All About Christmas Trees – Guide + Decorating

Picking out and decorating the Christmas tree is a tradition that kicks off the season and creates a festive holiday vibe in your home. Today we make tree decorating easy with some inspiration, an introduction to twelve popular Christmas trees, and a mix and match guide to decorating your favorite.

Francois et Moi

One beautiful idea is to keep things natural, with the emphasis on the beautiful green of your tree. Simply add some lights and a few favorite ornaments. Fairy lights are a pretty option for this look and you might think about keeping your ornament color scheme neutral or monochromatic.

Orlando Soria

You can never go wrong with a traditional Christmas scheme. Think red, green, gold, and lots of lights and glitter. It makes for a cozy, magical Christmas feel.

Danielle Moss

A bright cheery tree in this beautiful monochromatic space. I love the white pom pom garland paired with colorful ornaments.

Choosing a beautiful tree is the first step to getting the look you like. Take a look at these 12 popular Christmas trees to help you decide on the variety for you.

12 top christmas trees
Make a real tree last longer by making a fresh cut off the bottom before you set it in the tree stand. Top off the water daily and keep it away from your heater and air vents so that it doesn’t dry out.

Once you’ve picked your tree, you get to make it your own. There are so many pretty options at all my favorite sites for trimming the tree; I’ve gathered up some favorites to help you get a festive look.

/ warm white / red + white / clear / white sphere / multi colored / color sphere /
Tree Skirts
/ ethnic / galvanized / tassel / white fur / woven / chunky knit /
/ rose gold / tassel / wood bead / stars / felt / light up /
/ star / folk monogram /
Top it Off
/ blush star burst / gold and silver leaf topper / metal burst / wire glitter star /

If you are going for a traditional look, for each foot of tree you will need 100 lights, 9 feet of garland, and about 10 ornaments.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s decked out tree on Instagram. Have fun decorating! For more tree styling tips, read this post on Tree Skirt Alternatives and A Simple White Christmas.


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