To keep Christmas decorating feeling chic and elegant, stick with a neutral color palette like this living room's gray, white, green and brown. Natural accents like the pinecones and brown paper wrapping look lovely in the mix.
A blend of cool blue hues and contrasting warm wood tones creates a beautiful, soothing design in this master bedroom. A peaceful wall mural of snowy trees sets the tone for an atmosphere in which to relax and unwind.
Choose a favorite animal as your Christmas tree theme. For this tree design, snowy owls are hidden among the flocked branches. Metallic green flowers, winter berries and a mixture of clear, green and red ornaments fill out the rest of the tree.
What better way to celebrate the season than with a little snow—indoors? Faux snow is inexpensive, and reusable, and perfect for transforming any surface into a mini winter wonderland. Here, the design team added a forest of flocked trees and a vase overflowing with baby’s breath to complete the snowy scene.
Crape myrtle is a Southern classic, beloved for its endless show. Summer flowers, fall color and beautiful winter bark earn this beauty a place in every Southern yard. Flower colors vary, including ruby red, pastel lavender and snowy white. New varieties also offer wine-red foliage. Look for semi-dwarf varieties to find ones that qualify as small tree size. Examples include ‘Acoma’ (white, to 10 feet), ‘Delta Jazz’ (ruby red, to 10 feet), ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ (pink, to 12 feet), ‘Zuni’ (lavender, 6 to 10 feet) and Early Bird Lavender (6 feet). Semi-dwarf size: 6 to 12 feet tall by 3 to 10 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 7-10.