We all want our Christmas tree to be perfect with ornaments, baubles, and lights. However, in reality, it’s easier said than done. Decorating a Christmas tree like a professional is no easy feat, but if that’s your goal for this holiday then we’ve got you covered. JCPenney has gathered the best holiday décor to dress your tree like a pro.
Pick a Tree
JCPenney’s Christmas Tree Shop features tons of artificial trees in different styles – flocked, slim and pencil, and classic and full trees. You can even try pre-lit trees to make decoration a breeze. The size of the tree is equally important as you want to pick one that is right for the space you have. For example: If you have a 10-foot ceiling, then a 9-foot tree would be a bad idea because it would hit the ceiling. However, a 7.5- or 8-foot Christmas tree would really draw the eyes upward and stand out in the room. You should also consider the thickness of the tree. If you’re placing it between a fireplace and a couch, it could be a fire hazard, so select a slim tree. If you already have a tree that fits your space perfectly, then you’re off to a great start. Even if you have purchased a thick tree, consider trimming the tree branches with gardening shears or scissors. Then fluff the branches downwards up – one by one and layer by layer. You must ensure that you fluff every single twig and don’t just fluff the outside of the branch because you’ll notice lots of holes and gaps when trying to add ornaments and decorations. This step should be followed in all sections, so you won’t miss a single branch. The goal is to make the tree look as real as possible, so put the branches in different directions outwards.
Start with a Garland
Garlands add beautiful stripes of color to the deep green of your tree. They help 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. You can also wrap gorgeous poinsettias around your tree with a tinsel garland.
Hang Ornaments and Light Up the Tree
You’ll create a cohesive tree that stands out both for its coordination with family sentimental and personalized ornaments. In the additional space left, you can hang different ornaments like a Santa or reindeer, stars, and, of course, ball ornaments. Add the small ones at the top and the larger ones at the bottom. Put them in the tree, not on the outside. Don’t forget to add a topper (angel or a star) because every tree needs a hat. Finally, wrap colorful, blinking string lights around the tree.
The last piece of your Christmas tree is the skirt or collar. 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.
We hope the above-mentioned tips have given you some major decorating inspo. Decorate your tree and click plenty of pictures to share by tagging #AllAtJCP. Then follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.