People Are Decorating Christmas Trees With Sunflowers—And They’re Gorgeous
This is a sunny way to deck the halls!
Are you dreaming of a yellow Christmas? If you fancy giving your Christmas tree a more sunny disposition, there’s an answer that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Sunflowers — the large, sun-tracking blooms known for towering above every other plant in your garden — are the latest festive decor trend, and we’re all over it.
If you need some inspiration for how to bring the sunflower look into your home this holiday season, look no further than Instagram.
Instagrammer @bohipsy_ shows that sunflowers easily turn a traditional tinsel-wrapped tree into something spectacular.
Forget stars and angels — Instagram user @christianholzman knows the only way to top a sunflower-themed Christmas tree is with sunflowers!
Sunflowers don’t just look great as part of an evergreen setup. They make quite an impact with hot pink and metallics, as Instagram user @ashleymaegan00 shows.
For Instagrammer @r_k_mommy, the bigger the sunflowers, the better.
The Christmas tree created by Instagram couple @fredrickandcristalcontreras in 2018 actually looks like a giant floral arrangement.
It’s all about the color for Instagrammer @jess_andthedoxie — her bright yellow sunflowers share a tree with green and pink string lights, topped off with an over-sized red bow at the top.
Just like an actual sunflower (which can grow up to 16 feet in height, by the way), Instagram user @ladyw105 goes tall and slim with her tree.
Sunflowers might traditionally bring to mind summer days, but according to Pinterest, users are showing that they’re now a festive trend, one of the biggest for 2019.
While florals, both real and artificial, have been bringing life and color to Christmas trees for the last few years, sunflowers are now literally head and shoulders above their perennial pals.
Other big trends Pinterest searches have revealed include boho holiday decor (think: winter whites and playful, rustic decor) miniature, space-saving trees and zero-waste party planning, from gift wrap to table centerpieces.
So, are you ready to embrace yellow this festive season?