Our Christmas tree provides us with a long standing and universal holiday tradition- which is also individual as no two trees are exactly alike! Your tree will look best with a balance of texture, shape, size and color- but with one theme being dominant. Begin decorating by first establishing symmetry- put on the most dominant &/or largest number of ornaments.
Hang shiny finished, bright colors, and larger ornaments first before matte finished, muted, and smaller ornaments.
Place dominant colored glass, mirrored, or metal ornaments in your tree’s interior to show depth.
Repetition helps to establish your theme- use the same color, texture, shape ornaments.
Use garlands, swags, bows, ribbon cascades in one color or pattern.
Use one basic motif- folk, religious, romance, natural, juvenile, Santa, etc.
For a formal look, hang similar ornaments, fruit, flowers, or bows at peaks of garland swags.
Ensure ornaments are hanging freely and not touching tree branches- cluster several for a dramatic effect.
Combine different colors, sizes, or shapes on one hook (or tie together) and place symmetrically over tree.
Finish by covering the base of your tree with a tree skirt.