A Warm Welcome
All Is Calm, All Is Bright
Call On Collections
To personalize a holiday mantel, combine traditional materials with cherished collections, suggest the editors of Better Homes & Gardens in their book Fireplace Design & Decorating Ideas. Here, a selection of milk glass is set aglow with votive candles and tea lights.
Fireplace Design & Decorating Ideas
Pull Up a Chair
As Easy as 1, 2, 3…
A Grand Entrance
A Dash of Sparkle
A Splash of Color
Take advantage of the bright colors and heartwarming imagery of the holiday cards you are receiving by using them in decorating schemes! One simple idea is to string a length of red pom-poms in front of a window, mantel, or cupboard, and tie on the cards using a hole puncher and a strip of colorful ribbon.
Why should the first floor of the house get all the attention around the holidays? Feel free to deck bedrooms and even baths with greenery, poinsettias, and tabletop trees. Winter-themed pillow covers are a worthwhile investment: Around the holidays they enliven beds, sofas, and reading chairs.
If you are interested in more about holiday decorations, consider:
Each week from now through New Year's Eve, receive around-the-house tips, DIY project inspiration, and clever gift ideas to help make this your best-ever holiday season—subscribe now!