I recently went to visit a lovely company to see how the professionals decorate their homes.
Christmas Lights Etc has been decorating the homes of the rich and famous for years now. Whilst I was there they were preparing garlands and decorations for The Ritz! And I even learned about their work over the last few years at decorating the public square in Bethlehem.
They are a wonderful, family run company based in Liverpool, but travel all over the world. Whilst they serve lots of commercial sites, they also have an inspiring showroom and online store.
I was particularly impressed with their stunning displays in the Liverpool showroom.
From this quirky antler light fitting in a Christmas scene….
To the more traditional gingerbread house mantle decorations…..
To stunning, luxurious and decadent jewel coloured trees……
To bejewelled tree decorations…..
To the kids’ favourite snowman scene…..
And stylish traditional themes……
How to Dress a Tree:
It was great fun spending time with other bloggers and Sarah, owner and director of Christmas Lights Etc., understanding her take on how she decorates trees and garlands for the rich and famous.
You might not dress your tree like this at home, but I picked up some great tips on what makes a tree look so good.
Their trees are all traditional pre-lit artificial trees, and once they’re assembled, it’s time to start with the ribbon. We used 3 types of white ribbon, of different widths and textures, and attached to the branches in vertical loops. To begin with it didn’t seem that effective, but once we’d finished and added all the baubles too, it was stunning.
Next we moved onto creating our very own wreath. Again, Sarah has developed her own look, and understands what businesses like to see.
The artificial green wreath was firstly decorated with red ribbon, in 3 different sizes and finishes. There’s quite an art to creating the bow (which took a few attempts on my part!) but that’s the tricky part and it gets easier on from there. Next, add in groups of baubles in the same shades, and finish with berries. This was a pre-lit wreath for which Christmas Lights Etc had developed their own battery pack, which turns on at the same time each night. A lovely addition for a front door.
Christmas Lights Etc have an online shop, so if you’re looking for some new baubles, like those I’ve featured here in this post, you can check out the selection here. You’ll find a big selection of trees, garlands, lights, wreaths and decorations.
If you’re not sure what to buy, or if you just want the hassle taken away, you could always consider one of their Christmas in a Box packages, including a tree, garland, wreath and decorations.
Thanks to Christmas Lights Etc for hosting the day and inviting me along. All words and comments are my own.