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
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.
Gospel singer BeBe Winans' elegant living room is decked out for the holiday season with a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree dressed with silver, gold and white baubles, as seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes. Lighted wreaths and long, trailing bows adorn the oversized windows on both sides of the tree.
A few choice accents in bright, poinsettia red are festive additions to this neutral living room – which proves that you don't have to overhaul on decorations during the holidays. Red curtains, plaid and check throw pillows, and a country-inspired Christmas tree achieve a rustic elegance without over doing it.
Who needs red and green for Christmas? This bold black and white Atlanta living room is decorated for the holiday with white stockings. Topiary and a plant provide the only pops of color in the room. Black and white bird paintings, black and white pillows and curtains and white sofas finish the look.
This light and bright dining room features a square dining table with an orange pendant light above and white chairs with orange striped upholstery. A glass pane front door and separate sliding door allow natural light to fill the space, while Christmas decorations add a festive touch.
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.
Christmas decor doesn't have to stick to greens and reds. Red, white and blue maritime flags top this tree to tie the holiday decor together with the blue dining chairs while expressing the homeowners' love for all things nautical. Red and yellow roses hint at Christmas colors while relating to the artwork and side chairs in the dining room.
A large hanging cabinet is set over the polished stone fire table creating an eye-catching room border in the open floor design. The long rectangular table fills the room shape, surrounded by low-backed midcentury modern chairs. The focal point hangs above - an artistic, copper chandelier.
A blurred wall look and running horses add the illusion of movement to this attractive dining room design. A large wood, circular dining table is centered in the room surrounded by chairs with alternating solid red and plaid upholstery. A crystal chandelier hangs above encircled by the black molding ceiling design.
A simple and stylish wood frame surrounds the large french doors that open to connect the dining room to the patio. The light concrete patio floor creates a contrast against the rich wood tones of the door frame and the retaining wall. A dainty and decorative traditional sofa softens the design.
Let's face it: Boys' rooms and Christmas decorations don't usually go hand in hand. Make Christmas decorating fun with a boys'-inspired mobile Christmas tree decorated as a larger-than-life snowman. To do this, first create a snowman head and face from a large, foam floral sphere and place it at the top of the tree. Next, add two scarves just below the head. To create the look of coat buttons, line up between three and seven black ornaments in the center of the tree. Lastly, give the snowman arms with branches placed roughly two-thirds of the way up on each side.