My Christmas tree was decorated yesterday. It took me most of the day because I had to sit down every little bit. It’s a four foot tree I ordered from Wayfair. It has 150 clear lights.
Often you have to go the smaller tree route in small space homes. Of course I had my seven foot pencil thin tree from last year.
But I didn’t think it would be wise for me to get up on a step ladder in order to get it down.
And I gave my other table top trees to the grand kids so they could all have one in their bedrooms. Of course thinking I’d always use the tall tree. But plans change.
This tree was all in one piece in the box it came in. So it was easy to deal with.
Though almost every year I’ve decorated a tree in my signature red and white, I decided not to add the red this year.
This is because there is already so much color in the boho wall hanging I was afraid it would be overwhelming to the senses!
I added this little tree vignette to the mix. This was to detract from the TV being on the same wall.
I don’t buy presents because I always gift cards, so there won’t be presents around the tree. And adding the smaller tree vignette kind of takes the place of wrapped gifts.
A Unifying Theme:
I like the addition of the wood theme around the tree and boho table it stands on.
To me it’s preferable to have items that have a unifying and recurring theme. Which I think makes your decor seem more balanced.
When you look past the portable fireplace, you see varying degrees of wood decor, and I thought that was a nice configuration.
Use Different Sized Ornaments:
At first I put the silver and gold ornaments on the tree along with white pine cone ornaments.
But when I stood back and looked, I realized that it would look better to use various sized ornaments. So I added smaller ornaments as well.
It gives it a more layered effect and to me is more pleasing to the eye. I ended up using three or four different sizes of ornaments.
Also consider various textures when the tree has more of a monochromatic look. It seems to improve the overall look of your tree I think.
Use A More Muted Look Against A Brightly Colored Background:
As you can see with the tree against the background of the colorful boho quilt, the more understated look is a better choice. Or at least I think so. This is the least colorful tree I’ve ever decorated. But I like it in this case.
It feels so cozy to sit here with the lights on. Sure adds to the ambiance of the room.
And during a time when we don’t go out much, we need a cozy environment in our homes.
Having The Tree & TV Close Together:
I struggled with having a TV next to the tree.
But my chosen spot for the tree would have been where Ivy’s cat tower is. And I didn’t want to disrupt her by moving it. She doesn’t seem to like it when I move her things.
Consider Filling In The Space Between The Tree & The TV:
Having the tree and the TV on the same wall was why I decided to add the smaller trees in between. I felt that that gave it a more balanced look to finish things off. That way they don’t look right next to each other. There is something dividing them.
When you live in a small space home, you have to make these decisions. Do I really want my Christmas tree right by the TV? Does that ruin the look?
That’s what we’re faced with. And I love living small, so I will always make it work.