Hey ladies and gents!

Today’s chat is about the biggest icon of the Christmas holiday. Ok, at least one of the biggest. Any guesses? No? I’ll tell you…Christmas Tree.

This is not about fake or real, tall or short, spruce or fir. This is about the way you decorate it. There are so many ways! Tinsel. Lights.Ornaments. Red. Green. White. Blue. Multicolor. Plain. Full. The purpose of this post isn’t to tell you that your way is wrong and mine is right but it is to give a guide to that person out there that has no idea where to start. Is thinking to themselves, this looks funny. Or the person that has so many decorations but doesn’t like the way they apply them to the tree.

So here it goes…I personally have 2 trees in my home. Both fake as I have a thing against having to vacuum pine needles up all the time. One is about 4 ft and houses all my childhood ornaments as well as all the sentimental ones like “Our First Home” or one’s from travel. The other is 8ft and is my beautiful décor and sparkle one. This is the one I want to focus on for the purpose of this post.

Here are a quick few pointers:

  1. You can never have too many ornaments on a tree.
  2. No color is the wrong color, follow your gut.
  3. There is more to tree décor than just ornaments.
  4. A tree topper is a must
  5. Double up on the ornaments.

Alright lets go into those pointers in details.

  1. You can never have too many ornaments on a tree.

This is simple. The more the merrier. Throw them all on there just make sure to check for the bald spots that look too sparse compared to others.

      2. No color is the wrong color, follow your gut.

In my opinion, a red and gold tree looks just a beautiful as a white and blue. My ONLY advise here is follow what your heart says and if you are going for beauty over sentiment, try to stick to a scheme. My getting everything I want on my Christmas tree only happens because I have two. I don’t particularly recommend putting your multi-color, cartoon character, childhood memory ornaments with your fancy ones. Try to celebrate the two if possible. If purchasing another tree isn’t in your budget to fix both, or if you don’t have good space for 2, another option is to use 1 tree for one scheme or ornaments and even do a DIY wreath to use the others! Head to @Pinterest now, there are tons of ‘How To’s’. 

https://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/how-to-make-an-easy-diy-ornament-wreath/

      3. There is more to tree décor than just ornaments.

I mean this! OMG, there are so many options. Tinsel will always be an option, however, beware you don’t look like your Great Aunt Gertrude’s tree! I don’t mean that to offend your beautiful Aunt Gertrude but tinsel can give a lot of people, including my generation of the millennials, the thought of the outdated or out of style. If you go the tinsel route, just make sure to do it right. Besides tinsel, you can use twigs, sparkle sticks, ribbon, feathers, and so much more. Head to @Amazon now and just look through Christmas tree décor, I found tons of great option for a low cost!

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=christmas+tree+decor

       4. A tree topper is a must.

Does this one need an explanation? There are lots of options for toppers! A metal star or a glass angel. A ribbon bow or a plethora of feathers. There is no right and wrong it just needs to be what you love and be plopped right there, STRAIGHT on the top.

       5. Double up on the ornaments.

You probably think I am losing my mind since this sounds like it’s the same as my first tip…but I promise this is different. By double up I mean hang more than 1 on the same spot. The more ornaments together the more full and fancy the tree looks. Don’t be afraid to put 2 or 3 on a hook. They can be the same color or different. They can be sparkly or plain. Putting them together will separate your tree from your neighbors, I promise.

Hopefully, this will help to spark your decorative juices flowing! Check out these pictures below. Not to toot my own horn but here is my pretty tree. Who thought black would be beautiful on a Christmas tree, I did!

Cheers all!