Come home to a white Christmas. The quickest way to lighten things up is to simply replace red items with white on your decorating list. For example, out with the red poinsettia, in with the white.
Tasteful, classic design readily adapts to seasonal changes. It's a great way to make holiday accessories blend into a room's decor. The fabric used to make the stockings on this mantel is a classic red toile; the look enhances the traditional feel of this cottage.
A soothing, subtle mix of soft white and sage greens creates a holiday look that's both easy on the eyes and easy to accomplish. And it looks great throughout the winter -- most elements can stay in place until March.
The rich traditions of Scandinavian holiday celebrations have created a refined look of rich contrasts: Almost everything is a color play with white. The lines are simple and elegant to emphasize the tones.
Sometimes a room's regular decorating colors or style can set the tone for its holiday style. This living room incorporated pink and white holiday trimmings that suit the room and contrast delightfully with the snowy landscape outside.
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.
Using gold in your holiday decorating makes other colors, especially greens, more vibrant. Add wreaths, ornaments, and amber-colored lights to create a warm gold tone in your home this season.
Have some fun by creating a holiday tree using themed decorations. Stars are the stars of this holiday home, with star ornaments, paper stars, and tin stars. The scene's been punched up with bright colored ribbons and gift wrap.
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.