Photo Gallery: Creative Holiday Decorating Ideas
Try these tips from Matthew Mead’s latest book!
“Vignettes are a simple way to add holiday decor to your home,” says stationery designer Debra Norton of Vintage Paper Parade. Here, “a roll of twine, a spool wrapped with beads, fresh greenery and an old slate add interest.”
"Blogger Debbie Dusenberry of A Curious Sofa took a fallen tree and wrapped it in yarn creating a stunning holiday decoration for an entryway," says Debra Norton.
“Here, a fresh, modern holiday table is set for an annual dessert party in the home of Holiday with Matthew Mead executive editor Linda MacDonald,” says Debra.
Matthew bound his gifts with velvet ribbon, fresh greenery and gold-painted wood emblems.
“A mixture of fragrant greenery, galvanized steel watering cans, wrapped packages and touches of gold create a charming welcome spot with a nod to the past,” says Debra.
Darryl Moland of The Decorated Tree blog anchored a paper-wrapped wire twig tree in a metal vase filled with faux snow. Ornaments fill the branches, including folded paper stars and tinsel icicles.
Matthew created a dedicated space for gift-wrapping and writing holiday cards. “Elements such as the painted window frame in a festive colour add architectural interest as well as holiday cheer,” says Debra. “Matthew likes to display rolls of pretty wrapping paper and handmade paper ornaments.”
“Matthew loves to use found objects in his holiday decor,” says Debra. Decorated with simple paper ornaments, it’s a vignette anyone can create.
Download Matthew’s templates to make your own paper ornaments.
Debra collaborated with Matthew to create a Scandinavian-inspired holiday. “The decor theme includes wood, fresh greenery and pops of red against layers of whites,” says Debra.