4 Steps to Follow When Decorating Your Christmas Tree

 Decide if your tree will be about appearance or if you would prefer some nostalgia.

No matter what other Christmas decorations you use, your tree is undoubtedly the focal point of your home. From the glowing lights to the stunning display of ornaments to the abundance of gifts underneath it, the tree just captures your attention, so you better make it look good. Obviously, there are several different ways to decorate your tree, but here are a few general tips to get you started.

Think About What You Want

Before you do anything, you need to pick what kind of tree you want in your home. Of course, you need to select between real and fake, but besides that, you need to decide if you want your tree to be all about appearance or if you would prefer some nostalgia. It is okay to choose not to have any personal ornaments on your tree if you want it to be as well-decorated and designer-friendly as the rest of your home. It is also perfectly fine if you would rather have your tree be about memories by combining ornaments from your yesteryears with handmade surprises from your kids. If your home is large enough, you can even opt for two separate trees, putting the formal one in your living room and the casual one in your family room.

If your home is large enough, you can have a formal tree and a more casual tree.  

Choose a Color Scheme

Just like with anything design-related, you need to choose a color scheme to make your tree look picture perfect. Decide on three colors that represent the holiday season to you. These can be traditional hues, like burgundy, hunter green, and gold, or you can take a more modern approach with fuchsia, lime green, and silver. Now, look for a variety of ornaments (and garland if you want) that combine these three colors. Select different shapes, sizes, and textures to add some interest to your tree while still keeping it cohesive. 

Use Some Strategy

Now that you have your collection of ornaments all spread out, it is time to get down to business and decorate that tree. First, hang your very favorite ornaments in prime positions. You want to make sure you will be able to enjoy them to maximum capacity all month long. After that, you will want to continue on by size: Hang the large ornaments first and then work your way down to the smallest ones, filling in the spaces along the way.

Hang the large ornaments first and then work your way down to the smallest ones.

Bring on the Cheer

When decorating your tree, the most important thing to keep in mind is that it really is all about bringing the holiday cheer into your home. So do what makes you happy. If that means combining fancy ornaments with homemade favorites, do it. As long as you smile when you look at your tree, your mission is complete.

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