Top 10 Holiday Decorating Ideas and Photos


How many of us adore the great website Pinterest

A wonderful site that combines inspirational decorating photos and ideas from so many of our favorite magazines, stores, etc., and Southern Living being one of them! :-) 

I discovered in an article by Southern Living recently their, "Top 10 Holiday Decorating photos pinned on Pinterest".  Look at the great holiday decorating photos below by Southern Living, some wonderful ideas to decorate your home this holiday season. 

 Red & Gold Christmas Tree

Give the traditional red and green color scheme a twist by using only red and gold ornaments on the tree, so that the pine needles, gift ribbons, and threads of green in the tartan blanket are the only green elements. This look proves that a nostalgic color scheme can be updated for a fresh, modern look.

 Make Your Own Magnolia Wreath

Magnolia wreaths are gorgeous, but they can be expensive to buy. Learn the easy way to make them yourself and save money.

 Wrap Gifts in Burlap

Send your guests away with something thoughtful to mark the occasion by wrapping a simple vase in burlap. Tuck in some holly and Star of Bethlehem for added Christmas embellishment, and display them by the door or gate so that friends can pick them up as they depart.
 Candy Cane Place Card Holder

An elegant and simple DIY project! Secure three mini candy canes with double-sided tape to make easels for place cards.

 Put Out Christmas Lanterns

Arrange a grouping of festive lanterns at your entryway for quick-and-easy holiday style. Consider using flameless candles as a worry-free alternative to regular pillars.

 Hang Twinkling Lights

Hang twinkling Christmas lights on a fountain or stone wall in the garden to create a striking winter focal point from your patio or porch. Even if it’s too cold to entertain outside, you''ll enjoy the soft cozy glow through the windows.

 Mistletoe Kissing Ball

Use your leafy bounty to craft an im-peck-able Christmas decoration.

 Peppermint Candy Centerpiece

To create this wintry centerpiece, place a low bowl of roses in a larger bowl and fill in between with mints.

 Lush & Sophisticated Mantel

To get this look, start with a store-bought garland. Space five pieces of water-soaked florist foam, secured inside cages, along the mantel. (Cover your mantel in plastic to protect it.) Cover the foam with pieces of store-bought garland.

Next, insert clipped magnolia, holly, pine, and cedar into the foam. Make loops from aspidistra leaves by poking the stems through the tips of the leaves. Insert the stems into the foam.

Complete the look by layering in milo, millet, and rose hips. On the sides of the garland, wire in items that don't require water. Fill in holes with more magnolia. Keep it looking fresh by misting with a preservative called Floralife Crowning Glory Solution.

 Rustic Wreath

Use a rough material, like burlap, to add some rustic charm to your wreath.

Special thanks to Southern Living and Pinterest for the inspirational decorating photos that inspire all of us holiday decorators to create! 

Now, let the holiday decorating begin in Charlotte, NC! :)

Tonia Mosteller
Holiday Decorator Charlotte NC