The holidays truly are a time to bring out your wildest, sparkly-est, fun-est ideas. There’s so many door, table, room, and Christmas tree decor ideas to choose from.
Whether you’re decorating a Christmas tree for the very first time or you simply want to switch things up for a fun holiday refresh, there are tons of decor ideas for you—both big and small—to spark endless holiday inspiration.
So now that you have your tree selected here comes the fun part – adding your personal flair! You really can have a gorgeous Christmas tree in your home with a little know-how and effort.
Check out these cute tree ornaments and accessories to spruce up your tree
Tips for a beautiful Christmas tree
Shape the Tree
Take some time to maneuver and shape the branches of your tree before putting any decorations on it. The life-like appearance comes from the branches being in realistic positions. I promise this tedious job is definitely worth it! I spend at least 20-30 minutes per tree straightening out every branch. Take a step back and make sure there aren’t any “holes” or “gaps” between the branches.
Add a Variety of Light Styles
Next, add the lights. While pre-lit Christmas trees are popular and will save you time (and money), you’ll need Christmas tree lights if you have a plain tree (real or artificial). As a general rule of thumb, the lighting experts at Lights4Fun advise 100 bulbs of lights per 2ft of Christmas tree. So for a 6ft tree, you’d need 300 bulbs. If you’re adding string lights to your tree, consider adding a couple of strings of small LED lights, and then winding through a string of larger globe lights for interest.
Balance Your Ornaments
Given the many Christmas tree decorations you’re likely to have, you have to ensure that everything is well-balanced and spread out. Arrange embellishments from the top of the tree and then work towards the bottom. This way, you can easily check your design to make sure it’s even and just as beautiful in real life as it is in your vision.
Add Picks to Give Depth
Tree picks and floral sprays come in many forms, such as decorated branches, twigs, berries, or even pinecones – use them as subtle accents to complement the entire look of your tree. Grouping picks together using floral wire is a creative way to elevate the visual appeal of your tree without overpowering other decorations.
Don’t Forget Your Topper
An eye-catching Christmas tree topper is a beautiful way to complete the designer look of your tree. Make sure to choose one that best fits your theme and the proportion of your tree, and take into consideration the height of your ceiling too.
Finally, Add A Skirt
Often overlooked, a Christmas tree skirt is the finishing touch to your decorations and serves to balance the overall design of your Christmas tree. Tree skirts have many benefits too, from covering the unsightly ‘legs’, trunk or stand of a tree, to protecting your floors and carpets from any fallen pine needles (if you have a real tree).