12 Dec 2019
Whether you go mad for Christmas decorations or you tend to be more traditional, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is a staple of every home during the festive season. A well-decorated tree should be the main event of the room, but it shouldn’t be an eyesore.
No matter what your decoration style is, there are plenty of ways to make your tree look extra special this Christmas while staying in line with the themes in your home décor. We have put together some great tips on how to match your tree to your interior decoration, from the positioning of your tree to the choosing of your colour scheme.
The start to a great looking Christmas tree is to invest in a high-quality tree. Although slightly more expensive, a quality artificial one usually presents a fuller appearance and is considerably easier to decorate than a real tree. Artificial trees are often crafted from the right materials to provide sturdy support for any decorations.
You also don’t want sparse areas on your tree, so ensure your branches are fully ‘fluffed’ out. Although time-consuming, the result is definitely worth it. A bonus of the artificial tree is that you don’t get sharp needles and shedding as you do on a real tree. A good way to ensure your tree always matches your décor is to stick to a traditional green tree. While magical-looking white and silver trees tend to appear in popular magazines, they might not always match your home’s interior. Green trees add a more natural element and are more likely to blend with future changes you make to your home. Think of green as the “neutral” tree of the Christmas décor world.
With a beautifully decorated tree, you will want to be able to see it from the most possible angles. Setting it up in the corner of a room is the perfect and most logical choice, as the tree is visible from all sides of the room but it is also not cluttering your home. Your tree should never disrupt your life at home, so ensure that it is not blocking any important switches, walkways, or electronics. To get the most out of your tree, placing it near a window is also an excellent idea. This will add to the festive visuals of your home, even to passers-by, and will put visitors in the Christmas spirit even before they’ve walked through the door.
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Festive lights are what brings any tree to life, so it is important to buy the right ones. The colour and tone of your lights can either complement or clash with your interior décor. If your interior décor is traditional and classic, consider getting yellow-toned lights to create a warm ambience. Spiced tones and seasonal shades of gold and red compliment warm lights very well, so it might be worth considering matching the two together on your tree. However, if you have a modern interior in your home, white LED lights might be worth a try. White lights complement the crisp clean look of modern design and can brighten any tree up. Pair the white lights with silver and white tree decorations to create a modern aesthetic, whilst still maintaining the magical Christmas appeal.
Not sure where to start with hanging lights on your Christmas tree? Check out this quick and simple video with 3 different lighting styles for you to choose from.
When trying to match your Christmas tree to your interior décor, many people want to consider the general colour scheme of the room so you can reflect it onto the tree. This is good practice, but you can also choose to reflect the smaller elements of the room. If your soft furnishings are all one colour, consider choosing this colour for your tree’s colour scheme. On the other hand, it could be a small element of your wallpaper that you want to reflect. Your tree does not have to be a mirror image for the rest of your room, particularly if your home’s colour scheme makes use of many different colours. Choosing to match smaller elements will create a sense of coherence while also allowing your tree to stand out.
When it comes to choosing your decorations, stick to a colour scheme consisting of only one or two colours so that it doesn’t look overly messy and overcrowded. It is also important to pick tones that don’t clash. If using a bold colour, consider pairing a subdued silver or white to complement it. Choosing complementary colours can also go a long way in bringing the room together in one tidy scheme.
Decorations are the paint to your canvas when it comes to Christmas trees, so it is important to pick the right ones. Get a range of shapes and sizes of ornaments to decorate your tree to create an interesting and full appearance. Many bauble sets actually contain a range of sizes and finishes, so perhaps consider buying a pack for your tree to set the decorative tone. This can be cost-effective, and a lot easier. You can also purchase colourful ribbons, delicate ornaments, flowers and tinsel from almost any supermarket.
Although seemingly obvious, it is important to spread your decorations evenly over the tree. Clustering baubles in one corner of the tree can look clumsy, so ensure to spread your decorations evenly across your tree. Most importantly, don’t forget the star on the top!
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