This season is the season to be jolly; although we are still in November, when you see Red and White are flaunting everywhere then you know what it means, Christmas is near. To keep your holiday spirit in the maximum gleeful mode, let start with the decoration:
One comes to mind is Christmas tree, you can't celebrate Christmas without "the tree." So let's make decorating your tree more merry and foolproof than ever.
1. Pick and prep your tree
Before you decorate your tree, the first thing you have to do is to decide whether to choose a fresh or artificial tree. Although the fresh tree is extra work to pick up and to dispose of, nothing can beat the vibrant color and sweet scent of a fresh pine tree. Artificial Christmas tree in the other hand is very convenient, easy to use, easy to put it down and a lot more affordable, you can use it over and over again. So is all in your preference.
Choose The Shape:
There are many kinds and different shape of a fresh Christmas tree to choose from, here is an article to educate you of many different types of Christmas tree
Make sure to pick a tree appropriate size to your home, the perfect size is not too close or touches the ceiling of your home.
2. Location, location, location
Determine the best space where to put your Christmas tree. Opted for area or corner that will be the focal point on your home — A place that grabs your guest attention as soon as they enter the house. And let the Christmas tree light up from every corner of you house.
3. Tree Base Cover
No one likes wriggling under those low-hanging branches, diving under the ornaments while arranging the skirt. So put on the Christmas base right after the Christmas tree settle and standing tall.
Choose The Base Cover:
For a long time, people opted a Christmas tree skirt, but lately, I show the new trend coming in, some use the colorful bins or wicker basket. To be honest, I like the fresh new style, I tried it last year, and it gives my Christmas tree the "modern, yet sophisticated look."
4. Colors And Theme
There aren't rules on how many colors you can use on your Christmas tree, although you can use as many as colorful hues your heart desire, and unless you want to have a wild fiesta on your tree, for me, less is more so keep it simple is the way to go. Opt for only two or three different colors will make your Christmas tree look elegant, sweet and sophisticated.
Choose The Theme:
Aren't you getting tired looking at the same Christmas tree ornaments for year after year? Then you need a much-needed update for the look of your tree, choose a different theme every year is a fun thing to do, from extravagant to minimalist and even to "the Grinch" theme. There sure to be a theme to amuse you and whatever tickles your fancy.
Here are some of Christmas theme ideas to choose from:
5, Gather The Ornaments And Decoration
Divide them into categories: Colors, sizes, theme, shapes, etc. Larger elements (including garland, flowers, bows, pearls strand) goes first, tucked in among the branches. Fill in any open spaces with smaller decoration, you can use picks, faux flowers, and keep adding until the tree's branches look full.
6. Carry On Tradition
Every year I like to include my kids on decorating our Christmas tree, including decide what theme to choose from: Therefore they feel important in making a decision on building our Christmas tree. And there are one or two unique ornament that has sentimental value to be included in our Christmas decor every year. Such as ornament that I bought from the first time they were celebrating Christmas with us, or ornaments that has names of all each member of the family and also pictures of the family we always try to include those in our Christmas tree each year.
7. Go Over The Top
Crown your tree with a distinctive decorative topper that matches your theme and draws all eyes up high for a top-to-bottom style statement all of your personality!
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8. Decor Under & Around The Tree
You don't want to let the bottom of the tree bare without anything, right? As for now the latest trend goes all the way to the base of the tree, the design will continue to carry out. This is not just limited by putting a present under the tree, but you want to put extra personalities around the tree. Last year I put a family of deer and additional small Christmas tree, it makes the design more impressive and beautiful. You can also put small houses around the tree or group of Winter animals.
Thank you so much for reading, Please let me know if you have more ideas how to decorate a Christmas tree and please leave your comment below!