Red ribbons and strips of red gingham tied in bows

Gingerbread hearts, stars and people with patterns in white icing

Stained glass window biscuits

Tiny gingham and hessian bunting

Candy canes

A few decorations that family members have made or bought over the years.

A fairy on top.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sat 30-Nov-13 20:29:48

Trees up! Pictures in my profile. grin

Tree makes me soooooooo happy.

SanityClause Sat 30-Nov-13 20:32:31

Our living room tree is all white, blue and silvery.

The kitchen tree is sort of pink, green and purple, with a bit of a doody theme.

We also have a red and gold tree in our bedroom.

ICameOnTheJitney Sat 30-Nov-13 20:34:09

Lumpy your profile isn't public so we can't see.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sat 30-Nov-13 20:43:40

I've made it public now. At least I think I have.

ICameOnTheJitney Sat 30-Nov-13 21:54:12

Ooh that's lovely Lumpy! I love seeing other people's trees!

ICameOnTheJitney Sat 30-Nov-13 21:57:42

Ours is currently lying on the deck. It was delivered a couple of hours ago so we're decorating it tomorrow!

optimusic Sat 30-Nov-13 22:16:02

The tree looks like a rainbow and Christmas has spewed up.
Every year, some get broken which obviously need replacing. So the dc's finally agree on something to replace it with and this gets added to the collection. The collection includes - wooden things that are really old and looking battered, a couple of glass things, balls in various shapes and colours, various other sparkly shapes in an assortment of sizes and colours. Some have glitter on them. Then there's the starbucks things. The beads. All the lights (lots of colour and flash). The tinsel. The snowflakes. The bows. Pinecones (free) Then there's the icicles. The wrapped boxes, plus countless other shite that I have forgotten about.

Then there's the windows. More sparkly shite. gel displays. Millions more lights. Fake snow. Icicles..Light up santas, snowmen, reindeers.. Eldest came in the other day, ever so proud, with a present for the display, not like anything is up yet, yet another light up thing in the form of a massive bloody snow flake.

Not even going to mention all the tat that goes on the pink tree in the girls bedroom.

mumslife Sun 01-Dec-13 08:41:18

Lol current bun ive been there! Mine are now 11 and 17 on tuesday and their interest in the tree is nil lol

rubywilliams Fri 13-Dec-13 05:20:43

with LED lights around the table and Place A snowflake Tablecloth on the table and some cute Doorstops around the Christmas tree. I already bought these products from online Homescapes store..

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