Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Should Your Tree Wear a Skirt?

Choosing accessories for our Christmas trees is very important. With the right trimmings, a Christmas tree can really dazzle. One of the most common Christmas tree accessories is a tree skirt, and it’s a traditional choice for many. If you’ve never dressed up your tree with one, here are some reasons that might change your mind.

  • A tree skirt makes a Christmas tree look complete. It pulls together the ornaments, the lights, and the other Christmas decor in the room. Choose a style in keeping with your decor and let the skirt dress up your Christmas tree.
  • It provides a beautiful backdrop for gifts.  On Christmas morning, the tree is all lit up, the presents tumble from underneath it to spill across and over the tree skirt. This picture-perfect presentation creates a look of abundance that suits the spirit of the season.
  • Tree skirts conceal unsightly tree stands. Tree stands are most often utilitarian, made of metal, and may have screws protruding from their sides. Hide the stand with a gorgeous tree skirt, and voila – all beauty, all the time.
  • They can be heirlooms. Many Christmas tree skirts are handed down as heirlooms from generation to generation. This year, I received the red flannel tree skirt that my mother bought during my first Christmas. Although it’s inexpensive, it holds years of memories for me and my mom. Heirlooms carry family history, and immediately evoke memories and “remember when” stories. These are precious, and I’ll pass them along when I have children.

The uses for a Christmas tree skirt are many, so to answer the question, “Should your tree wear a skirt”, we say “Yes!”

About the Author

Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career

Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.