You don’t need a mantel to hang your stockings for St. Nicholas. A banister is one option, and if you don’t have a staircase, pretty much any wall will do. Find the sofa here and the velvet pillow here. Photo by Frank Frances.
Christmas is a time of traditions—but every tradition started as something new. So if you’re looking for fresh ways to dress up your home this holiday season, these photos might provide some inspiration. Want more suggestions? Book a free appointment with the pros at One Kings Lane Interior Design.
No tree? No problem! Attach string lights, tinsel, ribbon, or rope to a wall in a zigzag pattern reminiscent of an evergreen tree, then hang ornaments from it. We also love displaying ornaments in a cloche, as seen on the console table above. Photo by Jason Hamilton.
If you’ve got ’em—chic ornaments, that is—flaunt ’em. One way to do so: Dangle them from your light fixtures.
Even easier than hanging ornaments from your tree, your chandelier, or your banister is simply placing them in a bowl to add some Christmas spirit to a tabletop tableau.
Replace your table runner with a festive garland. Not only does it bring a touch of the outdoors in, but it’s also one less item you have to wash. Find the charger/place mat here, the blue dinner plate here, and the dessert/salad plate here.
Speaking of garlands, more is more during the holidays. Use them to frame a mirror, a doorway, windows, or artwork. Drape them over kitchen cabinets while you’re at it, or wind them around the posters of your bed. Photo by Tony Vu.
Wreaths aren’t just for doors and walls. Crown a figurine with greenery or hang a wreath as a necklace over a sculpture.
This idea works for just about any festive occasion; Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays… Use ribbon to tie a bow around chair backs, table legs, doorknobs, or anything else you fancy. (And how fun are those oversize ornaments dressing up the dishes?)