Friday, November 19, 2010

Pretty and Simple Ideas for Christmas

I have a theory about Christmas decorating. I feel you either need to go simple or over the top. This post is going to show some images that I found that I think are simple, but so pretty and festive.

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Beautiful silver goblets with moss and miniature trees. Small apples gently tossed on the mantle. I think this is such a simple look and yet, it remains festive and elegant at the same time.

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I love that this vignette is using natural elements from outside. Branches and berries placed in simple clear cylinder vases. You add Christmas balls and votives and you will have a sparkling vignette.

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This is one of my favorites. They used cylinders without bottoms and added white lights.  Just look at the sparkle. Be sure and get the white lights that have white wires. I think this could be used in just about any style of home. Love this one!!!!

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By adding sprigs of fresh greenery this armoire becomes a focal point for the Christmas holiday.

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I have had this in my file for a very long time. I think for a guest room this simple touch would make your guest feel very special.

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Very traditional and simple. Greenery on the window sill lined with brass candleholders and white candles. So simple to do.

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We can all do this!! Simple and elegant.

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Three topiaries add green, but look how they have used greenery to hold back the draperies.

After looking at all of these images can you see that simple easy to do decorations can give you a wonderfully festive and sometimes elegant look for the Christmas holiday?

For more inspiration on how to do a simple but festive look for your mantle go to the site below and click on it and you will be amazed at how clever Eddie Ross is!! He will show you step-by-step how to do it! He also gives us a few designer secrets!!! Love this guy!!!

Eddie Ross on youtube:

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Using simple elements to make a wonderful statement in your home for Christmas.


Holiday Hint: Having  un-scented tea-light candles in mass and using  simple clear holders is one of the quickest ways to make your home look festive and don't forget background holiday music.

Buy your tea lights and tea light holders at Ikea for the best price. At these prices we can all afford beautiful candlelight.