With the festive season fast approaching, there’s a million and one things we’ve got to think about. From little stocking fillers to deciding who’s hosting the dinner this year; we’ve all got a lot on our plates and that’s even before we’ve bought the pigs in blankets. Something that should be fun for all the family is decorating the Christmas tree. It can be an evening well spent, with some mulled wine, mince pies and Michael Buble playing. How are you going to decorate yours this year?
Natural or Synthetic
First things first, you need to pick the kind of tree you want. There’s two options: a natural evergreen or an artificial one. Each type comes their own pros and cons. The evergreen brings a wonderful festive scent to the room, and you get the fun of picking one out. However, they are more expensive and require more maintenance. Whereas the artificial tree is a lot less work, but you do have to worry about storage and assembling it every year. It all depends on your budget, space available in the room and – of course – your personal preference.
Something that’s worth your consideration is whether or not you want to go for a colour scheme. A Christmas tree has so much possibility to compliment whatever room it’s in. A helpful site suggests how you can use the colour wheel to your advantage. The main piece of advice is: remember to go for contrasting colours – warm and cool – so they can complement one another. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and experiment.
Once you’ve got past the practicalities of which type of tree would be best for your home, you get to the fun bit: decorating. There are so many different things you can do with your decorations, it comes down to the vision you have for your tree this year. Cox & Cox offer a fantastic range of festive decorations. From traditional baubles and vintage forest animals to Scandi-style pieces. Don’t forget the fairy lights, either.
However tempted you are to flawlessly design your tree, you need to remember the most important factor in the festive season: family. Get the kids involved when you decorate. Even if it’s just including a couple of decorations they’ve made at school this year, it will mean the world to them to see their work hanging on the branches. Don’t let your vision get in the way of family values.