The countdown is now on until Christmas so it’s time to start planning to put your Christmas tree up and decide on a theme. There
are so many different styles and coloured tress but it is important to choose one that reflects your personality and one that suits your colour scheme, so decide on that early on. Are you traditional, modern, classy or do you take a trip down memory lane when decorating your tree? Whatever you may choose ensure it suits your lifestyle, as if you have pets or children you might want to opt for unbreakable decorations such as cotton wool, felt or feathers.
A traditional colour scheme is classic red, green, white or metallics. This years favourite colours are pastels, brass and copper. Spacing and layering can separate your tree from others. To add depth create layers and place your favourite ornaments front and centre and at eye level. Now to just add some lights now. Lighting provides that elegant element to any tree and makes you feel the festive spirit.
Next up is location. Most homes will have limited space but it is important to place your Christmas tree in a low traffic area but still
front and centre to be shown off. Are you one of those parents who won’t let your kids decorate the tree? This is completely normal as perfectionism takes over. It is important however to remember what Christmas is all about and that is love. Maybe this year assist your child decorating the tree even if you have to change it later. Kids love getting into the Christmas spirit and it is important to share that experience with them.
Once you have your tree sorted you would think that would be it. Definitely not, that colour scheme should continue throughout the rest of the house decorations and Christmas wrapping. This will really stand out and create a flow through your home. This is however just an option. There is creativity and fun in mismatched decorations and wrapping, and that may well be your personality so go for it.
Christmas is all about enjoying the small things in life and spending time with friends and family.
However, don’t get too caught up in the stress that Christmas often brings, instead rejoice in what you already have and remember to just love more this festive season.