Decorating Tips

During the holiday season, the Christmas tree is the centrepiece of your home. Trim your tree with these inspirational decorating ideas. We have our best ever range of Christmas trees and decorations and here we explore some themes and tips to help you achieve an amazing centrepiece. Plan before you decorate; Think about how you will decorate it. Sometimes very bushy trees are the most difficult to decorate. You may get more pleasing results from a tree with a little space between the branches. Pick a theme and stick with it.

You can pick a colour theme – sticking to gold, silver and red or Tiffany blue and silver only (which looks fantastic on a white prelit artificial tree) or you can style the tree after traditions such as the German style tree, the Victorian style tree (decorated with tiny detailed ornaments and lots of angels) or the Country style tree (decorated with glass balls, wooden ornaments and a lot of flocking to simulate snow). We have chosen three of our favourite themes below.

Shiny Baubles

Glass ball ornaments add a designer touch to any tree and work whether you want a classic or contemporary tree. For a traditional theme, look for solid ornaments in red, white, silver and gold. For a more modern look, choose ornaments with graphic designs in a more up-to-date and unusual colour.

Blooming Design

Visit your local Capital Gardens store for an array of silk flowers like; garden roses, winter berries and poinsettias. Scatter the flowers throughout the branches to add depth and interest. Top the tree with richly textured ribbon and a few well-placed ornaments for a high-end designer look.

Bright & Bold

Even if you don’t embrace colour in your everyday decorating, Christmas is the one time of year you can go overboard with colour! Look for ornaments in jewel like bold blues, greens, purples and pinks and pair them with metallics, like silver and gold for a stunning effect. Add interesting and unusual pieces for the element of fun.

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