Christmas trees as seen as in magazines and on the television look picture perfect. However, when it comes to decorating one at home, things may not be as easy and simple. Experts say that the best way to accomplish the task is to break it down into several simpler ones.
To begin with make sure that you have placed your Christmas tree where you would like it to stand in all its decorated glory. You do not want to decorate the Christmas tree and then decide to change its position. A skirt under the tree will help define the decorating area.
Whether you are using a real tree or an artificial one spread out the branches and fluff them up. If you wish to trim some parts, this is the time to do so. Next, you will choose the Christmas lights you wish to place on the Christmas tree. There are many choices before you, and these include incandescent lights that are traditionally used.
You can also opt for LED lights that do not get hot and also keep the energy bill down. Christmas lights are available in many shapes and sizes. You may like to consider the bubble lights or you may prefer the globe ones. There are no hard and fast rules for Christmas lights. You can choose to use only one style of lights or may opt to mix and match.
Garlands and Ribbons Galore
Once the Christmas lights have been placed to your satisfaction, it is time to decorate the tree with garlands and ribbons. You have many choices to select from. It is a good idea to choose a theme for the decoration. This would help you choose the garlands, ribbons and more. If you opt for a traditional look then you could choose from popcorn and cranberry garlands. Other contemporary options include wooden bead garlands, and chic crepe paper garland.
Ideally the garlands should be draped from the top and the gently spread across the branches of the Christmas tree. Take care that the garlands do not bunch the branches together. You could also use ribbons. These could be draped from branch to branch in waves or simply allowed to flow down to the base of the tree.
Tree ornaments can be selected based on the theme that you have chosen. Begin with the ones that you wish to showcase and focus upon, and ensure that they are placed prominently. Now you can place the large ornaments and space them well. Next, place the medium sized and smaller decorations. Do not forget to add ornaments close to the trunk of the Christmas tree.