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Unique Christmas Decor Ideas for an Unforgettable Holiday

Love design? So do we! That’s why each holiday season, we at Decoist eagerly await the seasonal avalanche of festive ideas that will inevitably hit the blogosphere, as well as our favorite retailers! With much anticipation, we scan the design world for the best in new decor, DIY projects and overall holiday fabulousness. But then we take it a step further, selecting only the most unforgettable ideas–the game-changers that make a big impression with their originality.

That’s why today we cheerfully present a collection of 10 unique Christmas decor ideas. They represent the current season’s top design trends, the best in innovative style, and our favorite displays of seasonal creativity. Get ready to be inspired…

DIY Christmas Decor

We begin with a series of DIY projects, because–let’s face it–we live in a DIY world! And there’s been an explosion of amazing holiday projects for do-it-yourselfers, such as this holiday wreath tutorial from Design Love Fest. There’s nothing like fresh greenery! This easy DIY project involves a grapevine wreath base and the greenery of your choice. Don’t be afraid to let some of the greens go wild…

Holiday wreath DIY

You know those bottle brush Christmas trees you can buy in big packs at craft and hobby stores? Yes, the ones that are flocked with snow! Did you know that by soaking them in a solution of bleach and hot water, you can remove the store-bought color, then re-dye them in the shades of your choice?! We’re loving the blues and greens featured in this bottle brush tree DIY from A Beautiful Mess

Bottle brush tree DIY

Speaking of trees, don’t hesitate to put a few on your edibles this holiday season. Especially when you can make this amazing Christmas Forest Cake Topper featured at Oh Happy Day! The tutorial takes you through the steps needed to create several types of trees, all of which have a metallic shine that’s perfect for embellishing desserts with a retro modern look…

Christmas cake toppers

Marquee-style DIY projects are all the rage this season, and no project brings the look home quite like this Miniature Marquee Tree Garland DIY from A Subtle Revelry. Scrapbook paper in bright colors, a hole punch, Christmas lights and hot glue will get the job done. Along with a little patience. But the big payoff is SO worth it!

Marquee tree garland

A perfect way to celebrate the current metallic craze, this Balsa Wood Diamond Ornament from A Beautiful Mess is easy to create when you follow the tutorial steps. Don’t forget the gold craft paint, which gives this gem-like creation its signature color:

DIY gem ornament

Unique Holiday Decor Ideas

We now turn our attention from DIY projects to inspirational decor motifs that you can emulate at home. We’ve included helpful links should you be interested in purchasing any of the featured items below. Isn’t the holiday living room of Oh Happy Day blogger Jordan simply divine? Featuring glass ornaments, paper pendants and more from Serena & Lily, this space has a whimsical modern look that we find irresistible…

Festive holiday living room

How stunning is this decked out space below?! The centerpiece: a seasonal rug created with FLOR carpet tiles. In fact, Jenny from Hank & Hunt simply switched out a few triangular sections from the pink, red, blue and white rug in her dining room, and she had an instant holiday update!

Colorful holiday rug

We’ve been a wee bit obsessed with the mixed metallic offerings of chic modern retailer West Elm. And their Party in a Box allows you to get the look at home with flourishes such as paper balls, paper fans, champagne coupes, a cocktail shaker, a serving tray and more. Silver meets gold for a holiday look featuring one of today’s most popular color combinations!

Metallic holiday decorations

Another retailer with a distinct holiday look: Urban Outfitters. In fact, their eye-catching, playful holiday decor is affordable and truly unique. Below we see the Wooden Tree and Neon Ornament Set. Bring on the orange and day-glo pink!

Colorful holiday decor

We end with a tabletop vignette from CB2, which includes colorful dishware, as well as geometric faceted candleholders that epitomize clean-lined modern style. The bright colors and bold forms are hard to ignore. On a side note, we’re getting some amazing gift wrap ideas from the presents featured in the image…

Colorful holiday table

I don’t know about you, but I now feel inspired to put the finishing touches on my Christmas decor! I’ll let you in on a little secret: For my Christmas decorations this year, I incorporated a combination of colorful geometric items and silver- and gold-themed vignettes. You don’t have to limit yourself to one holiday motif. Especially if you have more than one room in your home! Have fun trying out a few different looks as you celebrate your style!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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