The Nativity set determines the color palette on the mantle. It is jewel toned as is the oriental rug. Vintage glass beads are draped below the mantle. I've added tarnished silver, real greens, little white lights and large size ornaments. I kept the vintage cranberry glass vases. Hoping to get sticks with the little white lights on them to put in the vases to add more height to the arrangement and to reflect in the mirror. The jewel tones dictated that I move the primary color and Santa theme stockings from the mantle to the partial stairway railing...not done yet:(
In the dining room, added red shades and ornaments to the chandelier and embellished with chartreuse green vintage glass beads.
I guess you can tell I love red. On the kitchen counter, I use items which are around all year, then enhance them with some cookie cutters and favorite Christmas mugs collected through the years.