Create a Gold and White Designer Christmas Tree
I read a great article about decorating a sophisticated gold silver and white Designer Christmas Tree on HGTV and have put down some of their tips and added a few of mine
According to HGTV, a coordinated color scheme, large topper and oversized ornaments are the secrets to designer Christmas trees.
Try using ornaments and ribbons in shades of gold, silver and white or a combination of copper, tan and silver to add style and sophistication when decorating Christmas trees.
- Use white lights on the tree. Larger lights will give a better impact
- Create from five to seven decorative sprays by bundling three stems of artificial flowers, fruits or leaves together and tie the stems with string or floral wire
- Using some of these for your spray makes a statement:
- Leave six or seven inches at the top of the tree for the topper. Tuck a large floral spray about 7 inches below the top of the tree by inserting the stem into the branches. Secure by wrapping twine or floral wire around the stem and branch.
- Insert the stem bunches you created into front and sides of the tree, creating a slightly tilted zigzag across the front of the tree.
- Drape garlands of ribbons, beads or pearls to connect the clusters. (Don’t be afraid to twist two or more ribbons together. Be bold and mix unexpected patterns and colors or twist plaid and check ribbons or gold and silver beads together. French-wire ribbon works best because you can bend and twist it into shape.
- Next, add in some solid color glass balls in white, gold or silver. You can lace medium and large ornaments (usually reserved for the middle) near the top of the tree by tucking them into the tree so that they don’t jut out and look awkward. If you have a live tree you can trim the branches to create a niche for the ornament. If it is artificial, bend the branches down or toward the back of the tree. Begin at the top of the tree and work your way to the bottom. Hang some decorations within the branches, near the trunk of the tree to add dimension.
- You can also add oversized decorations such as french horns or violins in gold or white. Secure them to the limbs with floral wire on alternating branches so they aren’t in straight rows across or down the tree.
If you think the tree needs more, then you can use additional decorations. Use items that are similar in size and finish — for instance, snowflakes and icicles made of cut glass, or Angels and stars of brass. Hang them near the ends of the branches and don’t skimp on the quantity. More is better for a designer tree.