Your Christmas tree is the centerpiece of your holiday decor. You find the perfect live tree or invest in a high-quality reusable tree. Once you have it set up in the living room, you need to find the perfect way to decorate it. Everyone’s taste is different, whether you like to have a tree with a cohesive design or enjoy seeing meaningful family ornaments. Find the tree accessories that look great with what you already have, or start from scratch with Christmas tree decor from JCPenney.
Start With Garland
Garland adds beautiful stripes of color to the deep green of your tree. It is the perfect way to bring silver, gold, blue, or red into your Christmas decor. Match your garland with the decorations in the rest of your house for a magazine-worthy Christmas look.
For a tall tree with lots of branches, a thicker garland will stand out without overwhelming the tree. Smaller trees, or Charlie Brown trees, however, need a little less garland. Beaded garlands, or strands of individual tinsel, will spruce up these small trees without completely covering them.
Wrap gorgeous metallic tones around your tree with a tinsel garland. Traditionally, these are a way to put silver tinsel on your tree without getting the strands everywhere. Now, though, you can get tinsel garlands in a variety of colors. They look pretty paired with separate strings of lights or with beaded garlands, too.
Natural and Floral Options
While a pine garland might disappear in the boughs of your tree, other natural-style garlands will look beautiful. A garland crafted of faux poinsettia flowers, for example, brings deep reds and extra texture to your Christmas tree.
Decorate With Ornaments
Tinsel and lights are beautiful, but for a personalized tree, you need the perfect Christmas ornaments. Many families have heirloom and homemade ornaments that have been around for years. Supplement these memories with ornaments that complement your current Christmas decor. You’ll create a cohesive tree that stands out both for its coordination and the fun family memorabilia it carries.
Sets of Ornaments
While you may have many distinct ornaments waiting to hang on the tree, you can also use ornament sets. Shatterproof metallic globe ornaments come in packages of color options, like blue and silver, red and gold, red and green, and more. These are the quintessential Christmas look, and go wonderfully with fluffy tree garlands, bright lights, or simple tinsel strands. When you want to tie your tree to the rest of your decor, an ornament set in the right color scheme will do just that.
Unique Single Ornaments
Perhaps you’re just beginning a Christmas tradition, or exchanging ornaments has never been part of your family’s holiday. Your tree needs a little personality, and unique ornaments at JCPenney online are just the thing for it. From Disney classics like Mickey Mouse to traditionally shaped ornaments with extra color and sparkle, you can find a few special ornaments for every member of the family. Every year, add another to your collection and soon you’ll have a tree full of meaningful ornaments. Remember to buy a special tree-topper, too!
Light up Those Branches
Do you imagine a tree full of twinkling white lights, bright colors, or candles? Light technology today allows you to safely light up your tree in the manner that makes you happy, so shop JCPenney for our wide selection of Christmas tree lights.
A few strands of white Christmas lights will look good on any tree, no matter how you’ve decorated. If the ornaments and accessories on your tree are very colorful, go with white to balance out the riot of hues. Consider getting white lights that twinkle or blink to add some variety.
Your other option for white lights is battery-operated faux candles. They appear to flicker while on the boughs of your tree, but have no open flame so pose no risk of lighting your tree on fire.
Eclectic trees and trees with monochromatic color schemes look beautiful decked out in colorful lights. The traditional red, yellow, green, and blue strands are available, but consider getting strands with pink and orange in the mix, too. You can also opt for strands with single colors, like red or green, to stay with a specific color idea.
The last piece of your Christmas tree is the skirt. You’ve spent lots of time getting the perfect accessories for your tree, and even more time adorning it just so. Let that skirt complete the look instead of treating it as an afterthought. Tree skirts look beautiful when they’re simple, with one or two accent colors. They’re responsible both for picking up needles and for pulling together your living room decor. Get fancy with a ruffled tree skirt, or try one with a cute reindeer print around its edge.
These are just a few ideas for decorating your Christmas tree. The things you decide to do this year could change in years to come, depending on such things as who will be joining you or changes in your home decor. The nice thing about Christmas decorating is that you can always be flexible.