Photo Gallery: Christmas Decorations
Clear glass ornaments decorated with the whimsical creatures from Finnish design house Iittala’s enchanting Taika dinnerware pattern bring folkloric fantasy to any holiday scheme.
Glass ornaments, approx. $20/2. Iittala.
Whether you don’t have space for a tree or want to spread holiday cheer throughout the house, this wire tree form is ideal. It holds up to 48 ornaments and folds flat for storage when the season is over.
Snövita decoration stand, $12.99. Ikea.
This 7′ tall, pre-lit tree comes laden with artificial snow, turning your living room into a winter wonderland no matter what the weather outside.
NOMA Pre-Lit Snow Laden Christmas Tree, $299.99. Canadian Tire.
While nothing beats the smell of a real pine wreath, there are times when it’s just not practical to use live evergreen branches to decorate. This artificial pine wreath measures an impressive 24″ in diameter, and is easy to decorate with ribbon, ornaments or lights. When the season is over, simply pack it away for next year.
Gerson Holiday Wreath, $12.99. The Home Depot.
Dress up a mantle or doorknob with an oversized, wooden star ornament for a casual, organic holiday look.
Wooden star, $10. HomeSense.
Double your decorating options with this reversible Christmas stocking. One side is a gorgeous mocha sateen, while the other features a juicy red damask print. Whichever side you choose, this stocking is sure to make a sophisticated holiday statement hanging from a mantle or footboard.
Madeline Rouge reversible stocking, $99.99. inVU Drapery Co.
Create a subdued, homemade holiday look with simple decorations like these woven star ornaments. Or, use them to trim a tree and balance out traditional holiday glamour.
David Stark natural weave star ornaments (set of three). Lupis twine. $12. West Elm.
Metal lanterns add warm ambience to your interior design all year round. Use them as pillar candleholders at Christmas to add to the festive mood.
Indaba Trading hurricane lanterns. 19″h. x 4.5″ diam. and 24″h. x 6.5″ diam. $60 and $108. At retailers across Canada.
Green glass votive holders with a stylized snowflake pattern add a festive touch, plus they burn for 25 hours. With their pretty box they also make a great gift. The Fraser fir scent is inspired by the evergreen trees at the Royal Windsor Castle and is fresh and fragrant without being too perfume-y.
Crabtree & Evelyn set of 3 fragranced candles. Windsor forest scent. 3.5″ h. x 2″ diam. $32 for set of 3. Call 1-800-555-9751 for retailers.
Dainty bird ornaments make for a festive and glamorous Christmas tree or window decorations.
Abbott Collection mini bird clip ornaments. 2″ long. $3 each. Call 1-800-263-2955 for retailers.
Invest in ikat pillows that will be on trend when the holidays are over. Take a cue from this teal blue and citrusy green and use them as the inspiration for a fresh, glam look for the holidays.
Catch and reflect the lights from your tree with these mercury glass ornaments in modern-vintage silhouettes. A set of pretty ornaments like these ones makes a good hostess gift, too.
West Elm Mercury Shape Ornaments in turning, onion and ball. Various sizes. $10 each.
Soft, red toss cushions are a versatile way to inject a holiday look into a living room or bedroom.
Red plush pillow. 20″ square. $30. At Pier 1 Imports.
Large, cotton napkins with an embroidered silver snowflake are a subtle way to layer Christmas decor onto your holiday table. Pair with other silver accents like taper candles or holders for a really festive look.
Abbott Collection napkin. Cotton. 15″ square. $12 each. Call 1-800-263-2955 for a retailer near you.