Holiday Decorating: Simple and Spectacular IdeasBy Debbe Geiger
Want your home to look like it stepped out of the pages of a decorating magazine this holiday season? You don't have to hire a decorator. Just add an easy new twist to tried and true Christmas decorating traditions using these tips from the pros.
Choose the Best Colors for Your HomeDecorating with bright Christmas red and holly green is a holiday institution. But that doesn't mean those colors necessarily work well in your home. "Look at the color of each room," advises Robin LaMonte, principal designer for Rooms Revamped, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. "Take that color and decorate around it." For example, if your room is blue or mauve, use that color, plus accents of pinks, or rich burgundy, or white as your predominant color theme. Then add metallic accents like silver or pewter, burnished copper, brass, or gold to add sparkle, she suggests.