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Decorist® designers show us how to create 4 magical looks with H for Happy™, our new fun and festive collection

Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it the same way every year. The new H for Happy collection is brimming with wonderfully imaginative decorations and trimmings, bringing us so much inspiration for the holidays. Here, the Decorist for Bed Bath & Beyond design team shares 4 unique ways to decorate a tree, from a truly traditional style to one that’s magnificently modern.

truly traditional

Create a timeless holiday moment with a palette in shiny red and green, topped off with an assortment of cheery garlands. Be sure to balance the bright colors with some neutral ornaments in whites and creams, while strands of warm, twinkling white lights help the decorations really shine. Tuck a few beautifully wrapped packages in the same color scheme beneath the tree, grab a cup of hot cocoa and snuggle in for a holiday to remember. After all, a good classic never goes out of style and works with any design scheme in your home.

wonderfully whimsical

Want to try out a different look this year? While we love traditional holiday decorations, there is something really special about trying an unexpected color. A rose gold tree can completely transform a room, and it makes decorations pop even more – especially if they’re in a playful combination of candy colors. Icy blues, bubble gum pinks and lemon drop yellows feel fresh and fun. Tie the room together by using the same bright palette in your other holiday accents. The more the merrier indeed, with this fun take on the season.

creatively crafty

When it comes to the holidays, there is nothing like the magic of gathering around a tree that’s full of memories. Preserve the wonder of childhood and add instant cheer with decorations that have a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind feel. Charming animal ornaments, bright paper lanterns in wintery jewel tones, and strings of pom-pom garlands will bring out the kid in all of us. Dress up your gift wrapping with the same DIY theme. Tip: Try tying one of the colorful ornaments onto a present wrapped in brown craft paper, or instead of ribbon, wrap up a gift in a pom-pom garland.

magnificently modern

If you’re hoping to turn up the style this year, arrange your metallic ornaments in a gradient ombré pattern. The design looks super chic, especially when placed on a rose gold tree. Stick to a monochromatic palette in elegant hues for an extra modern and sophisticated vibe, and keep the backdrop neutral with strands of white lights. To create the ombré effect, choose ornaments in various sizes and hang them close together for maximum impact, layering two or three on a single branch. A sprinkling of sparkly snowflake ornaments will add to the winter wonderland vibe. For an extra dose of stylish holiday cheer, carry the same snowy palette into your gift wrap!