Christmas is approaching fast and many of us are wondering how to decorate the Christmas tree like a pro interior designer. Here on Passion for Home, we’ve compiled the top 5 things you can do to make your Christmas tree look like you hired an interior designer to do the job!
1. Begin with a Stunning Tree
Whether it is real or not, choose one that has a shape that will compliment your space. Try to find a tree that almost reaches the ceiling for a grandiose feeling. Search for one that’s full and lively, and if there are any gaps in the branches, try to face this section near a wall to cover it.
2. Decorate with Meaning
A great way to add a personal touch to your tree is to decorate with things that are meaningful to you and your family.
Some ideas are:
- Ornaments and souvenirs from your favorite vacations and destinations
- Make picture frame ornaments with your family photos over the years
- Go on a family Christmas ornament shopping trip and let everyone choose an ornament! As the years go on, you will be able to see the personal touches from family members as the years go on.
3. The Topper
The tree topper is usually the focal point of every tree. Long gone are the days where trees are topped with either a simple angel or star. Christmas Tree toppers have become very elaborate over the years. You can craft your own from garland, feathers, and other accents, like the cardinal shown below! You don’t need to limit yourself to traditional tree toppers this year. Let your imagination take over and create a stunning topper that will have guests talking!
4. Stick with a Theme
Have fun with your tree and pick a theme to stick with them decorating! If you want to involve your little ones, have them pick the theme! Kid’s imaginations are always fascinating, so your tree could turn out to be something truly fun and magical. It could be a challenge, but the results could also be so unique that you want to do it again next year!
5. Keep it Simple
Remember, you don’t have to go crazy to have a professional looking Christmas Tree. Sometimes simplicity is the way to go. If you have a busy schedule, it might be better to skip the Christmas lights, unless you have a synthetic tree that has lights already attached. As we all know, Christmas lights are the leading cause to stress induced over-consumption of eggnog. Instead, pick a few really beautiful sets of ornaments, large accent pieces, and some garland and voila! You have a stunningly decorated tree that took little effort.
Whichever route you take when it comes to decorating your Christmas tree, be sure to think of the style of your home. If your home is a traditional style home, a Victorian Christmas tree will probably give you that wow factor. If you have a newer, rustic looking home, decorate your tree with rustic accents!
Look at the big picture and have fun while decorating your Christmas tree. Christmas comes around once a year so get inspired and make it special!
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*This post was updated from 2010 to give you a better reading experience and better tips on decorating a Christmas Tree like a pro this season!