Decoration: Tips and tricks for the holiday: How to have a beautiful Christmas tree

There are only a few weeks left until Christmas Eve and festively decorated trees are finding their way into many households.

Decoration: Tips and tricks for the holiday: How to have a beautiful Christmas tree

There are only a few weeks left until Christmas Eve and festively decorated trees are finding their way into many households. For many people, the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree and decorating it festively is one of the most beautiful customs. Families often uphold traditions and pass Christmas tree decorations down from generation to generation. Whether classic or modern, here you will find tips and ideas about decorating a Christmas tree.

The Christmas tree becomes particularly beautiful when it shines on Christmas Eve. Real candles, fairy lights or even LED candles are used.

Families with small children know the risk; if the candles are real, there is a risk of fire. Ultimately, the little ones don't know how to assess the fire and burn themselves or pull on the branches of the Christmas tree. Anyone who depends on the candlelight of real candles wants an authentic alternative. Have you tried LED candles yet? This Christmas tree candle set can be dimmed and flickered atmospherically. Since the candles are completely wireless, you can place them on the branches as you wish. The purchase costs are higher, but you can use the candles over and over again for years. In terms of sustainability, this is another plus point.

In addition to the LED candles or shining on their own, you can decorate your Christmas tree with fairy lights. It is important that you start decorating with the fairy lights. Later, attaching the fairy lights becomes an act as other decorations get in the way. This Christmas tree light chain is particularly practical with an inconspicuous green cable that adapts ideally to the color of the branches of the fir tree.

Of course, the classic shouldn't be missing here: wax candles. The glow of real candles sets the mood, but also requires greater attention. The tree should not be left unattended, then beautiful candles can be used wonderfully. You need clip-on candle holders and matching beeswax Christmas tree candles. If you want to be on the safe side, you should simply place a fire extinguisher near the Christmas tree.

If you don't want to do without real fire, but would like more security, you could also use these glass balls. You can place tea lights inside the balls, which are well protected from outside influences.

The most popular and best-known color concept for the Christmas tree is probably large red balls. They come in all shades of red and designs. Mix shiny and matt balls to create visual variety. To hang it you will also need these ball hangers. Christmas trees become lusher and wider towards the bottom, so when decorating you should also make sure to attach large balls to the lower branches. Lighter balls, on the other hand, come up so that the finer branches can carry them easily and the arrangement of the Christmas decorations looks harmonious.

These straw stars go wonderfully with red balls. The filigree stars come in numerous shapes and sizes.

Light only red balls are popular, but also white decoration. The color is reminiscent of snow and is therefore ideal for the Christmas tree. Combine white Christmas tree balls with beautiful glass balls and white snowflakes. To match, you could create contrast by hanging darker colors between the white decorations, like these terracotta gingerbread pendants.

True to this motto, families in the USA seem to decorate their Christmas trees at Christmas. The more unusual and opulent the decoration of the tree, the better. If you're looking for extravagance and American flair, you need red and white candy canes. Lots of tinsel, beaded garlands and fake snow also go with the American decorated tree.

The cherry on the cake behaves like the star on the top of the Christmas tree. It's a matter of taste whether you want to crown the Christmas tree or not - at least there is a large selection of Christmas tree toppers. You could use a classic straw star or a glass Christmas tree topper.

This article contains so-called affiliate links. Further information are available here.

NEXT NEWS