We’re with you – nothing says “Christmas has arrived” like a show-stopping Christmas tree! We know that decorating a tree that looks both seasonal and stylish is often easier said than done, especially when you want to improve on last year’s creation.
Looking for inspo? You’re in luck. We’ve got plenty of tips and tricks to help you decorate your Christmas tree like a pro. From theme inspiration and bauble ideas to seasonal trends and Christmas tree lights, unwrap our decorating guide to create a tree design any pro would be proud of!
1. Start By Picking The Perfect Christmas Tree
Before decorating, it’s important to pick the perfect Christmas tree for you and your gang. Whether you want a small or a large tree, a pre-lit design or a snowy pine finish, your tree needs to be strong enough to hold everything from ornaments and homemade decorations to Christmas crackers and (lots of!) chocolate treats.
Make sure your tree is up to the challenge by looking out for features like durable metal stands and flexible hinged branches that will easily support your Christmas tree decorations. Choosing a high-quality artificial tree also means it will last year after year, making it a more sustainable addition to your festive display – a win-win!
2. Consider Space & Tree Size
For a balanced seasonal set-up, check the size of your Christmas tree matches the size of your room. You want your tree to complement your home, not takeover it!
In large living rooms and kitchens, go big this Christmas with a statement 6ft tree. For rooms that are short on space, try one of our adaptable mini or half Christmas trees. They’ll look fab in kids’ bedrooms and hallways!
3. Fluff & Shape Branches For A Realistic Finish
To keep your artificial tree looking as real as possible, make sure you fluff and shape the branches after assembling it. Start by separating each branch and fanning out the pine needles before bending individual branches to fill in any gaps.
This task may seem time-consuming, but the results are SO worth it. A natural-looking tree minus hoovering up needles on a daily? We’re all for it! Turn up the festive tunes, grab a gingerbread latte and it’ll be done before you know it!
4. Artfully Arrange Christmas Tree Lights
Artfully arranging Christmas lights on your tree can feel daunting at first – especially if your tree is taller than you! For an expert finish, take a tip from the pros and wrap string lights evenly around the bottom branches before moving upwards. This way, you can be sure your whole tree twinkles.
Stuck for time? Invest in a pre-lit Christmas tree instead – no one will ever know the difference (Shh, we won’t tell if you don’t!).
5. Go For A Christmassy Colour Scheme
We know it can be tempting to start decorating straight away, but it’s a good idea to pick a colour scheme in advance to make sure your tree looks coordinated and professional. If you can’t get enough of today’s trending themes, deck your tree in glittering gold, rose gold and blush baubles. If timeless trimmings are more your thing, you’ll love our festive red, white and green range.
Decorating with family members or housemates? You may need to compromise on colours! Luckily, we’ve got Christmas décor to suit all tastes here at George, from novelty designs to elegant white and silver ornaments.
6. Add Baubles & Christmas Ornaments
Accessorising your tree with baubles and ornaments is the ultimate hallmark of the season. It’s also a great way to build excitement for kids (and adults!).
For a fashionable and festive tree, pick Christmas tree decorations that match your chosen theme. From glass baubles and wooden options to glittery trinkets and homemade faves, play around with unique combinations and colours to create a professional-looking design. For an extra touch of festive flair, wear a cosy Christmas jumper while you decorate.
7. Layer Christmas Tree Decorations
‘Tis the season to get extra! This year’s Christmas celebrations are set to be bigger than ever, so there’s no better time to go all out with your décor.
To level up your Christmas decorations, pay special attention to the position of your ornaments. From evenly spacing your decorations to using different sized baubles, focus on positioning and shapes to add depth and variety to your design. You can also layer and cluster decorations to give this year’s tree some new-season character.
There’s no time for tree drama this year, so take care when building yours. Place the heaviest ornaments on sturdy branches near the bottom of the tree to prevent any breakages.
8. Spread The Magic With Christmas Room Decorations
A professional-looking Christmas tree deserves a professional-looking backdrop. Deck the halls with Christmas room decorations to perfect your seasonal set-up, from garlands and Christmas candles to Christmas cushions and throws.
Share your decoration designs with us at @GeorgeAtAsda or #WeAreGeorge on Instagram – we can’t wait to see how you style them!
Now your tree looks the part, get your family’s festive nightwear on point with our rundown of the best Christmas pyjamas.