A Last-Minute Colourful Decorating Idea

Inspired by the two alternative trees I included in last week’s Sunday’s Bright Links post, I went on the hunt for a third and final idea to bring festive cheer into your space at the last minute. The result? This colourful bauble tree that is ideal for a Bright.Bazaar home, especially if you’re short on space and budget. What I like most about this idea is that you can create something permanent to bring out year on year, almost as though it would become a well-loved piece within your holiday decorating arsenal. To mix up the look you could try ‘framing’ the bauble tree by tracing the edge of the tree shape with washi tape or even a string of fairy lights. I love the striking effect of simply grouping together the palette of pink, blue, gold and red vintage baubles looks; I’d love to try other shapes, too, like candy canes, bells and holly. What last minute festive touches are you bringing into your home, friends?

// Tree | Baubles


  • Reply Jeanne December 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

    This is so pretty! I love this idea. Adding candy cane would be really cute! Happy Holidays Will! xo

  • Reply Heather @ Beyond the Aisle December 20, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Is that a door screen used for the frame? Very cool.

  • Reply tim@designmaze December 20, 2012 at 4:45 am

    absolutely!! this has got to be my fav of your 3 tree alternatives! once again proven genius creative home decor doesn’t need to cost a small fortune!

  • Reply susan December 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    This is a fun idea…I like to add colorful candy as a last minute touch around the house, and flowers and freshly cut evergreens!

  • Reply Anna Drai December 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I like your blog and your style! Happy Holiday from Italy

  • Reply rachie December 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I just love this – such a christmas statement!! xx

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