Christmas is on the horizon and soon we will be engulfed by all things festive.
We know how stressful it can be to put up your Christmas tree and get it looking great. So we have talked to the experts, listened to their words of wisdom and put together this list of Pro Tips on How to Decorate Your Tree this Christmas.
There are many types of artificial Christmas trees to choose from.
1. Invest in a high-quality artificial tree
You'll find that high-quality trees are generally more durable and can stand up to repeated use every year, all whilst maintaining its beautiful look. To prevent wear and tear on your tree, consider models with advanced features that offer easy setup and storage. If you want a real Christmas tree, there are many different types and styles available to buy.
Click here for our Ultimate Guide to Buying Your perfect Christmas Tree
2. Fluff and shape branches
Fluffing the branches helps make your Christmas tree look fuller and more natural. This can be a time-consuming task, but trust me, the end result is worth it. Separate each branch so they fan out to cover as much area as possible. And don't hesitate to bend individual branches to fill in gaps. Keep in mind that a properly shaped tree is an appealing sight however minimal or lavish your decorations may be.
Decorating can be made EZ by picking a theme and working around it.
3. Pick a theme
The best looking Christmas tree has a central theme that ties all its decorations together. Deciding on a theme before choosing your decorations sets the tone for your materials and gives you a clear idea on how to decorate your tree. Need some inspiration? Why not take a look at EZ Living this year. There are several key looks to help you decorate this festive season.
4. Start with the lights first
While pre-lit Christmas trees are popular and will save you time (and money) with tree lights, if you have a plain tree, always add the lights first – it's more difficult to do this after you've added your decorations.
Start with a string of lights with the plug as the starting point, wrapping it around your Christmas tree’s base, working your way up from the centre of the base of your tree. Continue wrapping the lights evenly around the branches nearest to the base, and then weave it upwards from the middle of the top.
'When you reach the top, weave your way back down, arranging the lights further out on the branches. Keep weaving the lights until you reach the tips of the branches.'
And remember, when weaving, the bulb should be positioned under a branch and the next light over a branch. Experiment with different lighting schemes until you find one you like; it's OK to mix and match lights. For example, a background of white or clear lights can be highlighted with strands of coloured lights that wrap the outer areas of the tree.
Not all decorations will look great, choose wisely, it's easy to get carried away.
5. Choose the right decorations
Choosing colours that fit your theme helps you achieve a cohesive look. Whether it's hanging decorations, ribbons, or floral picks, opt for items that complement the overall appearance of your tree. Many bauble sets include different shapes, sizes, finishes and designs. Combining these with traditional baubles will give you more freedom to play up your theme.
Next, hang your larger ornaments, spacing 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 inside the branches of your tree to create depth and interest. They reflect the light to make your tree sparkle from the inside. Make the tree yours by adding specialty items, such as handmade ornaments, clip-on ornaments, or icicles.
Stand back and study your tree from various angles (we recommend squinting your eyes) to determine if there are empty areas to fill
Don't forget that sprays, ribbons, birds, and picks can all add a bit of uniqueness to your tree.
6. Layer and style with ribbon and festive sprays
Another tip is to layer your Christmas tree with decorative ribbons. You may use one type of ribbon or pair ribbons of contrasting textures and complimenting colours and different widths to create more impact. To add interest, try making big bows using them to decorate the tree branches. Follow these simple techniques for arranging ribbons on your tree.
Tree sprays come in many forms, such as decorated branches, twigs, berries, or even pinecones. Use them as subtle accents to complement the entire look of your tree.
7. Choose the right tree topper
A topper is a beautiful way to complete the look of your Christmas tree. Make sure to choose one that best fits your theme and the proportion of your tree.
Christmas trees can be placed in any room, even your bedroom.
8. Finally…Given the many decorations on your tree, you have to ensure that everything is well-balanced and spread out to your liking. Arrange decorations from the top of the tree and then work towards the bottom. This way, you can easily check your design as you dress your tree.
We hope you find this article helpful. From everyone here at EZ Living Furniture, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a COVID-free New Year.