Deck Your Halls
Jewel tones paired with your Christmas decor give it a worldly aspect inspired by nature’s gems. Complement traditional red, gold, and white with rich teal, royal purple, vivid chartreuse, and striking fuchsia. Neutral, transitional-style rooms gain radiant splendor for the holidays. A snowy Christmas tree dotted with clusters of brightly hued balls gains a soft touch with winged creatures. A Moravian star topper (#585895) echoes the porch decor and adds a sleek global touch.
Make a Colorful Entrance
Mix cut branches and an artificial wreath with indoor elements to create an inviting entry. Oversize shatterproof Christmas ornaments (#477352) suspended from sculptural branches look like stars framing a Moravian star pendant light (#477458). An embellished live Christmas tree, an ornament-trimmed wreath, wrapped packages, and a spray-painted table (Valspar Magician’s Cloak) beckon guests.
Bring an entryway to life with vibrant colors and a few birds nestled in the scene. Amp up a green garland with clusters of violet, red, teal, and blue Christmas ornaments (#674195, #677417, #677395). Accents of white carnations and gold ornaments (#674201) bring softness. Customize stockings (#674007) by adding sparkling snowflake ornaments (#674202) with each family member’s initial handwritten on the ornament.
Sparkling Baubles and Inspiring Adornments
Birds of a feather flock together on the full-size white Christmas tree (#585386) and mantel -- vivid against walls painted Valspar Summer Sky, #5001-9B. Birds (#677404) perch on small white pre-lit Christmas trees (#675047). The pre-lit wreath (#477177) acts as a resting place for a trio of winged creatures in the rich hues of the asymmetrical ornament arrangement. Butterflies (#674196) take flight around the white garland made from disassembled tree picks (#677467). On the table, regal deer (#677372, #677382) rest among live greenery and shimmery picks (#585821) used as tabletop trees -- twist the pick’s wire to form a base for the tree.
Repurpose tree picks into wreaths, tree toppers, mantel decor, or ornaments. Cut in half and wired together, red berry picks (#477478) create starburst ornaments. Separated golden picks (#585801) and peacock-feather picks (#677473) add bits of sparkle in Christmas trees. Peacocks are subtle inspiration for the color palette. Their feathers and shapes appear in specialized Christmas tree ornaments (#674186, #677393). Picks also make surprising gift toppers.
Sparkle and Shine
A wrapped box serves two purposes in this display: It adds height and glamour to the mantel tree, and it helps hide cords. Evergreen sprigs, small bulb ornaments (#674201), and carnations come together to create a simple mantel garland.
Make this task a little easier this season with fun gift-wrapping tricks.
- When traveling with gifts, skip the bow and opt for ribbon wrapped creatively around the box. It will stay in place during travels and look beautiful.
- Top a present with extra holiday decor. We disassembled sparkling red berry picks (#477478) and wired them in a star shape for a stunning topper.
- Skip the tags and write names on small Christmas ornaments for bagged gifts.
- Love the idea of coordinating gift wrap? Buy one roll of patterned and one of solid-color wrapping paper in coordinating colors (make one a neutral). Buy two coordinating rolls of colored ribbon. It’s easy to mix and match.
- Make sorting easy. Assign each family member a different ribbon design, bow color, or wrapping paper. Wrap each person’s gifts in their assigned pattern.
Bright as a Feather
Wire together shimmery blue peacock-feather picks (#677473) to form a DIY wreath. Finish it with golden balls for contrast.
Bring color and luster from the Christmas tree onto the painted dining table (Valspar Blue Raindrop, #4005-5A) by clustering Christmas ornaments, LED candles, and greenery in a stunning centerpiece (#677305, #395327). For a touch of glamour, drape the chandelier (#423822) with ball garland (#674199) and ornaments (#674133). Almost any string garland can add a splash of color and tie the fixture to your holiday decor. Set pre-lit white trees (#675047) against windows for a stunning display. Use cake stands to vary the tree heights. Greenery, festive balls, and feathery white flowers ground the scene while delicate butterflies flutter around the trees.
Dish Up More Color
When showcasing bright colors, feel free to add textures and sparkle to contrast with natural elements.