Decorating an outdoor Christmas tree is a great way to make your yard feel more festive this Christmas. Outdoor Christmas trees are also helpful for people with small homes that do not have room for a traditional indoor Christmas tree. If you want to decorate an outdoor Christmas tree this year here are five helpful tips that will ensure that you have the best outdoor Christmas tree in the neighborhood.
Decorating an Outdoor Christmas Tree Tip #1- Pick a tree you can see from inside your home
When choosing the tree in your yard to turn into an outdoor Christmas tree pick a tree that will be seen from the road as well as your house so that you can maximize the enjoyment you receive from your outdoor Christmas tree. It is also important that you decorate the back of you tree just as nicely as the front so it looks great from inside as well.
Decorating an Outdoor Christmas Tree Tip #2- Make sure the tree is easily accessible to electricity
Another important strategy when deciding on the location of your outdoor Christmas tree is its location. Make sure the tree you pick has easy access to electricity without the use of too many extension cords. You should also consider purchasing extension cords that will blend in with the scenery, such as green or white cords, so that they do not distract from your tree’s appeal. Putting your outdoor Christmas tree’s lights on a timer will also allow you to get more enjoyment out of your tree without the hassle of remembering to plug and unplug the lights every day.
Decorating an Outdoor Christmas Tree Tip #3- Chose the right Christmas tree lights
There are many different varieties of Christmas tree lights available these days and picking the right ones for your tree can be difficult. However, the type of lights you choose for your tree can change the look and feel of your tree drastically. Lights with large bulbs are easily seen from the road and can give your tree a classic feel. Led lights are bright, environmentally friendly, and will make your outdoor Christmas tree look contemporary and modern. Most light choices are great except light netting. Light netting may cut down on your install time but the look can become to contrived and lack depth.
How you install the lights can be as important as which lights you choose. Personally I believe you can never have too many lights on an outdoor Christmas tree. I like to make sure the lights look random and have depth so I put just as many lights on the inside of the tree as the outside. However, this is a personal preference and some outdoor trees look beautiful with just a few strategically placed lights.
Decorating an Outdoor Christmas Tree Tip #4- Decorate the tree with large ornaments
Unlike indoor Christmas trees, outdoor Christmas trees will be viewed from far away distances and because small ornaments are hard to see from far away, they do not make great outdoor Christmas tree decorations. Instead, opt for large plastic Christmas ornaments that will make your tree stand out from far away. You should also pick a Christmas tree topper that is large and looks great when lit up at night.
Decorating an Outdoor Christmas Tree Tip #5- Consider decorating your tree with a theme
Themed Christmas trees are a great way to express your individual personality and should not be limited to indoor trees. A candy themed Christmas tree would look great in a yard that is decorated with large candy canes. You can also decorate several outdoor Christmas trees in your yard, each with a different theme. Here is a great article with different themed Christmas tree ideas.