No, the internet is not in on some Christmas-themed Stranger Things joke, and we’re not in the upside down – inverting your Christmas tree is a legitimate trend this year.
If you’re not sure how you feel about it, you’re not alone. But one thing’s for certain, 2017 has been a weird one and this trend is a twinkling metaphor for the year gone by.
According to The Spruce, this is no new trend: it began in the Middle Ages when Europeans turned their firs upside down to represent the holy trinity.
Since then, tips have pointed towards the heavens, so some find the inverted trees sacrilegious or disrespectful.
The trees have been a major hit with retailers and hotels this year, and it makes sense; flipping the display means there is more floor space for other items, while making a design statement.
Our verdict? The trend works in large spaces where the tree is being used to create impact and intrigue.
In San Francisco’s Westfield Centre a stunning 50-foot crystal tree is suspended from the dome, giving the display a chandelier-like appearance.
In London, Claridges Hotel made it work by hiring a legendary designer such as Karl Largerfeld to sort out their statement decoration, resulting in an elegant arrangement with an ethereal quality.
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