It's strange...I have a good eye when it comes to decorating. I know proportion and scale. I can pair things together beautifully, mixing old and new items. I even work really well with colors and textures, but when it came to my Christmas tree year after year I couldn't get it right. I was never happy with the look.
these are the before, they just lacked any style or theme
it doesn't show well in the pictures, but it looks sooo much better!
I learned a few things about decorating a Christmas tree.
1. Use about 3 main, coordinating colors
2. Use 3 different bulb sizes
3. White lights are a must! I know, I know, this is highly controversial, LOL.
4. Last but not least, have it reflect your personal style. I like things simple, pared down. That's why I wasn't happy with my previously decorated tree. It had way too many colors on it, way too many different styles and colors of ornaments, and too much garland. I seriously felt annoyed every time I walked by it.
If you feel that way about your tree, your holiday decor, or anything else in your home, change it!