Why should you read this guide?

Black Christmas trees are back for the 2019 Christmas Holidays and they are even more popular than last year.
Keeping this in mind and knowing that you have enough on your plate in this busy time of the year without having to worry about how to decorate your black Christmas tree like a pro, we thought it would be a great idea to give you a step by step guide on how to decorate a black Christmas tree like a professional. 

Why Black?

Before we dive into this Ultimate Guide on how to decorate your black Christmas tree, we think it is important to understand why people are so excited to have the centerpiece of any Christmas decor look black.
According to colorpsycholcogymeaning.com, this non-color is associated with:
  • Style;
  • Elegance;
  • Mystery;
  • Wealth;
  • Sophistication;
  • Status;
  • Seriousness;
  • Prestige.
These are just some of the most common associations that the human mind in most cultures makes when it thinks of this non-color called black.
And these attributes describe perfectly how any centerpiece in any stylish and elegant decor set should be.

But, the reasons why black Christmas trees are so popular and practical for both Christmas and the New Year are:
  • It has a stylish and modern twist on things;
  • It’s an eye-catching centerpiece, especially for minimalist home decors;
  • It can be easily redecorated for a new year’s theme party;
  • It makes your home look more refined.
Black Christmas trees, just like any other Christmas Tree look their best when decorated with a cohesive variety of ornaments, garlands, and lights. 
This guide wants to help you bring the joy of your childhood back to you, the joy when decorating a Christmas tree has a fun thing too.

Now, are you ready? 
Great, let’s begin decorating our black Christmas tree and transform it into a beautiful and chic centerpiece for the holidays.

The most important things to keep in mind when decorating are:
  • Ornaments, garlands, and lights need to be centered around a theme decor;
  • Style your Christmas tree in layers;
  • Contrast is key when decorating a black Christmas tree.
Here’s how all of this will make perfect sense:
Step 1 - Listen to your favorite Music when decorating
Step 2 - Start by hanging your Christmas tree lights first
Step 3 - Choosing the perfect ornaments
Step 4 - Putting on the topper
Step 5 - The extra tip: Black Forever Roses

Step 1 Listen to your favorite Music when decorating
The secret to a relaxing evening when decorating your Christmas tree is music. Try to listen to your favorite tracks or radio stations. 

Step 2 Start by hanging your Christmas tree lights first
Why?
It would be much more challenging and difficult to put the light after you’ve added your decoration.

For a more dynamic look, hang your Christmas lights starting from the inside out.
And to be more practical with putting the lights on the tree, use the plug as the starting point, and roll the lights around the tree’s trunk going up from the tree’s base. Proceed in wrapping the Christmas lights around the branches that are nearest to the trunk, and then weave it upwards from the middle of the crown.
When you reach the crown, you will begin to weave your way back down, but this time the lights will be set further out on the branches keep doing this until you reach the tips of the branches.
So, for this year’s Black Christmas Tree we suggest you use white or golden yellow lights for illuminating and don’t forget that contrast is king.
Also, the color of the cable lights needs to be black or at least a darker color.

Step 3 Choosing the perfect ornaments
As we spoke earlier always have in mind the theme of the Christmas tree when choosing the decoration and the ornaments. We suggest using:
  • Ribbons or garland. Never both at the same time on the tree;
  • Ornaments that show your personal touch.
Color combination:
  • gold and silver; 
  • purple and silver;
  • white for a minimalist look.
When putting the garland we recommend you start from the top of the tree and work your way down steadily increasing the amount of garland between each wave as you get further down the branches. And for every vertical foot of tree use about two strands of garland.
The most important aspect is to use your imagination, try using garlands from plain to fancy in when decorating your tree and let your imagination do all the work.
Use thinly beaded garlands and hang them from branch to branch, they will give your Black Christmas tree such a beautiful and elegant look.

A popular and chic alternative to using garlands are ribbons.

Ribbons can be used in 3 ways:
  • Wrapped loosely around the entire tree;
  • Let them cascaded vertically on the tree but tuck the ends of the ribbons under your tree topper; 
  • Use ribbons of different widths and different textures;
Step 4  Putting on the topper
The topper will be the most eye-catching piece of the decor on your black Christmas tree. It is very important that the topper completes the overall theme of the decor.

Step 5 The extra tip: Black Forever Roses

After you have finished decorating your black Christmas tree, set beside the tree our natural black roses set in a silver hammered brass bowl for a more elegant, modern and eye-catching decor.