Top tips for tree decorating and styling your living room
Whether you’re expecting a houseful of guests this Christmas or planning a few days alone with your family, the chances are you’ll be decorating a tree. This should be an enjoyable afternoon’s activity, with a beautifully decorated tree to show for it. In this newsletter we share our top tips to help get you started.
With a few days away from work and with winter in full swing, you’ll also want your sitting room to feel warm and cosy as well as festive. Perhaps a scented candle or two, a bowl full of fir cones or a swathe of ivy; there are several ways to achieve this. Read on for more ideas.
Our top tree decorating tips for you
It’s an exciting time of year. Tree decorations are filling the shelves and there’s always a wide range of colours, sizes and finishes to choose from. The tree is the central point of your decorations and there are no hard and fast rules about what you put on it. I’ve seen trees decorated using only fabric hearts and others with a complete mixture of colours and shapes, each had its own merits. Whether you want to use old family treasures, start completely from scratch or add a few new things, here are some pointers that I come back to each year;
Decide on a colour scheme as you’re less likely to get in a muddle. A red scheme could use red ribbons, red berries, red baubles and garlands of red beads. The baubles could be a uniform size or a mix of sizes; it doesn’t really matter as long as you achieve a balance. The ribbon could be plain or it could be striped or spotted for added interest. If your theme this year is silver then follow the above adding a few delicate glass droplets to catch the light.
You might like to be minimalist and use just large beautiful baubles in toning colours. Or you might like to achieve a Scandinavian look by using painted wooden decorations in distinctive seasonal shapes. For the best results, stick to the scheme you decide on. Next, look through your boxes of decorations and pick out what will work with your thoughts. Then shop for the missing pieces, the more the merrier. That’s the exciting part!
Decorate in the right order
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