With the Christmas season in full swing the Jigsaw Design team is spreading cheer in the season’s jolliest trends.
For all of you mid-century lovers the infamous flocked Christmas tree has made a comeback! This beloved fake-snow beauty will be the focal point of your decor as well as the party chatter at you’re swinging holiday shindig. We love the look of mixing modern ornaments with the tradition vibe of the flocked tree to create a fun whimsical tree everyone will love.
How do you get this faux snow look? Well, many Christmas tree farms will sell the flocking service on site and even deliver to your doorstep. In most cases the spray is fire retardant, and is available in different colors and sparkles. You can also try this yourself by mixing corn starch, soap flakes, and water, or shaving cream and glue and then applying with a paint brush. Last but not least, spray snow in a can like Sno-Blower for about $12 and available on amazon.com, simply spray the branches with the Sno-blower (preferably in a well ventilated place like a garage) and let it dry.
Our favorite trend in ornaments are mixing different metals just like the decor in your home. CB2, Crate and Barrel and even Target are carrying a big variety of rose gold, yellow gold and silver ornaments. Notable styles we love are the geometric shapes and metal snowflakes from the aforementioned CB2 and Crate and Barrel. Starting with a basic layer in cream lays a nice foundation for gold and silver ornaments. Pop other fun colors from your space to create your own theme each year. Hot pink for a pop-art vibe or chartreuse or turquoise for a beach look.
What we love about the flocked tree and shiny metallic decor are the layers of light and texture each element brings with it. The perfect culmination to this layered look is the white fur tree skirt. A Mongolian sheep skin tree skirt gives a luxurious texture to the overall look of your tree. It can also be complimented with matching pillows on your sofa or a nearby chair for a clever touch to your space.
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