It's always fun flipping through an IKEA catalog, looking at all the new stuff, and imagining how it might look in our own home. Their winter holiday collection is an extra bonus this time of year, filled with festive decorations and — most importantly — fresh decorating and styling ideas.
Above, garland hung from the ceiling above, and around doorways, is perfect when space is at a premium.
Create a unique decorative element on the wall using leftover ornaments.
String a series of different shaped bulbs together, and suspend vertically to create a modern garland.
Make holiday packages your decorations by stacking them all together against a wall. You won't have to buy other decorations, and it forces you to do your gift buying and wrapping before the last minute.
Have a smaller tree? Stick it in a regular planter versus a tree stand.
Traditional colors are great, but don't limit yourself to red and green. Pastels this year? Why not?
But if you go with a limited color scheme, or use the same shape repeatedly, mix up sizes, materials, and/or finishes instead.
String lights over furniture and decor that's already in your house. They make ordinary items special for the season.
Mood lighting is just as important as the stuff you use, so turn off the overhead and get cozy with your family using candles.
When creating a vignette or decorating your mantel, cluster items in odd numbers, which is more appealing to the eye.
When in doubt, go with all white decorations. It looks great in any home, and really stands out beautifully against a dark green tree.
Re-edited from a post originally published 11.11.15-NT