The festive season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start preparing for Christmas. If you are living in Miami, there are some great ways to decorate an elegant Christmas tree that will become the focal point of your home. Here are the top trends for 2022 that will help you create a beautiful and unique holiday display this year.
Artificial Tree or Real Tree?
Start by finding a tree that fits your decor and size requirements. Artificial trees come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can choose exactly what works best for your space. If you prefer the look of a real tree, there are plenty of local farms to visit and purchase one from. Once you have your tree, it’s time to start decorating!
Best Place to Put the Christmas Tree
Consider these factors when choosing the best location for your Christmas tree: Is it blocking any walkways? Could you trip over it if it were in this spot? Can the tree be seen from many different parts of your home?
In addition to the living room, there are many other spaces in your home where you can showcase your holiday centerpiece. There are many good places in your house for the Christmas tree, such as by the window; at the foot of a staircase or fireplace (for an excellent display); or in the foyer (so guests will see it immediately when they come into your home).
Colors, Lights & Ornaments
The following suggestions are elegant, but feel free to use whatever style of Christmas ornaments you want. Rules? There aren’t any. Get creative!
Get creative this Christmas and match your tree’s colors to your unique style. Bright colors like white, gold, and silver work great together and always look elegant. Or you could try different tones of the same color scheme to see what looks best in your home. For a more rustic look, consider reds or other natural colors. Tones and hues such as pine cones, wood, or fabrics in their raw shades will provide you with the perfect accessory for your home decor.
If your house is decorated with a maximalist style and lots of colors, consider decorating your Christmas tree with similar or the same colors. Add balls and other festive ornaments to achieve a similar aesthetic. A Christmas tree with colors that reflects nature, such as wood and other earth tones, will complement a Miami-style home.
A timeless classic between red and gold ornaments with a green tree is always a safe choice that works in any style. This traditional Christmas color combination is perhaps the most iconic, so you can’t go wrong sticking to these well-known hues. Copper, antique silver, antique paper glass, metallic tones that are not shining brightly, or silver are the best colors to use for this style of Christmas trees and decorations.
This year, you’ll see a lot of blue and gold on Christmas trees. Pink and gold are also popular choices for decoration. If you want a modern and elegant Christmas tree decoration, mix different shades of pink with subtle accents of gold. This chic color combination will make your Christmas tree the talk of the block.
Green and blue are two colors that go great together. Incorporating an intermediary color like silver or orange will make the green and blue look even better, whether with dried fruit ornaments or something else. Plus, green and orange have always been a great combination.
Another effortlessly chic option is an all-white color scheme.
String your lights up before adding any decorations. By doing this, you can measure where to place them and how many of them you need. Once the lights are in their designated areas, start filling in with smaller ornaments, working from the bottom up. Make sure to put the ornaments in proportion to the size of the tree. This will give your tree a more balanced look. If you have a large tree, go big with your ornaments. If it’s small, stick to smaller ornaments to maintain proportion. Achieving chromatic harmony in your Christmas tree is as easy as evenly distributing balls of different colors. This will also ensure that no one color is highlighted over the others.
The best types of ornaments to use for a naturally styled tree are those made out of wood, fabric, ceramic, or natural pine cones. You can also add vintage ornaments to give the tree more character. This year’s ornaments are delicate pieces of traditional glass, silver and gold carved balls. When it comes to garnishing your Miami Christmas tree, any decoration is fair game. But if you want to adhere to tradition, choose more classic ornaments like garlands of small white lights or stars. You can choose other, more traditional items to decorate your tree with, but don’t go overboard. Silver, red, and gold Christmas balls are ideal for the holidays. You can also use candy canes, sock postcards, stars, gifts, and additional conventional Christmas decorations to complement your style.
No matter your style, traditional ribbons can be used to give any Christmas tree that extra special touch. Give your Christmas tree the perfect finishing touch by wrapping a traditional plaid ribbon around it snugly, like old-fashioned tinsel. If you want a more lavish effect, try layering several sheets of different types of ribbon in an elegant, cascading fashion. A good choice for this would be sheer silver ribbon. Another elegant way to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon is by using a satin ribbon in the color of your choice and sewing it vertically from top to bottom onto the tree.
If you want your tree to have an elegant touch, but don’t like classic tones, use a black and white ribbon instead. This sophisticated combo looks good on any tree. A burlap ribbon with red details always looks good on any Christmas tree. This type of ribbon is especially perfect for those trees you want to give a cozy and charming Christmas touch.
One way to finish decorating your Christmas tree is by adding gift boxes around its base. This is a fun and easy way to make your tree look festive, without spending too much time or money on decorations. Plus, it always looks good in a nice wide basket or wicker basket – either alone or with other ornaments as gifts. A wooden box also doubles as an ideal Christmas tree base and gives it a unique twist.
Finally, don’t forget the tree topper! This is the most important part of making your tree look elegant, and it should be placed carefully on top. Consider choosing something like a snowflake, a star, or an angel that ties into your overall theme.
We hope this article has provided some helpful tips on decorating an elegant Christmas tree. Have fun researching and shopping for decorations!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Kathryn Interiors!
Kathryn Interiors is a Miami’s Award-Winning, Full-Service Interior Design Studio.