How to decorate a tinsel tree
How to Put Tinsel On a Christmas Tree & Decorate Like a Professional
Steps to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Tinsel and Ornaments
Have you ever found yourself getting tangled up in a tinsel tornado of a mess in a vague attempt to decorate your Christmas tree?
Good, because we most definitely understand that struggle far too well for our liking.
You want your tree to look elegant, bold, and brighter than the sun. But it’s hard to do that when you don’t know where the lights fit, how to wrap tinsel around each branch, or what order to hang your baubles in.
No need to panic though, since our savvy little elves here at OpenforChristmas have been working hard gathering all the info and tools you need to put that troublesome tinsel on your tree the right way.
Read on to find out just how to put tinsel on a tree and hang your tree decorations like a Christmas pro!
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Decorating Your Christmas Tree with Tinsel: A Step-by-Step Guide
Part 1 – Preparing your Christmas Tree
To prepare and decorate your Christmas tree, you must first decide which kind of tree would be best suited to your home and lifestyle.
If you abhor the dreaded clean up that comes with real traditional trees, then we recommend opting for an artificial Christmas tree.
However, if the scent of natural pine and a wood trunk fill you with festive warmth, then check out these potted Christmas trees from ChristmasTreesDirect.
Once you’ve found your forever tree, you can now move on to getting it primed and prepped for decorating.
Step 1: Measure Your Tree
To measure your tree, you must take into consideration two key elements:
In their guide on how to choose an artificial Christmas tree, leading Christmas tree brand Balsam Hill recommends buying a tree that is at least 15cm (6 inches) shorter than the height of your ceiling/room, to ensure that there will be enough space for a tree topper.
Ask yourself this, when deciding how tall of a Christmas tree you want: will this height of [—] cm/inches allow enough room for all of the decorations that I want to hang on this tree?
Certain decorations such as LED lights or tinsel garlands differ in length according to where you buy them from. Therefore, you need to make a decision: do you want to pick a tree that’s tall enough to accommodate the length of your decorations? Alternatively, do you want to cut your tinsel to length to fit your tree?
If you opt for the former, you will need to find a tree that will allow you to drape your lights and your tinsel in a staggered manner, from the tip of the tree right down to the base. On the other hand, if you opt for the latter, you can pick any tree length that you want, and even if it’s short, you can cut the tinsel to size.
2. Width of Floor Space Needed
One of the first things you should do before deciding which kind of Christmas tree you want to buy is to: measure the spot where you intend to display your Christmas tree; then choose a tree that will best fit within your desired space.
If your tree is too thin, you would be better off decorating it with fewer decorations, as the traditional style of decorating (lights, tinsel, baubles, ornaments and candy canes, etc.) will overcrowd your tree and damage the branches.
However, if your Christmas tree is too full, the decorations could appear too sparse and you may have to invest in twice the amount of decorations to fill any voids.
To get around this, we recommend opting for a ‘Slim’ tree. Slim Christmas trees represent the midpoint between the two extremes and allow you to decorate your tree to your heart’s content.
Step 2: Tweak the Branches
To get that authentic, natural appearance on your artificial tree, you must tweak the branches on your tree. Whether or not your tree is artificial, Christmas tree branches often need some major tweaking to get that full, vibrant look.
Well-positioned branches with fluffy pines offer a perfect blank canvas on which to hang your lights and tinsel. Without a well-planned tree structure, your decorations can look uneven, unbalanced and messy.
As John Lewis Assistant Buyer Christmas, Scott Bartle advises, “If you’ve fluffed your tree and the lights are even, you can’t go wrong.”
Step 3: Choose a Colour Scheme
Choosing a streamlined, vibrant colour scheme for your decorations and lights is key to crafting a well-balanced Christmas tree that adds warmth and Christmas joy to your home.
If you mix colours that don’t blend well, then you’ll end up with an eyesore rather than an elegant work of art.
Traditionally, most Christmas trees are decorated in warm, festive colours such as reds, greens, golds and yellows. Red symbolises fire, love, excitement and joy, while greens imbue a sense of life, vivacity and nature, bringing the forest right into your home.
Golds are mainly used to imply luxury and decadence and mimic the ribbons of Christmas presents. The combination of these three colours blends flawlessly to give your home that extra oomph of Christmas joy.
For an authentic winter glow, you can add white Christmas tree lights. White tree lights are particularly bright and eye-catching, which is why we recommend also using these for outdoor Christmas lights. Check out our full guide on the best LED Christmas lights here.
Remember: How do you want your space to feel? For a cosy, fireplace-adjacent experience, blend rich, warm colours. For an icy, North-Pole-esque vibe, consider mixing blue and white.
Part 2 – Decorating your Christmas Tree
Step 1: Lead with the Lights
The first step in decorating your Christmas tree is to add your Christmas tree lights.
As logic would dictate, the best way to decorate a Christmas tree is to start from the top and work your way down. Believe us, we’ve made the same mistake dozens of times over.
However, to ensure that you have enough room for your tree topper, it’s best to start at the base of the trunk, winding the lights around the branches from the bottom up to the tip of the tree (and back, if you still have excess lights).
The best Christmas tree lights are well distributed with no obvious gaps or voids between the branches. There should be gaps of no more than one inch between each bulb, and no more than six inches between each branch.
For a great set of lights that will turn your tree into a glittering winter wonderland, look no further than the LED String Lights from Mygoto, available on Amazon. These lights come with 8 different light modes, perfect for transforming your living room into party central!
Step 2: Time for Tinsel
As decorating trends go, the tradition of decorating your Christmas tree with tinsel has certainly seen a decline in popularity over the years.
However, with inflation ever-growing, and the cost of Christmas reaching record highs in a nationwide pandemic, we’re all looking for cheap alternatives to the luxury norms. Tinsel garlands provide exactly that: a fun, low-cost way to decorate your tree in seasonal style.
So, how do you decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel?
The most important step is to first choose tinsel garlands in colours that match or blend well with your lights. For example, if your lighting scheme is a blend of warm yellows, reds and greens, then we suggest picking copper or gold tinsel to add to the cosy atmosphere.
