Happy Friday and Happy December 1st! Wow, time is flying. I can’t believe we are now into the official countdown to Christmas. I love this time of year and decorating for Christmas. My house has very slowwwwwly come together over the past few weeks. Today I thought I’d shared some tips on decorating your Christmas tree and a little look into my office space I spend a lot of time at. You’ll see more of this area next week on my full Christmas home tour. This is the part of my home that is girly and fun and I couldn’t love it more. I would do my entire house like this if my family would let me.
Tip #1 Prep your tree.
If you have a fake tree.. FLUFF, FLUFF, FLUFF. This is the most important step to a fake tree. You really need to take the time and fluff up all your branches. Keep moving them around and separate them to create the fullness look of a tree. Be patient.. this takes some time. I’ll fluff for a couple of hours…I break it up because it can get boring. Taking the time to do this enhances the entire tree.
If you have a real tree, let it settle. Our first reaction to getting a fresh cut tree into the house is to immediately decorate it. Give your tree a day or two to settle so the branches will fall a little bit. This way when you go to put on your ornaments, they will look better.
Tip #2. Ribbon… A LOT OF IT.. like a real lot.
Ribbon is the key to giving off that professionally decorated tree look. My tree here is 6 ft tall and I have about 5-6 rolls of ribbon on it. I cut my ribbon in 12-14 inch sections and place throughout the tree. Don’t be afraid to overlap and have them go in different directions. You’ll see I use couple different size ribbons as well.
Tip #3. Different textures and different size ornaments.
Don’t get all the same size ornaments. Its good to gather many various sizes and textures. You’ll see I have sparkly round ornaments, furry ones, and a few large ones. I also have mini crystal drop ornaments that are very small. This adds dimension to the tree.
Side note: How gorgeous is this flocked Christmas Tree? It’s only $69!
Tip #4. Complete the look with presents.
I always have fake wrapped presents under all my trees. Sometimes you might not have to buy for a ton of people so underneath the tree is never really full. Save some of your amazon delivery boxes, gift boxes and even empty pantry boxes and wrap them up. Finish them off with ribbon that you have on the tree. It will tie the whole look together.
I hope you guys enjoyed and found a little inspiration for decorating your Christmas tree. Remember tree decorating takes patience. If I ever get flustered and not liking how my tree is looking, I’ll walk away and go do something else. I’ll come back a little later and give it a fresh look and start again.
PS. A little birdie told me Michael’s Christmas decor is currently 70% off… I got a lot of items on this tree there, including all the ribbon. Happy Shopping!
Photography: The talented Rachel Kate Photography
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