Designer Alice Cramer includes a soft and cuddly fur throw at the foot of the bed in this muted, grey-toned bedroom. As Cramer attests, the holidays don't have to be complicated. Use things you already have and just add the bling with seasonal touches. "Nothing prettier to a tabletop," says Cramer, "than simple glass containers of different sizes filled with cranberries, red berries, greenery and floating votive candles. Mix it in with silver service pieces filled with white flowers and various candlesticks." It's a look that works for a beautiful tabletop, or in accent tables in a guest room.
A large fresh wreath and illuminated evergreen garlands top the Banquet Hall's stone overmantel carved by famed sculptor Karl Bitter. Biltmore House's floral team replaces greenery weekly to maintain a fresh look and scent for holiday visitors.
Treat your outdoors like you would your indoors this holiday season with cozy details like furniture heaped with seasonal pillows, plenty of candles and plenty of color and greenery to make things merry and bright.
Red and yellow roses woven into a bed of greenery anchors this nautical-themed dining table set for a holiday party. Yellow-and-white maritime flag place cards continue the theme to each individual setting.
A Southern-style Christmas is about fresh greenery, fresh fruit, fresh flowers and plenty of good food. On HGTV's "Celebrity Holiday Homes," designer Brandon Branch draws on these for inspiration as he makes over Trisha Yearwood's Nashville home for the holidays.
HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows the gorgeous southern Christmas decor chosen for Trisha Yearwood's home. Evergreen foliage and roses in warm tones provide a holiday palette that's both fresh and inviting. Some of the greenery was gathered from Trisha's own backyard.
Everyone loves little surprises during the holiday season. Here's an easy advent calendar switch up - instead of taking something out, put something in! Little bits of unexpected greenery tucked into each drawer help to create a more beautiful mantle as the holiday approaches.
Katrina Giles jazzes up her Christmas staircase with holiday garland, silver ribbon and natural pinecones. She adds silk greenery to the pinecones and coats them with silver metallic paint for a shimmery look that will bring holiday cheer all season long.
Vintage Christmas toys were the inspiration for this holiday mantel. Pine cones, a small lighted tree and light greenery surround the wooden nutcracker soldiers. A clothesline of miniature mittens adds a whimsical touch to this holiday set up.
Looking for a more masculine way to decorate for the holidays? An excellent way to do this is by replacing flowers with cut greenery. Here, discarded soup cans were given new life as vessels thanks to a coat of black spray paint. To add life, simple cypress tree cuttings were placed inside to bring a pop of green to the mantel.
Traditional rooms are best decorated with layers, and the key to a well-layered holiday home is to fill rooms with a mix of interesting textures. The lush greenery of the wreaths contrasts perfectly with the nubby, woven fibers of the throw pillows while the merlot-toned flowers introduce new shades of red into the space.
"Mix and match your decor to create a fresh and unique holiday mantel," Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room says. "Pretty faux or fresh greenery can be paired with candlesticks, glass balls and artificial fruit for a lush and festive look."
After the holiday plates, platters and placemats are stored away, add a new element of greenery through fresh flowers and topiaries. The lemon cypress topiaries and Star of Bethlehem in urns provide a touch of green, whether on a table or on a mantle, says Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C.
A flock of tiny owls nestled on a mantel brings a whimsical woodsy element and texture to a winter landscape above the fireplace. You even could leave up some of your greenery and berries for this post-holiday look assembled by Atlanta designer Ann Wisniewski.
Turn holiday decorating on its head. Fill simple glass cylinders in a variety of sizes with small pine cones. Turn the vases over carefully and wrap the vase bases with ribbon. Arrange the vases tallest to smallest in a cone shape to create a tree. Add fresh greenery and embellishments to the tops of the cylinders.