If you don’t have the space or time for a trimmed tree, here are five alternative decorating ideas. Love trimming your Christmas tree or trees? These five ideas can be used to correlate with the décor of your holiday tree.
Create a Casual Tablescape
This 12’ long table displays a grove of trees. Each tree is created from a rustic material; driftwood, rusty jingle bells, cornhusks, and grapevines. DIY candleholders made from split firewood are the perfect accent. Traditionally table runners are placed running the length of the table. With a table this large a single runner would be lost. Four runners were used across the width of the table.
Fashion a Formal Table Setting
Mahogany and navy textiles create a masculine ambiance in this traditional dining room, with Queen Anne furniture. We chose traditional holiday decor to complement the heirloom furnishings.
It was an 18th Century tradition to decorate with fruit. Pears, fresh greenery, and a glass hurricane are used for a traditional centerpiece. Pheasant feathers were added to correlate with the masculine color palette. The greens and a small feather dress up the Christmas Crackers at each place setting.
Greenery and gold berries add a festive touch to the delft vases on the sideboard.
Decorate Your Bookshelves
This is one of two bookcases flanking the fireplace. Pine boughs, Shiny Brite ornaments, a lantern and candles are interspersed among the books and photo frames.
There was no room to hang stockings on the fireplace. A Christmas stocking holder, such as this one from Kurt Adler sits on a shelf or mantel. No nails, glue or Velcro required!
Spruce Up a Focal Point with a Large Scale Accessory
This elegant brass reindeer is tall enough to frame the opening of the fireplace. A red and burlap bow was added to coordinate with ribbon used on the tree. When you enter a room your eye is drawn to the focal points. It’s the perfect place to show off a favorite holiday treasure.
Polish Your Precious Metals
Do you have gold, silver or copper vessels? Get them out and polish them up. Once polished, metal will reflect light. It could be light from a fire in the hearth, a flickering candlestick, or a string of holiday lights. The reflection creates sparkle that enhances the holiday magic. Add greenery, pine cones, flowers, or ornaments to fill your container. Greenery is the perfect compliment for the warm glow of this copper coal bucket.
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