Christmas Tree Inspiration
It’s nearly time to dig the decorations out of the loft and dedicate an evening to carefully untangling the fairy lights(!). But if Christmas tree decorating leaves you cold and you need something inspiring to motivate this year’s decorating theme, we have just the thing for you. Here are a few particularly creative and memorable Christmas trees to spark your inner elf. Let the Christmas tree inspiration commence!
Liberty of London
Part tree, part art installation, prepare yourself for this incredible teal and pink bonsai Christmas tree. On the theme of ‘The Tree of Liberty’, inspired by the Christmas Liberty print Jeweltopia, the tree floats above the central Liberty atrium decorated with moss and blossom. Hand carved by artists and decorated with locally sourced materials, the tree is a stunning reminder that it’s okay to break with tradition when it comes to decorating your home. You’ll see that the store’s Christmas windows (which took over a year to plan and eight days to install) also feature the sprawling branches of the bonsai tree, with enchanting gifts displayed on bowers of blossom and glistening, mystical gourds decorating the floor.
London’s biggest hand picked tree, standing at more than 17 metres tall (and taking 30 years to grow!), the Covent Garden tree is absolutely worth a view. Dressed by British brands and lit with over 30,000 twinkle lights (weighing around 3 tonnes) it’s a breathtaking sight. The tree is surrounded by mistletoe chandeliers and a forest of other smaller trees (each decorated by a nearby designer or shop to provide even more decoration inspiration), making for a truly winter wonderland.
A little further afield, but if you ever do get the chance to see this 27 metre tree in person, it is a sight to behold. Made of metal, with 6,000 branches and over 5 KM (yes, kilometres!) of lighting, it sits at the centre of a clock, so that when viewed from above, you’ll see the 12 roman numerals around its circumference. The aerial view mimics the clock face of the Cathedral Square bell Tower which is over 350 years old and the tree itself is decorated as the inner workings of the clock. Completely unique.
The Dome Edinburgh
Back to more traditional decoration, Edinburgh’s Dome Restaurant has everything covered in a one stop shop. From the fairy lights looping around the grand external pillars to the gigantic wreaths and endless decorations inside, you are immediately transported into Christmas here. The famous tree is located in the main room at the Dome and whether you’re staying for lunch or just popping in for a peek, you can soak up the festive decor as the tree lights the ceiling up in alternating colours.
Christmas Tree Wonderland, Bournemouth
If volume is what you’re looking for, Bournemouth’s Tree Wonderland encompasses more than 100 trees and the opportunity to have a magical walk through them as the dark evenings roll in. Don’t miss the 60ft Wonderland Tree which features 30,000 LED lights, or the Upside Down House (a zero gravity installation in which you can walk on the roof) if you do make the visit. Set in the Alpine Market and the Victorian Lower Gardens of Bournemouth, you’ll be met with endless illuminations along the walkway. If spectacular is what you’re going for in your own decorations, this could be just the inspiration you need.
And if after all that, you’re still just a little bit “bah-humbug” about decorating your own tree, we urge you to go a little closer to home and visit Antrim Castle Gardens which is transformed into an Enchanted Winter Garden where the trees, bushes and ponds are illuminated by dazzling multi-coloured lights, there’s an insta-worthy old fashioned helter skelter, a carousel and a fabulous big wheel. A candy cane-laden forest and a marshmallow toasting pit are sure to warm even the coldest of festive hearts. Grab the family and go for a winter walk you won’t regret. Make sure to book your tickets online (£4 for adults and £2 for kids) as this is always a sell-out and it finishes on Sunday 22 December.
Abbey Insurance Brokers
Whatever your plans this festive season, contact our team of experts here at Abbey who can help with any questions and advise you on your home and travel insurance requirements. We are available at 08000 66 55 44 or request a callback.