Highlight windows and balance negative space with bare garland and round wreaths. Keeping greenery bare adds just the right amount of texture and color. Don't worry — you'll pull in those classic holiday hues on the porch.
Spice up a blank wall this holiday season with seasonal stamps on an arrangement of beautiful birch slices. Cut up a variety of different sized birch branches and arrange them into a rectangle. You can glue them to a board, or use temporary adhesive to attach them directly to the wall. Use acrylic paint to stamp the larger pieces with your favorite seasonal stamps. You can buy stamps or create your own by carving potato stamps.
You probably know actor Lorenzo Lamas best from his role in '80s soap opera Falcon Crest or as Hector Ramirez on daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. See how designer Kelli Ellis uses shades of purple, gold and brown to create edgy holiday decor for the actor and his family.
Stylist and designer Tara Riceberg likes to decorate a foyer by adding traditional seasonal touches to everyday home accessories. Here, the hallway table houses a glittering tinsel tree, wrapped gifts and a plant sparked with a little holiday glam. Photo courtesy of Tara Riceberg
For the front porch of her new Rhode Island home, blogger Alison Vinciguerra of the blog Long Distance Loving used a wreath from The Home Depot that was pre-decorated with pinecones, holly leaves, gold feathers and fruit. She wove in white LED twinkle lights into the wreath and garland near a vintage-looking lantern.
On HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, designer Sandra Espinet chose an all-white decorating theme for Brooke Burke's home. White holiday decor provides a pristine look that, properly accessorized, can also be fabulously festive.
On HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, a beautiful gold and champagne color palette was selected for Sherri Shepherd's holiday decor. Simple white pillar candles, magnolia blossoms and gold garland help accent the hearth as a visual focal point in the living room.
You probably know actor Lorenzo Lamas best from his role in '80s soap opera Falcon Crest or as Hector Ramirez on daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. See how designer Kelli Ellis uses shades of purple, gold and brown to create edgy holiday decor for actor Lorenzo Lamas and his family.
Golden baubles, high-end finishes and metallic trees are all excellent ways to bring your Christmas decor into the 21st Century. Moving beyond the traditional red and green is a big step toward embracing a modern color palette. Here, small green, blue and silver decorations add holiday sparkle to this cozy living room without being too overwhelming.