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Unique Christmas Ideas That Celebrate Modern Design

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a popular time to begin decorating the house for the holidays. Are you looking for some unique Christmas ideas to spruce up the holiday decor you display year after year? Try adding some modern flair into the mix. Today’s featured projects and decorating concepts are unexpected, unforgettable, and all-around fabulous! Keep reading to discover holiday inspiration of the modern kind…

Geo Style

Let’s start by celebrating the power of geometry! Happy Mundane blogger Jonathan Lo created and designed a geo holiday tree concept involving foam building blocks painted black and embellished with gold splatters. Whimsical and wonderfully modern!

Black, white and gold holiday tree from Happy Mundane

When mixed materials meet geo style, the results are nothing short of stunning. In the next image, we see holiday decor from CB2, which includes marble and brass, as well as cement candle holders with gold and silver accents:

Holiday decor in marble, concrete and brass

Also from CB2 is the angular vignette below, which features wooden trees and a nutcracker ornament against a backdrop of abstract skyscrapers:

Whimsical holiday decor from CB2

You can’t get more geo than these DIY Christmas Trees from Sugar & Cloth! Clear cones, spray paint, confetti and spray snow help get the job done, creating a colorful, sculptural spread that commands attention. [photos by Jared Smith]

DIY Christmas trees from Sugar & Cloth

Retro-Modern Flair

When retro charm meets modern flair, new design infuses concepts from the past. Pineapples are back in a big way, and these DIY ornaments crafted from pinecones are placed on a pink tree, creating an irresistible color explosion. Details at Brit + Co.

DIY pineapple ornaments from Brit + Co.

Here’s another retro tree with a touch of modern tropical styling, thanks to a tropical leaf tag that adorns a gift resting under the branches. Learn more about the photo book gift idea and see a series of beautifully styled pics at Proper.

Tropical retro holiday style from Proper

This dip-dyed hanging holiday decor from Paper & Stitch was created with paper ornaments dipped in an acrylic paint and water mixture, then tied together. The result is undeniably modern, but the paper ornaments evoke the feel of retro party decorations. An irresistible blend of old and new:

Dip-dyed hanging decor from Paper & Stitch

Party Vibes

The holiday season is festive, so don’t hesitate to incorporate party supplies into your decor. Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry has created an interesting styling concept for the 2015 holiday season. In a recent blog post, she writes, “I am falling in love with metallic wrapping papers, black and white patterns, and candied treats for the holidays this year. A combo that feels festively fun.” We couldn’t agree more!

Holiday styling from A Subtle Revelry

This Holiday Gift Bow Wall from Oh Happy Day proves that repurposing party supplies as decor makes for one interesting holiday wall installation:

Gift bow wall from Oh Happy Day

Did any of today’s holiday decor ideas inspire a project or design concept? Tell us about your favorites by leaving a comment below…

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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