Yards of textured burlap, vintage-style accessories, and a natural color palette give this room a stylish organic feel.
The grasscloth wallpaper and cool slate fireplace in this living room dictated a natural holiday palette with warm colors and nubby textures. Burlap unifies the look, with homespun stockings on the mantel, an oversize bow topping the tree, and gifts wrapped in the woven material. Cool mercury glass ornaments add a touch of shimmer.
The natural shades of grasscloth wallpaper are the perfect backdrop for an organic decorating scheme. Grasscloth’s texture
adds a sense of warmth to a room. Try painting window trim and molding a rich color to add interest.
Flat weave cotton rugs are as durable as they are affordable – they’re easy to maintain, so a small investment will go a long
way. Stripes work well in both traditional and modern settings. This rug’s brown tones set a warm tone.
Try a contemporary spin on a very traditional shape. An angular wing chair, with clean lines and simple squared legs, is both
sleek and classic. William Sonoma Home’s version comes in your choice of faux suede, velvet, or linen upholstery.
Try your hand at DIY Christmas decorations. This room’s homespun stockings are easy to make with inexpensive burlap fabric
and humble twine. One yard of fabric yields about 2 large stockings, and you’ll also need a needle with an extra-large eye.
Instead of artwork above the mantel, add a sense of dimension with a large wheel. For a holiday touch, try lacing the wheel
with simple cypress garland.
The woven raffia basket at the base of the tree is wide enough to fit a standard tree stand, and tall enough to obscure the
tree trunk. The basket’s height lifts the branches and clears lots of room at the base of the tree for gifts.
Add a bit of subtle shimmer to the neutral tree with silvery-gray mercury glass ornaments in various sizes. Antique mercury
glass can be pricey, but this set is available for a song.
The white snowflake ornaments are a nod to winter and a graphic touch to the tree décor. Save a few to tie-on to presents
or bottles of wine to bring to holiday dinner parties.
In addition to basic craft paper and solid white wrap, incorporate shades of bronze and silver into your packaging. A bit
of sheen will keep your gifts from looking dull.
Use this sturdy ribbon to hang ornaments to the tree and to tie up gift packages. A 100-yard roll will certainly last throughout
the holiday season.