An unforgettable Christmas is built from love, compassion, and giving. Of course, we also love Christmas time for the twinkling lights, fresh trees, and familiar carols that make us feel warm year after year. Christmas is just around the corner, so here’s a little holiday decor inspiration to get you in the spirit wherever you are this holiday season.
From monochromatic Christmas decor to vividly colored holiday decorations, we found a few of our favorite places we’d love to call home for the holidays this time of year. Enjoy!
17 of our favorite modern Christmas decorations:
I’m dreaming of a gray Christmas. Really! White and gray guarantees the vivid Christmas tree gets all the attention, while fur textures add depth and warmth, balancing the austere color palette.
Feeling the winter blues? Try the ocean blues instead – we love the seafoam and bright blues present in this space. This nautical home rocked the look by adding starfish and jellyfish to their tree decorations, and hanging coastal-inspired stockings on the fireplace mantel.
Luxurious prints and textures
This year, neutral design inspiration continued deeper into color, texture, and aromas. This home made earth tones look fabulous by mixing and matching existing prints into their holiday decor. Want to achieve this look in your own home? See our guide to monochrome homes.
Dreaming of a white (and Gold) Christmas
There is something so soothing and warm about white decor paired with glowing, gold twinkle lights. This elegant living room seen in a snowy-white home in Norway has just that. We love how the room has been adorned with some vintage pieces that tie the decor to the past. Using delicate tulle to decorate the Christmas tree, stars, and candle light, this space embraces its Nordic inspiration.
Scandinavian Minimalism and Christmas
A Scandinavian-inspired Christmas is our minimalist choice this year. Inspired by Nordic design, this house, which overlooks an Oslo fjord shows how wood, fire, and light mix in an inspiring Christmas setting. Scandinavian design is all about reducing the amount of color and induce coziness —this Christmas decorating is no exception.
A new spot for Christmas oranges
One of the biggest Christmas traditions is receiving an orange in your stocking. Placed in the toe of a gift stocking, it symbolized gold and good prosperity. Perhaps that is what lead this family to display lemons and oranges in lieu of stockings. Tropical fruit comes in season in the wintertime, another reason it’s a wonderful choice for holiday decorating.
Classic tartan plaid
There are few patterns that are classic Americana like tartan plaid. This home plays up the green theme — mossy walls, bold plaid accents, and a vibrant tree. Ralph Lauren would be proud.
A crackling fireplace makes all the difference during cold winter evenings. Twinkle lights, lush garland, and feather accents give this fireplace a wild, fairy-tale-like vibe. For more mantel decorating ideas, see this article.
Sun-Bathed Modern Christmas
This family home perfectly suits two parents and their three children, gathering silver, gold and amber tones in a decor that feels both modern and timeless. We also love how easy the furniture can be moved and rearranged for different entertaining throughout the season.
Christmas tree under arched ceilings
But it’s not just the rounded ceilings that make this living room space so cozy. Warm neutrals and decor pair with traditional wooden accent furniture for a space that feels like a secret garden cottage. Furthering that point? The Christmas tree is dotted with birdhouses.
Balancing masculine and feminine
This ornate space beautifully unravels with flowers in both natural form on the mantel, and flower-shaped snowflakes punctuating the Christmas tree. Mosaic floors and wooden walls impose a masculine atmosphere. Flowers and a metallic gold and silver mix ensure the feminine side balances the welcoming space.
A casual Christmas home
The living room with a well-equipped classic library and a fireplace is the perfect place to enjoy Christmas with family and friends. A cozy rug, warm beams, and bright lights help create a magical atmosphere by decorating the fireplace mantel, Christmas wreath and beautiful wooden beams in this traditional living room.
A modern holiday
This industrial, modern living space guides natural light through mirrors and reflective windows. Furthering the modern style, geometric ornaments adorn the tree.
A comfortable, plush Christmas aesthetic can be achieved by choosing crocheted or knitted furnishings. Then, further warm up the space with candlelight and fireplace flames. Fluffy and cozy, this monochromatic living room dressed in wood is a cloud-like setting for any Christmas story.
A very vintage Christmas
Vintage furniture pieces and Christmas decor go together like marshmallows and hot chocolate. This home is no exception. Knit stockings soften the stair’s modern railing, while winter greenery remains a wonderful way to bring the outdoors in this Christmas. As long as you know these 10 color basics everyone should know, you will have an amazing time decorating your home this Christmas.
Don’t forget to deck the halls
Details make the Christmas decor complete, so don’t forget to decorate stairs — they’re the perfect link to upstairs decorating. We love the look of Christmas balls sitting on the steps that guide weary guests upstairs. However, we can’t image it’s so safe. So, you may want to stick with sticking them on walls.
The Christmas bedroom
Our final example of a beautifully decorated room for Christmas is one often forgotten: the bedroom. A cozy white bed with furry pillows and dotted with bright red pillow covers next to a small Christmas tree will have you dreaming about sugarplums all night. A great way to give a present to the child inside you.
Which one of these Christmas ideas is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you and find our how you decorated you home for the holidays.
Want more Christmas spirit? Take a look at our ideas for DIY minimalist decorations and let us know if you complete any of them!