Holiday decor does not have to mean red and green, tinsel and gold. Designers often use an understated, tasteful color palette in their holiday packages, wreaths and swag, often coordinated to each room to keep the look cohesive.
Shades of beige, tan and gray combine in this contemporary bedroom for a lovely all-neutral color palette. The velour upholstered bed is a standout piece, making a stylish statement in the small space.
These young homeowners love to travel, so designers used the couple's travel as the inspiration for the colors and details of their home. The bold golds and reds used to accent the otherwise neutral color palette nod to an Indian or a Moroccan style, while the details, such as the piece of coral and the amethyst geode photographed here bring the couple's love for global galavanting to focus in the design of their home.
Woven traditional furniture in a modern, neutral palette withstands the elements and creates a lovely spot to dine in this backyard setting. A pair of ottomans doubles as extra seating or serves as a spot to serve snacks and drinks.
In this transitional design, Hilary, from HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, expertly blends elements of a traditional room, such as this luxurious four poster bed and dark wood foot stool with leather cushion, with a more contemporary color palette to make this space both elegant and inviting.
For a well-layered look, try introducing several shades of the same dominant color to your dining room with paint, drapery, upholstery and art. A slight variation in tone will keep the space from feeling matchy-matchy or flat.