Mistakes to Avoid: Tree Ornament Arrangement
One of the most frequent errors in Christmas decoration is the incorrect arrangement of tree ornaments. The gravest mistake is placing larger ornaments at the top of the tree. This results in an unbalanced, pear-shaped Christmas tree rather than the desired “A” shape. To achieve a balanced look, larger ornaments should be positioned in the middle or at the base of the tree, with smaller ornaments and the star at the top. Professionals suggest using the “X” method for an ideal ornament distribution.
Keys to a Perfectly Decorated Tree
Achieving a successful tree decoration is all about balance. Start by winding garlands of light around the tree; then, according to the lighting, place the ornaments. Stick to a color palette of three shades at most, resisting the temptation to use every color. Overdoing color can lead to visual overload. Do not shy away from mixing ornaments of different styles, sizes, and textures. The key is to add depth and originality to your tree.
Christmas Decoration Trends for 2023
The Christmas decoration trends for 2023 are a departure from the traditional red and green color scheme. The new trend emphasizes a sophisticated palette with deep shades like violet and midnight blue, pastel touches, and warm copper tones. The minimalistic style is gaining favor. It features simple and natural elements such as rustic materials, handmade ornaments, or those representing everyday objects.
As for lighting, the trend is to keep it dim for a comforting, cocooning effect up to New Year's. This subdued lighting perfectly complements the sophisticated color palette and minimalist design elements. The resulting ambience is both chic and cozy, setting a perfect stage for your festive celebrations.