After searching far and wide for the perfect Christmas tree, you’ve finally found the green goddess that will sit pride of place in the corner of your home this December – it’s a Christmas miracle! Next, it’s time to dust off your decorations, crank up the Christmas tunes and top up your glass of mulled wine – you've got some serious decorating to do. Here are a few top tips that will help take your tree from sparse to spruced in a flash.
What’s your style?
Before diving in, take a step back and consider your decor style. If you’re a traditionalist, opt for a classic red, green and gold colour scheme. But if you prefer to keep things a little more kitsch, go bold with bright. Think an eclectic mix of baubles accompanied by plenty of tinsel. For the true minimalist, geometric designs and neutral hues will transform your tree into an effortless Scandi centrepiece.
The glow up
Now that your tree is decked head-to-toe with design-led decorations of your choice, it’s time to add some much-needed sparkle. From multi-coloured to classic white or even chilli pepper shaped, illuminate your baubles with festoons of fairy lights taking care to wrap the lights from the top of the tree to the base for maximum glow.
It’s all in the details
Baubles? Check. Fairy lights? Check. Now it’s time for those festive finishing touches. Practical and stylish, a tree skirt will protect your floors from pine needles and hide unsightly tangles of wires. And of course, no Christmas tree is complete without the perfect piece to sit atop the tree, whether that’s a festive pug tree topper or a traditional golden star, this must be a statement piece. Et voila, a scatter of beautifully wrapped presents is the final festive flourish.