I tried something new in my Christmas decorating around the house this year. Each room had a color theme (more or less): the living room was red, the family room was green, and the dining room was silver and gold.
I had red plaid pillows on the couch in the living room, red candles and a red tree skirt. In the family room I had green plaid pillows, green topiaries, and a green garland around the windows. In the dining room I had my silver and gold candlestick collection down the center of the table (with all white tapers) and a new gold Christmas tree in the corner with silver snowflake ornaments.
It was probably too subtle a scheme for anyone but me to notice, but I had fun doing it anyway. Nothing makes the house feel more cosy than a Christmas tree and twinkle lights. We added more garland and twinkle lights to the mix this year because we just can't get enough.
You'll notice we didn't put lights or ornaments on the bottom portion of the tree - that's thanks to little Bear. He's obsessed with the tree and the lights and we were worried lest he bite the lights and electrocute his fully self.
At least now when we catch him laying under the tree biting off the lower limbs (his new favorite past-time) we're not worried about sudden death.