Everyone wants a designer looking Christmas tree. Step by step instructions will show you how to decorate Christmas trees like a professional.
First, Fabulous Tips: Step by Step Instructions On How to Decorate Christmas Trees Like A Pro
Many people consider decorating their Christmas tree to be a fun traditional activity that gets them into the holiday spirit.
While there is nothing wrong with this approach, taking a few extra steps to transform your tree from amateur to pro can make a big difference. A professionally decorated tree can be a real showstopper, impressing friends and family members alike. Plus, it can help to get you into the holiday spirit even more.
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, the tree is always the focal point. But achieving a beautiful, festive look isn’t always easy. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry – this blog post has all the tips you’ll need. With just a little effort, you’ll be on your way to creating a truly stunning tree that will be the talk of the holiday season.
What Is The Correct Order To Decorate A Christmas Tree?
When decorating a Christmas tree there is definitely a correct order to things that you should for the most part follow. Now, that doesn’t mean that you can’t play around with things a bit. I have been know to mix thing sup a bit. But for the most part, following this suggested order will help you create a beautifully professional looking Christmas tree.
Step by Step Instructions On How To Decorate Christmas Trees
Start by adding the lights.
Work the lights inwards towards the trunk and and outwards to the tips of the branched. You want the whole tree to be lit up not just the front sections.
Add the cheapy ornaments
Add these along the branches and nearer the trunk. This is to add that dimension and sparkle we talked about in the tips above.
Add your garland, ribbon, or burlap ribbon
Now I sometimes break this rule. I know, Gasp! Sometimes, if I am doing a tree that is really ornament forward I will add my garland in small sections at the end of decorating. I work the small pieces in and out of the tree and around the ornaments. But this is a rarity and I usually add my garland after the cheapy light.
Giant embellishments come next
Add your giant ornament bulbs and decorations now. These may be over sized ornaments, giant stars, or ornament clusters.
Add your beautiful, show off ornaments
Place these where they will be seen and appreciated. These are your prized beauties so make sure that they get the attention and real estate they deserve.
Finish it all off with tiny, filler ornaments
Use smaller ornaments to fill any left over spots that need a little lovin’. You want to use these to plug gaps, round out arrangements, and to tuck around the base.
Decorating With Ornaments
We love using Christmas ornaments on our Christmas trees because they’re such a fun way to decorate. Plus, it’s a great way to add a personal touch to your tree. Whether you choose traditional ornaments or something more unique, they’re sure to bring some holiday cheer to your home.
Step By Step Instructions On How To Decorate Christmas Trees Professionally
Have you ever looked at a professionally decorated Christmas tree and thought, “I wish my tree could look like that”? Well, there’s no need to be jealous- with a little bit of effort, you can achieve the same look in your own home.
Here are some tips on how to decorate Christmas trees so that you can take your tree from amateur to pro.
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Christmas Trees and Considering Colour
Limit the number of colours:
Unless you are going for the nostalgic, kitschy, sentimental look or a bright, full colour, modern, childlike colour scheme – limit the number of colours that you are using in your Christmas decorating. This will ensure a cohesive and high end look.
Now, we all know about the traditional Christmas colour combinations – red, green, and gold or gold, silver, and white and red and white. But there are some gorgeous, out of the box ideas that are guaranteed to wow!
Limit the number of metallics:
It can be really tempting to throw as many shiny things at our tree as possible but I encourage restraint. Limiting the number of metallics will provide a perfectly finished, high end look. And will keep things looking classy instead of garish.
Now, that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to one metallic. Consider using:
Decorating with Christmas tree picks is my favourite decor hack. These beautiful and lush picks just help to fill in the Christmas tree out beautifully, and they are the ideal way to add colour and sparkle. Plus, tree picks make the tree appear fuller and they add wonderful texture. If you go with the sparkly, metallic picks you also add a ton of sparkle to the tree.
Add oversized embellishments:
Using oversized florals, bows, wicker shapes, bells, birds, and ornaments not only takes up space but they also add serious visual impact.
BONUS TIP: Now, before I start telling you not to something let me tell you how to do it.
If you are determined in decorating Christmas trees using all mixed metallics than I say go for it! But consider ONLY using metallics. No other colours allowed. Except maybe a touch of white, ivory, or cream. Mix finishes or keep things all shiny or all matte. And use varying textures and sizes for additional interest.
Back To Basics
A Christmas Tree Finishing Touches
I love a well planned out Christmas tree. But this can mean that some of the wonderful sentimental ornaments our family has received over the years don’t fit into the decor style. So we have a 5ft, faux tree that I put in the family room each year. I decorate this tree with all our sentimental and colourful ornaments. Win,win!
Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts on Decorating Christmas Trees
Every night for the month of December hubby and I cuddle up on the couch and marvel at our beautiful Christmas tree. In that moment we feel so peaceful and blessed. We talk about what we love about this year’s tree and what we cherished from years past. It’s a lovely tradition that reminds us to slow down and to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas.
I truly hope that At Jenny’s Place step by step instructions on how to decorate Christmas trees gave you the confidence needed to heighten your decorating skills and to elevate your Christmas tree decorating.
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