The old-fashioned Christmas is back

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM.

Barley said that includes all hues of red from the shiny and bright to the deeper burgundies and merlots; they're all hot.

"The old fashioned Christmas look is back in," he said.

And to spice it all up, glitter will be everywhere.

"Anything with glitz or glitter is also in," he said, "along with peacock feathers."

Barley demonstrated how easy it is to assemble your own swag or decorate a plain wreath for a fraction of the cost you would expect to pay at a store for the finished decoration.

"The swag is so versatile," he said. "You can use it over a door, over a mirror, or just hang it on the wall. It has multiple uses."

Another new trend, he said, is using silver and gold together.

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