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20 of the best baubles and decorations

From paper to precious metals, these elegant tree decorations are worthy of a place in your Christmas collection

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If the annual rummage in the attic has left you less than inspired, it might be time to treat your tree to a new bauble or two. With an emphasis on handmade and decorated designs, our curated selection has something to suit any scheme, from delicate, nature-inspired paper decorations to resolutely maximalist styles (and everything in between).

On a Christmas decorating spree? Be sure to stop by our edit of luxury wreaths, too.

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1 Geode baubles, Cox & Cox
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Cox & Cox

This precious set is inspired by the crystalline cavities in rock formations.

£30 for a set of six, coxandcox.co.uk

2 Christmas paper tassel, Ferm Living
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Ferm Living

An homage to the nostalgia of a homemade Christmas, these delicately crafted decorations were designed by Danish architect and artist Amanda Betz.

£28.99 for a set of three, dotmaison.com

3 Dahlia ceramic bauble, Reiko Kaneko
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Yeshen Venema

London-based ceramicist Reiko Kaneko has hand-painted the ethereal dahlias on these bone china baubles, which come in five different colours.

£35, reikokaneko.co.uk

4 Christmas ornaments, Henry Holland Studio
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Soho Home

Henry Holland's burgeoning ceramics practice comes courtesy of the Japanese art of nerikomi, a hand-building method that combines different coloured clays.

£125 for a set of three, sohohome.com

5 Patterned glass baubles, Arket
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These expressive, colourful prints will bring graphic interest to any tree – there is a complementary set in red and gold, too.

£25 for a set of three, arket.com

6 Star tree decorations, Georg Jensen
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Georg Jensen

Danish silverware experts Georg Jensen have put their own spin on the obligatory star. Each comes with blue and red ribbons.

£20 each, georgjensen.com

7 Terracotta tree pendants, Darkroom
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For a thoroughly contemporary Christmas, look to London design studio Darkroom’s industrial-look decorations.

£25 for a set of five, darkroomlondon.com

8 Green marbled ceramic bauble, Designers Guild
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Designers Guild

The hand-marbling process means that each of these ceramic baubles – in pink or green – is subtly unique.

£18, designersguild.com

9 Hand-cut leaf ornaments, Amara
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Hand-cut and hung from a golden chain, this set of Matisse-inspired leaves will bring a little shine to natural schemes.

£24 for a set of four, amara.com

10 Glass baubles, Helle Mardahl
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Helle Mardahl

Copenhagen-based designer Helle Mardahl is perhaps best known for her pastel-hued bon bon jars. This sugary set feels utterly fresh.

£240 for a set of three, net-a-porter.com

11 ‘Kiln Ring’ decoration, Burleigh
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Staffordshire pottery house Burleigh’s decorative pendants are inspired by the ceramics rings traditionally placed on each kiln before firing to test its temperature.

£15, burleigh.co.uk

12 Silver feather baubles, Petersham Nurseries
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Chloe Hardwick

The Petersham Nurseries shop offers a careful edit of homeware and gifts, including these unusual zinc feathers.

£50 for a pair, petershamnurseries.com

13 Moon and star baubles, Graham and Green
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Graham and Green

In gold and the inkiest of blues, this celestial set traces three phases of lunar activity.

£11.95 for a set of five, grahamandgreen.co.uk

14 Wire diamond decoration, John Lewis & Partners
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John Lewis

This elegant wire bauble – an antidote to glitter-loaded designs – will still add a little sparkle to proceedings.

£6, johnlewis.com

15 Wooden drop decoration, Layered Lounge
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Layered Lounge

With a series of wooden beads, this Scandinavian-style decoration evokes the silhouette of icicles. Mix and match with other shapes, including circles and a star.

£15 for a set of three, layeredlounge.com

16 Ribbon Stripe baubles, The Conran Shop
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The Conran Shop

The Conran Shop’s Christmas collection is a veritable rainbow this year. We love this kaleidoscopic set.

£59 for a set of four, conranshop.co.uk

17 Leaves drop decoration, Gisela Graham
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Gisella Graham

This glass tear-drop bauble is decorated with antique gold paint, then studded with green and gold beads.

£10, heals.com

18 Blue Christmas ornament, Alessi
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This hand-decorated porcelain deer is our favourite piece from Italian design house Alessi’s ‘Blue Christmas’ series.

£30, uk.alessi.com

19 Glass decoration, H&M Home
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H&M Home

Striking – and rather lethal looking – this spiky star is a modern-art spin on a traditional motif.

£4.99, hm.com

20 Honeycomb bauble decorations, Oka
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Rich autumnal shades and the addition of a tassel elevate this set of six paper decorations.

£45 for a set of six, oka.com

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