5 top tips for Christmas tree decorating

A centerpiece of the day and a style statement of its own, decorating the tree is a signal that Christmas is just around the corner. Take the stress out of decorating the Christmas tree and turn it into a fun activity for the whole family with these Christmas tree decoration ideas!

1. Make the tree look fuller by adding filler garlands and stems

The beauty of an artificial tree is that you can use it year after year. If you want to make your tree look fuller, add garlands and greenery fillers to make it as grand and lush as possible! Fillers are anything to fill the gaps like floral sprigs or greenery branches. We love to use our eucalyptus for a subtle Australian touch.

2. Add your Christmas lights

The more the merrier! Start at the bottom and work your way up spreading them evenly. To make it easier to see where is looking great and where needs a few more, make sure you have the lights on as you are spreading them out. Remember, there is no such thing as too many lights on a Christmas tree!

3. Now add your base decorations

Add the baubles you have the most of. These baubles should be in your primary colours, up to 2 or 3 different colours, and can be quite plain in style as they create the background for the rest of your decorations.

4. It’s time for the feature decorations

Now is the fun part, it’s time to add your favourite feature ornaments! These are the ones you want to really stand out. Make sure to step back every now and then to check they are evenly spread out and put your favorites in the most prominent positions. If you have small children or pets that are likely to be tempted to steal baubles from the tree, put your favourites or any precious, glass baubles just out of their reach.

5. Finally, the finishing touches

Fill the base of your tree with all your beautifully wrapped gifts! This is what make a Christmas tree truly feel finished; when you see the thoughtful gifts for loved ones, near and far, sitting under the tree patiently awaiting the big day. If you’re in need of a little gifting inspiration, why not check out our gift guides, here.

We hope we’ve been able to inspire you and ensure you enjoy decorating the Christmas tree this year! Share your Christmas tree images with us on Instagram with #PillowTalkAustralia.