Maybe you love the fresh scent of a real Christmas tree; or, perhaps you’d rather go with the mess-free ease of the artificial variety. Whichever you prefer, Christmas trees come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and even colours, so you can select an option that suits your available space and décor. For a large room with a high ceiling, you may want a Christmas tree that’s tall, full and laden with garlands and other decorations, with lots of space for gifts and hampers underneath; but for a small flat with limited floor space, a mini tree with a few delicate, carefully chosen baubles will be easier to tuck into a corner or stand on a tabletop. Once you’ve picked out your perfect tree, you can start thinking about how to decorate it. What kind of colours give you a Christmassy feeling – or what kind of mood do you want to create? Do you love the classic red, green and gold of a traditional Christmas colour scheme, or are you keen to put a unique stamp on the holiday with unexpected shades and an unconventional theme? Perhaps you associate Christmas with bright colours, glitz and glam; for others, the season is about serenity, calm, and the soothing neutral hues of a peaceful winter’s day. Once you know what kind of feeling you want, you can decide on a theme or start picking out individual decorations for your Christmas tree.