September 1, 2016

How to Decorate your Green Christmas Tree

Posted by Treetopia in Treetopia Christmas Decorating Ideas | Treetopia Guides

how to decorate a green Christmas tree

Green Christmas trees are quintessential holiday centerpieces for many around the globe, but having a traditional tree doesn’t mean you have to be limited to the usual décor. Add a bit of flair to your Christmas tree this holiday season with this guide from Treetopia.

Don’t Shy Away from Color

use color in your green artificial tree
c/o Inspired by Charm

You can’t go wrong with a red and white or silver and gold palette, but don’t be afraid to use a motif that is more representative of your personality or preference. Michael Wurm of Inspired by Charm used an assortment of colorful ornaments to create his gradient-rainbow-inspired Christmas tree. Michael may have broken a few decorating rules with his Slim Spruce Christmas tree, but it’s hard to argue with the stunning results. If you’re new to decorating, try adding colorful accents to your current theme first and work your way from there.

Go for Non-Traditional Pieces

decorate your artificial green Christmas tree with non traditional pieces c/o Jen Perkins and Inspired by Charm

If you’re still a bit hesitant to decorate your tree with non-traditional pieces, look no further than our Brand Ambassador Jennifer Perkins for persuasion. She has said that “size is really the only thing you need to consider when decorating your tree,” and we can’t agree more! From metallic birds and snow globe ornaments to Santa dolls and lightweight lanterns—as long as it fits the look you want, there’s no limit to the accessories you can use.

Sprinkle Some Metallics

sprinkle metallic ornaments while you decorate a green Christmas tree
c/o Inspired by Charm and Flamingotoes

Polished, matte, and glittered metallic ornaments all bring something different to the table and when combined, their varied textures give the tree a balanced appearance. A sprinkling of metallic ornaments also gives your tree sparkle and shine from any angle.

Experiment with Unique Shapes

use uniquely shaped ornaments to add visual weight to our green christmas tree
c/o Hi Sugarplum, Maggie Holmes Design, and Flamingotoes

Similar to metallic ornaments in different finishes, using uniquely-shaped pieces will bring more visual weight and balance to your decorations while giving your eyes a well-deserved break from round Christmas balls and angled star ornaments. From simple monogrammed letters to unconventional toppers, ornaments in unique shapes are sure to give your Christmas tree a look that you can truly call your own.

Use Patterned or Textured Ribbons

ribbons and ribbon bows can make your decorations more cohesive
c/o Inspired by Charm and Hi Sugarplum

Ribbons are more than just fillers—they bring your entire motif together and add depth to your tree. Michael Wurm’s Balsam Spruce was wrapped with a red and black plaid ribbon that matched and complemented the tree’s ornaments, trims, and picks. Ribbons can also provide contrast to colorful and sparkling ornaments, similar to the black and white ribbon bows of Cassie from Hi Sugarplum. With their versatility, ribbons are excellent accent pieces for making your tree look its best!

Don’t Forget Green Trims

Use different shades of green to complement the green Christmas tree foliage
c/o Inspired by Charm

It’s not the biggest secret out there, but green accents will work wonders for your green tree. Choose pieces in lighter or darker shades of green, making sure that they stand out from your tree’s foliage. With the right amount of green ornaments, your tree can be made to appear fuller while creating a beautiful, unified look.

Choose Your Lights

choose from clear, multicolor, or LED lit green Christmas trees Featuring Portland Pine, Addison Spruce, and Alexander Fir

Christmas lights make your tree stand out, providing a glow that highlights your ornaments and trims. Clear LED lights have a cool bright glow perfect for metallic ornaments and colorful decorations. Traditional clear lights have a warm, subtle glow, while multi-colored lights add a festive touch to any display. If you can’t decide, the Portland Pine features Treetopia’s first color-changing LED technology that lets you switch from multicolor to clear with ease.

Turn your green Christmas tree into a gorgeous and unique holiday centerpiece with this guide from Treetopia. Looking for a green tree to style? Check out Treetopia’s collection of green artificial Christmas trees here.

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