Vary the color tones, using shiny ornaments along with matte and textured finishes.
Adding solid color ornaments will help ground the tree and create an element of consistency within your theme.
For added impact, try clustering small ball ornaments together with a wire and hang them in groupings.
I rarely (okay, never) use wire hooks unless they're decorative. I use a thin gauge wire, loop it through and wire it onto the branch. IT'S EASY!!
Fill in with the picks or other items you may have, such as gingerbread men, pine cones, etc.
Many of you like to use a traditional angel or star tree topper - I often do, too. But I also like to consider the tree and choose something that goes along with the theme. Let your tree decide what it needs to finish the look.
In keeping with my casual feel this year, I left it plain and just used one of the flocked cranberry picks.
This tree screamed, whimsical!!
- Tree - pre-lit (2 sizes of lights) Modern Display, Salt Lake City, UT
- Ornaments, garlands, picks, ribbons - Tai Pan Trading
- Tree Shirt - Faux Fur Eyelash Ivory Throw Pier1 Imports
- Sculpted Reindeer - Pottery Barn