How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree
Liberty Lead Creative, Hannah Perse-Cottle, shares her tips on creating a standout Christmas centrepiece using this year’s décor themes.
No Christmas is complete without a picture-perfect pine and decorating the all-important tree is a time-honoured tradition in many households. From classic and contemporary through to whimsical and wacky, we know that deciding on a theme is no easy feat. This year, break from tradition with a tree designed just for you as our Lead Creative, Hannah Perse-Cottle, shares her tips on how to decorative your Christmas tree using our festive themes.
“Start with lights as they are the base for any tree and you want them to glitter behind your ornaments. My personal preference is gold/yellow lights as they give a much warmer glow. If you are adding a garland or foliage this goes on next. Then add your core decorations, these will either be block colours or more traditional shaped baubles. Once you have this base your prized ornaments will look more prominent.”– Hannah Perse-Cottle
“If you are doing a potted tree, try wrapping the pot in colourful Liberty fabric to create a unique look. I chose Carline Rose as the bold vintage florals really bring out the red in the decorations.”Shop The Cult Collectables
Starting with a themed Christmas tree is always the best way to spark the creativity you’ll need to decorate the rest of your living room.
“Adding in foliage to your Christmas tree will make it look wilder, fuller and more beautiful. On the Highland Forest tree, we used our foliage garland to create the effect, but you could also use dried eucalyptus to achieve the same look whilst giving your pine a wonderful scent.”Shop Highland Forest
City of London
“To really set off your tree’s theme pick wrapping paper that matches the colour palette of your decorations – for our London themed tree we went with red and gold.”
Animals & Nature
“Don’t be afraid to play with scale. Decorations are small but adding in fun festive objects like crackers can give a tree a sense of humour. The same goes for under the tree, it doesn’t just have to be gifts - bowls of fruit and stacks of books will make your pine look more luxurious.”Shop Animals & Nature
Don’t wind your lights around your tree as it will make them impossible to get off after Christmas. Instead snake them across from side to side so it appears like they are going all the way around but making it much easier come January.
Flights of Fancy
“The easiest way to decorate your tree is to start with a colour. Here, we’ve chosen to pay homage to Liberty’s signature purple with a garland and decorations from our Flight of Fancy theme – a nod to the extravagant peacock.”Shop Flights of Fancy
Deep Mid Winter
“When decorating a big tree like this volume of decorations is key. If you don’t have endless baubles a fun garland like this sliver one wrapped around the tree will really fill it up and add a luxurious layer. This silver garland also pairs well with the Deep Mid Winter theme as it brings out the icy tones in the decorations.”
Over the Rainbow
“The key when working with a smaller tree is to stick to a specific theme. Our collection of Rainbow themed baubles are an easy way to inject colour and joy into a compact space.”Shop Over the Rainbow