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 Decide on a Theme
Examine your collection closely and ask yourself: Is there an ornament that is particularly meaningful this year? Is there something that must (out of tradition) be present every year? How do you envision your tree to look? For example, are you leaning towards bold and bright or would you prefer to keep the mood soft and serene? Then focus on your favorites and set aside the ones that naturally belong together. Commit to pulling this look together from top of the tree to bottom. Here, we worked snowflakes in all shapes and sizes (big, small, round) and went with shimmery silvers and golds to keep the look warm and sophisticated.