For Simplicity’s Sake: The holidays bring enough stress as it is. Keeping a wreath basic can alleviate decorating worries without forgoing a classy entrance. A Southern magnolia’s broad, glossy green leaves create contrast with the door’s wood. Flip some leaves to their brown sides to add texture. One large gold bow adds flair, while serving as the hanger. Ribbon available at craft supply stores.
Decorating With Vintage Christmas Ornaments BY DENISE: Sometimes the simplest Christmas decorating is the most beautiful. I loved finding these easy decorating ideas using Christmas glass ornaments, and wanted to pass them onto you. I really like the vintage feel to all these holiday displays below. Think about pulling out your own antique silver platters, old mercury glass, or any vintage inspired vessels that could hold Christmas ornaments. Also think about using different color…
A Snowy Side Table: This 36-inch white tree found at a crafts store is simply decorated with tiny red ornaments. The pot is wrapped with a folded dinner napkin secured with a belt of ribbon. A new dishtowel or wrapping paper would work just as well. Mini pearl-like baubles fill in around the base of the tree.
Ornaments on High: When your tree just can't hold one more ornament, but you still have boxes of favorites, look for unusual spots to spread the glistening decorations. Hang a coordinated grouping from a chandelier or light fixture; it's easy to do with ornament hooks.
Simplicity in Small Spaces: In close quarters, be wary of incorporating traditional reds and greens, which often result in sensory overload. Consider soft, silver-colored greenery in lieu of darker evergreens and accent with white, silver, or non-traditional hues.