Your Christmas Tree: How to Decorate with Fresh Flowers

Flower garlands may be the last thing that springs to mind when considering Christmas tree decorations, but festive blooms are more prevalent than ever. Today’s generation has decided that the traditional embellishments of glass bubbles, tinsel, and colourful lights are no longer enough.

Instead, fresh Christmas flowers are becoming the go-to and while the trend could be viewed as somewhat unexpected, the results are 100% gorgeous!

Twist on traditional

If you’re looking for a twist on the traditional, look no further than a swirl of bloom embellishments twisted around a traditional Christmas tree. This bold take on Christmas decor will have you wishing you could wrap up in a blanket and lay on the couch all day long.

These bright blooms bring instant cheer to the home during the cooler holiday season. In addition to blooms, add a handle of twinkling lights for a touch of magic. For the ultimate pop of colour, opt for hot pink carnations, and lots of them!

Not the norm

Move over lights, tinsel, and baubles, as blooms are this season’s must-have! And we’re not referring to only have the popular festive poinsettias either. In recent years, people have been opting for flowers instead of traditional tree embellishments, in the shape of freshly cut blooms in an assortment of shades.

Fresh flowers bring life and vibrancy to your home in a way that ornaments are unable to do. Whether you choose rich seasonal hues or pastel shades, flowers are certain to make a splash on your tree this year.

Flocked in floral

While we love bright blooms against the backdrop of a dark green tree, sometimes a subtle look fits better in a more minimalistic space. Pastel blooms in canary yellow, soft pink, duck egg blue, and peach hues will pop against the white flocked branches of your Christmas tree without overwhelming the room.

This is a great option for those who live in smaller apartments that wish to create a less busy style and the illusion of more space. You can even match your wrapping paper to the décor if you really want to create a stunning festive display on Christmas Day itself.

Subtle stunner

A subtle yet stunning tree is perfectly suited to the skeptic of the floral tree trend. It keeps elements of the glitter bulbs, exposed pine needles, and star tree toppers while also incorporating the floral Christmas tree trend. For best results opt for soft hues and flowers in shades of peach, complete with white branches – the ideal way to revamp your traditional Christmas tree.

The joy of using fresh flowers to decorate your tree is that you can be as creative or as subtle as you wish, meaning you match colours to your home décor.

A touch of nature

Some of us can’t get enough of Christmas trees that are dressed to the nines. Oversized golden poinsettias perfectly complement soft pink peonies, especially when teamed with an assortment of pine cones and fake deer antlers. This is the ideal tree style for those wanting that chic rustic cabin look.

String a banner with the words “Merry Christmas” across the middle of the tree to create a warm finishing touch and hang a handle of stockings above the fireplace to complete the look!

Sunflower trees

Sunflower Christmas trees are on-trend when it comes to enhancing your festive look. The bright flowers complement the green branches of the tree itself, creating an eye-catching centerpiece.

Add burlap ribbon and ornaments alongside the sunflower stems and cute gold twigs embedded in the branches to really finish your creation! Or for a truly festive finishing touch, add an array of seasonal snowflakes!

A very glittery Christmas

Glitter overload? Some of us can never have too much glitter. Pops of pink, silver, and gold glitter against a backdrop of snow-dusted pine needles complete with handfuls of white hydrangeas will guarantee to add instant glamour to your home this Christmas. Take inspiration from chic, pastel, boho, and glitter embellished floral Christmas decors.

Floral wreaths

As well as Christmas trees embellished with flowers, why not invest in a floral wreath this festive season? Online florists offer some unique, bright, and vibrant wreaths to choose from. Whether you pop one on your front door, through letterbox or mantelpiece, such an accessory is guaranteed to add festive cheer and colour to your home or office.

Holly, pine cones, and mistletoe are all popular choices for a Christmas wreath, offering the rich red blooms and green hues that are synonymous with Christmas.


Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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