Decorating With Baubles

Festive decorations can come in all shapes and sizes, so have some fun displaying your baubles – and the rest...

Not just for hanging on the tree, baubles can be draped and festooned in a multitude of ways for extra colour and sparkle at Christmas. So get creative with a curated display of decorations and bring instant chic to a festive scheme.


Turn a floral display into a Christmas-ready theme with the addition of some clashing baubles and twinkling lights.

Get the look: Floral display, Rebel Rebel. Baubles, Habitat.


If there’s one brand that never chucks taste out the window come Christmastime it’s Toast, whose festive drop includes these artisan decorations.Pretty patterns and a chic palette of coal, chalk, duck egg and copper mean these hand-painted decorations demand over-the-dinner-table status.

Get the look hand-painted baubles, £8 each, Toast.


This is one high-concept look; think Miss Havisham hits up Petersham Nurseries and channel great Dickensian dining halls flickering in candlelight. All in the name of creating a feast that, quite frankly,
will be fit for a queen.

Get the look Decorations, from £7 each, Harrods;


Go XXL with the Christmas table decs. Nkuku’s antique baubles are roughly the same size as footballs, making them the perfect dangle-over-dinner-table ornaments.

Giant antique baubles from £18.95 each; Bequal display pyramid candlesticks, from £14.95 each; Abeeko wine glasses, £34.95 for four,


Add interest to walls by hanging empty frames from ribbons and draping with baubles – stick to one or two colours max for a sophisticated statement.

Get the look: Similar frames from Ayres & Graces. For similar baubles, try Gold finial and Jet finial, both £10 for five, John Lewis. Gold star, £5, Wyevale Garden Centres. Gold onion-faceted, £1, B&Q. Gold leaf stripe, £4.50, Gisela Graham London.


Use a single colour to up the style ante. Mix and match white decorations in different shapes and hang from bare branches on show in a vase filled with clear baubles.

Get the look: Mini bud vases, £16 for six; Ceramic hearts, £15 for six; Spun glass baubles, £25 for six; Little mountain houses, £6 each; Faceted glass droplets, £3 each; and Sparkle berry branches, £15 each, all The White Company.


Create a dramatic setting for dinner by displaying ornaments and greenery at different heights from a hanging candleholder.

Get the look: Candleholder (hung on wire), £35; Pine cone bauble, £4.50; Small brass votive, £7.95; Brass Christmas trees, from £13.95 each; Wine glasses, £7.95 each, all from House Doctor at Idyll Home.


Upend a decorative tray and use the subtly reflective background to create a 3D effect. Stagger the lengths of your decs to evoke a gentle waterfall shape.

Get the look: Luxe Splendore wallpaper, from £20.95 linear m, Fardis. Emerald satin ribbon, £1.45m, VV Rouleaux. Butterfly Ginkgo oval tray, £275, Michael Aram at LuxDeco. For similar baubles, try Open jewelled in Silver, £20, A by Amara. Glass with foil detail, £10, Selfridges. Glass swirl, £5.95, Liberty London. Antique tapered, £12, Harrods. Emerald feather flower, £6, John Lewis.


Pick up some simple glass baubles and use a metallic pen to turn them into personalised place settings for your Christmas table – they’ll make a cute favour for your guests to take home, too.

Get the look: For a similar bauble, try Mazi, £16.95, Nkuku. Similar heart dish, £12 for two, Nordic House. For preserved moss, try Amazon.


Give an unused corner of a room some love by using silk ribbons to hang a foraged branch draped with your most brilliant trinkets.

Get the look: For similar baubles, try Shell sequin, £6.95, Liberty London. Pineapple, £16, The Shop Floor Project. Hummingbird, £10 for two, Gisela Graham London. Glitter silver snowflake, £3.99, Dobbies. Green crackle Indian glass, £10 for six, Marks & Spencer. Jewelled letter, £25, Tinker Tailor.

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