Holiday Style 2022: Winter Glam

Winter Glam decor blends glam style with wintry accents to create a unique look that celebrates the avant-garde. Echoing the calm beauty of freshly fallen snow, stark winter whites and cool neutrals are the base for this holiday motif. 

‘Tis the season to be jolly with a range of vibrant, whimsical, and nostalgic shades guaranteed to brighten your home for the holidays. Soothing hues and eye-catching decor set the tone for the Ward Parkway Brick room, decked out in the Winter Glam design. We mixed metals with white and sparkle for this look, much like we did in the Frosted Forest room, where the space is similarly bedecked in tone and formality.  

The Winter Glam look was brought to life in the Ward Parkway Brick room  

Building the Color Story  

Neutral tones and metallic accents create the decadent color palette of this New Traditional Christmas scheme. Polished metals like warm copper, shimmering gold, and bright silver are set in contrast to matte neutrals like earthy brown and winter white. Hints of natural green soften the look and add a fresh element to the palette. 

A bar cart is nestled next to the tree, a welcome sight for holiday guests 
Gold ornaments spill from the tree into baskets below 

Trimming the Winter Glam Tree 

A Winter Glam Christmas tree unites art and nature in a unique aesthetic that embraces the unconventional. Although this design is truly over the top, we incorporated some natural elements to ground the look. There is an ordinary Christmas tree under all those picks and ornaments, after all!  

Sumptuous shades of gold glimmer in the boughs as ornaments, ribbons, and picks drip from the branches. We used several different pick varieties for a full and layered look. And because we wanted an ‘over the top’ look, we chose two symmetrical trees flanking the fireplace.

Golds, silvers, and bronzes are a natural pair to the Ward Parkway Brick colored ceiling  
Two glam trees flank the fireplace, surrounded by baskets of baubles  
Layers of metallic branches, picks, and ornaments adorn the Winter Glam tree 

The Makings of a Mantelpiece 

When decorating your mantel in a glam motif, negative space is your biggest ally. Choose a few key items to display and use empty spaces to maintain an uncluttered design. We chose a cluster of ornaments in golds and pearly whites, centered for a balanced look, atop a bed of ample garland. Matching greenery is draped over the top of the focal-point mirror, adding to the seasonal opulence. Symmetrical gold candlesticks flank the mirror, maintaining the balance of the look, creating height to the design – and leveling up the glam factor. 

Ornaments flow over the side of the mantel in this cluster, centered above the fireplace. 

Decking the Halls in Winter Glam  

Winter Glam Christmas decor displays artful renditions of holiday silhouettes. Figurines and sculptural pieces like reindeer and pine trees add seasonal charm to your room. Mix metallic accents with matte neutrals to create visual contrast with a glam edge.  

In this coffee table display the greenery balances the design, making it a true statement piece. Without it, the trees might have blended into the mix of metallics in the background throughout the room. In a sense, Winter Glam wouldn’t be nearly as alluring without first creating this harmony.  

Metallic trees in an updated silhouette add a glam edge to this coffee table design 
Winter Glam decor touches every surface in the Ward Parkway Brick room for a full festive look 

Gilding a Glam Tablescape  

Carry the design throughout the house and elevate the mood of your dining room with a beautiful tablescape that simply exudes winter elegance. Draw design inspiration from your festive home decor to create a Winter Glam tablescape fit for a chic celebration. Get creative with metallic accents like baubles, figurines, candle holders, and napkin rings. Then tie in a natural element with sprigs of fresh greenery.  

Combine simple dinnerware with glitzy charger plates to create a layered look that is inviting and warm but not overdone. An ornament at each place setting is a personalized touch that could double as a party favor! In this design, a spindly pine tree is the backdrop for a festive deer peeking out from behind a statement candelabra.  

Earthy elements are at play in this tablescape, grounding the done-up glam design 
Metallic details and a stately ornament dress up this place setting for a glam display 

There are so many details to the Winter Glam look! Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments. Until next time, happy decorating!