Modern Holiday Decorating Ideas

December 1, 2015

Tis the season to deck the halls of your home with fresh, affordable accessories.

Certain holiday traditions should never be changed: tree trimming, sleigh rides, and anything involving hot cocoa. But there’s no need to display decorations that look dated. This holiday season, fill your mantels and tables with festive finds that have a thoroughly modern point of view. Using the scenes below as a guide, incorporate these modern holiday decorating ideas among family favorites for a mix that reflects your personal style.

Superhero nutcracker saves the day!
Our new-fashioned take on the classic cracker goes incognito with a silver mask and a black cape. He’ll come to the rescue when there’s a nut to crack, but he also looks charming just standing by.

The Christmas tree meets the modern triangle.
An abstract version of the iconic Christmas symbol, our wood cut out trees look sharp when planted along a mantel or sideboard. Group various sizes together for a natural effect, and place them on books or other decorations to create a more interesting vignette.

Because world peace is on everyone’s mind.
Designed by Robert and Cortney Novogratz, this inner peace wreath reminds us of what’s most important in life. To make it twinkle at night, wrap this twig wreath in a string of lights and hang it above a fireplace or on a blank wall.

Mint makes everything fresh.
The coolest color you can add to a blanket of white is minty green. We incorporated the hue into a wintry tablescape with a hi-gloss tray and a mesh vase. Teal cube ornaments hang above, adding just enough color contrast to keep things interesting.

Sometimes slick conditions can be a good thing.
In this case, we’re talking about an architectural skyline candleholder, which shares the table with a modern paz white tree and paz clear tree and whirly hanging candle holder. But the most popular guys at the party: a minimalist snowman and his disco snowman friend.

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