With Christmas quickly approaching us, you may be beginning to prepare for the holidays with festive decorations. While lights, wreaths, and garland can create a warm, holiday look, the Christmas tree is one of the most iconic decor pieces used during the holidays. Having a tree helps incorporate that must-needed holiday spirit into your home; however, a poorly decorated tree is never ideal. Knowing what to use and how to decorate your tree is key to creating the perfect place for the holidays. Impress your family and friends this season with these five essential elements your tree must have:
Let There Be Light.
When you think of a Christmas tree, the first thing that may come to mind is the lights. By now, you may be familiar with what type of lighting you like and where each light will sit on your tree. But if you are looking to change things up this year, you can do a charismatic, eclectic look by adding bright multicolored lights or you can make an elegant statement by incorporating monochromatic lights of your favorite color. Your lights start the design, and they become the focal point of the tree. Deciding the color is essential to help guide you in your decisions for the other key elements. Just make sure you have enough lights on your tree because a poorly lit tree will not do the rest of your decorations justice.
After you have chosen your lights and color scheme, you can move onto the decorations. It is essential to stay within a consistent theme for the holidays to have your tree look balanced. You can incorporate family-made ornaments and candy canes for a tree more tailored towards your family. Perhaps you like a crisp design; you may choose white or clear bulbs. With so many styles and designs, it can seem daunting looking for bulbs. We recommend deciding your color scheme before purchasing your ornaments to have a consistent design.
Dress It Up.
Every great structure starts from the ground. A tree skirt is a simple, yet useful tool to give your tree declared space. It sets boundaries for where the presents will go, it catches loose pines, and it creates an aesthetically appealing look that creates balance. Not to mention it helps hide the tree’s base. Your tree skirt is another opportunity to amplify your Christmas tree. Try to find one that is tailored to your taste and style while enhancing the overall design of your tree.
Add balance to your tree by including tinsel and garland. Spiraling these ribbons and decor pieces around your tree will add character and help amplify your lights. Finding a balance to is vital to help accentuate your lights and ornaments. Garland and tinsel can be a great way to add more style but be careful not to over-do-it.
Nothing finishes off the look of a tree like a stunning head ornament whether you choose an angel, star, bow or something unique. The head decoration completes your trees overall look. Try to find a head ornament for your tree that expresses you; this will polish off the look and create the perfect finishing touch.
We hope these five tips help you to create a stunning Christmas tree. What is your favorite Christmas decor? Let us know below in the comments. For more great tips and tricks, visit us at All About Floorz. Thanks for reading!