Seasonal greenery and fresh flowers add simple elegance to Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating. These fresh ideas will have your home looking its best, naturally.
A family living room's relaxed attitude is fostered by subtle color and well-worn materials. Greenery and fresh flowers add just the right note of festivity against the backdrop of white tones and pale wood.
Faux snowdrifts fill goblets and all manner of glass containers, providing resting spots for natural pinecones. Add cut greenery and silvery candlesticks to complete the winter-wonderland effect.
Beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree are part of the decorations until the moment they are opened. Select wrapping papers with your color scheme in mind for maximum impact. Sprigs of greenery add an elegant but inexpensive touch.
Fill a basket with hydrangea blossoms for a charming vignette in a forgotten corner. Such unexpected details surprise and delight the eye.
Topiaries and pots of blooming paperwhite narcissus enliven a sofa table created from a thrift-shop find. Cut evergreens drape from the mantel and fill empty space between the pots.
Fresh white flowers and natural greenery enhance a collection of white pottery. They also lighten the dark sideboard hutch and invigorate the room with their fragrances.
Editor's Tip: Rethink your collections. Rather than splurging on new decor for a fresh scene, work with what you have. Showcase your traditional pieces in different settings and combinations.
Editor's Tip: Candlelight adds elegance to any occasion. Keep all flames safely away from foliage and other flammable materials, and never place them beneath overhanging items.
Sophisticated in its simplicity, an all-white room looks festive for the holidays. A small fir tree and wreaths hanging from favorite collectibles surround the multipurpose daybed.
Salvaged architectural fragments add character to this room where antiques are treasured. Dress them up with simple wreaths or swags of fresh-cut greenery.