For a contemporary home full of solid colors, clean lines and bright light, a Christmas tree decorated in a modern black and white aesthetic will fit in perfectly. The contrasting colors look great as solid ornaments, patterned ornaments and patterned ribbons. Simply purchase all solid black and all solid white ornaments. Add your own personality with a paint pen and some fun ribbon.
Neutrals are a safe bet in interior design and they can work just as well for holiday decorating. For understated elegance, consider pairing white with parchment. This less-is-more approach is timeless and easily adaptable.
Pick up a few black paint pens at your local craft store. Draw geometric designs onto solid white ornaments. Try polka dots, stripes and even hearts. This is a great project to get the kids involved too. They’ll love to see their creations hang on the tree. Black and white ribbon is an easy way to add some personality and texture to the tree. Instead of wrapping it our the tree in a traditional manner, cut small sections of the ribbon and drape it over single branches here and there.
No Christmas tree is complete without a skirt to hide its base or stand. Rather than using a traditional store-bought tree skirt, Marian Parsons transforms a piece of canvas into an elegant, ruffled linen skirt using only cuts of linen, scissors and glue. Whip one up with HGTV's step-by-step instructions.
Actress Kathy Najimy has charmed the hearts of children and adults alike with her roles in favorites like Sister Act, Hocus Pocus and TV sitcom Veronica's Closet. Now, she’s opened up her home for HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes. Using a palette of red, fuchsia, gold and silver, designer Hannah Flora creates a glam, wintry space perfect for seasonal entertaining.
A white Christmas tree with solid ornaments can be a stunning addition to your holiday decorations. This white tree from Cheryl Burke's home, as seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, features bold pink and red ornaments, creating a playful holiday look.
A hand-me-down quilt may be too fragile or old to use as bedding but holds too many sentimental memories to simply throw away. Preserve the best part of the quilt, giving it new life as a charming Christmas tree skirt. Our step-by-step instructions make this repurposing project a snap — even for beginning sewers.
White plaster Christmas trees are featured in the breakfast room designed by Meredith McBrearty Interiors for the 2017 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. The trees are on an iconic white Knoll Saarinen tulip table.
To make this dining room ready for the holidays, designers added sprigs of evergreen to the chandelier and buffet, then added wintry accessories like snow-dusted pinecones and a small white Christmas tree.
This tree, in the East Entrance Landing, will pay tribute to those in the Armed Forces and their families. The room will be filled with red, white and blue, and the tree will be trimmed with gold star ornaments. While visiting, guests can write notes of thanks and send the joy of the holidays to those serving in the military.