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The Magic Number Of Baubles
For Your Christmas Tree

Discover three types of Christmas tree decorations: fillers for a beautiful base layer, statement to theme your tree and, for the final flourish, collectables to add personality. So, how many of each do you need?

The ideal number of baubles for a five-foot tree

A popular size for smaller spaces, many of our five-foot Christmas trees are beautifully pre-lit with up to 150 bulbs. Dress with 20 filler baubles, such as this festive red boxed set, 10 statement pieces and sprinkle on a few collectable ornaments for an individual touch. Create a quintessentially British look with a heritage-themed red, gold and black colour palette, accenting with London transport ornaments and embroidered velvet crown decorations, glittery ballet dancers and beaded soldiers.

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The perfect amount for a six-foot tree

Many of our 6ft trees come pre-lit with 200 lights. We recommend 40 filler baubles as your base layer, 18 statement pieces and eight collectable ornaments for added wow factor. Choose novelty decorations, such as dinosaurs, roller skates and mirror balls to create an eclectic Kitchen Disco theme.

And for a six-foot slim tree…

Our 6ft slim trees are perfect for narrower spaces and come pre-lit with 100 bulbs. Decorate with at least 20 filler baubles, 12 statement pieces and six collectables. Don’t forget an eye-catching Christmas tree topper to create a focal point and add additional height if desired.

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The magic number of decorations for a seven-foot tree

The best size for standard ceilings, our seven-foot Christmas trees come pre-lit with 300 lights. Experiment with glittery eucalyptus tree picks, pre-lit garlands and tinsel to fill the space and add depth and texture. Seven-foot trees need a minimum of 75 baubles: try 40 filler baubles with a mixture of statement and collectable decorations.

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The ideal amount of baubles for an eight-foot tree

Our largest Christmas tree is a real statement piece and comes pre-lit with 400 lights. 60 filler baubles create the perfect base, then add around 40 statement and collectable pieces to transform into a festive showstopper. Up the ante with matching wrapping paper and ribbons for a co-ordinated look beneath the tree to wow visitors. Top tip: attach any stray or leftover baubles to your guests’ present tags for a considered finish.

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Words: Dulcie Emerson and Sarah Lafarge

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