Christmas time is here! Today I am sharing my elegant white and gold 12 foot Christmas tree.
Christmas is my favorite time of year and there’s nothing I look forward to more than decorating the tree. This is our first Christmas in our new home with vaulted ceilings in the foyer, making it the perfect place for our show-stopping 12-foot tree.
I stuck to my favorite neutral color scheme, white and gold, which pairs lovely with the rest of our home decor. This tree is filled with elegant and timeless ornaments to use for years to come.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Such pleasure do you bring me.
Decorating a tree of this stature can seem intimidating, but below I have listed several guides to help bring your vision to life. You can use these guides for years to come, making decorating your tree effortless!
My White and Gold 12′ Christmas Tree:
Our gorgeous Christmas tree is the 12′ Queen Fock Slim Artificial Tree with 1200 Warm White LED Lights.
What I love about this tree is that it’s easy to assemble, the flocking never sheds, the lights are pre-strung, and the branches look so realistic.
Any one of their trees would be a great investment for your home.
Decorating a tree of this size involves using a ton of ornaments of various shapes and sizes. For the larger trees, you’ll need at least 15-20 large ornaments to fill out the base, with the majority of the rest being medium-sized ornaments and a sprinkle of small ornaments.
Florals and Picks:
Florals and picks are my favorite accessory. They make a tree look so elegant and help fill in all the gaps. On our 12-foot tree, we used a variety of florals including magnolias and white and gold poinsettias. I used about 8 types of picks, (10 of each type), sticking to the white and gold theme. Picks help add volume, texture, and a pop of color to the tree.
One of my favorite ways to dress up a tree is to add fur ribbon to the inside. This does two things, first, it adds bulk to avoid seeing the middle of the tree, second, it adds a beautiful snowy-like texture.
Once the tree is fully decorated I add a decorative ribbon as a last step. This is the opposite of how most people decorate their tree, but adding it at the end allows the ribbon to be more viable as it won’t be weighed down by the ornaments. It’s also another way to fill in any last-minute gaps. You won’t need much of the decorative ribbon, therefore you could always splurge for higher quality. I did not add any decorative ribbon to our 12-foot tree, but I did add it to our 7-foot tree.
For the last several years I have made my own tree topper using picks. Depending on the size, you want anywhere from 6-12 picks. I will also list my favorite non-homemade traditional tree toppers.
I love using a snowy white tree skirt, as its texture and looks great with the overall color scheme.
Here’s My Christmas Tree Decorating Guide
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