Alternatively, if you’re opting for more of a wintery theme with your lights, then we recommend blue or silver garlands of tinsel.
Now, to hang your tinsel, simply drape one strand across each level of branches, working your way up from the trunk in stages.
For some inspiration, Amazon currently offers a range of silver, copper, red or multicoloured tinsel to suit each festive style.
You can check out their full range here.
Step 3: Baubles, Bells and Balance
Here’s where the whole family can join in with the fun!
As with your tinsel, you must choose baubles that match the overall colour scheme of your lights and Christmas tree in general.
For example, red and white Christmas tree décor works really well.
Hanging baubles is a bit like a math equation: you should start from the inside of your tree and work outwards, making sure to leave reasonable gaps between each.
Start with a plain base of baubles for the deeper sections of the tree then as you work outwards, add baubles with some sparkle. Use bigger baubles to fill the interior, adding depth and volume; then, place the smaller baubles along the tips of the branches for boldness.
This 24-piece Christmas Bauble set from YXC offers a mix of both plain and decorated red and white baubles for that traditional theme. To match your blue or silver scheme, we recommend picking up the Mini Christmas Tree Baubles from Christmas Concepts.
Alternatively, if you want to go all out and decorate your tree to the hilt, we recommend the Xmas Tree Hanging Christmas Balls 100-piece set from Aitsite, available on Amazon.
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Step 4: Top it All Off with your Tree Topper
Traditionally, whenever we think of the crowning masterpiece, we think of religious symbols like the Star of Bethlehem or angelic icons and cherubs.
However, there are so many unconventional tree toppers out there to choose from.
You could add a sense of childlike whimsy and fun with a Santa-esque topper, like the Swedish Gnome Xmas Tree Topper from Amosfun, available on Amazon.
Or, you could bring the festive frost inside, with this Snowman Tree Topper from Dee Banna, also available on Amazon.
Or, if you happen to be a stickler for that traditional Christian vibe, we recommend checking out this beautiful 3D Geometric Star from Lewondr.
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Unusual Christmas Tree Decorations
Taking a frosted leaf out of the Big Book of American Christmas Traditions, you could partake in the old-fashioned tradition of wrapping your Christmas tree in garlands of popcorn.
A tradition that was brought over to America by German immigrants, using popcorn as a holiday decoration became popular in the 19th and 20th centuries due to the failing economy, and the fact that cheap snack foods were seen as a fun Christmas treat by many youngsters.
As a way of making the popcorn festive and fun, they would colour the popcorn using various dyes, load other snacks onto the strings, such as nuts, fruits and seeds.
How to Make Your Own Popcorn Garland:
1. Use wax-covered dental floss, fishing line, or sewing thread, and a tapestry needle.
2. Tie a knot at one end of the string so that the kernels don’t fall off.
3. Use popcorn that is at least a day old (newly-popped kernels break very easily).
4. Thread the needle cautiously through the middle of the popcorn.
5. Move each kernel to the end of the string once you’ve loaded them individually.
6. If you want to include dried fruits or nuts, load your string in an alternating pattern; for example, popcorn-nut-popcorn, or popcorn-fruit-popcorn, etc…
Bear in mind that if you’re using fresh fruit instead of dried, you will have to prepare for potential juice stains by wearing some old, unused clothes and to protect the area that you’re working in with newspaper or cloth.
Final Thoughts on How to Put Tinsel On a Christmas Tree & Decorate Like a Pro
There you have it: the fruits of your labour actualised in a well-balanced, striking tree decorated to the very stars Mary and Joseph walked under all those centuries ago.
Now, in the dusk of the start to a new decade, all that’s left to do is find, wrap and put the presents under the glittering masterpiece that is your Christmas tree!
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How to Put Tinsel On a Christmas Tree & Decorate Like a Pro
How To Decorate A Christmas Tree Like A Professional
We all want to decorate the perfect Christmas tree with baubles, ornaments and lights perfectly coordinated in a festive and stylish scheme. In reality, however, it's easier said than done. Decorating a Christmas tree is no mean feat, especially for the perfectionists among us, but if your home is your pride and joy and the tree is the centrepiece of your home come the festive season, we've got you covered.
We've spoken to a range of style and decorating experts, including the team at Balsam Hill – whose artificial Christmas trees have graced the TV sets of The X Factor, Good Morning Britain and This Morning – about how to decorate your Christmas tree to make it look like you hired a professional, plus how to choose the right Christmas tree decorations to suit your theme.
But before we begin, like any task, you need to have the right tools to ensure the safe and proper set up of your Christmas tree. This includes cotton gloves for shaping branches, scissors with safety handles for materials, packaging or equipment, and a sturdy ladder or step stool for installing toppers and arranging décor on taller trees.
So now you're all set up, fancy getting that Insta-worthy look with very little effort? Read on...
1. Invest in a high-quality artificial tree
Christmas trees crafted from premium materials provide sturdy and reliable support for decorations. You'll find that high-quality trees are generally more durable and can stand up to repeated year after year, all whilst maintaining its beautiful look.
Opt for a traditional tree rather than a trend-led one so that it doesn't go 'out of date' after a few years (FYI, asymmetrical, sparse trees are expected to trend this year), and a traditional design gives you the perfect base to layer and decorate as you wish.
Pre-lit Christmas trees are a firm household favourite because it saves time in untangling all those lights, but on the other hand, a benefit of buying an unlit tree is that you can choose whatever lights you want. When it comes to size, 7ft Christmas trees are now extremely popular but you should always choose a tree that fits in your space and doesn't leave it feeling too cramped. If you're tight on space, there are some great slim Christmas trees on the market, including narrow pencil designs, which may be a better fit. And remember, to prevent wear and tear on your Christmas tree, consider models with advanced features that offer easy set up and storage.
Tip: When buying your tree, ensure you have the right Christmas tree storage, such as storage bags and boxes, as well as storage for wreaths, garlands and lights, so that you're fully equipped when you take your Christmas tree down and pack everything away.
Alternatively, if you want a real Christmas tree, there's a great selection of different types available to buy at tree farms, markets or home & DIY stores. See all the tree varieties available, including Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce, in our real Christmas trees guide.
