Garland, Silk, Ornaments and More
Beyond stringing the lights first, then wrapping garland around the tree before finally placing the individual ornaments, there are few rules to decorating Christmas trees. Whether you have a tree with a theme or simply hang the collection of ornaments you have accumulated over the years, every Christmas tree is beautiful. If you are just starting out this year, or would like to entirely change up how you decorate your tree, here are some fresh ideas.
Country Living suggests an Advent Tree. It's a new take on the traditional Advent calendar but instead of opening little windows that correspond with the 25 days that lead up to and include Christmas, your family will hang 25 numbered packages on the tree, along with other number-themed ornaments. Then you get to take turns opening the packages to reveal Yuletide surprises during the countdown to Christmas.
You won't have to buy loads of new ornaments to create an ombre look on your Christmas tree. Another idea from Country Living advises that you arrange ornaments you already have by color starting at the bottom of the tree and working up to create a rainbow effect.
A Christmas Tree, or Real Tree - A Striking Statement
Stunning silk flowers in similar shades make a striking statement on a Christmas tree, according to HGTV. Instead of placing them randomly on the tree, create a sumptuous garland with the silks, wrapping it around the tree as you go. Another idea is to ditch traditional colors of green, red, blue, and gold and go bold instead, decorating your tree in bright green (instead of forest green), purples, pinks, and opt for silver for your metallic over gold.
Those who feel patriotic every day of the year can choose to show it by adorning their tree red, white, and blue. Wrap the tree in red and white striped ribbon instead of garland, and hang a variety of star-shaped ornaments to finish.