Warm and welcoming, cottage style is effortless and translates perfectly into the holiday season. Mix old and new for a flexible Christmas decorating style that you can make your own -- here¿s how Kelly, the blogger at Talk of the House, shows off her cottage style.View Video
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Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.View Slideshow
We love all 12 color and style themes for the holidays -- but which one is your favorite?
The look of simplicity can be the perfect starting place for a holiday decorating scheme. It's a natural for country-style homes, yet the look could easily fit into a more contemporary scheme. Keep colors, decorations, and clutter to a minimum for a style you'll treasure.
Take a color scheme of mostly white and you can add most any other color for a punch of interest. This room's white is accented with green and yellow pillows. Likewise, the tree is primarily white; only the packages below show the hint of color -- also in green and yellow.
Give a red room even more holiday style by hanging green wreaths on every window. These have the added embellishment of decorative plates hung inside each wreath circle. Wide red ribbon decorates each wreath and loops them up in varying heights.
Exhibiting a unique personality, this tree borrows from several themes. Silver platters are mixed with tiny lamps, candeliers, teapots, picture frames, and traditional glass ornaments. As a finishing touch, feathers burst from the tree with wild abandon.