So you’ve somehow managed to fit a giant fir tree through your front door, gently littering your hallway with its pine-y goodness. And, after hours of dragging it back and forth across your sitting room, you’ve finally found it the perfect corner: central enough to catch your eye as soon as you walk in, but just enough out of the way so you don’t get attacked by its branches as you walk past.
Now for the easy part, right? However, decorating your Christmas tree can quickly become overwhelming (and we’re not just talking about untangling last year’s Christmas lights!). We’ve come up with five simple rules on how to decorate your Christmas tree without the added stress.
1. Decide on a colour scheme. Start off with a colour scheme in mind and buy ornaments, garlands and lights to match. This way, whatever you do, everything looks co-ordinated. Great combinations include: white and blue, red and gold, white and green, and red, white and green.
2. Choose lights that match the colour of your tree. Tree lights typically come in white or green strands, making it easy to match to your tree so that the lights, and not the strands, are what catches your eye. Start at the base of the trunk and work your way up for best results.
3. Use assorted garlands within your colour scheme. Picking garlands of different widths gives interest and variety to your tree. As well as tinsel, you can also use ribbons, hand-made signs, beads and homemade strings of trinkets such as tiny boxes and colourful balls.
4. Start with your favourite or most sentimental Christmas ornaments. Then, move on the largest ornaments, dotting them evenly around the tree, and work your way down in size as you fill in the spaces.
5. Invite family and friends to help. Perhaps the best part of Christmas is having your friends and family around you. Getting everyone involved might not result in a perfectly decorated Christmas tree, but follow the rules above and you might just get the best of both worlds.
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