Stacks of presents beneath the tree create a more finished look, adding layers of color and pattern, thanks to the festive wrapping. Not quite done with your shopping? Wrap a few empty boxes to pile up some faux presents until you can replace them with the real things.
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.
Actress, singer-songwriter and food blogger Haylie Duff is comfortable with her neutral-chic Los Angeles home. But designer Kelli Ellis decides to splash Haylie's home with a palette of white, pink and blue to create a feminine and eclectic holiday display perfect for her upcoming party. As seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes.
Create fun holiday cheer at the base of the stairs by wrapping empty boxes with playful wrapping paper and ribbon. Take it a step further by placing a furry blanket underneath for that comfy and cozy Christmas feel everybody loves.
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.
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.
From the wall color to the softly hued platform bed to the well-placed modern accessories, this master bedroom is an homage to simple, elegant glamor. The straightforward design blends well with the room's strong architecture, and the soft accent colors are a great contrast to the bold gray walls.
Gift wrap offers another opportunity to incorporate unexpected holiday hues. For a well-layered approach, several different patterned papers were chosen, each with a different scale and shape. Break up the monotony of flat paper by wrapping each gift with textured ribbon.