Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to bring out their Christmas trees and decorations. But if you’re still looking for Christmas tree ideas and need help decorating your Christmas tree this year, I have put together this guide to help you.
You will be able to choose a Christmas tree style and decorate your tree while creating a cohesive theme of holiday cheer throughout your home.
Find your Christmas Tree Style with this Guide
Christmas Tree Styles
There are so many ways to make your Christmas tree come to life this festive season. There are several different aesthetics for Christmas tree styles that each come with its own unique advantages and something to suit everyone’s taste. Here are some of the most popular Christmas tree styles this year.
A classic whimsical tree will be beautifully and majestically decorated. It is a tree that evokes a sense of wonder and nostalgia. A flocked tree base would be perfect for this type of tree style and you can incorporate lots of different colors and Christmas tree decorations. Think of texture as well by adding glitter ornaments, candy canes, ribbons as well as decorations of different sizes and shapes. This is the perfect Christmas tree style to get creative and use your imagination.
The pink Christmas tree is perfect for those who love a retro and vintage 1950’s look or just anyone who loves pink! A pink tree will give midcentury vibes and is definitely trending this season. You can easily add some warm lighting and decorate with some neutral decor to make your tree pop.
The rustic style is just as popular as ever and there are so many different ways to decorate too. The rustic tree is more sparse and decorated with more natural elements. Rustic Christmas tree decorations are often the classic red, white and green as well and include neutral fabrics and textures.
The placement of your tree will play a significant role in the overall flow of the room and the final look of your tree. You’ll want to place your tree somewhere it will be most visible and have maximum visibility.
A good idea is to pick a place where it can be seen from the outside or as soon as you walk into your home and can be seen frequently by family. You should also consider places you should not place your tree as certain areas of the home can be hazardous.
Make sure your tree is not exposed to the direct heat of any sort and does not block natural light. Be sure to also avoid placing your tree in areas where it can block people and should be placed on a stable surface so it doesn’t fall over.
Some places to place your tree are in the foyer, next to some wide windows, by the stairs, in the family room, dining room, or near the fireplace. If you choose to place your tree near a fireplace, ensure it is at least 3 feet away from the fireplace.
Most artificial trees will have a flame-retardant coating but double-check the labels if you are not sure.
Christmas Tree Decorations
Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the most cherished holiday traditions around the world. It’s also one of my favorite holiday activities to do by myself and with my family.
There are so many different Christmas tree styles and types of decor out there that it can get quite overwhelming.
Here are some of my go-to decorations to get once you have decided on a Christmas tree style.
Ornaments will set the style of your entire tree. They come in all shapes and sizes and some are even passed down through generations. It is recommended 12-20 ornaments per foot of your tree, however, this is just a recommendation.
Feel free to use as many or as few as you’d like. For the classic round ornaments, you can try going with three different sizes to add some dimension and visual appeal. Be sure to also spread them out throughout the tree.
Garland or tinsel is usually metallic in color and is wrapped around the tree. It can also be used to wrap around statues, lamps, or even hung from the ceiling. There are also natural garlands that can be draped across the fireplace or mantel. Be sure that you have enough to go around your entire tree.
The lights you choose can be white, warm white, or colored. Having lights will help bring warmth and glow to the room you place your tree in. Lights will also help bring out the beauty of the other decorations you incorporate.
Similar to garlands, be sure to have enough lights to wrap around the entire tree. It is recommended that you have 100 lights per foot and half.
Picks are single stems of leaves, flowers, berries, and other decorations. They are perfect to incorporate into your tree as they can make an excellent accessory and add some character. Picks also make your Christmas tree look fuller. They come in a variety of styles which can easily be incorporated into your tree decorations.
Skirts or Collars
A tree skirt or collar is a great way to cover up the tree trunk or stands as well as any unsightly wires. They can come in a variety of different colors and styles which you can continue to make your decorating theme cohesive. The skirt will also protect your floors and carpets from fall pine needles if you have a real tree.
Some of the most popular Christmas tree toppers include a star or an angel. However, there are plenty of unique and different styles that will fit any holiday theme. Look for one that will tie your whole tree theme together.
Decorating a Christmas Tree
When it comes to decorating a Christmas tree, here are my simple 7 steps that you should follow in order to ensure everything goes smoothly.
WEAR GLOVES AND FLUFF CHRISTMAS TREE
BRING OUT AND SORT ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS.
BEGIN WITH GARLANDS AND RIBBONS AROUND YOUR TREE
ADD LARGE ORNAMENTS STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR TREE AND PLACE THEM DIAGONALLY
ADD THE MEDIUM AND SMALL ORNAMENTS IN BETWEEN THE LARGE ONES
FILL IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH NOVELTY ORNAMENTS AND PICKS
FINISH OFF WITH YOUR FAVORITE TREE TOPPER
Show Off Your Christmas Tree Style
I’d love to see what style you put together for your Christmas tree this year. Tag me in the comments below!