1. Let there be light
Once we were told, it seemed like a no brainer, but many leave the lights til last. Save yourself the hassle of playing operation and layer your lights first. Opting for warm white lights will add a touch of elegance to your tree, not clashing with the colours of your chosen decorations.
2. Choose your decorations
Whether traditional reds, greens and metallics or contemporary pastels and whites, the choice is your. Just make sure you don't mix themes! Once you've settled on your decorations, it's time to hang them up.
Set aside your favourite ornaments and bows and make sure you hang them up first, giving them prime positioning.
Next, hang your larger ornaments and space them evenly around the tree. Ornament balls in one colour but several sizes and textures will create continuity from top to bottom. Hang the larger ones on the bottom, the smaller at the top.
Fill in around those ornaments with medium- and small-size ornaments. Be sure to hang some ornaments closer to the trunk to create depth and interest. They reflect the light to make your tree sparkle from the inside!
Decorative ribbons will elevate your tree's aesthetic. Use one type of ribbon or pair ribbons of contrasting textures and different widths to create more impact.
4. Top it off
A eye-catching tree topper is a beautiful way to complete the look of your tree. Make sure to choose one that best fits your theme and the proportion of your tree, and take into consideration the height of your ceiling too. You can also choose an alternative design, like a giant bow rather than a gold star, or you could make your own topper to make it more personal!
5. Don't forget the skirt
It's often overlooked, but a Christmas tree skirt is the true finishing touch to your decorations and it also serves to balance the overall design of your tree. It will also come in handy to hide the trunk, legs or stand of your chose tree and will protect your floor from any fallen pine needles should you go with a real tree!
Plus, it's the perfect backdrop for beautifully wrapped Christmas presents!
We would love to see how you decorate your tree this year, so please tag us in your photos @_bianko