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2. Fluff and shape branches
Fluffing the branches helps to make your Christmas tree look fuller and more natural. This can be a very time-consuming task, but trust us, the end result is more than worth it. Separate each branch so they fan out to cover as much area as possible. And don't hesitate to bend individual branches to fill in gaps. A properly shaped tree is an appealing sight, however minimal or lavish your embellishments may be.
3. Design around a theme
A professional-looking Christmas tree has a central look that ties the decorations together. Deciding on a theme before choosing your decorations sets the tone and gives you a clear idea on how to decorate your tree. Need some inspiration? Why not take a look at John Lewis' Christmas themes this year, from Snow Mountain to Blush Coast, there's a total of seven key looks to help you decorate this festive season. And Homebase has shared four festive themes, from Winter Retreat to Deco Luxe, to help create a look that's classically Christmas.
4. Start with the lights first
While pre-lit Christmas trees are popular and will save you time (and money), you'll need Christmas tree lights if you have a plain tree (real or artificial). As a general rule of thumb, the lighting experts at Lights4Fun advise 100 bulbs or 5 metres of lights per 2ft of Christmas tree. So for a 6ft tree, you'd need 300 bulbs or 15 metres of lights.
The first, most important thing you need to do when decorating your Christmas tree, is to always add the lights first – it's more difficult to do this after you've added decorations like baubles and garlands.
Balsam Hill advise that you use the plug as the starting point, wrapping the lights around your Christmas tree's trunk, working your way up from the centre of the base of your tree. Continue wrapping the lights evenly around the branches nearest to the trunk, and then weave it upwards from the middle of the crown.
'When you reach the crown, weave your way back down, arranging the lights further out on the branches,' Balsam Hill advise. 'Keep weaving the lights until you reach the tips of the branches.'
And remember, when weaving, the bulb should be positioned under a branch and the next bulb over a branch, and so forth.
5. Choose the right decorations
Choosing accents that fit your theme will help you achieve a cohesive design. Whether it's hanging tree decorations, garlands, ribbons, or floral picks, opt for Christmas tree decorations that will complement the overall appearance of your tree. Many bauble sets include different shapes, sizes, finishes and designs. Combining these with traditional baubles will give you more freedom to play up your theme.
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6. Balance the décor
Given the many Christmas tree decorations you're likely to have, you have to ensure that everything is well-balanced and spread out to your liking. Arrange embellishments from the top of the tree and then work towards the bottom. This way, you can easily check your design as you dress up your tree.
7. Cluster your baubles
Balsam Hill's design consultant, Brad Schmidt, recommends clustering three baubles of different sizes to add flair and visual appeal. You can either put the same pieces together or choose contrasting ones.
The White Company echo this suggestion – to create a balanced, visually pleasing tree, buy baubles in threes, sixes, or twelves, and add these on first in a 'Z' shape. You should hang larger baubles closer to the centre of the tree to give it more depth, and use small ones towards the end of the branches.
Dangle delicate glass baubles at the top of the tree to prevent any breakages, and add special ones last to ensure they are in the perfect position.
And how much baubles will you need? The White Company recommends 80 baubles for a 7.5ft tree.
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8. Layer and style ribbons
Another expert tip is to layer your Christmas tree with decorative ribbons, which will elevate your tree's aesthetic. You may use one type of ribbon or pair ribbons of contrasting textures and different widths to create more impact.
Brad Schmidt, contributing designer for Balsam Hill, recommends using ribbons with wired edges, as these are easier to sculpt into loops or rolls, and they hold shape better than non-wired ribbons. Follow these simple techniques for arranging ribbons on your tree.
9. Use tree picks
Tree picks and floral sprays come in many forms, such as decorated branches, twigs, berries, or even pinecones – use them as subtle accents to complement the entire look of your tree. Grouping picks together using floral wire is a creative way to elevate the visual appeal of your tree without overpowering other decorations.
They are great for adding lively splashes of colour, not only to Christmas trees, but to wreaths and garlands too. Make sure to choose picks with bendable stems to make shaping easier.
10. Choose the right tree topper
A eye-catching Christmas tree topper is a beautiful way to complete the designer look of your tree. Make sure to choose one that best fits your theme and the proportion of your tree, and take into consideration the height of your ceiling too. You can also choose an alternative design, like a giant bow rather than a gold star, or you could make your own topper.
11. Finish off with a tree skirt
Often overlooked, a Christmas tree skirt is the finishing touch to your decorations and serves to balance the overall design of your Christmas tree. Tree skirts have many benefits too, from covering the unsightly 'legs', trunk or stand of a tree, to protecting your floors and carpets from any fallen pine needles (if you have a real tree).
It naturally draws attention to the tree's lower portion and helps to produce a complete, harmonious look. Plus, it's the perfect backdrop for beautifully wrapped Christmas presents. Alternatively, if you have a potted Christmas tree or one that comes in a basket, opt for a tree rug instead.
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Ideas for decorating a room for the new year with tinsel. How to decorate a room for the New Year? How to decorate a room with tinsel and rain for the New Year
We create the New Year mood for ourselves, and decorating a house for the New Year is the easiest way to give your monastery a fabulous, festive atmosphere. Ahead of 2018, which should be met especially brightly, colorfully and in a great mood. Start preparing now - a lot of great ideas are easy to implement with your own hands!
If in normal times not every one of us is engaged in needlework, decor, embroidery and origami, then in the pre-New Year period, everyone, without exception, decorates their home. Intricate crafts can be done together with the children by the whole family, and this exciting activity will give you a lot of positive emotions. Make your home joyful and bright!
Window design ideas
Meet the New Year 2018 behind the windows painted with frost, even if the temperature is above zero. Window - the eyes of the house, from the outside they are visible to any passer-by, and inside, decorated with garlands, lanterns, snowflakes, they serve as additional space for the implementation of design ideas.
- Snowflakes. Filigree work will be an exquisite decoration of your home. Paper snowflakes look very nice on the windows of a private house, but an apartment can also be distinguished from a number of boring window openings.
