Holiday Decor is important, and this year I want to step up my game. No more KIDDIE stuff, I want beautiful and grown-up decor. This year we are going to start with decorating the tree. Decorating a Christmas Tree is my daughter’s favorite thing to do during the holiday. However, she only likes the kid ornaments on, not this year, though.
I want to add a bit more sophistication to my decor. I don’t want my house looking like Santa puked Christmas junk all over my house. The kids are getting older and of course I am too, so I’m tired of the Snoopy looking tree; I want a GROWN UP TREE with beautiful lights and ornaments. Silver and Gold are excellent colors for Christmas, so I want to have those for the main ornaments on my tree this year. I want our tree to look amazing, so I put the Silver & Gold Ornament Set on and then the kids decorated the rest with their ornaments.
Here are more ways to liven up your holiday decorating:
Christmas Tree Collars & Stand Alternatives: Some surround your existing stand, while others are used in place of a stand and even roll around! Balsam Hill has the largest collection:
Ornament Sets: Coordinated ornament collections make decorating easy and give your tree a polished, pulled-together look. There are ultra-traditional sets and ones that go FAR beyond red and green.
- Vintage Ornament Set
- Silver & Gold Ornament Set
- Georgetown Ornament Set
- Napa Jewel Glass Ornament Set
Artificial Christmas Trees: The American Christmas Tree Association sponsored a Nielsen study in December 2015 that found that 81 percent of the more than 99 million households that displayed a Christmas tree used an artificial tree. Only 19 percent of American homes displaying Christmas trees last year used real trees. There is an artificial tree for every budget and style, and the best selection and prices are found online. Even lower-priced brands offer full, narrow and “pencil” trees in sizes ranging from 4 to 10 feet. Consider a “flatback “or corner tree if space is very tight.