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Top 6 Must-Have Christmas Decorations

Christmas is just around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about decorations! If you're looking for some ideas of what to put up in your home this season, read on.

We've compiled a list of our six favourite Christmas decorations, which are sure to add extra festive cheer. So whether you're looking for something traditional or a little more decorative, we've covered you!

What Is the Most Important Christmas Decoration?

In Australia, families love to decorate their outdoors. Bunches of the native plant, called ‘Christmas Bush’, are typically used. This bush is known to have cream-coloured flowers that turn red on Christmas week. Oh, what a wonder!

Yet, the centrepiece of any Christmas celebration is the Christmas tree. It is an absolute must-have because you get to adorn it with all the niceties of decors you have.

Also, whether you choose a natural or artificial tree, make sure to deck it out with your favourite ornaments, lights and tinsel.

What Are the Most Timeless Christmas Décor Pieces?

The Christmas Tree

What’s the use of all your decorations without a Christmas tree?

As the holidays approach, many of us are thinking about what kind of Christmas tree we want to put up in our homes. Nowadays, there are so many different types and styles of Christmas tree decorations in Australia that it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. If you're looking for a classic Christmas tree that never goes out of fashion, then you can't go wrong with a traditional evergreen tree.

Evergreen trees are the most popular Christmas tree type, and for a good reason. They're festive and cheerful and remind us of the beautiful things about the holiday season. 

If you're looking for an evergreen tree that will last you for years, you should consider investing in a real Christmas tree. Real evergreen trees are more durable than their artificial counterparts, making your home smell like Christmas all season long.


Wreaths are one of the most popular and timeless pieces of Christmas décor. They can be hung on doors, walls or as centrepieces for tables. 

Wreaths are typically made from evergreens and decorated with pinecones, berries, ribbons and other festive embellishments. Whilst the traditional green wreath is always in style, many other options are available now, including white and gold wreaths. You can also find wreaths that are pre-lit with LED lights.


Garland is another classic Christmas decoration that can be used in various ways. It can be draped over fireplace mantels, bannisters and doorways. Garland is often made from evergreens like pine or fir and decorated with lights, ribbons and other festive elements.

Whilst garland is typically used as decoration indoors, it can also spruce up the outside of your home. Drape it over porch railings or hang it from gutters and eaves. No matter how you use it, the garland is a timeless Christmas decoration that will add some holiday cheer. 

Angel Nativity Décor

The angel nativity set is one of the most timeless pieces of Christmas décor. This set usually includes an angel figurine, stable and other animals. The angel represents the celestial messenger who announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. The stable is a reminder of Jesus' humble beginnings, and the animals represent the creatures present at his birth.

This type of nativity set is a beautiful way to remember the true meaning of Christmas. It can be placed on a mantel, shelf or table. The angel nativity set is a lovely reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

Tree Topper

A tree topper is a finishing touch to your holiday decor. It adds elegance to any tree.

You can find tree toppers made from different materials, such as glass, metal or plastic. There are angel tree toppers, stars or even Santa tree toppers. Choose a tree topper style that will match your Christmas tree’s theme.


Baubles come in many different colours and styles, so you can find the perfect bauble to match your holiday décor. Baubles are also very affordable, so you can easily add them to your Christmas decorations without spending too much.

You can hang baubles on your Christmas tree, use them on wreaths or garlands or string them together to create a festive banner. Baubles are also a great way to dress up your mantelpiece or staircase. Check for our collection of baubles for your Christmas tree decorations at Merry & Bright.

What Christmas Decorations Are Tacky?

Some people prefer the traditional and classic Christmas decorations, whilst others like to be more creative. However, some decorations are tacky.

Tacky decorations are those that catch your attention. Tacky decorations are often hilarious and non-conventional pieces of art. Depending on your creativity, you can make tacky Christmas decor to light up the already brightened Christmas home.

Here is a list of some tacky Christmas decorations:

  • Bathroom elements like rugs and carpets made with Santa face and butt
  • Funny inflatable Christmas decorations 
  • Christmas trees hats
  • Curtains embroidered with Christmas scenes, e.g. nativity or Santa sleigh
  • Candles that drip wax all over the place
  • Christmas wreath with miniature Santas, soldiers, candy canes, trains, reindeer, etc.

What Is the Purpose of Christmas Ornaments?

Christmas ornaments are a time-honoured tradition that dates back centuries. Whilst their exact origin is unknown, it is believed that they were first used in Germany during the middle ages. At first, they were pieces of wood or metal hung on trees to ward off evil spirits. Over time, however, they evolved into the beautiful and intricate decorations we now associate with the holiday season.

Whilst they serve many different functions, their primary purpose is to symbolise the hope and joy of the holiday season. We are reminded of all the good things this time of year represents by hanging them on our trees. From the birth of Jesus to the spirit of giving, Christmas ornaments help us celebrate everything we love about this special time of year.

Shop at Merry & Bright

Whether you’re looking to deck the halls with boughs of holly or want a few simple accents to get in the spirit, we’ve got you covered at Merry & Bright. Our online store is full of fun, from traditional garlands and wreaths to quirky candy canes and jolly Santas. So come and take a look—we promise to never disappoint you.

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