Decorating for Christmas is a beloved tradition in so many households, and the most important feature of them all is the Christmas Tree. To spread some holiday love, we’d like to share with you our simple yet effective tips to beautifully decorate your tree this festive season.
To gain some insider know-how, we caught up with our Christmas Styling Expert to learn their top tips for creating the stunning Bed Bath N’ Table trees you see online and in store. To bring a touch of magic to your own Christmas Tree, follow these 6 easy steps.
1. Choose your Christmas Theme
Before you start decorating, pick a colour palette to make the tree look as cohesive and complete as possible. You could select traditional hues such a cherry reds and blush pinks. Or opt for an Australian, nature-inspired style with shades of green and deep bronze highlights. Alternatively, you might decide to highlight frosted white details and sparkling shades of teal and champagne.
Conveniently, we have already done some of the work for you. This year’s Christmas range consists of 3 beautiful styles: Traditional, Botanical and Tranquil. For inspiration, check out our Christmas Lookbooks.
For your tree decorations, choose 5-8 different styles and use multiples of these to fill your tree. Your garlands, sprays and poinsettias should be in different shapes, sizes and textures in complementing shades to help create a consistent look.
TREE TIP: When choosing your decorations pick both neutral and vibrant hues to balance your colours.
2. Set up your Christmas Tree
It’s time to get out your Christmas Tree! Start by fanning out the branches to help create a fuller look. You may need to move some branches up or down to fill any empty gaps. If you want to use a tree skirt, pop this at the base of your tree at this step.
TREE TIP: An easy way to hide the base of your tree is with a tree skirt or ring.
3. Christmas Tree Lights and Garlands
For that touch of magic, add glistening Christmas lights and sparkling garlands to your tree. Start by plugging in your lights (this will help you see the placement before adding your decorations) and wrap them evenly. Next, place a beautiful garland in a spiral shape around the tree. The space between is where you will hang up your decorations and fill your Christmas tree.
TREE TIP: A garland can act as a decoration itself and give a luxe feel. Choose a garland that complements your Christmas style.
4. Place your Poinsettias and Sprays
One of the highlights of a beautiful Christmas tree is the poinsettias and sprays. These magical additions are larger in size than your baubles and really bring your Christmas style together. Decide where the front of your tree will be and place your poinsettias and sprays in a zig zag pattern to give them the space they need to make a festive statement.
5. Christmas Tree Decorations and Baubles
It’s time to hang your decorations! Follow the same zig zag pattern as your poinsettias but in the opposite direction. Hang your coloured baubles first followed by your neutral selections and any feature baubles you would like to highlight. Fill in any gaps with your shaped tree decorations such as angels, reindeer, or bird clips. It can also help to work from larger decorations down to smaller decorations, spreading them evenly throughout the tree as you go.
6. Finish with your Christmas Tree Topper
Complete your tree with a beautiful tree topper. The key to a perfect topper is to ensure it fits the theme and scale of the rest of the tree. Adding an eye-catching yet cohesive topper is a stunning way to finish off the look. This year we are loving Poinsettias for that beautiful final touch.
Your Christmas tree is now ready for the upcoming festivities!
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