How to Decorate your Tree like a Designer
As the Holidays are fast approaching -you’ll be decking the halls with Christmas decorations before you know it. While wreaths, stockings, and your picture-perfect pine tree are standards this time of year, you can still shake things up a bit by ditching the falling apart tinsel and swap out your string lights. (After all, nothing will cramp your style like mini Santas or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer everywhere.) Admittedly, Christmas decorations can feel a little constricting, as if straying from a red-and-green color palette will land you on the naughty list. But as it turns out, Christmas decor is packed with unlimited design potential— you just need to get a little creative.
To help kick-start your inspiration, feast your eyes on our Holiday Designs. Your home is your pride and joy, and the tree is the centerpiece of your home. Today we will share tips from our Interior Design Firm that make your spirits merry and bright.
Tip number one: Invest in a high-quality artificial tree.
Today, it is difficult to tell the difference between a real and an artificial tree until you get up close and physically touch the tree. High-quality artificial trees are made of premium materials and provide the necessary support for your decorations. These trees are durable and can be used year after year, all while maintaining a beautiful look. The trees also come pre-lit. Investing in a pre-lit artificial tree will save you both time and money. If you decide to purchase your lights separately, we advise at least 200 bulbs per 2 feet of the tree. For example, a 6-foot tree should have at least 600 light bulbs. A pre-lit tree gives you a perfect base layer to decorate as you wish. If you want to create a soft magical look, check out the new flocked trees on the market that give the tree a snow-covered look by applying a white powdery mixture to the branches.
2.Fluff and Shape your Branches
Although fluffing the tree branches can be time-consuming and not my favorite thing to do, however, the end result is worth having a more full and natural-looking tree. Don’t hesitate to bend branches to fill in the gaps on the tree. A perfectly shaped tree is a requirement for the base layer.
3. Choose a theme.
If you want a professional-looking Christmas tree, deciding on a theme will help you choose the right ornaments that spark the decor for the rest of your home. Regardless of your style, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. We recommend choosing a color that naturally blends well with the rest of the decor in your home. Also, think about your location and what inspires you. It is fun to create a theme as it ignites creativity and imagination.
If you want to add some sparkle to your spruce, use some glitter ornaments or silk flowers on your tree. Whatever look you choose, think outside the box, have fun, and let this project bring your family closer together this December.
4.Layer and Style Ribbons
Layer ribbons in contrasting textures and different widths to create a visual impact.
5.Use Tree Picks and Sprays
Christmas Floral Sprays and picks allow you to add easy decorative charm to your tree. Tree picks come in many forms, such as decorated branches, twigs, berries, or pinecones. Use them as subtle accents to complement the entire look of your tree.
6.Choose the right tree topper
The Christmas tree has been for centuries the proud centerpiece of the season. It embodies hope for the future, and the decorations represent the gifts of the seasons past. The topmost important decoration is a tree topper. So find one that fits your design theme and will complete the designer look of your tree. It is the crown of the beloved tree.
7.Finish off with a tree skirt.
The finishing touch and a benefit from using a tree skirt are to hide your tree’s legs or the tree stand. Not only does it protect your floors and carpet from a fallen pine, it sets a perfectly beautiful backdrop for your Christmas presents.
So there you have it! Seven design tips to decorating your tree this year from our Design Team. I hope we inspired you to throw away the tinsel and start collecting new ornaments to give your holidays an updated designer look.