Kaley Cuoco's monochrome Christmas tree ornaments tap into a seasonal trend that's so simple to follow

The actress has decorated her Hidden Hills retreat – and experts are inspired by her uncomplicated take on this trend

Kaley Cuoco
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Kaley Cuoco is the latest next in a line of celebrities subtly tapping into some of 2023's most beautiful Christmas trends – this time in the shape (or rather, the color) of the ornaments on her tree.

While red, gold, and green ornaments may have shaped the way we decorate for decades, recent Christmas trend predictions suggest we are opting for a more monochromatic palette, starting with one of the most versatile hues we can choose: white. The actress's tree, inside her Hidden Hills home, pays homage to this aesthetic with its abundant use of white ornaments that juxtapose the dark green tree and the black curtains in the backdrop.

Naturally, there is no rule book for decorating for the holidays, so choosing a primarily monochromatic palette is a matter of preference. However, for those wanting to flirt with a less conventional Christmas hue this season, this is our cue. 

If we weren't already inspired enough by Kaley Cuoco's holiday scene, Adele Gregson, an expert Christmas tree decorator and founder of The Christmas Company, also encourages us to follow suit. 

'Say goodbye to red and gold. Teal, toffee, and monochrome are big trends this season, with more people favoring unusual colors over a traditional color palette,' she says.

'Decorating a Christmas tree is a special tradition that brings the true magic of Christmas into our homes. Recently, we've seen an increasing number of clients take a less conventional route when it comes to their choice of decorations.'

Adele Gregson
Adele Gregson

Adele is a celebrity-favorite Christmas tree decorator and founder of The Christmas Company. She has given seasonal makeovers to the homes of celebrities including Sharon Osbourne, Jonathan Ross, and Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his Little Mix girlfriend Perrie Edwards. She recently partnered with NOW to share how to make your tree stand out with this year’s trends. 

As Adele suggests, alongside new monochromic hues, there is a growing desire to showcase personality through Christmas decor, most specifically when it comes to the tree. Kaley similarly taps into this trend, most notably through the white 'P,' most likely standing as a nod to the surname initial of her partner, actor Tom Pelphrey.

'Whether that’s teddy bears, dinosaurs, or their favorite TV shows, people want to have more personal options that reflect their passions. Christmas is all about joy, and people want to inject fun and personality into their tree, giving it a distinctive look that feels unique to them,' she says.

'This is your Christmas tree, and it should feel that way. Choose unique ornaments that reflect your passions and interests. It doesn't matter whether that’s decorations inspired by your favorite music, TV shows, food, celebrities, or more. The personalization of baubles has also been huge in the past two seasons, with the family name or crest being an incredibly popular addition.'

Christmas decor by The White Company

(Image credit: The White Company)

For a Kaley Cuoco-inspired starting point, we're picking up these white decorations that will impress for many Christmases to come.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.