A few years ago, my husband gifted me with a white artificial Christmas tree. It’s a pre-lit tree that I’ve enjoyed decorating every Christmas, following a different color theme each year. I’ve decorated it using a mixture of bold colors and burlap ribbon, to using shiny ornaments and silver ornaments. This Christmas season, I decided on a white Christmas theme, using different shades of white and an all white color scheme. Follow my decorating tips, and you’ll have a beautiful tree this holiday season!
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White Christmas Tree Decor Ideas
I have come up with quite a few easy ways to decorate a festive holiday tree using all white colors with a few metallic accents.
1. The Christmas tree topper is the focal point. Don’t skimp on the extra decorations!
2. Always use ribbon when decorating your holiday tree. Using different ribbons is great way to add different textures and your own personal touch. Wired ribbon is always a must when decorating Christmas trees because it’s pretty and adds great volume to the tree. This white tree is no different. I’ve picked out a two wired ribbon patterns, which will become beautiful loops bursting out of the tree.
3. Use white ornaments on your white tree. Clear glass and / or shatterproof ornaments look beautiful, too.
4. White Christmas tree decorations. When I say decorations, I mean everything extra, besides the ornaments. Choose a few things that aren’t expected, like white faux plant stems. White vines will also look lovely, cascading down the branches of the tree. Also, turn to Mother Nature for inspiration and an inexpensive way to decorate. Grab some pine cones, spray paint them white and sprinkle an iridescent glitter over top. They’ll look stunning on your tree.
5. Add white birds and feathers for whimsy. A bird is a great Christmas tree ornament, and the more feathers, the better. Most bird decorations can be clipped on the tree by their feet, making it the easiest way to attach them.
How To Decorate An All White Christmas Tree
Step 1. Lights and fluff. First and foremost, all artificial trees need to be fluffed, making sure there are no white branches bent back or folded from off-season storage. Plug in the lights to make sure all are working.
Step 2. Design the tree topper first. My design style is to start decorating at the top of the tree and then work my way down. If you don’t already have a special ornament for the top of the tree, then by all means, make your own! For the tree topper on my white tree, I chose a variation of floral picks with white tinsel balls, some white squiggly things that I don’t know the exact name for, and some spraying pearl-like beads to cascade, which brought a touch of sophistication to the tree. I wanted the tree topper to make a statement yet still bring in that cohesive look and be full in all different directions, kind of like a flowering plant. Keep adding until you have achieved the look you want.
Step 3. Add the ribbon. White ribbon is a perfect way to add fullness and texture to your tree. Create loops by taking the end of the ribbon and attaching it to a branch inside of the tree. Bring the ribbon out, make a half loop, attach the next section of ribbon to a lower inside branch and continue. This is a great video tutorial of how to add ribbon to your Christmas tree.
Step 4. Add the Christmas decorations. Of course, staying with the white Christmas color palette, hang white Christmas decorations all over the tree. The raindrop shaped ones give a pretty dangled look, and few clear ones add sparkle and reflect the white Christmas lights.
Step 5. Add the faux plant stems, picks and pinecones. All of these things are a wonderful way to add texture and charm. Don’t shy away from using faux stems that aren’t “Christmas-y” because when your tree is decorated, these stems and picks will look stunning.
Step 6. Fill in any bare spots. It’s always good to step back and take a look at your Christmas tree, making sure that there is symmetry and no bare spots. When you stand back, you’re more likely to find a bare spot that needs filling. Add more ribbon, ornaments and decorations as you see fit.
7. Don’t forget the tree skirt! This one that is on display under my own tree, is a combination of a faux fur tree skirt and faux snow to give you all of the feels of a winter wonderland. The metallic sequins create a snowy Christmas effect that gives the finishing touch to this white Christmas tree.
These are my white Christmas tree ideas and my favorite ways to decorate a stunning white tree and adding holiday decor around our home. Hopefully you are inspired to decorate your own white holiday tree that will make a lasting impression on everyone that admires it.
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