Over the years, it's likely you'll inherit seasonal items or family heirlooms. Put them on display as a charming collection by grouping them together on your dining room sideboard. This will honor family tradition and also spark conversation among party guests.
What if the colors in your year-round decorating don’t look great with red and green? No worries: It’s easy to find holiday baubles and more in virtually every color of the rainbow—even ones that work beautifully with the great room’s western-inspired shades of terracotta and taupe. Also, don’t feel constrained by “traditional” décor choices. Add personality with off-beat and fun elements, like a cowboy hat tree topper.
After Christmas, Valentine's and other holidays can mean a selection of decorative goods at half price. These small embellishments are part of an after-Christmas sale and make great extraterrestrial details when placed in a thin slice of cork in a dinosaur garden.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and seasonal fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
Fill a jar or two with seasonal flowers picked up at a local market or grocery store (or even pick some dried hydrangeas from your own yard.) Mix those with pumpkins and season fruits, like apples and pears, to make simple, but pretty table decorations.
Pumpkins are piled inside the fireplace, offering a seasonal twist on the flames of a fire. Oak branches provide a stark yet elegant centerpiece design that is echoed in the mantel and wall mural in the 2008 Holiday House.
Surrounding the stone court, formal masses of pachysandra, crimson barberry, azalea, and oak leaf hydrangea flow among sculpted boxwood hedges, sugar maples, and spruce offer a full range of color, texture, and seasonal interest to the home's landscape.
Plaid throws add both a seasonal decorative touch and a sense of coziness to each seat at this inviting dining room table. Greenery trimmed with pinecones and pomegranates add additional classic touches that match the traditional look of the home.
Tall lamps placed on the dining table offer the same effect as a pair of chandeliers but without the need to interrupt the detail of the ceiling. Large urns on the stone mantel mimic the color and shape of fall seasonal gourds.