Photo Gallery: 3 Holiday Decorating Styles
Which look do you like best?
Do you lean towards a monochromatic colour scheme and soft materials like feathers?
The holiday decor of Lindsay Mens Craig, homeowner and senior designer at Sarah Richardson Design, is soft and feminine. A luxurious white feather boa and jewel-like ornaments on the Christmas tree work well with her apartment’s soft colour palette. Her generous Ikea shelving system keeps things organized while offering plenty of space to display family photos, vases and bowls.
Do you love vintage-inspired style?
Atop the mantel, a white and silver scheme keeps the focus on the pastel garland made from vintage Christmas cards. A sparkling white feather wreath and matching mini trees pair nicely with a gilded mirror. Dusty miller and eucalyptus set in mercury glass and julep cups add to the shimmery, snowy effect.
Do you love natural textures?
The weathered texture of salvaged wood provides a nice contrast to all the metallic accents in our homes at this time of year. Group the candleholders at staggered heights for warm, festive ambience in any room. Plus, they’re inexpensive and easy to make.
Do you steer away from colourful ornaments and decorations in favour of nature’s lush greens?
“One of my favourite holiday tricks is to hang a second fir wreath on the inside of the door, but I keep it ultrasimple with no bows,” says Suzanne. “And it wouldn’t be the holidays without paperwhites. I place them in a cylindrical glass vase for a modern spin.”
Find more inspiration in our photo galleries of Christmas Decorations, Holiday Wreaths and 3 Holiday Decorating Styles. Plus learn how to decorate a front door with a personalized wreath and craft your own DIY boxwood wreath.
Do you gravitate towards jewel-toned ornaments and gift wrap?
Instead of going for an overly coordinated tree, mix and match new and vintage decorations in a variety of shapes, sizes and saturated hues to achieve a playful feel — the more colour, the merrier! Use a graphic patterned giftwrap — here, it’s stripes and polka dots — to amp up the drama of the tree.
Do you love decorating with rich colours?
The overdyed jewel-toned rug bathes the room in lively colour. Gifts with lime green, fuchsia and glossy white wrapping and patterned ribbon dress up a simple side table and animate the room.