How to Decorate a Christmas Tree
October 29, 2018

Not sure how to decorate a Christmas tree? In the video below, our Visual Merchandising Manager, Janine Tanner, gives us some handy Christmas tree decoration ideas – give it a watch and be inspired!

It’s the pièce de résistance of Christmas (aside from the dinner… and the presents... and the decorations... and the… okay, it’s all pretty special). If you’ve not put yours up yet, take a look at these hints and tips on how to decorate your Christmas tree, and choosing the one that's right for you.

Real or artificial

Both have their pros and cons. Real trees smell and look amazing and are better for the environment, but you’ll be battling with its dropping needles and they can pose a fire hazard. However, artificial trees have the benefit of no needles and they’re cheaper in the long run – plus you can get them pre-lit so you’ll save time decorating. Take a look at our selection of Christmas trees here.

Dressing your tree

When it comes to lights, add 100 lights for every foot of tree. Make sure you test your lights before popping them on the tree. For ornaments and baubles, pick a colour scheme – will you go with traditional red, gold and green or a more contemporary palette such as blue and silver? Take a look at our selection of Christmas lights and decorations here.