Turn your dream holiday display into reality with Balsam Hill’s handpicked Christmas ornament sets. Embellish your artificial tree with festive Christmas balls, tree picks, finial-shaped ornaments, and more. Let these curated sets inspire your decorating theme this season.
How do you decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments?
After finding your perfect tree, the next step in elevating your holiday experience at home is to decide on a theme. Are you going for a rustic and traditional look? Look for ornament sets that effortlessly blend neutrals with shades of red, green, and gold. Decorating a tree with frosted foliage? Complete your winter wonderland theme with glistening glass ornaments and matching metallic accents.
Make sure to consider your display area, aside from the decorating theme. For instance, if you’re short on space, we recommend starting with Christmas trees under 6 feet and mini ornament sets. Read more about what to consider with our Ultimate Guide to Christmas tree decorations.
What should you consider when buying Christmas ornament sets?
- Christmas Tree Size
Find the ideal ratio between the number of ornaments and the size of your Christmas tree. That’s the key to have a polished holiday display. Aside from the number of ornaments used, make sure that your ornaments’ sizes are proportional to the size of your Christmas tree. Here are our recommendations to help you determine the number of ornament sets that you need:
- For 6.5-foot trees, you need 70 pieces of 4- to 8.75-inch ornaments for light coverage and 105 pieces for heavy coverage.
- For 7.5-foot trees, you need 105 pieces of 4- to 8.75-inch ornaments for light coverage and 140 pieces for heavy coverage.
- For 9- to 10-foot trees, you need 175 pieces of 4- to 8.75-inch ornaments for light coverage and 210 pieces for heavy coverage.
- Christmas Tree Shape
When shopping for Christmas decoration sets, keep the shape of your tree in mind. Full trees have a wide silhouette. The lush foliage and sturdy branches can support several ornaments of different sizes. Meanwhile, sparse trees leave room for bigger ornaments in between branches. For slim trees, we recommend a lighter coverage to avoid weighing them down. Another option is the flatback tree, which lets you achieve a full look with fewer decorations. This unique tree shape rests flat against a wall and cuts the ideal number of ornaments by half.
Ornaments for Christmas trees can be used more than once even if you choose different holiday themes every year. Combine various decorations or add new accents to give your display a refreshed look, season after season. Many ornament sets can also be repurposed. Place them in a bowl to make a festive centerpiece or shelf décor. Use them to decorate wreaths and garlands, too.
How do you store Christmas tree ornaments?
Show your holiday decorations the same love and care you show your artificial Christmas tree. When putting away ornaments for safekeeping, carefully place them in Balsam Hill’s storage boxes with compartments. These are specially developed to keep decorations in good condition until the next season. Make sure to place those boxes in a clean, dry storage area to protect them from the elements.
Where can I buy good Christmas ornaments?
Balsam Hill offers premium-quality Christmas tree ornament collections curated by experts. Finish your picture-perfect holiday décor with our tree toppers, skirts or collars, and other trim. Discover which of our handcrafted tree decorations best complement your Balsam Hill Christmas tree here. If you want a preview of our entire collection before making a purchase, request a catalog now.