Christmas is right around the corner and silly season has begun. This means one thing: it’s time to start thinking about decorating. Whether you fill your home with family and friends or keep the season as relaxed as possible, one of the most important parts in our view is the tree. So, once you’ve chosen your tree, the fun really begins.

space

Choose the location for your tree, checking that there is enough space for branches and it is close to a plug socket for all those sparkly fairy lights (good idea to check they work before you adorn your tree). 

colour

Your scheme is a personal choice, but try to have a theme: simple is best. And if you are lucky enough to have space for more than one tree, then a child-friendly one filled with homemade decorations is an delightful way to keep everyone happy and involved

base

Put your tree in a pot, planter or basket: the perfect place to hide wires (why not fill the container with driftwood too?) and ensure its firmly in place and not going to topple over.

We spoke to Susana, our visual merchandiser for her top tips on tree decorating. It turns out it really is as easy as one, two, tree.

        1. Lights: Start from the top of the tree and wind your way down, feeding the wire in a subtle zigzag shape through the branches to keep them evenly spaced. Tuck them in at times closely to the trunk so the lights illuminate from within the tree.

        2. Baubles: Larger baubles should be placed on lower branches, and closer to the trunk to keep balance.

        3. Features: These are those special or sentimental pieces, ones that hold memories or are a one-off piece. Place these last and prominently as the finishing touch. 


Small tree

(approx. H120cm)

Medium tree

(approx. H180cm)

Large tree

(approx. H240cm)

1

Lights

2 x 6m

2 x 12m

2 x 17m

2

Baubles (small D6-8cm)

8

14

22

Baubles (large D10cm)

10

14

28

Baubles (extra large D12cm +)

N/A

N/A

20

3

Feature decorations

22

44

62

   
 
Spruce tree