Nestled amongst snow-dusted greenery, black-and-white family photos add a sweet personal touch to this holiday-ready mantel. Below, Christmas presents look so stylish with black-and-white stripes and fun accents like pinecones and pom poms.
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.
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.
Dress up the dinner table with a sparkling and unique advent calendar centerpiece. Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments Designs used a vintage chicken-wire cloche dome of gifts and Christmas tags to represent the 25-day countdown. Add small, wrapped presents, decorative ornaments and ribbons underneath the dome. Each day, let the kids remove a tag and open a present. With each gift and tag removed, simply replace with the next consecutive number.
Number One Observatory Circle, the home of Vice President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden, gets a beautiful and elegant holiday transformation. The 19th century, Queen Anne-style house is decked out with giant wreaths hanging from the windows and lighted trees. This year's theme, reflected throughout the home's Christmas decor, is "Holidays Past and Present."
Well-presented gifts are sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Represent the excitement of the holidays right outside your front door with a wooden gift-box sculpture. Pick up several wooden boxes from the craft store, then paint them with latex paint in your desired holiday color scheme. Cluster them together with screws or small clamps, then dress them up with ribbon. Add a picture hanger to the back, then place it on an outside wall or door.