With only 5 weeks left to go until Christmas, there’s no need to get your tinsel in a tangle over the festive decorations for your Christmas tree this year. Instead take a look at our advice and inspiration from our home interior experts.
1. Always put the lights on first – it is best to turn them on as this helps with positioning. Choose a soft white light so they do not distract from the decorations.
2. Wrap presents in paper and bows to compliment your tree. These small touches add real finesse and will separate your tree from the crowd.
3. Sit back with a glass of mulled wine and admire your work!
The first step is to choose a theme for your tree and stick to it. Make sure that your look is in keeping with the character of your home – especially the room that it is going to go in. Once you have a theme in mind, you can start the preparation!
Use St Nicholas’s traditional style of red, white and gold to provide a rich and full look of interesting ornaments. Top with a beautiful star, angel or for fun a Santa hat!
Decorate with paper doves, frosted pine cones and white snowflake ornaments. Add to this frosted, glass and silver baubles with a silver star on top to suggest a recent snowfall.
For a regal theme mix purple with gold and sapphire. Baubles decorated with gems and jewels complete the look. Top with a golden star.
This is especially suitable for families with young children. Use owl, deer and bear decorations teamed with pine cones and bronze ornaments, raffia and natural ribbon. Set in a tree trunk and add a fairy on top to look over the animals!
Choose 4 colours and hang in colour blocks. Divide into quarters and only use one colour per quarter. For example, silver for the top quarter followed by pink and aqua and finish with gold on the bottom. Top with a large bow of silver, pink, aqua and gold ribbon.
For a strong contemporary look use only black and white decorations – in my opinion, more white than black is most effective. Add snowflakes, white bobbles of different textured finishes and black and white bows. Finish by wrapping the presents under the tree in black and white paper. Bows to compliment.
Your tree is your canvas, so take time to select a good one. Gorgeous ornaments can only do so much for a scraggy tree! Try and pick a well shaped tree that’s as symmetrical as possible. Position in a low traffic spot(!) away from heat sources.
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