I'm an interior decorator, my tips on how to style your Christmas tree – the most important part is how you 'fluff' it | The Sun

WITH just weeks to go until Christmas, it’s almost time to start thinking about putting up the tree.

But if you find it always causes a lot of hassle in your home, an interior decorator has shared her top tips on the correct way to make your tree look nice – and it’s all to do with how you ‘fluff’ it.

Evelyn Molina, who can be found on TikTok at @evebydesigns1, said you need to concentrate as soon as you get your tree out of the box, as she demonstrated how it’s done.

She continued to lift the lid on her tried and tested method, as she said: “The most important part is how you start your tree.

“We’re going to fluff it out, because if you don’t fluff it out, it’s not going to look thick and full and it’s going to be flat.”

She continued: “You want your tree to have dimension so make sure you take the time to do this extra step and fluff every little piece out.” 

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Evelyn then showed what she meant as she took the branches of the tree and began to move them around so that they created a more fuller look with no gaps in between. 

If your tree comes in different sections, fluff each one separately before adding the next section on top, while if it’s one tree, start from the bottom and move to the top.

Once this is done, Evelyn said that the next step is to make sure your tree lights are working – even one broken bulb can change the aesthetics. 

Then it’s time to start with the fun part – the actual decorating.

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Evelyn began by adding pieces of garland to her tree in opposite diagonal lines. She explained: “This is one of those trust the process kind of moments.

“But just bear with me because you’ll see what it looks like at the end. 

“For this particular tree I’m going to be using two types of garlands – one that has snowy icy things on it, and the other one is green, adding some greenery and lushness to my tree.

“If you want a green tree to look snowy, just add a flocked garland.”

She added a further top tip, as she explained: “You’ll have to lift some of the branches up to tuck it inside and in between them. 

“And then fluff the branches back out after you’re done setting your garland inside the tree.

“The most important part is how you start your tree

“But I swear by this trick, it really adds to the fullness of your tree and gives you that designer look that you’re looking for.”

Next, Evelyn said that the tree is now ready for any extra decorations you want to add – from bows to baubles. 

She explained: “There is no wrong way to do it, pick items that you love and be sure to incorporate them throughout your tree.

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“My collection of Christmas picks did not happen overnight, I collected items I loved throughout the years.

“I like to reuse what I have and make it look different every year.”

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