Being an Interior Designer gives me the opportunity to help my client’s home look festive during Christmas. Sometimes a client would like to have a whimsical Christmas look and other times a client prefers a more serious and formal type of Christmas décor.
I enjoy decorating their trees, garland or wreaths to reflect that special Christmas design they have always wanted for their home.
You can do the same thing for yourself. Here are some of my “how to decorate for Christmas” tips:
- Make sure you choose the right size tree for the location you are planning to set up your tree. You might have to buy a “pencil tree” for your home if you are going to set up your tree in a small and confined area. A pencil tree is thinner and will fit nicely into small areas and not look crowded.
- Don’t allow the Christmas tree to touch the ceiling. A tree that does not fit properly takes away from the total beauty of the decorated tree. If your ceilings are very tall you need to have a taller tree. Or, you can build a platform for your 6, 7 or 8 foot tree. The platform allows your tree to fit better and you will have more room to display your Christmas presents.
- The ornaments you hang on your tree need to be the right size according to the size and scale of the tree. If you have a large tree you need to use larger ornaments. If you choose to use smaller ornaments on a larger tree, then connect or bunch three ornaments together to form the look of a large ornament.
- All of your ornaments should be attached properly to your tree or to your garland. One way to do that is to hot glue the “crown” to the top portion of the neck of the ornament. After the crown has been secured connect a wire or ornament hanger to the ornament and hang it on the tree or wire the ornament to the garland.
- There are a variety of ornaments you can add to your Christmas tree. Some families add a new and specially selected ornament to their tree each year. Others prefer to use theme trees in different rooms of their house. Adding a variety of styles of ornaments in a consistent manor throughout the tree adds interest and personality to your tree.
- Does your artificial tree have gaps or holes between the branches? You can find another Christmas tree at yard sales or thrift stores to add another branch into the broken area to replace the missing branch. If you are not able to replace the missing branch this year, then fake it. Move the existing branches around closer together to try to make up for the gap. Then add the garland that looks like a caterpillar loosely around a few of the branches. The garland must be the same color as the missing or broken branch. If you prefer, you can fill the area up with a special Santa, Angel or ornaments. If all else fails, you can turn the tree that has the broken or missing branch area within the tree to the wall (if possible) so no one will see it.
I would be happy to personally help you decorate your home for Christmas. Christmas is a fun and a special time of the year to enjoy entertaining your family and friends!