Are you one of those who, just thinking about decorating the Christmas tree, get tachycardias? This Christmas forget about stress and enjoy as a child.
DEPLOY THE BRANCHES WELL
If you have an artificial Christmas tree, it is very important to unfold the branches well so that, once assembled, empty gaps are not visible. As? The furniture stylist Olga Gil-Vernet advises to open the branches in the form of a cross or star, that is, in front and behind.
START WITH THE LIGHTS
“Because they should not be conditioned by the ornaments. If you put them first, you can integrate them better into the tree, even hide them and the tree will be all lit.” The order is also important: from the bottom up and circling around the tree.
THE TAPES, FOR A MORE “FINISHED” LOOK
Not everyone decides to decorate the Christmas tree with ribbons, but if you bet on this complement, Olga recommends placing them after the lights and before the ornaments. You can do it transversely or vertically. There are many materials: raffia, fabric, tulle, with shine …
THE MOMENT OF ORNAMENTS!
Olga recommends placing them in decreasing order: “Start with the biggest ornaments and leave the smallest ones for the end. It is very good to combine different elements: balls with stars, snowflakes, fun ornaments of fabric or felt if there are children at home … “
AND THE STAR?
It is the final touch of the Christmas tree. After placing lights, ribbons and ornaments, it is time to crown the tree with the star, the bow or the detail that one chooses. Make sure it looks.
DO NOT FORGET THE BASE OF THE TREE
In addition to the cloth that covers the foot when the tree is artificial, a fiber basket is also very good or decorate the base with gift boxes: ” Wrap shoe boxes that you don’t use with pretty papers and place them in the base: it is fun and decorative “advises Olga.
With these tips from the stylist, OIga Gil-Vernet says goodbye to the stress of decorating the tree and turn this ritual into a fun experience to share with your family. And the best of all? With a spectacular result! These holidays the Christmas tree will be the envy of all.
But before removing the boxes of ornaments, it is important to take into account a series of previous tips:
HOW HIGH DO I CHOOSE THE TREE?
It will depend a lot on how is the space in which you are going to place it or even on the height of ceilings with which you have at home. The key to getting it right? Always look for the proportion. But in general, Olga is of the opinion that “about 185 cm is a good height for a Christmas tree.”
THE LOCATION: WHERE DO I PUT IT?
The usual thing is to place the tree in the living room, because it is where we usually spend more hours, especially during these holidays, where we usually receive more at home. But the hall or dining room, in the case of not sharing space with the living room, are also good options. If in doubt, ask yourself this question: “Where am I going to enjoy it more?” And depending on the answer, decide. So, sure you are right.
The stay is chosen, it is time to look for THE SITE. Important: keep it away from direct sources of heat, and this applies to both natural and artificial because in both cases it could be damaged. Avoid placing it in front of windows, doors and passageways: it is an ornament, not a hindrance to be overcome daily. A corner where you can look without hindering day to day is the best option.
CHOOSE A THEME
Elegant, Nordic, traditional, DIY, eco-friendly, childish … If you want the tree to give an overall feeling or not be a poti-poti of ornaments, it is best to think beforehand about a theme or even a main color, that you can complete with details of another color.
Thus, if this year you feel like the tree is Nordic, bet on rustic and wooden details and complement them with white ornaments. Do you prefer a more classic option? “You will succeed with ornaments in red, green and dare with details with prints of Scottish paintings, which are also in fashion,” says Olga. Are there children at home? Search ornaments for children made of cloth, wood or felt, which cannot be broken and which, in addition, are very fun. “And if children like to draw, you can hang their creations on the tree with small decorative tweezers. Instead, for a more sophisticated effect, gold is always a success and you can combine balls with stars in white or ivory.”