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.
Neither bright or pastel; the olive green subway tile backsplash in this kitchen designed by Ryan Christenson of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen is unusual enough to catch the eye, but classic enough to live with for years.
Thankfully, these pieces that were once necessities have become antiquated due to indoor plumbing. They now make a quirky, tongue-in-cheek holder for homemade soaps and other items that make nice holiday gifts.
In lieu of red, pink can be a lovely, contemporary design-forward way to bring festive color to your home. We love how the pink bow on this wreath cleverly draped on a shower door is echoed in the pretty pink bow-ornamented package outside the bathroom door here.