Our pick of the best Christmas decorations, lights and styling tips to help create your most beautiful festive season yet.
However you choose to mark the season, Christmas is a time to celebrate joy with your loved ones (whether they be in-person or from a distance this year). This festive season, David Jones is bringing that feeling home with a range of statement Christmas trees, beautiful trimmings and luxury decorations to help you have a merry little time. To help you style the perfect tree, plus spread the feeling throughout your house with a touch of luxury, we’ve rounded up our best decoration ideas and expert tips for a truly decadent Christmas that will stay with you long after its over.
1. Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree
Because it all starts with the Christmas tree, your first step is to find the perfect one. Measure the space your tree will sit in so you don’t over- or under-estimate the size you’ll need (if in doubt, bigger is always better as it will look more full), then choose between classic green or a modern white version. No matter your taste, opting for a ‘faux’ tree over a real Christmas tree means you won’t have to worry about it losing its vibrance or shape – and of course you can use it again next year. Because whether modern or classic, small or grand, a joy-inducing Christmas tree belongs in every home this season.
When it comes to the trimmings, let your spirit take flight.
2. Add Lights to Your Tree
Lights add an elegant and festive touch to any tree. Adding your Christmas tree lights first will mean your tree is evenly lit, and you can easily see where the gaps are for adding ornaments and baubles. You could also opt for a Christmas tree with lights already built in for the ultimate statement. Where possible, using LED light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent lights will ensure your tree is as environmentally friendly as it is beautiful.
3. Decorate Your Tree
How to decorate a Christmas tree like an expert? Add ornaments and baubles from the bottom, with the larger ornaments and bigger round baubles toward the base, while smaller and daintier decorations are placed higher up. This creates a natural sense of balance and won’t overwhelm the top branches. White, gold and silver Christmas tree decorations are classic, and can be used year after year – then just add seasonal pops of colour as you desire. When you’re finished with them (sigh), place them back into clear storage containers with layers of tissue paper to keep them safe.
European glass baubles, delicately mouth blown, add a festive finishing touch.
4. Garnish With a Christmas Wreath
Once you’re done decorating your tree, it’s time to move on to the rest of the home – and a jolly wreath to adorn the front door is sure to spread Christmas cheer. For a truly special statement, you could have children add a ‘DIY’ feel to your new wreath with little hand-made touches.
5. Decorate the Rest of the Home
Festive touches scattered throughout the home will create an undeniable Christmas feeling. Add sprinklings of joy and celebration with Santa statues, toys, Christmas crackers, snow globes and of course stockings for the whole family. ‘Tis the season!