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November 28, 2012

Moll Anderson’s Christmas Tree Trimming Tips

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One of the many wonderful traditions of celebrating Christmas is adorning the tree with collections of found treasures, and beautiful embellishments, and for me, the more the merrier.

The decision to put up an artificial or living Christmas tree is a personal choice. If your choice is an artificial tree, choose a pre-lit tree. Pre-lit trees are so easy to use, with thousands of twinkling bulbs already hung. You can even hang additional lights to these trees. I suggest tucking amber lights into each section of the tree for a warm glow.

The size of your tree selection is often influenced by where you place your tree and the scale of the room. If your tree is not as tall or as wide as you would like, you can change the scale with the decorations you choose.

Photo credit: beall + thomas photography

For artificial trees, you can fill in the gaps with extra tree branches or garlands purchased at craft and specialty stores. To satisfy my family’s desire for a live tree, and to bring in the fresh smell of Christmas, try tying live greens in your artificial trees.

Once you have had your fill, so to speak, you can begin layering your decorations. For this holiday giving tree, I incorporated oversized details to my artificial tree to create a spectacular holiday tree and used a monochromatic color scheme.

Photo credit: beall + thomas photography

The full and billowing bows, long blown glass fragile ornaments, and a flock of life size white birds perched among the twinkling lights created the ideal essence required to bring this tree to life.

For more ideas on seasonal decorations and celebrations, check out my new book Seductive Tables For Two.

Tune in to the Moll Anderson Show on XM 168, 2:00 PST, 5:00 EST, Saturday, Dec 1st as I talk with author, radio personality and star of Bravo’s Miss Advised, Emily Morse.

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Moll Anderson
Moll Anderson
Moll Anderson is an accomplished interior designer and lifestyle expert who infused the interior design world with a fresh new way of thinking with her first book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life®. She is known for her sensory-scaped approach to design featured in her newest book The Seductive Home™. Anderson, an Emmy-winning entertainment reporter, has served as guest and designer on national television shows and has been featured in popular women’s magazines. Get to know Moll Anderson at Magazines.com.