9 Christmas Decorating Ideas to Steal from Dana Wolter

Dana Wolter purple Family Room decorated for Christmas

Dana Wolter

I’m having a gorgeous holiday moment, listening to inspiring Christmas music (have you heard this version of “O Come All Ye Faithful?”) and flipping through the December issues of my favorite shelter magazines. Birmingham designer Dana Wolter shared the secrets of her holiday decor in a recent issue of Southern Living I just devoured, and I thought you may enjoy pinning these stunning visions of her elegant home in its royal purple velvet glory, with its lovely and unique Christmas decorations. There are some home decor suggestions sprinkled in with affiliate links…for which you won’t pay extra, yet I’ll earn a few pennies as I deliver the daily lovely. 🙂

From Ms. Wolter’s bio: Known for her chic Southern style, Dana is a Birmingham, AL, award-winning designer. She and her team create elegant, inviting, functional homes that are centered around each client’s personal definition of living well. Living well for some may mean a luxurious, custom home specifically designed for their family. For others, it may be a home that’s an oasis, a haven from the world. Dana works to support the client’s own definition by giving meaning to life through the home.

Source: Southern Living (Photography: Laurey W. Glenn)

Wood angel with trumpet suspended from ceiling in Christmas decorated room by Dana Wolter

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


Suspend a Cherub (or Wings or an Elf) From the Ceiling.

Here’s an option that can remain in your room all year through…

Christmas decorations and purple velvet in Dana Wolter Stair Landing Seating Area

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


Add Height & Architecture with Branches.

Isn’t this teepee-garland-nest-for-presents divinely rustic and marvelously juxtaposed with the curvy sumptuous seating? Notice the red ribbon is a sophisticated, rusty hue…and who would think to place this happy nail-studded ottoman upon a beautiful happy red rug like this? Genius, and I can’t stop staring and imagining myself sipping and smiling in the happy vignette!

“I believe in living well in a home that is centered around what is important to you. A home that is beautiful and functional for everyday living and entertaining, a place to retreat and make memories with family and friends.”

Christmas decorations and gold accents in Dana Wolter Living and Dining Room

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter

Postell Velvet Arm Chair

Velvet Arm Chair (if this popular chair is out of stock, be sure to pin the image to save and return to later!)


Never Underestimate an Elegant Trinity: Gold, White, and Green.

Christmas decorations and eclectic design in Dana Wolter Foyer Seating Area

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


A Simple Garland on Stairs.

Christmas decorations and rustic wood island in Dana Wolter white kitchen

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


Subtle Green Accents on Pendant Lights & From Sparkling Water Bottles.

Christmas garland and Christmas trees on dining table with Kitchen Banquette - Dana Wolter

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


Red is Purely Optional at the Holidays.

Holiday Cards Display in beautiful kitchen by Dana Wolter decorated for Christmas

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


Prominently Placed Christmas Cards & Photos.

Magnolia Leaf Tree Christmas decoration on dining table - Dana Wolter

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


Create a Tree from Leaves!

Neutral Bedroom with Linen Headboard and fresh green garland decorated for Christmas - Dana Wolter

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter


Drape a Bed with Fragrant Greenery.

Gorgeous minimal and neutral kitchen with light natural wood cabinets - Dana Wolter

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Dana Wolter

I couldn’t resist including the kitchen above designed by Dana Wolter with its breathtaking natural wonder and beauty.

Isn’t her elegantly holiday decorated home one for the books?

For more inspiring holiday decor, visit:

Swedish Christmas Decorations

Rustic Christmas Decor

Beautiful Front Door Christmas Decorations

9 Christmas Decorating Ideas to Steal from a Designer

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Peace to you right where you are.




  1. Rhonda
    November 30, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I’ve never been a fan of purple until now. The foyer is breathtaking! I may go all Oprah, and use the color purple next year! 🙂

    • michele
      November 30, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      Haha! You write great copy, Rhonda! xox

  2. Carol
    November 30, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Oh sure. This kinda makes me depressed. All this is for wealthy folks. Yes,it’s beautiful, but looking at it doesn’t make me happy.

    • michele
      November 30, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Hi Carol. You’re always gonna find fantasy here on Hello Lovely. I certainly can’t afford most of the lovely projects I post about but I admire without needing to acquire. Many of the ideas I share are no cost: i.e. skip the red in favor of gold, green and white, bring in tall branches from outside (I have a million) to form a teepee with garland, make a tabletop christmas tree from leaves.

  3. January 1, 2018 / 7:58 am

    What a beautiful peaceful bedroom. Love , love that Chandelier!!!!

    • michele
      January 1, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Thanks for reading, Sherry! 🙂

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