Interiors
Dec 3, 2012

15 easy holiday decorating ideas

By: Lauren McPhillips

15 easy holiday decorating ideas Author: Style At Home

Interiors
Dec 3, 2012

15 easy holiday decorating ideas

By: Lauren McPhillips

Deck the halls and hang the mistletoe – it’s the festive season and we’re in the mood to decorate for the holidays! Arguably everybody’s favourite time of the year, the holiday season becomes a frenzy of sparkle, shine and everything luxe, but it can also be overwhelming. Here are 15 fabulous ideas to help you narrow down your holiday decorating scheme.
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Photography by Michael Graydon

1 Icy blue

If traditional red and green isn’t your cup of eggnog, try an icy blue for a modern look. Mix different shades varying from robin’s egg to turquoise to give your space a cool yule vibe.

Get more blue inspiration with our holiday decorating with TIffany blue story. 15holidayideas-canadia.jpg
Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden


2 Canadiana Christmas

Turn your home into a cozy Christmas haven with a little Canadiana inspiration. Introduce warm woods and rich reds, decorated with natural materials that will transform your home into a cozy country cabin. 15holidayideas-seasonalscandi.jpg
Photography by Angus Fergusson


3 Seasonal Scandi

If you sway towards a minimalist holiday approach to decorating, take a page from Scandinavian design this holiday season. A simple black and white palette keeps things cool, while pops of lime green and red give the space a festive feel. 15holidayideas-winterwhites.jpg
Photography by Donna Griffith


4 Dressed in white

Create a winter wonderland in your home by dressing it all in winter whites. To keep your space from feeling too stark, add icy silver and clear glass accessories for a sleek and chic look. 15holidayideas-treeskirt.jpg
Photography by Monic Richard


5 Easy tree skirt

Save a penny or two by repurposing items around your home for your holiday decor. Take a neutral throw and wrap around the base of your tree for a simple skirt like in the photo above. 15holidayideas-boxwood.jpg
Photography by Michael Graydon


6 Boughs of boxwood

Trade in the cedar and holly for some boughs of boxwood, artificial or fresh. Attach the simple sprigs to your banister with ribbon for a stunning garland or drape above a doorway to make a festive entrance. 15holidayideas-letitsnowinside.jpg
Photography by Janis Nicolay


7 Let it snow (inside!)

These days, a Christmas tree comes in all shapes, sizes and colours, so why not try a white one? Avoid the tacky white artificial ones and opt for a green one (real or fake!) flocked with white that gives the appearance of snow. 15holidayideas-decoratewithdrama.jpg
8 Decorate with drama

Amp up the glamour this holiday season with a bold black and gold colour palette. Create a luxe table setting like the one above by contrasting black silky fabrics with gold chargers and accents. 15holidayideas-hanukkah.jpg
Photography by Donna Griffith


9 Happy Hanukkah
No matter what significance you attach to the holiday season, a beautifully decorated house is a must. Hang a sparse Star of David wreath for a modern take on Hanukkah decor. 15holiday-ideas-dippedinwhite.jpg
Photography by Joe Kim/ TC Media


10 Dipped in white

Holiday greenery can prove to be quite expensive, so why not do an easy holiday DIY project to cut back on your holiday budget? Head to a craft store for a foam or twig circle and create a pinecone wreath using a glue gun. For a unique wintry look, dip the bottom of the wreath in white paint. 15holidayideas-goforgold.jpg
Photography by Virginia Macdonald 


11 Go for the gold

For the most luxurious of holiday looks, opt for an all-gold palette. Decorate with pretty Christmas tree ornaments, gilded table settings and glowing holiday candles, but keep the rest of the space minimal with bare tabletops and neutral fabrics. 15holidayideas-baubles.jpg
Photography by Stacey Van Berkel-Haines


12 Beautiful baubles

Introduce a bit of girly glamour into your holiday decorating scheme by trading in the greenery for sparkly and vibrant baubles. Add an element of fun to your dining room by hanging pretty ornaments from the chandelier like in the photo above. 15holiday-ideas-seasonalswag.jpg
Photography by Michael Graydon


13 Seasonal swag

Hallways often get forgotten when it comes to holiday decorating, but don’t leave your home’s walkways bare. Create a cohesive holiday space by hanging a swag of pinecones on the exterior side of your home’s doors. 15holiday-ideas-triplethefun.jpg
Photography by Michael Graydon


14 Triple the fun

There’s no rule saying ‘only one wreath per door’. Elaborate on your outdoor holiday decorating by creating a front door feature worth a triple take – a lengthy ribbon holding three wreaths in place make a serious statement piece. 15holidayideas-filledwithfestive.jpg
Photography by Paul Chmielowiec


15 Filled with festiveness

Create a festive vignette in a pinch by filling cylinder vases with pretty ornaments. Use two to flank a mantel or group together for an easy, modern centrepiece on your holiday dining table.
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