"Colorful produce is a fragrant and easy way to add style to the entry," stylist Matthew Mead says. "Inexpensive fruits like green apples, tangelos and lemons" add interest everywhere, from centerpieces to the staircase, and create engaging focal points, he says. "Berries and sprigs of evergreen add a festive touch." Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead
Since Sherri Shepherd has almost 12-foot ceilings, designer Michael Russo wants to make full use of the vertical space. He hangs ivory tulle panels and oversized gold ornaments with a champagne bow. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you how Russo achieves this look.
Through a creative blend of evergreen wreaths, floral bouquets, garlands of magnolia and traditional Christmas ornaments, designer Brandon Branch transforms Trisha Yearwood's home into a sea of flowers and holiday greenery. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you inside this gorgeous holiday transformation.
So your everyday style is distinctly modern, but you love lots of holiday decorations. What to do? Keep these design tips in mind to create a holiday look that's simple and clean, yet warm and inviting.
Neutrals are a safe bet in interior design and they can work just as well for holiday decorating. For understated elegance, consider pairing white with parchment. This less-is-more approach is timeless and easily adaptable.
Thanks to a predominantly black, white, red and green color scheme, the entry of this traditional-style home greets guests with unexpected holiday charm. The handmade countdown calender serves as the main focal point of this festive entryway.
Modeled after a French chateau, Biltmore House's facade features gargoyles, grotesques and other fanciful details that are signature of the style. This stone lion, standing sentinel near the home's massive front doors, is decorated with just one of the 360 fresh white pine and Fraser fir holiday wreaths.
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.
A glass display box shows off holiday decorative items used throughout the home's Christmas displays, including a gold wishbone, a pomegranate and pinecone-trimmed greenery. Gifts wrapped in gold and plaid paper contribute to the classic style.
Integrate antiques and beloved family heirlooms into your holiday decorating to give meaning and a sense of timelessness to the occasion. These gilt bar accessories and glasses mix beautifully with the copper details in this dining room.
A white Christmas tree with solid ornaments can be a stunning addition to your holiday decorations. This white tree from Cheryl Burke's home, as seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, features bold pink and red ornaments, creating a playful holiday look.
Bright white chairs and trim and neutral walls allow the colorful blue decorations to truly stand out in this holiday decorated dining room. Even bright blue and gold ornaments pop out against the white tree in the back of the room.