Let's face it: Boys' rooms and Christmas decorations don't usually go hand in hand. Make Christmas decorating fun with a boys'-inspired mobile Christmas tree decorated as a larger-than-life snowman. To do this, first create a snowman head and face from a large, foam floral sphere and place it at the top of the tree. Next, add two scarves just below the head. To create the look of coat buttons, line up between three and seven black ornaments in the center of the tree. Lastly, give the snowman arms with branches placed roughly two-thirds of the way up on each side.
Boxwood clippings in a white tea cup become a tiny holiday tree. Fill the cup with floral foam and stud with green clippings. Use a hot glue gun to attach silver dragees from your cake-decorating stash. Add sparkle to natural cones and acorns with a thin coat of silver paint.
Before purchasing a live Christmas tree, conduct a three-part stress test, recommends Stacey Palosky, a spokesperson with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A fresh tree has needles that resist being pulled off and do not snap when bent, a trunk bottom that's sticky with resin, and strong limbs that will drop just a few needles if shaken.
Designer Casey Noble created the look and feel of a Christmas tree by creating a wall-mounted version using medium density fiberboard (MDF) trim and fabric. This tree a is perfect design for small spaces with low ceilings.
A decorated Christmas tree and pile of wrapped gifts fill this family living room for the holidays. Bold, striped wrapping paper and decorations and bright accents are a trademark of contemporary design.
Flocked trees offer an excellent chance to showcase soft, wintry colors effectively. When muted tones like lavender, grey and soft plums are placed on green trees, their color values drastically change and become washed out. Flocked trees, characterized by their heavily frosted appearance, offer a textured white surface along which colors read clearly.
When setting up your mobile Christmas tree in a formal dining room, why not use elements from your place settings as tree decor? This traditional dining room was given an unexpected look with ornaments made from flatware in gold and silver tones.
This rustic living room with stone walls and fireplace is all decked out for Christmas. Stockings are hung from the mantel with care while decorative trees, decorations, candles, and greenery draw attention to the illuminated Christmas star above. Two simple upholstered chairs up front provide a perfect sitting area for holiday guests. Blue and white patterned throw pillows add some winter glitz to the otherwise neutral room.
A few choice accents in bright, poinsettia red are festive additions to this neutral living room – which proves that you don't have to overhaul on decorations during the holidays. Red curtains, plaid and check throw pillows, and a country-inspired Christmas tree achieve a rustic elegance without over doing it.
This chic country dining room features festive Christmas decorations, including a red tablecloth and fresh pine garland. White built-in bookshelves are positioned on either side of the wood burring stove, while a wreath hangs above. Gold trees and striped candles add finishing touches.
Golden baubles, high-end finishes and metallic trees are all excellent ways to bring your Christmas decor into the 21st Century. Moving beyond the traditional red and green is a big step toward embracing a modern color palette. Here, small green, blue and silver decorations add holiday sparkle to this cozy living room without being too overwhelming.