Your Guide to Decorating a Christmas Tree

Your Guide to Decorating a Christmas Tree

Whether you have a real or an artificial Christmas tree, decorating it is one of the most festive and fun parts about Christmas but how do you make your tree look its best? Follow our handy guide to ensure your Christmas tree looks as stylish as possible.

Christmas Tree Lights

How Many Lights?

Before you start thinking about decorations, you will need to dress your tree with christmas lights. Our favourite Christmas Tree Lights are the compact cluster lights as they offer a full look and are available in many different colours so there will always be something to match your theme. But how many do you need? Below is the number of lights needed for your tree size, based on a full, bright look:

Country Christmas

5-6ft tree = 750 lights, 7ft tree = 1,000 lights, 8ft tree = 1,500 lights, 9-10ft tree= 2,000 lights.

How Many Decorations?

You don’t want your tree to look underwhelming or be complete chaos, so here are the recommended decoration numbers for a full look based on the size of your tree:

3ft tree = 60 items, 4ft tree = 90 items, 5ft tree = 120 items, 6ft tree = 160 items, 7ft tree = 200 items, 8ft tree = 300 items, 10ft tree = 400 items.

What Style of Decoration?

Embrace Nature

To create the best look, we recommend a mixture of baubles, hanging ornaments and some larger decorations which can be nestled in between branches. These decorations should all be from the same theme so that they match and complement each other. Our favourite themes are the following:

Country Christmas

The Country Christmas theme is the most traditional Christmas theme, consisting of dark reds, shiny reds, greens and golds. To complement your collection of baubles in these colours we recommend some red and gold garlands, large red bows to tie to branches and gold bell shaped hanging ornaments.

December to Remember

Embrace Nature

This wild and rustic theme is perfect for animal lovers. The burgundy, gold and green colours are perfect for baubles and can be partnered with bird shaped hanging ornaments and larger bird or animal figures that can be nestled in between your tree’s branches. Other hanging ornaments to complement this theme are wooden shapes or shapes made from fur.

December to Remember

This theme is perfect for families and young children. Your baubles should be a mixture between bright shiny reds, greens, blues, silvers and whites. Your hanging ornaments can be really fun and consist of plenty of characters like Santa and snowmen, as well as cars, Christmas tree shapes and swirly patterns. You can also hang large candy cane shapes or have real candy canes to complete the look.

Christmas Rituals

Christmas Rituals

This theme is warm and rustic with a Nordic vibe. The dark reds, blacks, light blues, pale golds, browns and whites of this theme make perfect bauble colours and your hanging ornaments should consist of hearts and stars.

Ice Adventure

Ice Adventure

This winter wonderland style theme is perfect for your white, silver and blue baubles. Your hanging ornaments should be classic snowflake and icicle shapes with a spattering of glitter. For your larger decorations you could consider winter boots, husky toys, seals, and sledges.

Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball

For this brilliant girly theme, you will need pink, white, silver and gold baubles with lots of glitter. Your hanging ornaments can be a range of all things girly, like unicorns, swans and glitter crowns. For your larger decorations we recommend butterflies and even more unicorns.

If you need help achieving these themes and picking your decorations, we recommend a visit to our Windlesham Christmas showroom.