With just 2 weeks to the big day, it is definitely time to get the tree up. We know how those perfect pine photos on Instagram can be a little intimidating but we have some tips on how you can create a picture worthy tree this Christmas.
First and foremost, it’s all about the preparation…
- To make your tree look its best, spend a little time preparing your branches. If using an artificial tree, fluff your branches to create a realistic appearance.
- If you have opted for a real tree, don’t try to pull branches down. After a day or two inside, these will loosen themselves and hang naturally. Give your real tree plenty of water and keep it away from a direct heat source to maintain its fresh pine scent
- Now, let’s talk colour. When decorating your tree it is best to pick a colour scheme. Using 2-3 colours will help you in selecting your decorations and unify your design. There is an endless array of colours that you can choose from, but this year we are seeing three clear Christmas trends which may help with your decision. Read more about our Christmas collections below.
- Once you have selected your colour scheme, begin by adding your lights. Wrap the start of the lights around a bottom branch so it does not come loose. Thread the lights through the smaller branches then continue layer by layer in a spiral fashion to create an even coverage of lights. Keep adding lights until you reach your optimum level of twinkle.
- Now you can start to add your decorations. Take a look at our Decorating Guide to see how many decorations your tree will need!
- It is a good idea to mix different size baubles throughout the tree. Don’t be afraid of using larger baubles. They can really add impact to your design. Teardrop decorations and snowflakes are ideal to add variety to your decorating scheme.
- Smaller decorations are great fillers for those little gaps and those small branches near the top. Try to avoid heavy decorations, as these can weigh your branches down, making your tree look at little tired.
- To really personalise your tree, you can add some homemade ornaments. Artificial flowers and painted acorns are a great way to create a more bespoke look. A little sprinkling of fake snow is also a great way to create that fresh from the garden, rustic feel.
- After all that decorating, all that remains is the traditional fight of who puts the star on the tree! We will you decide the winner of that one.
- Once you are finished, sit back, relax and enjoy the Christmas countdown.
Magical Memories - Traditional Red & Gold
Everyone loves a traditional Christmas. Nothing screams Christmas more than red and gold. We love these colours too and they really evoke those fond childhood memories we hold so close. Even though we are talking traditional, you can still update those red and gold decorations with big red baubles, gold teardrop ornaments and stunning floristry. The addition of a Nutcracker is the ultimate finishing touch to your traditional Christmas.
Enchanted Elegance - Gold & Ivory
If you are looking for a more muted colour palette, why not try our Enchanted Elegance collection. Regal tones of gold and ivory will add a little bit of sparkle and bring elegance to any home. This is a timeless collection that will work in most interiors to create a more ‘grown-up’ Christmas vibe. For this colour scheme you will need decorations with glittering spirals and sequins which will sparkle against the twinkling lights to make your Christmas shine.
Winter Fairytale – Frosted White & Pastels
If you are looking for something a little different and the traditional red & gold is not for you, our Winter Fairytale collection may be the perfect option. Combining frosted whites with a contemporary twist of pastel pinks and blues will create a totally unique look and give you that magical winter fairytale you were looking for.