Retro-inspired Christmas decorations from the '60s have come back in a big way, making them a big-ticket collectible. Add space-age style to your tree for less by crafting your own modern tree topper with a foam sphere, dowels and our step-by-step instructions.
Bring the outdoors in with organic holiday decor. HGTV fan flowergirl kept the palette simple: white hydrangeas, green apples, red gingham ribbon and evergreen clippings create a fresh display on her holiday mantel.
Have fun mixing and matching every day decor with your holiday items for a seamless look. Choose items that reflect your current decorating scheme. A holiday stocking trimmed in gold will complement an existing table or bar cart. Add unconventional pieces like a modern peacock feather wreath for a new take on traditional Christmas decorations. Design by Cassandra LaValle. Photo courtesy of Sawaya Photography
As part of the Virginia Green Lodging program, The Hollady House in Orange, Va., is dedicated to proactively reducing their carbon footprint. One of the ways they do this during the holidays is "by using Forever Lights, which are made from LED bulbs. They last for thousands of hours longer than traditional lights and use almost 80 percent less electricity." Photo courtesy of The Holladay House
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.
Located in Walland, Tennessee, Blackberry Farm is one of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels. Their renowned cuisine straddles the line between refined and rugged, borrowing from both haute cuisine and the foods indigenous to Blackberry’s Smoky Mountain heritage.
To avoid holiday decorating mishaps, John Drengenberg, Consumer Safety Director at Underwriters Lab, strongly recommends reading labels for lights and other wired decorations to make sure you are conforming to acceptable wattage levels. If your decorations are connected by a tangled web of extension cords and power strips, you may be overloading the circuits, he warns.
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.
Actress Joely Fisher is best known for her roles as Paige Clark on '90s sitcom Ellen, and then later as Joy Stark on 'Til Death. Now she’s opening up her home for HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes. Designer Hillary Thomas combines jewel-toned colors such as teal, amethyst and gold to play off the peacock feathers scattered throughout the holiday decor. Rustic, woodland elements bring the entire look together.
Use glitter glue, cotton balls, markers or any other fun embellishments to make your Santa card truly one-of-a-kind. Tip: For the "Dear Santa" card design, have the kids write to Santa or create a wish list inside the card.
The Christmas decor in this kitchen is subtle, but so stylish! A black-and-white graphic Christmas tree decorates the wall behind the range. Wintry touches like polar bears, snowflakes and fir sprigs add personality in unexpected places.