Tip! There are thousands of patterns for cutting paper snowflakes, from the simplest to the most complex. Arm yourself with handy scissors, be sure to think over the workplace and start creating decorations for the window. The more patterns on the plane of the paper, the more elegant the crafts look.
- Drawings. With water washable stained glass and minimal artistic skills, you can create patterns that look very attractive from the outside, give warmth and comfort. If you are not sure of your talents, just write on the windows: “2018!”, “Happy New Year!”. Give the younger members of the family space to be creative as well. Don't forget to take pictures of the kids with their work in the background!
Here it is recommended to use the Western tradition and hang a wreath on the door of a country house from needles, cones and bells. The doorway is easily decorated with artificial snow, a horseshoe for good luck, paper snowflakes. You can make a composition with your own hands, but there are enough ready-made options for sale in stores.
You can make a cardboard horseshoe yourself and decorate it with tinsel and rain. On it, write congratulations to your loved ones and give it as a gift when you go to visit. Any crafts are good ideas for a present or its New Year's supplement.
Garlands are a classic way to decorate your home
How to make a wire star
We bring to your attention another idea for decorating your home for the holiday - an unusual frame star. You get a kind of 3D effect if you make crafts in different sizes.
- Take flexible wire. Bend it so that you get a five-pointed star.
- Prepare a sketch of a star from a photo.
- Cut it out of colored paper or wrapping paper and fold over the edges so that they catch on the wire. Secure with tape if necessary.
- Glue the tinsel to the wire.
Stars can be hung from the ceiling in a checkerboard pattern, or decorated with garlands, rain, serpentine. It will hang down beautifully and create a festive atmosphere.
Tip! If you live in an apartment with high ceilings, be sure to hang something from them. This will visually narrow the room and create the effect of soaring handmade jewelry.
Photo for memory
Each person has a framed photo in their home. Refresh them, give them a New Year's mood: hang them on a serpentine or thick twine along the wall. Fill the free space with small balls, garlands and hand-made drawings.
After the celebration, print new photos and add them to the old ones. Such a composition can stay in the apartment until the very end of January. You will love this idea, and perhaps you will leave the photo on the rope, making them a permanent interior accessory.
Ideas for the New Year are not limited to the capabilities of a needlewoman. Use themed toys, glitter, industrial decorations to decorate the room.
Balls - a wonderful symbol of the New Year. They come in different colors, sizes, shiny, matte, with a rough surface, from different materials, expensive, cheap, vintage, modern, etc. A variant of the idea is to hang them on strings from the ceiling, fix windows in the opening in the kitchen and in the living room.
You always want to celebrate the New Year brightly and colorfully. Therefore, it is so important that the house has a lot of different crafts that create a festive atmosphere. There are many ways to decorate a room for the New Year. The process of preparing New Year's attributes will give a joyful mood. Properly selected decorative elements will make the holiday unforgettable.
Making Christmas decorations is a fun activity for the whole family. You can make toys, candles, light bulbs, balls, wreaths and much more.
Wreaths are a good idea for holiday decor. There are quite a few options for creating them, and any materials will do. The main thing is to follow the manufacturing instructions.
First you need to decide where to hang the wreath and what color its components will be. Decoration can be hung on the door or anywhere else. To form a Christmas wreath, you can use wine corks, newspapers, cardboard, clothespins, fruits, Christmas toys, cones, sweets, balloons, beads, fabric and other items as desired.
Candles and champagne
There is a fairly simple way to decorate an apartment for the New Year. This is easy to do with candles. They will make any home cozy and romantic. You can knit covers for candles or make them from pieces cut from an old sweater.
Long candles look great when placed in glass containers. Decorate the base of the candles with a cloth or needles. You can create compositions using cones, tinsel, faux fur, twigs. Candles decorated with miniature Christmas balls look original.
Champagne glasses will become a spectacular New Year's decoration at home if they are transformed. It is good to use beads or paints as a decor for wine glasses. Champagne can be decorated as follows:
- Tie the bottle with colored ribbons.
- Instead of a sticker on champagne, stick a New Year's greeting.
- Paint the bottle with paints or knit a case for it.
There are other ways of decorating, the main thing is fantasy and the desire to create.
Garlands and decorations for the Christmas tree
One of the options how to decorate a room in an original way for the New Year and create a festive atmosphere in it is garlands. They decorate the Christmas tree, windows, doors, headboards. This decor will bring joy to the whole family. You can decorate with garlands not only the room , but also hang them outside the house.
The Christmas tree is decorated with sweets, paper snowflakes, fruits. Handmade Christmas balls look great.
To do this, you will need a balloon to inflate and cover with glue. Next, wrap the ball with multi-colored threads or yarn and let the craft dry. Then blow off the ball and pull it out of the thread frame. Christmas toy is ready.
Making various Christmas crafts is very interesting and fun. Therefore, it is worth involving children in the process, they will throw their ideas on how to decorate the house for the New Year.
Decor for walls, doors and windows
Homemade snowflakes made of white paper or thread and beads will be a great decoration for windows. To create such a New Year's decor, it is enough to apply imagination or find diagrams and instructions in the sources. Windows can be designed in this way:
- Place an arrangement of spruce and cones or candles on the windowsill.
- Hang up your DIY balloons.
- Decorate with garlands, Christmas stockings or toys.
- If there are short curtains on the windows, then their edges can be sheathed with tinsel.
Homemade snowflakes and garlands are perfect for walls and doors. This design is done quite quickly by attaching the decor to the adhesive tape or carnations. To decorate the wall for the New Year, you can make a Christmas tree with your own hands using improvised materials. Such a New Year's attribute will delight throughout the winter.
Tinsel is ideal for decorating the room. It can be hung on the wall in a zigzag pattern. To do this, it is better to take several strips of different colors. It is easy to make arches over doorways from such material, attach it in the form of any figure to a cabinet or wall. It would be nice to place a long strip crosswise on the ceiling, and hang a short one vertically. A panel on the wall is a great idea on how to decorate an apartment with tinsel for the New Year.
Doors are usually decorated with handmade wreaths. They create a festive atmosphere, reminding about the coming of the New Year . You can form a horseshoe from tinsel. It is believed that she brings success to the house.
