Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Style

I love the idea of decorating for the holidays. I hope these images inspire you to do something a little more stylish this holiday season.... all it takes is a plan.... Sketch it out on paper and then implement. Even in these budget minded times it won't take much to bring flair and glamour to a room.

The monochromatic tones by candle light add a contemporary feel to this otherwise traditional setting. Bring in a mirror from another room, stagger the height of your candles in the same color and finish off the mantel with an evergreen garland.

I would say this room is steep in old world tradition. You can take a walk in the woods to find pine cones, add garlands left from last year and spice it up with red touches of berries.

Add a little Ho, Ho, Ho to your mantel... kids love it!!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... simplicity reins.

Photos: House Beautiful


michelle said...

oooo..that's really pretty! Love the bedroom in cream with the great swag.

Ann said...

I love the third one, it looks so festive and cheerful...very holiday feel. I guess the reds made the difference.