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Un-fir-gettable, that’s what you are

Decorating the Christmas tree is the most exhilarating part of the festive season. Trimming the family tree brings back memories and creates suspense. And once the gifts have been placed under the tree, the kids can hardly wait. But first things first.

@boho.wife

The less-is-more tree

In a world of a minimalist aesthetic, there is nothing more poetic than a noise-free tree. If you want your Christmas tree to radiate simplicity, you’ll want to stick to two ingredients: baubles and lights.

Start by selecting your favourite baubles. As a true minimalist, they’ll most likely have something in common. If you don’t get a thrill out of baubles, go with another type of decor – just make sure that it’s made from the same material or has the same shape or colour, to keep a common theme in your decoration.

Time to get lit! Start from the top of the tree and work your way to the bottom. Make sure that you’ve enough lights to wrap around each layer of the branches.

Tip: For a basic look you’ll need 100 bulbs for every 1 foot of tree.

3. Once the tree is decorated with lights, it’s time to add the baubles. Hang the biggest and the heaviest first from the strongest branches. Leave the smallest baubles until last. Remember to place some of them close to the trunk of the tree, it gives a sense of depth, you’ll see. Make sure to take a step back now and again so you know when your mission is accomplished.

The anarchist tree

If you’re a creative anarchist, you may find it fun to trim the tree around four different themes, one on each ‘side’ of the tree. You could also arrange your ornaments by colour. Or maybe your mantra is simply ‘the more the merrier’; in that case let your kids have a baublious time. The possibilities are endless if you love chaos.

If anarchy is not what you’re aiming at, here is an idea to still break with tradition:

Divide your decorations into categories, e.g., baubles, wooden ornaments, homemade décor, tinsels, garlands, lights.

Now start by decorating the tree with one of the categories. We recommend that you start with the lights as they set the scene.

When the first category is equally spread, move on to the next one. Try to leave some space between the categories to obtain a thematic symmetry.

If you’re a fan of garlands, place them last.

Tip: Make sure the string lights are turned round when you decorate to give the right impression.

@groovyelisa

The anarchist tree

If you’re a creative anarchist, you may find it fun to trim the tree around four different themes, one on each ‘side’ of the tree. You could also arrange your ornaments by colour. Or maybe your mantra is simply ‘the more the merrier’; in that case let your kids have a baublious time. The possibilities are endless if you love chaos.

If anarchy is not what you’re aiming at, here is an idea to still break with tradition:

Divide your decorations into categories, e.g., baubles, wooden ornaments, homemade décor, tinsels, garlands, lights.

Now start by decorating the tree with one of the categories. We recommend that you start with the lights as they set the scene.

When the first category is equally spread, move on to the next one. Try to leave some space between the categories to obtain a thematic symmetry.

If you’re a fan of garlands, place them last.

Tip: Make sure the string lights are turned round when you decorate to give the right impression.

@groovyelisa

@nicofine

The disco ball tree

Are you always the last person to leave the party? Let your Christmas tree reflect your jazzy personality and go for funky baubles and coloured lights. This combination will set your eye-catching Christmas tree free, for sure!

Decorate with red, blue and green hues and set the stage for a colour splash. A mix of shimmery and shiny baubles will give the tree a glam rock style. Go all the way and add small disco balls, and you’re right back on the dance floor.

Tip: If you really want to trip the light fantastic, decorate with a colour-changing light chain.

The colour-coordinated tree

If you’re a friend of mother nature, bring the outdoor in and go for a refined rustic look. Trim the tree with shades of orange and brown or go all the way and let nature lend you its own ornaments. This way the decorated branches will blend with the tree and let it stand out. We promise you that rocking around the Christmas tree will feel like a walk in the wood.

Tip: Choose fairy lights with a warm glow to keep the natural look.

 

@annepostxo

The colour-coordinated tree

If you’re a friend of mother nature, bring the outdoor in and go for a refined rustic look. Trim the tree with shades of orange and brown or go all the way and let nature lend you its own ornaments. This way the decorated branches will blend with the tree and let it stand out. We promise you that rocking around the Christmas tree will feel like a walk in the wood.

Tip: Choose fairy lights with a warm glow to keep the natural look.

 

@annepostxo