6 Non-Tacky Ways to Glam Up Your Home for This Year’s Holidays
Deck your halls in a whole new way
The eclectic decorating trend you’ve been seeing everywhere (you know, something antique next to something modern next to something else entirely, but it all works) has infiltrated holiday decorating. In a good way. Check out some of these fresh new ways to special-up your home for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more.
Inverted Christmas Tree
The upside-down Christmas tree is actually a centuries-old custom that?s been popping up on the blogosphere of late. And it clears up floor space. (If you?re adapting a traditional tree, it?s easiest if you mount it to the ceiling first and then decorate.) Think of the Instagramming.
An Understated Kwanzaa Centerpiece
The African celebration of the harvest?s signature colors of black, red and green are swapped for a quieter palette of brown and gold with this corn centerpiece (see the DIY instructions here).
The Deconstructed Wreath
The super-stiff, symmetrical wreaths of yore have been updated to be looser and hipper. Order a fresh one from a local craftsperson, make one from dried flowers or buy a pre-made wreath and take elements off it.
Mistletoe and Citrus Centerpiece
A mistletoe-and-Meyer-lemon-topped table runner looks lovely and is half edible (Meyer lemons are delish). If you have small children and pets who like to eat everything in sight, use a leaf garland purchased at your local Christmas-tree lot.