A long term love of ours is to get outdoors and bring back a fallen branch that can be suspended over the table, or kitchen island for that matter. Not only is the feeling of having foraged and reclaimed a piece of nature for one’s own fulfilling, but it extends the fancy of the Christmas tree by giving you another branch to play with.
To help yours float as convincingly as possible, we suggest painting any hooks in the same colour as the paint on your ceiling and then to hang the branch using clear wire. Or, accept that they will be visible and use pretty ribbons instead. Then, fetch the fairy lights and decorate with a restrained number of decorations – we find sticking to just one or two is best to stop it from looking over complicated. Simple is beautiful, remember.