Via Cate St Hill
Tis the season for decorating! Christmas is just around the corner and holiday decorations are quickly going up. Instead of breaking out your usual traditional Christmas garb, it might be time to consider a more modern approach to styling for the holiday season. While traditions are typically familiar and comfortable, sometimes it’s refreshing to break them. So swap out your go-to festive gear for soft lights, natural materials, shiny metal, and pale hues for the fresh, modern Christmas that you’ve been dreaming of!
Bring Simplicity To The Table
Dining tables tend to be the focal point for the Christmas season, making them also a crucial styling space. When planning the design of your table, think less is more. Pick your favorite materials and colors and run with it. Natural materials and textures, metals, greenery, and ceramics are all great for the modern look. Add touches of brass with vintage, mid-century candlesticks. If you prefer . Bring the outdoors in by adding winter foliage. Twisted hazel stems, heather, statice, red berries are all stunning options. Want to add some warmth to your minimalist dining display? Give your seating some extra comfort by adding sheepskins and plush velvet cushions for a wonderful modern Nordic look.
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Be Selective With Your Wreath
Wreaths are one of the most recognizable Christmas motifs. The holidays wouldn’t be the same without them. Instead of doing away with these beloved displays of lush greenery, tone them down a notch for a more modern take. If you want to fully embrace the minimal approach, pair an eye-catching metal like gold or copper with some simple touches of greenery. To add a little bit more, dress your wreath up with a single light chain or tuck in some dark purple astilbe, baby’s breath, or soft ruscus for a festive pop of color.
Via Freckle and Wulf
Photos via Freckle and Wulf
Embrace Tree Alternatives
If you’re someone who hates clutter and wants to avoid the mess of constantly having to clean up pine needles, then opting for a Christmas tree alternative might be for you. There are so many out-of-way modern replacements to the traditional tree. Create your very own tree make-shift tree wall hanging out of some loose garlands. Build a modern-looking wooden tree frame like this incredible one at Ikea. Add a tree shaped shelf to your wall. These sustainable and tasteful alternatives can be used again and again.
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Use Your Walls
Don’t forget about your walls when decorating. Adding festive statement pieces to a gallery wall or as a stand-alone vignette is amazing for integrating your own personal style a seasonal mood. Subtle and tasteful hints of festivity are the way to go when decorating for a modern Christmas.
Tone Down The Tree
If you want to give your Christmas tree a more modern look, the key is simplifying. When picking out your perfect tree, keep in mind that sparser trees work great for achieving that modern minimalist aesthetic. Using fewer ornaments or ones that follow a similar style or color palette will have your Christmas centerpiece looking fresh and chic. If you are having a hard time staying true to a style, try focusing on a monochrome or neutral color scheme with mixed metal pieces or ceramic ornaments. Store your tree in a terracotta pot, wooden crate, or woven basket for the perfect mix of modern Scandi and rustic charm. If you prefer to keep some traditional touches, use a geo-inspired textile or cozy fur statement tree skirt to add some pops of color and pattern.
Photos via Digs Digs
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