How to Decorate your Christmas Tree

With the help of our Christmas styling experts, we've listed our top tips and tricks for decorating a beautiful Bed Bath N' Table Christmas tree.

Decorating for Christmas is a special family tradition in so many households, and the most important feature of them all is the Christmas Tree. To spread some holiday cheer, we’re sharing our simple yet effective tips to decorate your Christmas Tree this festive season.

Step 1: Choose a Christmas Theme

Before you start decorating, pick a colour palette to make your tree look as cohesive and complete as possible. Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, having a colour scheme in mind will result in a well-balanced finished look.

Conveniently, we have already done some of the work for you. This year’s Christmas range consists of 3 beautiful styles, separated by colour and theme to make decorating easy.

For your tree decorations, choose 5-8 different pieces and use multiples of each to fill your tree. Your garlands, sprays, and poinsettias should consist of different shapes, sizes, and textures to create a feeling of depth and interest.

TREE TIP: When choosing your decorations pick both neutral and vibrant hues to balance your colours.

Step 2: Set up your tree

It’s time to get out your Christmas Tree! Start by fanning out the branches to help create a fuller look. You may need to move some branches up or down to fill any empty gaps. If you want to use a tree skirt, pop this at the base of your tree at this step.

TREE TIP: An easy way to hide the base of your tree is with a tree skirt or ring.

Step 3: Tree Lights and Garlands

For that touch of magic, add glistening Christmas lights and sparkling garlands to your tree. Start by plugging in your lights (this will help you see the placement before adding your decorations) and wrap them evenly. Next, place a beautiful garland in a spiral shape around the tree. The space between is where you will hang up your decorations and fill your Christmas tree.

 TREE TIP: A garland can act as a decoration itself and give a luxe feel. Choose a garland that complements your Christmas style.

Step 4: Poinsettias and Sprays

One of the highlights of a beautiful Christmas tree is the poinsettias and sprays. These magical additions are larger in size than your baubles and really bring your Christmas style together. Decide where the front of your tree will be and place your poinsettias and sprays in a zig zag pattern to give them space and make a festive statement.

Step 5: Decorations and Baubles

It’s time to hang your decorations! Follow the same zig zag pattern as your poinsettias but in the opposite direction. Hang your coloured baubles first, followed by your neutral selections and any feature baubles you would like to highlight.

Fill in any gaps with your shaped tree decorations such as angels, reindeer, or bird clips. It can also help to work from larger decorations down to smaller decorations, spreading them evenly throughout the tree as you go.

Step 6: Finish with your Christmas Tree Topper

Complete your tree with a beautiful tree topper. The key to a perfect topper is to ensure it fits the theme and scale of the rest of the tree. Adding an eye-catching yet cohesive topper is a stunning way to finish off the look.

Your Christmas tree is now ready for the upcoming festivities!

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