Up the Holiday Drama: How to Decorate with Feather Trees

If you’re the type who cringes at Christmas songs before Thanksgiving (no judgment), this festive – but not too festive – detail might be suitable for your minimalist décor.

Bold (sans jarring holiday color) feather trees invoke “a white, wintry setting with lots of textures,” writes stylist and Rue Living Inspirer Matthew Mead. “Everlasting and non-shedding, these trees look spectacular the whole month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So versatile and eye-catching that they make a great focal point almost anywhere.”

Want specifics? Mead’s telling.

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Festive up a Guest Room
“Consider single trees to dress up a buffet table or bedroom bureau, or do multiple trees in a large open window or across the top of an oversized mantle.”

Bring It to Dinner
“Create an instant centerpiece by placing the smaller feather tree in a large bowl. Surround with small wrapped packages and faux snow. Use on a coffee table, console, or in a foyer perched on a stool.”

Illuminate
“A white feather wreath adds instant softness to a winter-white table. Place in the center of a dining table and outfit with a hurricane and battery-operated pillar candle. Easy table décor – without ever adding water.”

Visit The 12 Days of Merry: Festive Floral Touches Boutique on Tuesday, November 19, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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Matthew Mead is a stylist, writer, author, photographer, and lifestyle editor. The former style editor of Country Home magazine and co-editor in chief of Flea Market Style magazine (2010), Matthew is also a regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and Victoria magazine. Matthew has written several books and produced countless magazine spreads and ad campaigns for noted companies such as Pottery Barn, Dove Chocolate, Target, and Stonewall Kitchen.

November 19, 2013