When the room is decorated, it's time to set up the festive table. Here you need to especially try, because it is at the table that friends and close relatives will gather.
New Year's napkins, homemade compositions and candles look beautiful. The design of the dishes should also correspond to the festive atmosphere. You can make a Christmas tree with your own hands , put the craft in the middle of the table and invite everyone to write wishes to each other on it.
Homemade gifts will be very appropriate for the holiday. Decorating an apartment before the New Year is not difficult at all, the main thing is to do it with taste. It is very important to show imagination or use ideas from interior magazines.
It is approaching by leaps and bounds: Christmas trees are lit up in city squares, shop windows are flashing with multi-colored lights, snow-covered streets and avenues are smart and mysterious - we are especially keenly seized by the pre-New Year mood. I would like to throw all worries out of my head and completely plunge into the joyful pre-holiday fuss.
Well, it's time to think about how to decorate your apartment for the New Year. After all, the dwelling is the center of our small Universe, and on a holiday, comfort and a wonderful mood simply must reign in it. That is why decorating an apartment for the New Year is an occupation almost as joyful and exciting as the holiday itself.
So, let's start our pleasant chores. Let's go shopping, look at accessories for decoration. To make the design look harmonious, it is better to think over the general concept and style decision in advance. And for each room it can be different. Our thoughts on how to decorate an apartment for the New Year, the photos and tips given in the article, we hope, will help the reader make a choice.
How to arrange a living room
In the most important room of the house, all family members will gather, a table will be laid for the holiday, gifts will be given. Therefore, to decorate it - the highest requirements! He should be truly festive and solemn.
How beautiful to decorate an apartment for the New Year? Of course, the Christmas tree has always been and remains the center of events. If in previous years it was exclusively natural, cut down in the forest, and later - sometimes artificial (when the fashion for such trees began to spread rapidly), then today there is a third option. This is a rental of live spruce in a pot, which is brought from the nursery and returned there after the holiday. This modern and environmentally friendly option was enthusiastically received by those who are not indifferent to the issue of deforestation.
But the choice of artificial Christmas trees in our time amazes with the variety and imagination of manufacturers. What kind of fluffy beauties you will not meet in elegant shop windows on New Year's Eve! If the classic green spruce has already become boring for you, you can easily choose the option in a luxurious silver color or, for example, an elegant snow-white tree. Some of them are already sold with a complete set of jewelry. But, in our opinion, it is much more interesting to do decorating spruce on your own.
We decorate our tree
There are also a lot of options for decorating spruce. Children, as a rule, are delighted with toy animals and fairy tale heroes hung on the branches, and especially with sweets, tangerines hanging on a string and everything that is so pleasant to find among the branches and eat with pleasure!
"Advanced" adults, having seen enough of Western catalogs with options for Christmas decoration at home, often choose a strict and stylish decor with balls of the same shape and a single, but exquisite color. Sometimes a couple of colors are chosen and the interior is already completely designed “under them”.
There is nothing nicer for the older generation than to get old toys from the mezzanine - witnesses of unforgettable youth. These fragile glass figurines with a naive, in a modern look, decor are distinguished by special warmth and, of course, have every right to be present at the celebration.
It is considered fashionable and modern to hang cute handmade toys on the Christmas tree, both of your own making and bought from handmade masters. These cloth dolls, stars, horses, angels bring comfort and peace to the house with a wonderful property.
New Year's Eve necessarily involves such an important decorative element as candles. How could it be without them! A few large, luxurious candlesticks of exquisite shape or a lot of small ones, "scattered" on the table - these "living lights" have an extraordinary, downright magical appeal.
Moving on to the bedroom
It's time to continue our chores and think about how to decorate the entire apartment for the New Year, and not just the living room. Let's go to the bedroom.
"Why decorate it? - you ask. - After all, you hardly have to sleep on New Year's Eve." But a holiday is a holiday! Flashy luxury in the bedroom is not needed, it is better to give preference to delicate white-blue and silver shades.
We offer to change the usual bedspread on the bed for a "winter" one - snow white or blue, scatter decorative silver pillows over the bed, and the usual bedroom will magically transform into a room from Snow White's castle!
Lay out (or hang on the windows) glass balls on the windowsills (we'll talk about decorating windows later), and to avoid the feeling of cold, take care of beautiful candles.
How to decorate a children's room
It is especially important to know how to decorate an apartment for the New Year to please children. After all, they are waiting for the holiday more than anyone - the kids are still living in a fairy tale. That is why it is so important not to disappoint them. In the New Year's decoration of the children's room, the main thing is a sense of celebration and safety.
It's a great idea to put a separate small Christmas tree in the child's room. The kid will be delighted with his own tree! While decorating, keep fragile glass toys away. Textile, plastic and small wooden decorations are the best option for a baby who should not accidentally get hurt or upset because of a broken balloon. In addition, such toys can always be removed from the Christmas tree and arrange a fabulous performance.
Paper garlands hung all over the room, posters and New Year's themed panels - with Santa Claus, bunnies, snowmen, favorite characters - will transform the interior so cool! They can be purchased ready-made, since the choice is now huge. And you can do the creation of drawings and posters yourself - if time allows.
Of course, the child must definitely participate in this! The ability to decorate an apartment immediately raises the crumbs in their own eyes. Even if the baby is still very small, his drawings and other "works" should take their rightful place in the festive decoration of the nursery. And how much joy the process of such creativity will bring!
And one more thing - in such a case as decorating an apartment for the New Year, photos of the child himself and the atmosphere of last year's holiday will also not be superfluous, and in the children's room they will be most welcome.
The kitchen can also be "dressed up"
This is especially important for the hostess - after all, during the holidays she will have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. And the mood at the same time should remain creative and upbeat. A suitable mood can be created by garlands suspended from the ceiling and decorative balls laid out on shelves or funny souvenirs. The main thing is that they do not interfere with the hostess.
A small kitchen space is decorated in the best possible way with small spruce twigs, cones, bright ribbons, small shiny balls of the same color. From all this you can collect decorative garlands and place on the walls.
