How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree & Make It Sparkle

The smell of pine needles and the glow of warm Christmas lights… the festivities have officially arrived when the Christmas tree goes up.

At Wedgwood we embrace all the magic the holiday season has to offer. From the bustle of hosting and entertaining, to the quiet, reflective moments with those nearest and dearest. Decorating a Christmas tree is one of those magical moments that invites a feeling of nostalgia. And while it’s lovely to embrace the traditions of years gone by, it’s also wonderful to add a sprinkling of contemporary style and colour.

Whether you have an artificial tree or picked a real tree as part of your family’s Christmas tradition, let us help to inspire you this Christmas with Christmas tree decorating ideas from Wedgwood. Find out how to elevate your Christmas tree with colour schemes, beautiful décor and timeless treasures.

Picking a tree

Choosing a tree together as a family is just as important as deciding how to decorate your Christmas tree. If you’re buying a real tree this year, then select an appropriate size for the space that you have – a large tree in a small space can make your décor look cluttered, so keep this in mind when picking a tree.

Decide on a Christmas tree colour scheme

A pile of blue Christmas gift boxes behind a Christmas tree

At Wedgwood we are known for our iconic blue and white jasper-inspired decorations, so of course we appreciate the importance of a traditional Christmas tree colour scheme. However, we also embrace creativity, bold colour and eclecticism at Wedgwood.

Decorating your Christmas tree is the perfect way to show off your individual way, and let your personality shine through. Contemporary, classic or a mix of both – it’s up to you. Get inspired by these Christmas tree ideas:

Decorate your Christmas tree with a mix of old and new

Christmas decorations on a shelf

At Wedgwood we embrace the art of code-mixing, and this even applies to ‘How to decorate a Christmas tree’. In the same way we encourage you to find your individual style through colour and shape, we invite you to mix old trinkets and nostalgic Christmas ornaments with new decorations, to show off your personality.

  • Start a special, new tradition and buy one new ornament each year to add to your Christmas tree. Begin building your Jasper-inspired Wedgwood collection now, each year introducing a new dash of blue and white magic.
  • The Renaissance Gold Christmas bauble set was released in 2021. Embracing the traditional bauble shape, and featuring a beautiful Christmas tree colour of gold and blue, they will mix perfectly with your current decorations and timeless ornaments that have been handed down over the years.

Hang Christmas tree decorations to commemorate milestones

Christmas ornaments placed on a pile of blue boxed Christmas gifts
We’re sure you would agree that every celebration requires a little Wedgwood blue. A milestone year or a first Christmas - share heartfelt memories with timeless treasures to last a lifetime. Decorate your Christmas tree branches to celebrate and commemorate those important annual moments.
Our first Christmas together ornament for 2022

Commemorate your first festive season as a couple with the Our First Christmas Ornament 2022 – a beautiful wreath featuring two birds, finished with a 2022 plaque to remember the special year.

Add those luxury finishing touches

Wedgwood Christmas ornaments and bauble decorations hanging in a Christmas tree

To take your tree to the next level, there are a few things you can do to make your Christmas extra special:

  • Add a tree skirt to the bottom of your real tree for a pop of colour (and a convenient way to catch dropped needles!)
  • Put the finishing touch to your Christmas tree with a stylish tree topper, from a traditional star, to a home-crafted sustainable option created from recycled cardboard
  • Pick Christmas tree lights that complement the colours the decorations you hand from the tree branches for a coherent look
  • Choose a Christmas tree stand that has a bold design or colour to add extra interest to your tree setup


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