How to Decorate with Silver Ornaments

Amazingly versatile and beautiful, silver ornaments are a great addition to all styles of holiday decorating. From tabletop to the tree, here's how to use silver ornaments throughout your house to add sparkle and cheer.

Create a Centerpiece with Silver Ornaments

Silver ornament display

Matching silver ornaments to your existing decor is simple. Pick out a few of your favorite silver ornaments and scatter them with small bud vases and cut blooms, candlesticks propped with spray-painted pinecones, or even just a few boughs of evergreens for a pretty centerpiece. If you want to add a pop of color, choose ornament balls that match your decorating style and add them to the centerpiece.

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Display Intricate Silver Ornaments

Quilled Snowflake Ornament

Round silver ornaments are easy enough to find at any store, but more detailed versions can be a good way to add intricate allure to a tree, window, or cabinet knob. Look for vintage finds or make your own. To add color and contrast, hang silver ornaments with a complementary ribbon, such as blue or red.

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Use Silver Ornaments as Subtle Decorating Accents

Subtle Silver Ornament Display

Silver ornaments can take center stage on your tree, in centerpieces, and with other holiday decorations, but they also add appeal to minimalist displays. A few mini silver ornaments can add contrast to a collection of bright-colored items, such as these lemons, limes, and oranges. Silver ornaments added to a hurricane vase becomes a stunning centerpiece, and patterned silver ornaments work well with white candles and mini fabric trees.

Hang Silver Ornaments as a Garland

Ornaments on wall

A few oversize silver ornaments can be used to spell out a cheery holiday message in a festive, simple garland. The silver ornaments stay in place with ribbon, knotted at each hanging point. Use the same idea for a collection of same-size silver holiday balls or silvery icicles. Tack the ribbon ends on top of wainscoting, or drape them from a mantel, over a mirror, or on a door.

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