Whether Nordic, modern, or shabby chic, a white Christmas tree is dramatic and very much a blank canvas for decorating. Here we share a few tips for creating different holiday looks, all starting with a white Christmas tree.
What is a Flocked Tree?
You’ve seen flocked Christmas trees, whether you know the word or not. Flocked trees are sprayed with various amounts of textured white fibrous pulp that puffs up and dries, making the tree branches look full and snow-dusted.
These white trees have been popular since the 1960s, and recent seasons have included super-flocked trees that barely show any green. So if you love a white tree but still want to retain that natural look, you might consider a green tree with flocking.
White Christmas Tree Shapes
When shopping for Christmas trees, you’ll find twiggy minimalist trees, pencil shapes, and full sizes, all in different heights. To find the tree that’s right for your home, first decide on the shape of white tree that will best complement your space and style.
White Christmas Tree Lighting Ideas
A white tree is beautiful all on its own, but you’ll probably want to add some holiday cheer. Before you break out the boxes of ornaments, first consider which lights would work best for your white Christmas tree. Unless you’ve purchased a pre-lit Christmas tree, there are a few ways you can go here…
This is the most popular lighting style for white trees, including pre-lit trees. White lights create a cohesive, brilliant glow at night.
The great thing about a white tree is that any colored light will be showcased against white. You can also pick one of the light colors and make it the main color scheme throughout your holiday décor.
Solid Color Lights
Pick your favorite, from icy blue lights on a white tree to Santa’s-sleigh red, and see how the color fills your room.
Make sure the cords on your light sets are either clear or white. You don’t want green cords to stand out on a white tree! A white extension cord helps camouflage the cords, too.
White Christmas Tree Decorating Styles
White Rustic Tree
Full or twiggy, all rustic requires is some texture and natural tones. Try burlap ribbon cascading down the tree, pine cones and berries throughout the branches, and nostalgic, antiqued ornaments.
White Glam Tree
Think mirrored ornaments, mixed metallics, and big shiny bows. A black and gold color scheme is perfect for a glam look.
White Scandinavian Tree
This is arguably the best style for a white tree. Scandinavian or Nordic styles – all white, minimalist, and nature-inspired – are the perfect backdrop for a white tree. Keep the ornaments simple and monochromatic, and add textures such as wood, feathers, and fur.
White Tree with Color Pops
If you want to create a confection of a Christmas – also great for kids rooms – try big, bright colorful ornaments against a white tree. Creating a Willy Wonka-esque vibe is a different and extra happy way to celebrate the season. See how to get the look at Pencil Shavings Studio.
White Monochrome Tree
Pick one color and adorn the tree with varying shades of it for a designer look. With a little careful planning, you could even go ombre, with a gradual light-to-dark variance in ornament shade.