The POLLYANNA's Complete Guide to Decorating your Christmas Tree

THE POLLYANNA’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO DECORATING YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again! Many of us try but some of us rarely succeed. Having your tree looking professionally decorated is no ordinary feat, but here are some of POLLYANNA’s secrets to have your tree looking like a million bucks!

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE

Step 1: pick a good tree

A good foundation is always a great start to success. Whether you pick a real tree or an artificial one, always invest in a good one. We recommend our high-quality cashmere faux firs or mixed berry trees. A good quality tree is able to withstand years of repeated use and they tend to look more expensive and fuller. This makes a good base for any theme or design as you layer your decorations.

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS

Step 2: FLUFF YOUR tree

Your next foundation would be a great fluffed up tree. This might be rather labour intensive but believe us when we say the end product will be worth it. A great fluffed up tree makes all the difference between a sad and bare looking tree versus a rich and fuller one. Gather your friends and family to help, we assure you that it will be a more fulfilling experience! Create a new family tradition around this experience.

Here’s some master tips from our in-house expert:

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Gather your pieces and assemble them together. Work your way from the bottom and open up the branches.

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Fluff up your tree by taking time to spread the individual branches from each other such that they cover as much space as possible. 

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Look out for the general shape of your tree. Do not be afraid to bend some of the branches to make sure the gaps are nicely filled up.

Step 3: identify YOUR theme

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE THEME

Professionally trees are always centered around a theme and hardly random. Having a theme will help you to decide on the overall colour scheme and the type of ornaments suitable for your tree. If you are struggling with ideas, how about some readily decorated trees from our shop? All you need is to flex some muscles to decorate the tree! We got you covered.

Step 4: start with the lights

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE lights

Always start with your lights. This makes it easy to string the lights around the branches. The moment your ornaments are hung up, it will be difficult to string the wires of the lights around your tree.

A word from our expert: “Always start from the bottom with the plug as the starting point and work your way to the top. Remember to keep the lights on, so you could see how evenly distributed the lights are. When your tree glows, that’s when you know you’ve done a good job!”

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS

Our recommended Christmas Tree Lighting Guide:

5 feet (1.5 metres) – 2 x 10 metres (2 set)
6 feet (1.8 metres) –  3 x 10 metres (3 sets)
7 feet (2.1 metres) – 4 x 10 metres (4 sets)
8 feet (2.4 metres) – 5 x 10 metres (5 sets)

Check out our wide variety of lights in stores from blue, warm to mixed with different light modes to cater to different moods.

Step 5: add your baubles

We recommend having baubles of various sizes and textures to add a touch of sophistication to your tree. Placing bigger ones towards the inner center of the tree to create more depth and keeping the smaller baubles nearer to the surface of the tree. Pick baubles of similar colours with different textures or contrasting colours with similar textures to ensure cohesiveness. 

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE

Step 6: layer it up

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE trims

This is where you get to personalise your tree and make it truly unique to you.  The options in the market are endless and feel free to exercise your creative freedom but remember to stay true to your theme!

Decorative ribbons can enhance the overall aesthetics of the tree. Remember not to just lazily coil it around the tree but to evenly layer your ribbons around your tree.

Tree picks or floral spray can add a new dimension to your Christmas tree. The flowers assist with the overall shape of the tree and inject a fresh dose of vibrancy.

Don’t forget your special and unique ornaments, just make sure that they are placed at the right spot where you can see them!

Step 7: Top it up

Top your tree with a suitable tree topper. Making sure that you take into account the overall size of the tree and the colour theme as well as the ceiling space, your tree topper has got to be proportionally sized. And it doesn’t have to be a star or an angel, there are many alternative and yet creative options available!

Step 8: finish it off

Finally, to really elevate the overall look of your tree, add a tree skirt at the base of your tree. A tree skirt can hide away the visible tree legs and provide a new layer of balance to your tree. Besides that, it works well to collect the fallen pine needles if you are using a real tree. Otherwise, it makes a good base for your gifts and protects your floor!

voila!

POLLYANNA’s protip:

START FROM THE TOP

Too often people start enthusiastically from the bottom and the top tends to look a little bare, leaving the tree topper ends up looking a little lonely. Always start from the top so that the overall aesthetics remains balanced.

BALANCE

A great decorated tree is always balanced, make sure that everything you do is always balanced, from the fluffing of the branches, coiling of lights and even layering of baubles.

MORE IS MORE

Finally, a good investment goes a long way, when it comes to decorating Christmas trees, more is more. Be sure to purchase enough ornaments so that your tree looks rich and full. 

POLLYANNA GUIDE TO DECORATING CHRISTMAS TREE artificial tree

Whatever Christmas tree look you choose, be it a complete tree revamp or just something to freshen up your tree, our mission is to encourage you to think outside the box, have fun, and get your family closer together during this Christmas. That’s what this celebration is truly about after all. Gather your friends, amp up the decors and make sure that your home is Christmas ready for your friends and families. Sipping hot chocolates and sharing your favourite moments together. That is the true Christmas Spirit.

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