Wreaths placed over a mirror can give a fuller and unexpected effect. The symmetry of the decor on this fireplace keep it from overwhelming the space.
This garland is plentiful and free. Though it frames the door and creates a border for the doorway and star, it has movement that suggests a classic simplicity.
When looking for frugal and unique choices for decorating the tree, think photos. Inexpensive and intensely personal, photos of recent and distant past remind us of all the good things that the season focuses on.
This, this, this. A uniquely blue door arguably at its best in the snowy mist. Here the garland is also hung deliberately yet freely, added to by a plentiful wreath. We wondered where to place our traditional ribbon, and this photo shows a wonderful example: one at the peak of the garland over the door, and an accompanying one at the base (head words too) of the wreath. Wonderful balance.
Small yet distinct signal of the season. This star wreath is sure to draw attention. This month's Martha Stewart shows another beautiful photo of a star wreath and shows, of course, how you yourself can make this good thing.
Poinsettias, oh there can never be too many. Wary of the vibrant scarlet color over powering our bungalow house, I chose instead to fill it with cream ones instead. I have been surprised at how classic they look and how they bring out the color of the evergreen around them.
If nothing else, don the mantle with a wreath and garland. Add lights for a warmer and stronger look.
Taking full advantage of an open staircase and railing like this allows a space to be more fully decorated without taking up needed space during holiday festivities.