Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree… *hums along merrily*. Decorating the tree for Christmas is one of my absolute favourite things about this time of year. Without further a due, I present to you – a post on how we’ve decorated our Christmas tree for this festive season.
So, we did decorate pretty early this year but that’s because I literally don’t have time in December with work and all that jazz. Plus, we’re eager beavers and got so excited to decorate! #noregrets Last Blogmas, I shared a post all about my parents tree – if you fancy checking it out!
Thankfully, we both agreed on an artificial tree. Don’t get me wrong, real trees are nice but I can’t be doing with the cleaning and maintaining of it all. Plus, they always seem to be bald at the top and that drives me round the bend. I like to have baubles according to the size of a particular area of the tree so it was never going to end well if we got a real tree. Plus I’m almost certain Rupert would try to eat it. Surprisingly, Rupert and Belle have been little angels with our tree, they haven’t been phased by it at all, thank God!
Our tree, we picked up from The Range aka my Holy land. I get so much from there because 1. I love it 2. The stuff in there is so nice 3. The quality of the stuff is so much better than higher end stores (in my opinion). 4. It’s really affordable.
I would say that a large majority of our home decor is from The Range. Seriously, if you haven’t been to one – you need to go.
Anyway, our tree is a 7ft Lapland Flocked Spruce Christmas Tree and it came in at £70. Some, might find that over priced for a tree but I find that pretty reasonable. Considering at B&Q, a similar tree is well over £150. Don’t even get me started on the garden centre prices! Plus, the bigger in height you go, the more expensive it is too. So again, I think that £70 is pretty reasonable. We didn’t mind paying a lot for a tree because it’s something we want to use for as many years as possible!
However, we couldn’t really agree on a tree and in the end, some poor random woman had to help us make a decision! I wanted their gorgeous trees with droplets and pine cones on. Kayne wanted the trees with fake snow on (he got his own way as you can see) I must admit, it’s a pretty damn good tree but I’m still sour about not getting what I want!
We decided to pick up a ‘tree skirt’ something that neither of us have had before and surprise, surprise, it’s from The Range! But of course, I saw this one and fell in love – grey and fluffy – my favourite combination! Plus, it covers up the legs of our tree which I think just makes it more homey. No offence to our tree but the legs aren’t the prettiest. This was £13.99. Rupert is a huge fan of the tree skirt, he sleeps on it all the time!
Can I just say real quick, this is NOT an ad, sponsored post or anything like that. I just really, really, really like The Range ok?
The baubles are from here, there and everywhere! There’s some from garden centres, The Range (duh), B&M, B&Q, Wilko, Tesco and Asda. Again, both The Range and B&M have amazing baubles on offer at such a bargain price – which you will soon see as this post goes on!
I wanted our tree to be like my parents – which is a tree full of memories that we made throughout my life. This is something I wanted to continue in my home and thankfully Kayne agreed. So we have no colour scheme, no particular type of baubles, no certain layout (except for the size – tiny baubles at the top, big ones at the bottom). We literally just picked up everything and anything that we liked.
We picked up stuff that has significance to us as well. For example, we have swan ornaments on our tree. Swans, when they find a mate, have a mate for life and we like to think we’re the same. Best friends for eleven years, together for seven. I think we were always going to wind up together somehow. Plus, we have matching swan tattoos (I don’t even care what people think about this, I will fight you ok).
My mum very kindly gave us our first bauble for the tree. It’s a 2017 sleigh bell and I absolutely love it. I got well emotional when she gave it to me, my parents got me my first ever bauble as a baby, so I love that they’ve done it for our first Christmas together. It means a lot.
I absolutely adore cluster lights and I think they look absolutely stunning. The sad thing is the price. Jeeeeze, they’re expensive! So after a lot of shopping around, we picked up our cluster lights for £25.00 from ‘Trotters Traders’ which is basically a shop in our area that has E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. Kayne wanted multi-colour lights but I just wanted the classic white. I’d love to be like my mum where she has loads of different lights and colours on her tree but I get too aggy over lights as it is, it would be waaay too stressful!
‘Trotters Traders’ basically sell everything and anything at major cheap prices and they’re pretty cool. We’ve picked up a couple bits from there, the Christmas lights in general are hella cheap in comparison to big stores. They’re definitely worth checking out if you do have those stores!
I absolutely love our tree and I can’t wait to see how it changes in the years to come.
So there we have it, how we decorated our tree for Christmas! I hope you like it!
How are you decorating your tree? Do you have themes? Or do you do something similar to me? Let me know in the comments below!