I just got my Christmas tree this year, and it reminded me that tree shopping should be like any other shopping -- you have to do your research and know the marketplace before you purchase. In case you're still in the market for yours, here's a quick tutorial.
Now that the tree is home, my next step is deciding on a color palette. I get this question a lot and there really is no palette I particularly like or dislike: I think silver and gold are always beautiful and I equate them to a beige sofa - neutral and safe. The advantage to having a metallic palette like this one is the fact that it takes you straight through new year's. But if you want to go bolder, deep purples are unexpected and gorgeous. For more tree decoration inspiration, visit our Christmas Tree Decorating gallery.
How are you decorating your tree this year?