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Decorate Your Christmas Tree Like a Pro with These 7 Tips [Video]

A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of every holiday home. To help you make sure your tree looks its best each year, here are decorating tips from style experts Dagmar Obert and Brad Schmidt.

In this video, Dagmar shares her process to help you decorate your Christmas tree like a pro:


Tip #1. Build on classic ornaments

When choosing decorations, opt for pieces in a classic color scheme, like red and white. These mix and match with other ornaments to create a different theme each season.

Dagmar shares tips on how to decorate your Christmas tree like a pro with

Dagmar decorated her Colorado Mountain Spruce artificial Christmas tree with a classic color combo of red and white ornaments

Tip #2. Divide your tree into sections

Think of the tree in segments such as top, middle, and bottom. Decorate one section at a time starting from the top and working your way down. To help you check for a cohesive and balanced look, further divide your tree into quadrants. This allows you to make sure no two similar items are too close together. Here, Dagmar divided her tree with floral picks, combining two different styles for more drama.

Use these snowy branch picks to decorate your Christmas tree

Use Snowy Branch Picks as accents to your tree decor

Tip #3. Hang larger ornaments first

Begin with larger pieces as these take up more room and tend to hang lower on branches. Aside from hanging ornaments at the tips of the branches, try placing some toward the inner branches to add depth.

Red and white ornaments by Balsam Hill

Hang larger ornaments first and fill in spaces with smaller ones

Tip #4. Add interesting details

Place smaller ornaments and heirloom pieces next. For a unique tree topper, take a cue from Dagmar and tie picks together in an elegant bouquet.

Delicate accents add texture and visual interest

Delicate accents add texture and visual interest

Brad shares his Christmas tree decorating techniques in this video:


Tip #5. Cluster decorations together

Combine different sized ornaments to make a bold statement. Here, Brad mixed metallic accents to give the classic red and white theme a modern twist.

Creating clusters of ornaments adds flair

Creating clusters of ornaments adds flair

Tip #6. Use ribbons as accents

Ribbons are versatile enough to be used as ornaments themselves. To make double-layered bows, use two contrasting ribbons, shape them into cascading loops, and tie them together. Using floral wire to tie the loops will help the ribbon retain its shape longer.

The contrast between color and texture creates more impact

The contrast between color and texture creates more impact

Get more ribbon decorating ideas here.

Tip #7. Fill in spaces

If you’re going for a full look, fill in spaces that look sparse. Floral picks are a good way to add texture to your tree.

Floral picks are good fillers for sparse areas

Floral picks are good fillers for sparse areas

Decorate your tree like a pro with a twist to the classic red and white theme

Brad decorated this Silverado Slim artificial Christmas tree by layering ribbons, creating ornament clusters, and using floral picks as accents

Red and white is just one of the many holiday looks to try out. Explore more decorated Christmas tree ideas here, or check out our step-by-step guide on how to decorate a Christmas tree.

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On the Balsam Hill blog, we hope to provide our readers with inspirational decorating ideas the entire family will love. Beautifully appoint your home for every holiday with our decorating tips and tricks.

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