This grand Fraser fir tree, with a subtle holly-and-bells theme, makes a classic Christmas statement.
This living room's bold red walls and traditional architecture call for classic Christmas treatment, complete with a grand Fraser fir and a sweeping tree skirt. Elegant round magnolia wreaths hang in the windows by strips of fabric that match the room's furnishings, and gifts are wrapped to match the red-black-and-white color scheme. A loose arrangement of temple bells and fresh holly top the tree.
Bunch fresh holly and large gold bells on top of the tree for a fresh use of traditional materials. Use clear fishing line
to secure the loose arrangement to the branches. The holly is easy to find in your yard (or maybe a neighbor’s!).
Magnolia wreaths have a sophisticated look, and they don’t shed messy needles like pine versions. Try hanging your wreath
with strips of fabric used elsewhere in your room, or with pretty grosgrain ribbon.
The clean lines and neutral color of this tight-back settee create a simple backdrop for bold patterns and colors on the decorative
pillows and throughout the room.
Every room benefits from at least one piece with a sense of history. This bench, a vintage Louis XV-style, got a breath of
new life with a fresh coat of paint and new upholstery. Try this version from Wisteria as an ottoman or coffee table.
Chunky woolen stockings have an heirloom feel, but colorful stripes or funky patterns give them a modern spin.
Red can be a bit intimidating, but this shade has a richness that keeps it from looking too fire engine. Paint the window
trim high gloss white and the moving parts black for added architectural interest.
When it comes to round glass ornaments, more is more. Most trees just eat them up, and they still look bare after you’ve gone
through your whole collection of ornaments. Stock up on these extremely well priced versions, available in many colors.
Mix up the shapes on the tree with some pinecone-shaped ornaments. These gold models tie in with the warm metallic temple
bells and bronze-colored glass ornaments.
Seek out wrapping papers that are in keeping with your decorations. This room’s black-and-white-and-red theme calls for punchy
papers in the same color scheme.
Package presents, hang ornaments, or embellish your wreath using multi-purpose satin ribbon, available in a variety of colors.