Take a holiday design cue from decorating editor Lindsey Ellis Beatty and trim a fabulously festive tree based on the colors of your own room, not Santa's coat.
Load on the trimmings. Use several different shapes in shades of blue, cranberry, and silver. To truly light up the season, make sure they all sparkle! Then, drape on the shine. Find the glitziest beads you can (we used silver mica foam balls), and string them together with a needle and monofilament (fishing line).