Walking or driving around neighborhoods during the holiday season is one of my favorite ways to see the many beautifully decorated Christmas trees in people’s homes. It is a time-honored custom for many families to decorate a Christmas tree. An extravagantly decked-out Christmas tree is a surefire way to put everyone in a festive mood. It’s simple to throw some decorations on a tree and call it good, but with a little effort and expert advice, you can create a tree that appears professionally planned and is genuinely festive.
Confused about how to deck the halls this holiday season? Ideas for Christmas tree themes and DIY ornaments that will make your tree unique are abundant here. Follow our three simple steps once you find inspiration for your Christmas tree decoration.
1.Get the Lights on the Christmas Tree Up!
A nutcracker Christmas décor is incomplete without decorating a Christmas tree begins with stringing lights around its base. Christmas tree lights often come on green or white wire strands, but you can also get black varieties if you have a black tree this year. Select a strand color corresponding to your tree’s bark to ensure that the wire is not visible. Lighting your Christmas tree from the inside out is best for the most dramatic effect. To decorate a tree, begin at the trunk’s base and work to the top, wrapping lights around each significant branch. Work your way around the tree, fluffing the branches as you go.
Try out a few different lighting configurations before settling on something you like. Wrapping the tree in strands of colored lights, for instance, can draw attention to a white or transparent light background. If you’d want additional information on creating the perfect lighting plan for your Christmas tree, check out our comprehensive guide to putting lights on your tree. When decorating your Christmas tree, consider these four common options for lighting fixtures.
2. Fluff Your Christmas Tree
This is the stage where your ideas will be displayed on. Therefore, you can’t afford to cut corners here! When shaping, let down one row at a time as you work your way up the tree. Your pole will be hidden from view, and the branches closest to it will fill gaps or holes as they grow vertically upward. While exercising on the branch, you should begin to angle the branches towards you at around the halfway point. After you have finished assembling the Christmas tree, you may move on to the next step, which is decorating it.
2.Add Christmas Tree Garland
There are no hard and fast rules when wrapping a Christmas tree in garland. As you work down the tree, gradually increase the garland between each wave to prevent the limbs from bursting between the tightly wrapped strands. Using around two strands of garland is recommended once the tree is up.
Decorate your Christmas tree with garlands ranging from simple to elaborate to avoid giving the tree a cluttered appearance. When decorating a tree, hanging thinly beaded garlands from branch to branch and wrapping heavier wreaths made of paper, ribbon, or foil loosely around the tree is recommended.
Ribbon is a common alternative to garland for adorning a Christmas tree—band loosely around the tree in horizontal stripes. You may also tie large bows from the same ribbon and hang them from the tree branches for visual variety. If you know how to use ribbon to decorate a tree horizontally, you can take it to the next level by draping ribbon vertically along the tree, from top to bottom, with the ends tucked beneath the tree topper and tied around the trunk.
3.Strike a Balance With your Home’s Decor
Make sure the tree has a nice, even texture rather than looking spotty. A well-presented and attractive tree will have a harmonious arrangement of lights, decorations, and other trimmings. It would help if you decorated your tree in thirds (the top, the middle, and the bottom) and assessed your progress as you went. Then you may spread out your decorations equally and avoid having any duplicates touching.
4.Cluster Your Ornaments to Add Texture
Texture can be added to the tree by grouping various decorations. To decorate the tree, use no more than three or four distinct varieties of ornaments (not including your special ornaments) of any size, shape, and color scheme you like. Group one of each kind of ornament and continue to do so in opposing groups around the tree. If you do this, your tree will have more character and aesthetically beautiful.
5.Add Other Accents and Florals
You can highlight the most attractive aspects of your tree by adding accents in strategic locations. Bird ornaments with nests and large snowy pinecone ornaments are other options for individuals who don’t want to decorate their Christmas trees with flowers. Poinsettia ornaments and other Christmas-themed blossoms are popular choices for people who wish to decorate their trees with flowers. Accent pieces can be used to fill in any gaps in your tree, resulting in the tree having a greater number of aesthetic appeals.
6.Set the Finishing Touch with a Tree Topper
Choosing the correct tree topper may tie the whole thing together. Choose a tree topper whose hue complements the tree’s overall color scheme. While a star or angel is the traditional tree topper, you are not limited to just two possibilities; instead, you can use anything that fits your theme as the focal point of your tree.
7.Putting on a Tree Skirt Will Complete the Look
Tree skirts not only conceal the tree legs but also protect your flooring and provide the illusion that your tree has more branches than it does. If you have a real tree, they will cover the base of it and pick up any pine needles that have fallen to the ground. Choose a tree skirt that isn’t typical but still fits your aesthetic. Fabric is the most common material used in the construction of tree skirts. On the other hand, wicker and metal that have been galvanized are both suitable solutions.
We all dream of a Christmas tree decked out in a dazzling display of lights, decorations, and garlands that perfectly complement one another. Of course, in practice, that statement is far simpler than the action it requires. For the perfectionists among us, decorating a Christmas tree can be a daunting task. Nevertheless, if your home is your pride and pleasure and your tree is the centerpiece of your home throughout the holiday season, you need not worry. It’s simple if you remember what’s been mentioned above.