The Christmas season is officially in full swing and the decorating team at Lary’s Designs are busy little bees.  Over the next several weeks I will be writing about and showcasing homes that I and the crew at Lary’s Designs will be decorating for the holiday season.  I will be giving you a special peek inside some of the most beautiful homes in the Houston area and allowing you to see what the clients have chosen to decorate their Christmas trees and holiday décor with.  Additionally, I will be highlighting actual merchandise that you can purchase straight from Lary’s Designs.

Looking for Christmas decorating inspiration? Look no further and keep reading Kimmothy Creates every week for insight to decorate your own home for the holiday season.

Let’s take a look at the first home and see how the client chose to have a cohesive look in decorating the Christmas tree and mantel. So let’s get started, shall we?

Christmas trees are the centerpiece of the holiday season. A beautifully decorated Christmas tree will evoke memories of the holidays for years to come.  Nothing is more nostalgic than a bright red and shiny gold holiday palette. This creates a lavish feel without overwhelming the room.

Gold and Red Christmas Tree

Fill the tree with beautiful white lights and ornaments intermingled with ribbon. A dazzling hue of gold ribbon pops perfectly—anything darker or lighter would fade into the tree.  The long, cascading tendrils of this gorgeous gold ribbon add a nice look. Different shapes and sheens make this tree interesting.  The glittered ornaments and mercury glass balls lend a glimmering and glamorous feeling. The customer loves having birds incorporated into the Christmas tree because they hold a special memory for her.

Skip the common metal tree stand, and give your tree a unique base by anchoring it in a large container such as a fancy urn for an elegant look. This allows your creative and individual style to be fashionably displayed.

Christmas Tree with Urn

The Christmas season also means cozy nights spent by the fire. Which means your fireplace and mantel need to be decked out in the holiday spirit too. Just like your tree, the fireplace mantel is very much the heart Christmas. And when it comes to planning Christmas decorations, there is no doubt that this space should be at the very top of your to-do list.

Mantel done in red and golds

When it came to decorating mantel number 2 for this formal living room, rich red tones in ribbon were used to compliment the room and echo the colors in the tree. Instead of hanging a traditional wreath over your mantel, layer boughs of pine garland with gorgeous gold and glass balls hanging delicately from it. It’s a simple way to show off your aesthetics. This look proves that a nostalgic color scheme can be updated for a fresh, modern look.

Christmas mantel
Christmas Mantle and Fireplace

If you love nothing more than a dose of glitz and glam in your home, consider the gold and red Christmas décor for your home this year.

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