Decorating Your Tree to Fit Your Home

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Are there specific decorating rules according to the size of the tree?

Decorating Your Tree to Fit Your Home

Many people do not realize that a tree should be decorated according to its size. You don't want to overload a small tree with tons of large ornaments. When decorating your Christmas tree, keep these ideas in mind.

If you have a 4 to 5 foot tree, put between 200 and 500 small lights around it. Stick with smaller lights as big bulbs tend to overwhelm small trees. If your tree is about 6 feet tall, you should consider placing about 600 lights around the tree. If the tree is around 7 feet, a good rule of thumb is to put about 700 mini lights on it and a tree that is between 8 and 9 feet should have about 1,000 lights in miniature form.

If you want to put garland around your pre-lit tree or your plain artificial tree, there are some general size rules to follow. If the tree is between 4 and 5 feet, you will need about 50 feet of garland to wrap around it. If the tree is between 6 and 7 feet, add 70 to 80 feet of garland and if you have an 8 foot Christmas tree, you should wrap about 130 feet of garland around the tree.

When it comes to ornaments, don't decorate your small tree with many big ornaments. With larger trees, you may need a balance of both large and small ornaments spread evenly throughout the tree.



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