Take a holiday design cue from decorating editor Lindsey Ellis Beatty and trim a fabulously festive tree based on the colors of your own room, not Santa's coat.
Choose simple round ornaments in glossy peach and aqua that stand out just enough from the white branches. "Any shade darker than pastel would look too harsh," says Lindsey. And try a glitzy garland such as this metallic beaded variety that coordinates with all the other sherbet shades in the room. What a statement piece!
Buy It: Shale Green Ball Ornament in Pearl finish from christmaslightsetc.com; Vintage Striped Glass Ball Garland (GL-018) by Cody Foster & Co.; 800/595-5907 for retailers