You can update the interior for the holiday by purchasing new kitchen potholders and towels: with snowmen, deer, Santa Claus. Oranges make wonderful fragrant decorations - just cut the peel in several places and stick sprigs of cloves or other spices. And again, do not forget about the candles.
Let's take care of the dining room
How to decorate an apartment with a separate dining room for the New Year? It should also be decorated festively. The center of the composition, of course, is the table at which the family will have to raise glasses of champagne. Here, perhaps, the most important design element is elegant textile curtains with a New Year theme: snowflakes, deer, etc.).
Tiny Christmas trees made of glass or fabric, vases with small shiny balls, gilded or silver-plated cones, which can even be placed on the backs of chairs, are great for decorating the table.
When choosing napkins and tablecloths, pay attention to the "classics" of the New Year: red, golden, green and white. Between beautifully folded napkins, you can arrange mini-surprises for each of the family members: Christmas trees, souvenirs, small postcards with a short congratulation, tied to sweets.
Decorating doors and hallways
The custom of decorating the front door with a Christmas tree wreath came to us from the West and has already taken root. In addition, it is customary to use all kinds of pendants and garlands to decorate doorways (in the hallway and not only). But it is important to maintain a sense of proportion. Try to keep the overall style and color scheme.
To create a New Year's mood right from the door, you can put a small Christmas tree or a bouquet on the cabinet in the hallway. Or attach individual branches to the corners. Hallway lighting would be quite appropriate: New Year's garlands or large silver snowflakes suspended in the opening on threads are perfect for this purpose. And the mirror can be easily painted or depicted on it with a winter landscape.
New Year's window
How better If possible - change the curtains to white with a silver pattern, and the "winter" mood is guaranteed! From above, window openings can be additionally decorated with garlands of silver snowflakes, candles can be placed on the windowsills and several bright decorations in golden-red tones can be hung.
Complemented by a snowy landscape behind glass, your windows will look like a real work of art. And if you add an electric garland to their decoration, then the New Year's mood is provided to you already on the way to the house!
In addition, drawings on glasses are always in fashion. They are applied with aerosol paints or ordinary watercolors on a stencil - paper figures pasted on glass, which are then removed. However, you can use the most ordinary thin brush.
How to decorate a one-room apartment for the New Year: decor options
But what to do if living conditions do not allow you to create "on a grand scale"? Let's say you have a cramped, just a one-room apartment. Is it really possible to give up the ideas of festive decor that are dear to your heart?
Nothing like that! Now we will look at a few ideas on how to decorate an apartment for the New Year, if there is only one room. First of all, let's think about the right choice of Christmas tree. Due to the limited space, alas, you will have to refuse to buy a large spruce. What are the alternatives?
There are usually three. Or you bring a miniature tree from the Christmas tree market, fresh and smelling of pine needles, install it in the "festive" corner vacated in advance and arrange an elegant composition based on it. Of course, you can’t dance, but in general, the corner can look very cute and stylish.
Or go the other way - get an artificial Christmas tree of the right size and add a pine scent to it. After the holiday, you can easily disassemble your design, fold it more compactly and put it away on the mezzanine for a year - why not an option for owners of small apartments? In addition, you do not have to sweep the needles.
Other ideas for the New Year when there is not enough space
Finally, you can always organize a Christmas tree bouquet, or even a few, arranged in beautiful ceramic vases. From such bouquets, you can make small "Christmas trees" of any desired size, up to the smallest ones, and the base - vases or jars of water - can be beautifully draped with cotton wool and decorated with sparkles. Under such a Christmas tree, it is quite possible to place real gifts for children.
If there are not enough horizontal surfaces for installing Christmas tree bouquets, a composition of Christmas tree branches in the form of a wreath can be hung somewhere in a conspicuous place (to save space - in a window opening).
Tinsel will create cosiness in a small apartment, it does not take up much space and drapes beautifully anywhere: on chandeliers, curtains, mirrors. Well, most of all, the same candles will create a romantic atmosphere, especially if you plan to celebrate the New Year with just the two of you.
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Creating a festive atmosphere is not necessary: it is quite possible not to change anything in the room and continue to live out of boring inertia. Doesn't sound too inspiring? We invite the holiday to visit and are puzzled in advance by an important question - how to decorate a room for the New Year together with the editors of the site.
Why spend your time and other resources decorating a room for the New Year? Yes, because if you do not let the holiday into the house, then it will not enter into the soul.
Let's remember our childhood, when the family atmosphere was especially felt - the creation of decorations by everyone together and the parents taking out the cherished box or chest with Christmas decorations from the mezzanine. And if you were deprived of such a spiritual preparatory holiday period as a child, then it's time to correct the oversight of fate and decorate the room with your own hands for the New Year.
Entrance hall - enter the fairy tale world with festive decor
Many do not pay due attention to the festive decoration of the hallway, and in vain - this is the very place in the apartment or house that meets with its decor and sets the tone for the mood. Yes, not always a pile of outerwear on a hanger is combined with an exquisite Christmas decoration, but the more difficult and, therefore, the more interesting the task!
A door without a Christmas wreath is not a door at all! If you don’t want to hang a wreath, you can decorate the door with simple branches, a stylized Christmas tree and a garland
It is better not to overload the entrance hall with decor. It is more important to make accents that will impress the one who enters the home, or arrange a thematic corner.
Party living room
The decor of the living room for the New Year is usually the central theme of the house. The functionality of the premises is such that most of the time during the holidays will be spent in it. Her Majesty the Christmas tree is also settled most often in the living room, gifts, pseudo-fireplaces are also placed here.
An interesting solution with a hanging Christmas tree and lighting from below: it looks like the Christmas tree is floating. Gifts also get gorgeous reflections.
There are only three main colors: white, red and ... coniferous. All items of the usual decor have to be removed, and instead of them purely Christmas symbols and elements are put on the shelves.
Let's turn the children's room into a real delight
To whom, if not to children, does the true New Year come? Our happiness directly depends on whether the eyes of children sparkle with delight and pleasure. That is why the children's room needs a special decor for the New Year.
If you take three colors, then it is easy to tie the whole decor on them - from toys on such an original Christmas tree to textiles. It is especially good to decorate a teenager's bedroom like this.
