Read our essential guide and shop the look! From artificial to fresh cut, all trees deserve to be lit up for Christmas! Follow our easy guide to fill your Christmas tree with just the right amount of lights, ensuring you get the look you’ll love.
How Many Lights Do I Need For A 7ft Tree?
We recommend 15 metres of lights for a 6ft Christmas tree, but if you have space for a larger tree, for every extra foot of height simply add another 5 metres of lights. So for a 7ft tree, we would suggest using 20 metres of lights.
Whether you’ve got a real or an artificial Christmas tree, every tree needs Christmas lights to make it look truly festive. However, getting the right amount of lights can be tricky. Follow our guide to make sure you achieve the look you want.
Pin wire lights are becoming increasingly popular and its no surprise why! These stunning LED Christmas lights sit on a very discreet wire which blend in perfectly with your tree and appear almost invisible. The bulbs are a different shape from other Christmas lights and give a more rounded glow.
For subtler colours like warm white and copper glow, you are better off going for compact clusters or cluster lights as the fuller appearance will really complement these colours.
Otherwise known as Christmas Tree Lights these compact cluster lights are designed to give your tree a really full and bright look as they offer many more lights per metre when compared to classic string lights. There is 2.5cm spacing between bulbs and they are specifically designed for Christmas trees, making them the ideal choice. We recommend the following numbers to achieve the desired full look.
Whilst colour shouldnt impact the number of lights you need, sometimes brighter lights can have a harsher appearance and you may require less. Therefore, if you want a really bright cool white tree or a multicoloured tree, you probably want to go for a string light so that the lights are more spread out and not overwhelming.
If you want your tree to have a unified look, plan a style or color scheme. Some classic color combinations include red and green, red and white, blue and silver, and silver and gold. Use your color scheme all over for a simple, elegant look or instead use it as an anchor and let your ornaments be the center of attention.
Few things make the holidays more magical than a tree with hundreds — or even thousands — of twinkling lights. If you dont enjoy hanging lights, a pre-lit artificial tree is a hassle-free way to add sparkle to your home. Here are some tips for how to hang Christmas lights on your own tree.
With so many ways to decorate a Christmas tree, you may need more than one tree to spread the holiday cheer throughout your entire home. Decorating a second or third tree is a great way to utilize extra ornaments or include the kids. Many families have started having a second tree in the family room that includes keepsakes, child-made ornaments and other sentimental items. Another fun idea is to have a small tree reserved just for the kids. You can put this tree in the playroom and when friends or cousins come over for the holiday, they can have fun decorating their own tree with whatever theme they want.
Now that your lights are ready to go, it’s time to move on to the details. The exact number of ornaments and decorations you need depends on the size of your tree and ornaments, how much of the tree you plan to decorate, and your personal style. Follow the steps below to have a fabulous-looking tree.
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