Christmas has been and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start putting thought into next year a little early.
How did your tree look last year? If your answer is anything other than ‘amazeballs’ (well, you know…if it’s something negative), then you need to rethink your tree decorations my friend!
Many people now choose to have an individual looking Christmas tree, you no longer have to stick to green, red, and gold to get in the Christmas spirit. With that in mind, here are some quirky ways to decorate your Christmas tree:
- Use plenty of fairy lights. You literally can’t have too many – trust us and test the theory!
- Use more lights – you know all of the lights you’ve put on? Add more. You probably want to double them to get the desired effect. The finished look will be magical.
- Don’t forget your tree topper – choose one that lights up for even more sparkle.
- Use beaded garlands and plenty of ribbon swirled around your tree to create a pretty effect. Just make sure they don’t look like you chucked them on as an afterthought!
- Get together all of your largest ornaments, and hang them on. You can use these to fill in any big gaps.
- Now hang your favourite ornaments in good spots where you can see them. Make sure you don’t hang your ornaments too close together, and consider the side that people see when they first walk into the room.
- Next hang any other ornaments you have left over. To make things more interesting, choose different textures. For example; glossy, glittery, and matte.
- Instead of hanging your ornaments on the ends of your branches, create a multidimensional feel by nestling some right into the tree.
- You can add any little decorations to your tree in places where you feel it needs something extra. Candy canes, tree chocolates, and red bows look great.
- Add any finishing touches you like, but try to get creative. You’d be surprised at how nice peacock feathers can look arranged on the tree.
- When you think you’re finished, take a step back and take the whole thing in. You can then determine if you have too much, or not enough of something.
- Search on eBay and Etsy for quirky, unique decorations that nobody else will have. A vintage looking tree always looks great.
- If you have an artificial tree, you always have the option of spray painting it a different colour. Why not spray paint a green tree white, or even a white tree gold?
- Use handmade felt decorations for a pretty look. You could make these yourself, or give the kids something to do one day when they’re bored.
- Use lots of different colours for a unique look. You could try gold, green, pink, blue, white, and red all on the same tree; it’ll work as long as you place everything well.
- You could even choose a simple colour scheme consisting of your favourite colours, like pink and white.
The main thing to remember when buying your baubles, tinsel, Christmas lights etc, is to look out for cool and unusual designs to give your Christmas tree a funky edge.
Have fun decorating your tree!