Elegant Holiday Decorating Ideas

Turn your home into a polished, chic and festive oasis for the holidays with these elegant decorating ideas.
By: Charity Curley Mathews

Cuteness Counts

RMS user freshchickdesigns brought a wave of whimsy to her holiday decor with this brightly colored mantel scene.

Holiday Bells

Instead of bling, these decorative bells offer an authentic and frosty feel for the season.

Naturally Chic

Using neutral colors and golden lighting, RMS user Leanne Michael Interiors created a gorgeous dining area to remember during the holidays.

Bright and Cheery

RMS user ms mags brought a lively new trio of colors to her holiday dining table — pink, green and yellow — and it really worked.

Subtle and Chic

Adding twinkly garland to a candelabra is such a simple idea, but when RMS user allende sprinkled them throughout the room, she created an elegant space all around.

Meaningful Mantel

Using words, letters, songs or text is one of the hottest trends in holiday decor. In fact, RMS user greeneyedmom doubled up on her mantel messages.

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