Homeowners, Kimberly and Brent, found two leaded glass windows at a second-hand store, which now flank the bed. An old wood frame window and cotton plant wreath serve as an art piece above the bed, and the natural wood paneling on the ceiling complements the shiplap wooden details seen throughout the house on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The stained front door and boxwood wreath enhances the cottage-style aesthetic of this metro Atlanta home. Interior designer Anisa Darnell selected a wooden door and stained it for a warm and weathered look. A modern lantern contrasts with the stone exterior and boxwoods in tall planters, she says.
Throughout her space, designer Ginger Curtis puts a modern, black and white twist on traditional Christmas decorations. Using her home's contrasting black and white color palette as a base line for her design, Ginger added white stockings monogrammed with her family's initials and other Christmas decorations like the Christmas wreath and the Cypress tree in the corner of the living room instead of a traditional Christmas tree.
We adore this playful and unexpected autumnal design from Jennifer Hadfield of Tatertots and Jello. A contemporary blend of blues—aqua, navy and cobalt—really make the traditional pumpkin orange pop. Along with the darling swag and homemade wreath, the potted plants, lanterns, pumpkin décor and a painted “autumn” sign really bring together this fun and festive front porch.
Great design is all about striking a balance between big and small, hard and soft, plain and fancy—and holiday decorating is no different. For a look that’s rich and visually exciting, but not overdone or overwhelming, try to mix ornate elements (like the ribbon-and-bauble-bedecked garlands) with something simpler (like an unadorned magnolia wreath).
This hen-and-chick has silvery-blue rosettes that tinge with purple or pink in cold temperatures. It produces spikes of tiny pink flowers in the mid-summer when it does most of its growing, but its foliage is peak bright in the depth of winter. Use in containers, a wreath or as a groundcover. Zones 5 to 10.
Dress up hurricanes or pillar candles with miniature wreaths used as chargers. The key to achieving the proper look is a snug fit. First, pick up pillar candles or hurricanes, then based on the diameter, choose a wreath with an inside opening no more than 1/4-inch larger than the diameter of the hurricane or pillar candle.
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to pull out those vintage mementoes you've kept tucked away in an attic or closet. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison added a simple Target wreath to this classic hobby horse, accessorized with a bright red bow for the perfect seasonal touch in this little boy bedroom. Continuing the red theme, vintage twin beds have been painted a cheerful cherry red to beautifully contrast with the room's blue accents.
These rosettes tipped in deep red will spread over the ground in a thick mat of foliage and can survive temperatures as cold as 20 degrees below zero. In mid-summer they’ll produce spikes of pink flowers, so they’ll stay pretty year-round. Use in containers or as a groundcover. They also look great in a wreath. Zones 4 to 10.
Elaborate window decor is often dreamy but can also take a lot of time to complete. Keep it simple with an extra long strand of garland draped from the top of your windows along with a bare wreath in the center. To keep it all lit up, stick with a strand of frosted globe lights tacked up around the outside edge of the window trim.
This simple Country Christmas tree is ornamented with pine cones, brown glass balls, bronze disco balls, and letter and number stencils for a unique twist on traditional tree decorations. Brown paper packages tied with twine rest under the tree next to a wooden rocking horse. A yellow yarn wreath, light green polka dot stocking, and green stuffed toys add color against the dark drown painted brick wall.
This natural holiday mantel uses lime green decor for a punch of color. A rustic nest wreath with a silver-plated star and green ribbon is displayed perhaps to celebrate a family member serving in the armed forces. Leaf sprigs and handmade paper garland complete this simple mantle.
Edgy and industrial: two common words associated with tween and teen room design. Collect used cans and use them to create a one-of-a-kind door wreath by drilling holes into the bottom of each can, then fastening the cans together side by side with twine or rope threaded through each hole. For an extra layer of contrast, wrap fabric scraps around every other can.
To update a wreath for the winter, use white paint and fake snowflakes, like New York City interior designer Eduardo Rodriguez of The Designer Pad did for this wintery tablescape. He upcycled pinecones, which are dipped in white paint for a shimmery effect, and arranged them in terracotta pots that he painted white and gray. The rest of the pots hold colorful candies and cookies for a casual Scandinavian-inspired winter get-together.
This gorgeous succ has pink-orange leaves with deep plum tips. It spreads over the ground by putting out new rosettes from the mother plants and will form a thick mat of foliage. It hits peak color when temps go below freezing. Use in containers, a wreath or as a groundcover. It will thrive under a layer of snow, but you should protect it from heavy rain and standing water to prevent rot. Zones 5 to 10.
A mantel can be a revolving spot for you to display photos, books and accessories that you own and have scattered in other rooms. Dena Stormer stacked up photos and accessories on books for her latest vintage mantel decor, and don't forget about the space underneath the mantel. You can take an existing wreath that you used during the holidays, remove any seasonal elements and weave in leaves or fake flowers.
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.
Trios of various-sized wreaths can be used to create snowman yard sculptures, too. To create this look you'll need three wreaths slightly ranging in diameter as well as a wooden stake on which to attach them. First, have 1x2-inch pressure-treated lumber cut approximately eight inches longer than the finished height of the three stacked wreaths. Stake the lumber into the ground using a rubber mallet or hammer, then secure each of the wreaths to the lumber using a drill and exterior screws. Place each wreath onto each screw, then dress up the snowman with accessories to achieve a festive, holiday look.