Festive Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
Simple tips and stylish shortcuts for trimming trees with ornaments, garlands, and more. By Krissy Tiglias
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
How to Edit Your Collection
Start sorting. Empty the boxes and bins and organize the ornaments into categories: must-hang; maybe next year; never again. Once you’ve pared down to the tried–and–true favorites, find the palette that speaks to you. And it’s OK if it isn’t red or green. Dare to be a little different with a shocking lime green paired with shimmery neutrals. Then, focus on scale. Choose larger ornaments or ones with more unique shapes to hang first. Not only will these picks add more depth to the tree, they'll also take up more space, which means fewer ornaments will be required.