Homeowners concerned about too-hefty tree toppers may find an oversized bow to be a more practical alternative. Gather leftover gift wrap, ribbon and trim, tie the elements around the top of the tree, and let the bow cascade down a few inches.
Okinawa-based Kathryn Baugher of Up To Date Interiors created a setting inspired by Japanese culture in a palette of wine hues and metallics. This layered look combines textures and textiles to add interest and depth. Thrifted bamboo-patterned silverware and napkins styled to look like bows add fanciful flair.
In this episode of HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, designer Robin Baron transforms the home of ex-NFL star and CBS Sports Radio Host Tiki Barber into a holiday wonderland. Here, an evergreen ring-in wreath of evergreen is adorned with a light metallic bow and pearlescent balls.
Monica Gullon suggests wrapping all of your gifts in one signature style — saving time and creating a finished appearance. "Any solid wrapping paper will look elegant with fancy satin ribbon or cord." Simple can be chic — and it allows you to add gift tie-ons and tags tailored to the recipient's interest. And don't overlook the power of a creative container. Everything from Chinese take-out containers to fabric remnants (illusion, organza) can help wrap gifts that are irregular in size or shape.
All new Marvin windows almost wrap around this dining area off the kitchen in the modern Kenilworth, IL mansion. The interior paneling and beautiful light fixture also add a glamorous touch to the room.
To create a department store look, simply add a few large, unwrapped gifts around the Christmas tree. The juxtaposition of boxes with freestanding items, such as this tricycle, creates a nice mix. To bring holiday flair to your unwrapped items, stick with a simple bow tied around the top, or add a few strands of ribbon along the sides.
It's great to be modern, but the holidays are all about tradition. So be sure to add a little retro styling to your holiday decor to celebrate all the joys of Christmas past. Don't be afraid to bring out the tinsel, your favorite red bows, and the traditional Christmas balls to deck the halls for your retro holiday. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lilien
Hot pink bows, cozy throws and tutus make this girl's nursery look as fun and feminine as possible. Over the crib, monogrammed wall art in a rich purple hue ensures that everyone knows exactly who's in charge.
A peninsula adjacent to the patio doors makes indoor and outdoor entertaining a snap in this kitchen by Ryan Christenson of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen. The counter area can be used as a buffet or as a place to keep burgers out of the sun before they go on the grill. White cabinets keep this kitchen bright and sunny while olive green subway tile adds a splash of color.
A North Carolina front porch features a vintage lantern with a bow, a pinecone garland over the door and an evergreen wreath with a fancy ticking bow (that matches the lantern bow). The faux trees in urns are decorated with handmade painted birch bark ornaments and frosted shatterproof balls. It's decorated by craft and home decor blogger Amy Buchanan of AttaGirlSays.