We decorate different parts of the room with our own hands for the New Year: you can decorate everything!
Decorating a room for the New Year with your own hands is a very interesting and exciting task. You can draw every household member into it: someone comes up with decor, and someone prepares material for it. It is easy to put up and decorate a Christmas tree, but when every corner in the house is literally filled with a festive mood, the soul becomes light and warm.
Don't overlook an easy way to add Christmas decor by decorating your walls the right way. Depending on what exactly the walls are covered with, they choose a way to decorate them: it can be a variety of garlands, thematic collages, stylized Christmas trees. Attaching decorative elements is not so difficult - it is more difficult to remove all this later without ruining the wallpaper. Self-adhesive hooks, double-sided tape and small nails are used for fastening.
Patterns are cut out of self-adhesive vinyl film (oracala) and interesting models of Christmas trees are decorated on the wall. Such a product is removed without damage to surfaces
A paper Christmas tree on the wall will look even more elegant if you decorate it with a garland
What do we have under the ceiling?
Having concentrated their attention on decorating a room, they often forget about the ceiling - and this is the area that will be the festive dome. Dress up chandeliers, ceiling beams, stretch out garlands. The ceiling should not distract from the New Year's decoration of the room, but ideally complement it.
Lots of paper stars hanging from the ceiling look romantic
The chandelier is decorated not only with Christmas balls, but also with pine needles. The main thing is to avoid close proximity to the lamp, it is dangerous
DIY Christmas balls: corrugated paper, kusudama, origami, paper flowers; New Year's ball made of felt and fabric, decoration of a New Year's ball on the Christmas tree by various means - read in the publication.
We decorate windows and doors in the New Year's way
Unfortunately, the times when the frost itself adorned the windows are passing with the widespread use of plastic double-glazed windows. How good it was - I woke up in the morning, and the windows themselves dressed up! Now we ourselves perform the function of frost. And since we're dressing up the windows, let's dress up the doors too!
From thick paper: using a stencil or freehand, draw a row of Christmas trees and cut them out. We arrange all the trees in rows, lay an electric garland between them and enjoy!
We take white toothpaste and a stencil downloaded from the Internet. With an unnecessary brush, we spray the paste slightly diluted in water onto the stencil and get an Oscar for the best performance of the role of Frost
Toys that do not find a place on the Christmas tree turn the door into a Christmas tree
How to decorate your room for the New Year: we select decorative compositions
There are ready-made original compositions in stores: deer sprinkled with gold glitter, sleighs, stars, coniferous garlands and Christmas-decorated wreaths, baskets with Christmas balls, holiday themed figurines. You can make something yourself, buy something in the store.
Artificial and natural needles in garlands and wreaths
Many people annually buy spruce or pine for the New Year, decorate the tree and calm down on this with a sense of accomplishment. But what about fantasy and the creation of a real fairy-tale atmosphere? We buy 2-3 Christmas trees, put one in the living room, and turn the rest into garlands and wreaths!
: the history and tradition of origin, a master class on creating what to make the basis for the product (newspaper, cardboard, pipe insulation), decorating a New Year's wreath with various materials - read the publication.
Holiday in baskets, pots and pots
Baskets filled with Christmas toys have long been used to decorate rooms. It is not necessary to buy a ready-made basket or planter: there are a lot of detailed master classes on how to weave such a delightful and useful product from newspaper tubes.
Decoration on the table: put spruce twigs, toys in the basket and insert candles. If you plan to light candles, they must be fixed with wax in a strictly vertical position.
Empty flower pots are used for festive decoration: fill them with needles and Christmas balls
There are many finished products and compositions for sale: plastic, wood, metal, wire, ceramics - for every taste and color.
Hand-made figurines can decorate a Christmas tree, branches, serve as an element of a garland
How to decorate a room for the New Year with your own hands using New Year decorations with candles, garlands, LED lighting.
Without the right lighting, the very effect of a sparkling holiday will not work. Therefore, we consider the photo and decorate the room for the New Year through a combination of candles and garlands.
Candles and candlesticks: making ideas
Electric candles, with a "live" flame or real wax candles - the main thing is not the presence of candles, but a skillful decor. Let's see how such a small light source can be used in the scenery.
Making candlesticks out of birch bark takes some work, but the result is worth it. Birch bark is harvested in the summer
LED and simple garlands
We talked about coniferous garlands. But you can not ignore the LED decorations and garlands of different materials. LED garlands in themselves are a noticeable decoration, especially in the evening. They produce light bulbs of different shapes and luminosity. It remains to skillfully apply them in the scenery for the New Year.
Inflate the balloon, coat it with hand cream or Vaseline, wrap it with cling film. We smear PVA glue on it and wrap the ball with thick threads in any order. We hang the ball on a thread, and after complete drying, we untie the bunch of the ball and let the air out of it. We will have a wonderful thread ball in our hands. If you pass light bulbs through many of these balls, you get an original garland
The New Year is a wonderful time that not only children but also adults are waiting for with trepidation. Drawing up a festive menu, choosing, wrapping gifts, choosing an outfit for New Year's Eve are all pleasant chores on the eve of the most important day of the year.
In addition, an important ritual is the installation of a festive tree, the whole family takes part in this business.
It is important to remember that in addition to the beauty of the forest, you need to decorate your home in order to truly achieve New Year's mood.
On the eve of the holiday, each of us wonders how to decorate our house for the new year. You can trust your taste and traditions adopted in the family and dress up as usual. Or you can borrow a few ideas and bring freshness and innovation to your home.
Forest Beauty Christmas Tree
Perhaps the Christmas tree is not just a tree, it is the main symbol of the upcoming fabulous holiday, it is she who is in the center of attention, requiring a special approach, a selection of decorations. The choice of Christmas trees is huge, everyone will find something to their liking.
You can choose a live Christmas tree, fluffy pine, or an artificial tree for a large hall or a small one as an accessory on the table. Recently, compositions from spruce twigs that can be put in a vase are gaining popularity.
This option is perfect for a one-room apartment, which has a shortage of free space. Such a composition is quite miniature in size, but capable of giving a festive look to the room.
