Need some decorating tips to help you turn your house into an elegant winter wonderland? We've got you covered.

Deck the Table

The key to creating an aromatic, natural tablescape is layering elements in a similar color palette. A gold table runner creates an elegant base; a layer of fresh eucalyptus branches fills the room with a fresh, clean scent. Cinnamon-scented pine cones add a spicy holiday fragrance, while copper-pillar candles, gold berries and glass ornaments lend sparkle. A tall, sculptural reindeer candleholder can center the table while adding dash and height.

Ornamental Chandelier

Who says that a dining room's centerpiece has to be on the table? Give your dining room a glamorous makeover by decorating the chandelier. Hang oversized glass ornaments from the chandelier's outer arms with ribbon, varying the lengths as you go. For an extra touch of sparkle, drape strands of crystals or garlands of clear beads hung with smaller glass ornaments along the inner arms of the chandelier.

Christmas-Candy Topiaries

Creating candy topiaries couldn't be simpler. Just add Christmas-colored candies such as green gummy rings or red-and-white mints to foam topiary forms with quick-dry glue. Display completed topiaries on silver candle stands at various heights to create a sophisticated and sweet holiday centerpiece or mantel display

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