When do you put up your Christmas tree? It always seems to be such a loaded question especially for many who feel holiday decor seems to make an appearance earlier every year. Our family tree is fresh cut so we don’t usually get that until the first week of December, but being in the business of blogging means I usually have at least one other tree up in early November. Since we’re officially in December now, I think everyone can agree it’s time! Today I’m sharing my tips for how to decorate an elegant holiday tree and I’m joining some blogger friends who are sharing their trees too. So whether you’re looking for entire tree and room inspiration or still tweaking and just need that finishing touch, we’ve got you covered!
We have this wall cut out in our entryway that happens to be right where we put the tree in our living room. I like how you get a peek of the tree on your way in the door. It also means I have to decorate the back of the tree haha.
Choose a Realistic Green Tree
After a few years of having a flocked tree in here, I’m so excited to have a green tree and a more natural look. To see my flocked tree, check out last year’s tree. I find a green tree with full, realistic branches to have a very classic and elegant look that suits the rest of my holiday home.
Decorating your tree with a monochromatic look (mostly one colour or tones of the same colour) will instantly give your tree an elevated look. I used an assortment of white, cream and gold ornaments and they give the tree a very uniform look. Think about it this way: this is the opposite to having pops of colour on your tree. Instead, you add interest with texture and vary the sizes and shapes of the ornaments.
Choose a Beaded or Wooden Garland
Ribbon has become very popular on holiday trees and it can be used many different ways. It can be hung horizontally like garland or cut in strips and stuffed in the tree vertically. For this look I used a smaller beaded garland in a neutral colour that matches the rest of the ornaments. It’s subtle, but it adds just enough classic charm.
Add a Luxe Tree Skirt
Tree collars have become very popular in holiday decor, but for added elegance, I still like the look of a tree skirt. Consider a solid pattern in velvet or linen or a quilted and burlap tree skirt like I used here.
Wrap Gifts in Coordinating Paper
Wrapping gifts all in the same or coordinating paper adds to the monochromatic look of this tree. I used mostly white paper and similar shades of blue ribbon.
Don’t Forget the Tree Topper
Whether you prefer a star or an angel or even a crown, the tree topper is the pièce de résistance when it comes to decorating the tree. Placing the star on our family tree is honestly one of my favourite things about the holidays.
Thanks for joining me today for my tips on how to decorate and elegant holiday tree. Do you like it as much as I do?? Now it’s time to see how my friends decorated their holiday trees. Be sure to check out all the links below for some beautiful holiday inspiration!
Blogger’s Best Christmas Trees
- Modern Icy Blue Christmas Tree | Your Marketing BFF
- How to Decorate An Elegant Christmas Tree | Inspiration for Moms
- Tips for Creating a Designer Chrismas Tree | My Sweet Savannah
- Traditional Red Christmas Tree | Craftberry Bush
- 5 Mistakes to Avoid for Christmas Tree Decorating | Robyns French Nest
- Minimal Christmas Tree Decorations | Twelve on Main
- How to Decorate an Elegant Holiday Tree | Life is Better at Home
- DIY White Christmas Tree with Feathers | My 100 Year Old Home
- Modern Farmhouse Christmas Tree | Happy Happy Nester
- How to Decorate a Kitchen Christmas Tree All Natural | Most Lovely Things
- Colorful Snowflake Christmas Tree | Modern Glam
- Cozy Neutral Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas | The Happy Housie