When it comes to this joyful holiday one thing you must have is a beautiful decorated tree. I remember as a small child the whole family would go hike out in the woods to pick out the tree. It would be a whole day excursion with Dad finally chopping it down, and hauling it back to the car to tie down on top. The smell of pine would fill the house and then you would know Christmas was getting close.
Nowadays I think the artificial trees have become more popular. With the safety from the tree drying out and catching on fire, as well as the ease of packing it back up for another year. The variety is plentiful and pine scented candles give the illusion of a real tree.
They come with prelit one’s in solid colors or multiple, depending on what you like. The sizes range to a couple feet to gigantic one’s that touch the ceiling. Most come with a stand so set up is a breeze.
Now that you have the perfect tree at home and in its stand, what now? The Christmas tree is the heart of the season’s decor so pick your style that makes you the happiest.
Here’s a few pictures of various styles to see what you gravitate towards.
Classic Christmas tree – This tree has a classic look with white lights, ball ornaments, and a bit of garland. You could add a few jingle bells and a bit of lovely tinsel to your own tree as well.
Country Homestyle Christmas Tree – Small and simple though it might be, this endearing traditional-themed Christmas tree, complete with popcorn and cranberries strung on garlands, is enough to warm your heart. Shiny red drop ornaments add a bit of visual oomph to this sweet home style tree. Or you could carry the old-time traditional approach even further, with dried orange slices and gingerbread men.
Eclectic Chirstmas Tree – Let’s face it: if you’ve always been one to walk the road less traveled, if your exuberance in and zest for life expresses itself freely with non-traditional color and form, if you love all things quirky and unexpected, then you’ll love an eclectic Christmas tree. Bold, bright colorful ornaments continue on the whimsical, eclectic style of this cheerful pinkalicious space.
Color-Scheme Themed Christmas Tree – Are you the type of person who wants holiday décor to “go” with your existing space (and not the other way around)? If you, you might be a prime candidate for a color-themed Christmas tree. Flocking a natural tree (or simply purchasing a white artificial one from the get-go) will provide a color-neutral clean slate. Pick a color, then add colorful ribbon and treasured objects to make your colorful tree shine.
Simply Sophisticated Christmas Tree – White ornaments lend an aura of simplicity, while the variety of shapes and sheens within the monochromatic scheme keeps things interesting on this uniquely shaped tree.
Contemporary Christmas Tree – Ornaments arranged by color into tiered barber-shop-sign swirls is a modern take on traditional Christmas tree decorations. This is a great idea for the contemporary stylist; one bonus is that your ornaments needn’t be anything particularly noteworthy in and of themselves. Rather, it’s their distinct and unique arrangement that makes the tree shine.
Knit-Y and Nifty Christmas Tree – Nothing is quite as cozy and festive as a holiday sweater. So why not bring the theme to your Christmas tree this year? In adorable knit ornaments, pompom garlands, and whimsical mushrooms. We’d give this tree a hug if it weren’t so prickly.
Football Themed – Yes, I have one of these. Full of my teams colors and ornaments. Go Seahawks!
Once you pick out your style then you and choose your decorations. This will be easy now that you have an idea of what you want to achieve.
Color Themed ball ornaments, stars, tinsel, lights, or my favorite – homemade decorations made by the kids over the years.
At last the top of the tree! It could be a star, an angle, or other traditional topper you like.