Tips for creating a winter wonderland
Style at Home design editor Christine Hanlon shares her tips for adding wintry polish to your home, like she did when decorating this one for the holidays.
To trim the tree, nestle some ornaments deeper into the tree and hang others on the ends of branches for visual depth.
Garlands need not be expensive nor fussy. Do it yourself with boughs from a garden centre; tie greenery with wire and tuck in a few ornaments for sparkle.
A boxwood wreath is elegant and modern, plus it can last years.
Create lush, contemporary floral arrangements yourself. Christine used white roses, hydrangeas, moss and magnolia leaves. Try silver-colour ornaments and loosely-arranged blooms in silver containers, like a tray and punch bowl, to unify the arrangements.
Go pure white. "Wrap everything in white paper for a clean, classic look that's less common at Christmas but has such impact," says Christine. Silver and white trimmings add sheen and textural interest.