Christmas trees are a holiday staple. They can be real trees and they can be artificial. But either way, they are pretty much versatile — you can design it the way you want it to be. You can hang traditional ornaments like garlands and holiday lights; you can also add a personal touch by putting custom Christmas balls.
However, some homeowners tend to go overboard and decorate their trees with too many ornaments. So, the question is: How many Christmas balls and decorations should you put on your tree? This article serves as a comprehensive guide.
The truth is, there’s no precise answer to this age-old question. But industry experts are kind enough to collate their recommendations.
For trees that are 4.5 to 6.5 feet tall, the range of decorative pieces is from 35 to 70. If the height reaches 7.5, the range is now increased to 70 to 105 pieces. For trees that are 9 to 10 feet tall, they recommend putting 105 up to 140 pieces.
Take note that the ornament size (whether it’s traditional or custom Christmas balls) for these calculations should range from 4 to 8 inches.
Tips On Decorating Your Tree
The abovementioned figures are only the fundamentals. Once the holiday season strikes in, you should make the most of it, unleash your creativity, and decorate your tree according to your style and preference. Here are some tips to help you out:
Set a definitive theme. Do you want to channel out a White Christmas theme? Do you want it to exude gold-tinged elegance? Or do you prefer a fun and neon-themed one? Before buying or recycling or customizing anything, it’s important to pick a definitive theme that will bind the look of all your holiday decorations.
Mix and match. Depending on your theme, you should be mindful of the way you mix and match your decorations — from color to size. Don’t place bulky pieces next to other bulky pieces; alternate them with smaller ones instead. For color schemes, the most popular combinations are red-green-silver, blue-white-silver, silver-gold, purple-gold, and natural brown-gold-green among others.
Know your materials. Christmas ornaments can be made from metal, ceramic, wood, natural fiber, or glass. If you have pets or kids at home, it’s advisable that you use decorative pieces that are shatter-resistant to avoid any damages and/or accidents.
Be mindful of the placement. The location of your tree is important (they’re traditionally located in receiving and living areas or near staircases). However, the placement of the ornaments on your tree is equally crucial. Make sure to evenly place them throughout your tree. As a pro tip: Don’t just hang them on the tip of the branches; try placing them “inside” to add more depth. Fragile ornaments should also be placed from the middle up (never at the bottom) to avoid getting damaged by kids or pets.
Personalize. Last but not least — personalize! Consider adding custom Christmas balls to display people, things, and experiences you hold close to your heart. When decorating, you should also make it a family affair to help strengthen your bond during the holiday season.
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