Get every inch of your home into the holiday spirit with these creative ways to deck the halls. There's something for everyone, whether you prefer traditional decor or enjoy something a bit more modern.
Charlotte Moss uses pine, spruce and juniper when decorating her holiday mantel, spritzing the boughs with water to keep them fresh. , winterberry and add some sparkle.
What you'll need: birch twigs ($23 for 150, ), berry stems ($25 for 24, ), silver pinecones ($14 for 24, )
No, not that kind of rose — the Christmas rose actually belongs to the family and blooms during the winter. The perennials come in tons of colors, and provide a welcome alternative to the classic poinsettias.
What you'll need: Christmas rose plant ($13, )
"I went for traditional with a twist," says cofounder Susan Feldman of this shimmering place setting for a winter dinner party. "Instead of the typical red-and-green palette, I mixed metals with retro elements, like the pair of little gold votive lamps."
What you'll need: napkin, ($28, ), charger ($70, )
Use objects with different heights to create interest, says Bryan Rafanelli, the White House's Christmas designer. Start by hanging oversized snowflakes, and building up the table with tall candlesticks. For the mantel, hang a garland made with olive branches. It's both pretty and symbolic.
What you'll need: candlesticks ($66, ), votives ($55, ), olive branch garland ($34, )
Two wreaths are definitely better than one. Stacked on a front door, your entryway will look twice as merry.
What you'll need: artificial wreath ($10, ), buffalo plaid ribbon ($13, ), plaid throw blanket ($49, )
Fake an icy frost with this wintry recipe: Mix three parts white glitter to one part silver. Then coat faux pears, limes and grapes for a sparkly centerpiece.
What you'll need: white glitter ($12, ), silver glitter ($6, ), fake pears ($4, )
Secured to a string with clothespins, the season's greetings are on full display. A rustic ladder can also hold cozy throws and blankets for chilly nights.
What you'll need: rustic ladder ($45, )
If you're decorating multiple Christmas trees, don't forget the kitchen. This homey evergreen is covered entirely with edible decorations, like cookies, ribbon candy, gumdrops and garlands of popcorn and cranberries.
What you'll need: red bead garland ($10, )
Keep treats on display (and out of kids' and pets' reach) by hanging them along the top of a window. Hooked on matching ribbon, the peppermints look extra sweet.
What you'll need: candy canes ($10, ), ribbon ($12, )
Bar carts are the one design element that still need to be functional, so make sure all of your merry-making essentials fit. Otherwise, Rafanelli recommends accessorizing with greenery and glassware.
What you'll need: bar cart ($399, )
Skipping traditional crimson puts a fresh spin on a Christmas wreath. Branch out with pink and green baubles, although a few silvery accents won't hurt, either.
What you'll need: ornaments ($2, ), hot glue gun ($11, )
Banisters can be tricky to decorate. For a light, airy and cheerful look, try stringing red and white paper bells together with fishing line, like designer Robert Rufino did. (Tip: Get creative with your decorations. We found these at a wedding supply store!)
What you'll need: paper bells ($5, )
You don't have to limit yourself to matching the ribbon to the paper. Put polka dots and checks on a flowery filigree like this. It's as much a gift as the gift itself.
What you'll need: ribbon ($10, )
Display winter's most festive foods in a glass vase with a candle in the middle. This one has walnuts, cranberries and kumquats.
What you'll need: glass vase ($15, ), candle ($12, )
Instead of a garland, Rufino proves a great way to dress a mantel is to fill it with a mix of candlesticks — tall, small, mercury glass, crystal — and put a beautiful vase of flowers in their midst. Everything glitters. And instead of ivory candles, use red, cranberry and shades of green.
What you'll need: red candles ($14, ), green candles ($15, )
Every decoration doesn't have to feature Santa and Rudolph. You can create a lovely still life by using red and green objects. Hint: Stick to one type of material, like glass. Here, Rufino grouped vases, bottles and goblets.
What you'll need: green vase ($23,265, )
Rufino took a simple mirror and outlined it in Christmas greenery, then stuck in about 60 feathers. They go in all different directions: The whole idea is that they appear to dance and sway and play.
What you'll need: green votives ($18 and more, )
Just for the holidays: Try hanging red and green tassels on your doors, desk and chest of drawers. They're a nice detail, a lovely finishing touch and a look you can achieve on a budget.
What you'll need: red tassels (price upon request, ), green tassels (price upon request, )
For added holiday sparkle, use decorative accents in both silver and gold.
What you'll need: twine ($10, )
This easy-to-make candle wreath is a truly classic look for the holidays.
What you'll need: white candles ($11, ), boxwood wreath ($29, )
Use birch bark sheets to craft a handful of leaves that can be turned into a frosted, seasonal wreath.
What you'll need: birch bark sheets ($13, )
You might find yourself reaching into your closet for red-and-green plaid this time of year, so why not decorate with this classic print too?
What you'll need: plaid fabric ($11, )
Place a few branches of holly inside of a vase and then add a splash of color with bright ornaments.
What you'll need: holly branches ($23, ), colorful ornaments ($6, )
Display family photos and Christmas cards by hanging them for your banister's garland.
What you'll need: red ribbon ($3, ), green ribbon ($7, )
Turn a common winter scene — firewood, evergreen branches and pinecones — into a dazzling display with some string lights.
What you'll need: twinkle lights ($10, )
Turn wooden logs into a home for tea lights by carving a hole for them to sit in.
What you'll need: wooden logs ($7, ), tea lights ($13, )
Deck out your go-to place for a warm cup of your favorite festive beverage with cozy plaid throws and seasonal bottle cozies.
What you'll need: red bar cart ($49, )
Poinsettias, cinnamon and candy canes won't ever go out of style during Christmas.
What you'll need: candy canes ($14, ), cinnamon sticks ($8, )