Country Christmas TreePick a tree that is the right size for your room. It's perfectly acceptable to have a tree that touches your ceiling, and it's definitely the most important decoration of the Christmas season. To give your tree a designer's touch, focus your decorations down to a single color scheme. Designer Monica Pedersen uses a combination of gold ornaments and white Christmas lights to give her tree a classic look. A few faux flowers blossoms around the tree take it to the next level, and wide ribbon in a deep rustic color tops off the tree.
Winter Wonderland TreeMix trendy with classic for the holidays. Designer Lauren Lake combines white lights with a stylish metallic scheme. When stringing up the lights, start at the top so that you have easy access to the electrical outlet at the end of the wire. Pick a variety of ornaments with different shapes, sizes, and textures. For her tree, Lauren uses silver, gold and pearlescent baubles with sequined ornaments, teardrop shapes, glitter-covered pinecones, and striking gold stars. To make it even more interesting, try adding a floral element with fake white poinsettias and hydrangeas. A bright metallic bow at the top of the tree is a real showstopper, and a little bit of spray snow on the tips of the branches adds a fresh, frosty feel.
Glitz and Glamour TreeGo all out this season with an over-the-top white Christmas tree. For the foundation of his tree, Sparkle Josh sprays snow on the branches and adds simple white Christmas lights. Pinecones distributed throughout the tree give it an organic feel, while gold leaf garlands, mirrored ornaments and white feathery fronds add a fantasy allure. White orchid blossoms and feathered reeds add volume to the tree and act as a topper. For the final touch, weave two glittery ribbons between boughs all around your tree.
Touch of Nature EntryNatural is the way to go for the holidays. Designer Genevieve Gorder uses both traditional Christmas lights and lights with large, spherical bulbs to give the tree some variety and really make it sparkle. To achieve this woodsy look, adds clumps of moss, berries, colorful decorative birds and other woodland creatures, like miniature fawn. Top it all off with a colored starfish to really bring home the organic theme.
Simple, Modern TreeWhile many people want to fill their trees with colorful decorations and sparkly ornaments, sometimes it's just nice to let the natural beauty of the Christmas tree come through. Designer John Gidding decorates a simple Christmas tress with large white light bulbs and simple decorations.