Creating a classic style for your Christmas tree is simple if you pick a striking colour scheme and balance the decorations from top to bottom.
If you want to know how to make your tree pop this year, try adding a selection of extra sparkly decorations and a handful of bon bons, that you might have typically placed on the dining table.
Follow these six easy steps to create a classic look on a budget.
1. Begin with the lights
Working from top to bottom, hide the lights in and around the trunk of your tree and run them throughout the branches. It’s a good idea to hide the power point behind the tree, if you can.
2.DIY tree base
Try styling the base of the tree with something a bit different. We’ve styled a metallic gold table runner onto a long piece of cardboard and curved it around under the lowest branches. Tape the back together and for under $10 you’ve created a very smart-looking accessory for your tree.
3. Pick a colour scheme and stick to it.
Choose gold and white over the traditional red and green colour scheme, which is fast becoming a thing of the past. Creamy tones with a bit of sparkle will look terrific in any home, so try choosing baubles in the same tones.
With a tree of this size, zig zag the baubles from the bottom up. Try following a similar pattern with a string of gold beads.
4. Add statement decorations
Concentrating on the front of your Christmas tree, add the statement decorations. Using different textures will create depth and charm.
This is the time to place some meaningful pieces. If the ornaments are heavy make sure you hang them into the middle of the branches, rather than on the ends.
5. Fill the gaps
The best thing about small and medium-sized baubles is their ability to pad the tree out and fill the gaps. Take care to sprinkle them from top to bottom, focusing on the front and visible sides only.
6. Finish the look. No tinsel needed.
Traditional reams of tinsel are a bit old fashioned so if you’re a fan of bon bons, create a fun feature to your tree, by placing them amongst the branches and then crack them open, just before lunch.
It’s a neat way to display them and gives your table setting some more room for delicious treats, serviettes or floral arrangements.