The fashion for wreaths that are hung on the door came to us from the West. They are made from the same Christmas tree with the addition of cones.
To do this, take a thick wire frame rolled into a ring, fasten the branches to it, decorate with cones, ribbons. Upon completion of work, you can spray an imitation of snow from above, it will turn out very effectively.
You can also make a wreath entirely from cones. To do this, you need to cut out the base of the foam and alternately stick cones into it, then turn the tails of the cones upside down so that they hold.
You will need a lot of cones for this work, a composition of cones of different sizes will look good. The finished product can be decorated with ribbons.
Cones make unusual Christmas trees that can transform any decor for the better.
For this, a large longitudinal cone is taken as a base and painted green, for a greater effect, silver or golden paint can be sprayed on the edges of the cone, then it will look even more interesting.
The finished product can be placed on a wooden or foam platform and decorated with colorful beads. The result is a fashionable, bright composition.
Decorating a room with garlands
Garlands have been an irreplaceable holiday companion for many years. It is noteworthy that you can decorate not only the Christmas tree, but also the room itself.
With enough effort and imagination, you can wonderfully decorate a room for the new year with your own hands without the use of large investments. Luminous garlands powered by electricity can only be bought at the store. But other options are quite possible to make yourself.
A beautiful copy can be made from crepe paper. You need to cut out small strips of different colors, then cut along the edges often to create a lush effect.
Among other things, windows need decoration. Since Soviet times, there has been a fashion for cutting snowflakes and sticking them on windows.
Various figurines of houses, Christmas trees, stars are in fashion now. Of these, a whole composition is built on the window, which is illuminated by lights. It looks very impressive not only from the house, but also from the street.
You can also make decorative party curtains from the inside. To do this, a strip of rain is hung on the cornice, to which Christmas toys, cones, ribbons are attached.
New Year's candles as an element of the holiday
Candles are an important attribute of the New Year's holiday, they create a fabulous atmosphere and make the house cozy. Especially beautiful look candles, placed in candlesticks made by hand.
To create a candlestick, you can take a transparent glass on a thin stem, decorate it with rhinestones, beads, gold paint. The leg can be decorated with ribbons, lace.
A small candle is placed in the finished product. This craft looks original.
Decoration of a child's room
Children, like no one else, are waiting for New Year's Eve, the time when all dreams and desires come true. Do not deprive the nursery of attention and decorate no less solemnly than the main room.
The most important thing for an adult to follow when decorating a child's room for the holidays is to avoid accidents:
- If a child is under 4 years old, for safety reasons, hang decorations as high as possible to the ceiling so that he cannot pull them off.
- Do not use small parts, toys that a child can put in his mouth and swallow.
- Glass Christmas decorations should be replaced with plastic ones that do not break.
- Do not decorate a child's room with candles, for fire safety purposes.
- If there is a Christmas tree in the nursery, then you need to check its fastening, except for the tipping of the Christmas tree by children.
Decorating a room is an entertaining process that makes you feel like a fashion designer. This does not require special costs, many elements can be made by hand using improvised means.
The main thing is to give free rein to your imagination and then your house will certainly give you a feeling of a holiday and create a New Year's mood.
How to decorate a tyslway room. Advice
Bright, shiny, fluffy and colorful Christmas tree tinsel is one of our most popular Christmas decorations. Tinsel makes the Christmas tree very elegant, but tinsel can also decorate walls, furniture, windows and many other items in the house. The AnyDayLife collection of tips will share ideas on how to quickly and beautifully decorate a room with tinsel.
Christmas tree tinsel can be plain in all shades and colors of the rainbow, two-color with imitation of snow, with multi-colored inserts in the form of stars, hearts, thinner or vice versa fluffy, etc. That is why there are many options for decorating a room with tinsel.
Choice of tinsel color for room decor
You can make tinsel decor in several traditional New Year's colors - white, blue or light blue, green, red, silver or gold, or you can make rainbow decor using tinsel of different shades. It all depends on your interior and preferences.
New Year's decorations for Christmas trees and houses in two primary colors have become very common lately. This decoration is more restrained than a variety of colors, so it looks very stylish. For example, such combinations look very nice: blue and silver, red and golden, green and red (golden, silver), white and blue (mint, turquoise), white and red (purple), etc.
You can choose the color combination of tinsel both for the main color in your interior, and for the colors of decorative accents. At the same time, you can profitably play on the contrast and make the decoration stand out and bright, after all, for the New Year you want to create a festive atmosphere, and a variety of colors will contribute to this.
Decorating a room with Christmas tree tinsel
For work, stock up on double-sided tape and scissors, matching ribbons, thread or braid, wire and wire cutters, or other materials with which you are going to attach tinsel to surfaces and objects. The choice depends on what kind of finish you have in your house, for example, it is dangerous to glue adhesive tape on plastered walls, as it will damage the coating, and adhesive tape will not damage painted walls and some types of wallpaper.
When you decide on the color of the tinsel and the fastening material, start decorating the room from the window. Attach tinsel around the entire perimeter of the window frames, and if the windows are covered with thick curtains, decorate them on the cornice under the ceiling for the entire length or make something like lambrequins out of tinsel, forming a fancy drapery and fixing the tinsel on the cornice without additional sewing or gluing. If you put a garland on the eaves, the tinsel will reflect the lights more and create an excellent festive background.
As for the walls, one of the most popular decorations is the formation of figures and inscriptions from tinsel. To begin with, on any horizontal surface, schematically form a figure from tinsel. It can be, for example, a Christmas tree made of triangles with tinsel balls, a stylized image of the symbol of the year, the numbers of the coming year or the wish "Happy New Year!", in a word, whatever you think of. Then fasten the formed figure at the folds with ordinary tape and transfer it to the wall, gluing the tinsel already on double-sided tape. Another option for decorating walls with tinsel is to simply frame existing paintings, lamps with it, hang Christmas balls attached to tinsel and so on on the chandelier.
You can also decorate windows, walls and doors in the room with hanging figures made of tinsel. On the door, for example, you can hang a bright wreath. Form a circle from twigs, wire, an old electrical cord, crumpled newspapers, foam plastic or other improvised material, securing the structure with tape or thick threads.