By People Staff
December 16, 2009 12:00 PM

1. COORDINATE COLORS

“Don’t throw everything you have on the tree,” says Keely Anderson, who has advised Josh and wife Jennifer on their home decor in Nashville with her business partner Karey Morgan. “Pick a color scheme.”

2. TAKE ON TRADITION

“If you pick red and green,” Morgan says, “make it a lime green. Spice it up.”

3. SIZE MATTERS

“Differently scaled items help,” says Morgan. “Your eye should travel throughout the tree.” One trick to help create lines? “Use floral, ribbon and ornaments all the way up to the top,” says Anderson.

4. BRANCH OUT

“The tree is three-dimensional, so don’t hang everything on the outside,” says Anderson. “Put items that reflect light inside. You’ll get color throughout.”

5. PERSONALIZE IT

This was customized for the music room of the Turners (who have a son, Hampton, 3, and a new baby, Colby). “We used music-themed ornaments and jingle bells,” says Morgan. “For Hampton, we hung John Deere green tractors too.”

WHERE TO BUY…

John Deere Tractor, $22.50; Carlton and American Greetings stores

Baby’s First Christmas, $14.99; thingsremembered.com

Glass Music Staff and Note Glitter Ball, $7.99; amazon.com

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