Many people will tell you that there is only one color scheme or way to decorate for the holidays. I am here to tell you this is not the case in the slightest! The holidays are the perfect time to decorate your Christmas tree in just your style. Anything from a rainbow tree to traditional red and green to a modern one goes.
What you really need to ask yourself is what do I want my tree to say. Do you want it to match your home, to celebrate your favorite holiday candy, or to just be fun and colorful? Once you have that figured out, it’s time to pick your tree and start decorating for the holidays.
Adding Ribbon or a Garland
Once you have your tree, it’s best to fluff and spread out the branches to get a nice full look. Then it’s time to decide if you want a ribbon or garland to swoop around the tree. As you can see above, the two trees only feature ornaments, which give them a modern and simple look.
The two trees below have a ribbon tucked in and around to give a flowing and whimsical look. The choice is yours because decorating for the holidays is about what makes you happy and smile!
Adding in Plain Ball Ornaments
Once the garland or ribbon is on (or not, if that is the case), it’s time to layer your ornaments. Begin by tucking ball ornaments into the tree branches far back towards the center to give the decorations depth. Next, move on to the outer part and finish with a few ornaments hanging gently off the tree. These layers give fullness to your decorations and help give the tree your overall look.
Decorating with Special Touches
After the ball ornaments are on, add in the special ornaments like gold snowflakes, picks, sprays, and shaped ornaments. Or if you have kids, use the family heirloom ornaments they made in preschool. You want these in fewer amounts than the ball ornaments so that they pop and draw your eye in.
If traditional colors aren’t your thing, think outside the box when it comes to your holiday decorations and try out a rainbow tree or a galaxy tree. Each is beautiful in its own right and can help you celebrate Christmas in just your style.
The final step to decorating for the holidays is to think outside the tree! Whatever theme you choose, incorporate it into the rest of your home by using extra ornaments in decorative bowls on your table, adding a garland to your stair railing, or wrapping your gifts in coordinating patterns and colors. You can even get stockings and wreaths to match!
However you choose to decorate for Christmas, the style should say you, be something you love, and feel like the holidays to you!