This fabulous holiday decorated home is that of Mary Carol Garrity, the entrepreneur behind Nell Hill’s home decor shop, located in Atchison, Kansas. The owner shares a tour of her festive Christmas decorated home and some excellent tips that may work in your home! In the image above, the front door sets an elegant tone, greeting guests with a square wreath and tidy topiaries in urns.
Aim High: A tree in an urn on a table adds drama, especially in a high-ceilinged room.
Splurge on stair rails: Go all-out with garland, a chandelier and other sparkly accessories.
Create vignettes: Small vignettes, such as this one with pinecones, nuts and cinnamon sticks in crystal apéritif glasses on a silver tray, add surprising and sparkling detail to a room.
Display heirlooms: Heirloom silver pieces make a pretty holiday tableau with family photos and ornaments.
Think small: Holiday decorating doesn’t have to be elaborate. This tiny natural arrangement in a clear bowl reinforces the season in a big way.
Decorated kitchen: Black-and-white ribbons echo this kitchen’s color scheme, dressing the chandelier and chair backs for Christmas.
Use what you have: A use-what-you-have philosophy inspired a creamer “vase” hung from a chandelier.
Try slipcovers: Skirted slipcovers dress up living room chairs for the holidays.
Decorate a headboard: Faux candy letters spell “Christmas” on a headboard.
Bedeck a mirror: A guest bedroom mirror invites sugarplum dreams.
Try a tabletop tree: A tabletop tree and basket of presents await in the den.
Give warmth to a porch: Hot chocolate warms up conversations on the holiday-bedecked screen porch.
Decorate a birdbath: A birdbath overflows with large ornaments, berries and greens.
Photos: Midwest Living
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