Courtesy of Better Home and Gardens
The Christmas season is finally here, which means it’s time to infuse a pop of yuletide cheer into your home. So let’s mix things up this year with some playful color combinations. There’s more to the holidays than poinsettias and mistletoe, and with a few quick tricks of color you can take your seasonal decor from basic to both bold and unexpected.Sweet Something Design Ralph Lauren
Instead of plastering your Christmas table with red and green, try replacing green with gold. Make red your dominant color for plates, glasses, and stemware, and then sparkle things up with pops of gold in your napkins, your place tags, or even your centerpiece. Gold tea-lights scattered down the length of the table are stunning against a deep red runner, and you’ll still get that cozy and traditional holiday feel. Or you can do what I’m doing this year and add some plaid to your decor. I’m obsessed with everything plaid!Small Place Style
There’s nothing more fun than styling a mantlepiece, and my advice is to go organic with a real garland. To achieve a sophisticated look, fill your mantle with candles of varying length and then hit your local craft shop to buy some pinecones. Time to DIY! Color-dip your pinecones in sparkly silver, gold or red paint and cluster them around your candles. The sparkles will catch the flickering light from the candles, creating the beautiful illusion of a winter wonderland.Pottery Barn
When decorating a tree, remember that it’s the main event. But instead of breaking out the same trusty box of decorations that you’ve used year after year, try something new. Too much color variation can make a tree look cluttered. I suggest sticking with one color for your lights, a complementary color for your garland, and a third color for your decorations, your tree will be an eye-catching show stopper. I love the idea of using white lights, decorations in various shades of red, gold or silver. Something tells me these cheerful hues will transition beautifully to holiday decor!