This image from Tine K Home sums up the "look" I have had in recently years.
This year however I am thinking of embracing a traditional green tree. We even have a window which we could place it in front of and have fairy lights on for people to view walking past.
I'm yet to confirm a tree - but did just take some time out to look through the Christmas Gallery at Living Etc
It's a wealth of inspiration and I have put together this little collection of baubles displayed in non-traditional, creative ways...
A bowl of baubles
A garland of baubles
A bauble cluster hanging from the ceiling
Bauble bunch for the door
I like the idea of spreading the Christmas decorating beyond the tree and gifts. Now I just need to find all my decorations and get started!