Granted Christmas is that magical time of year but sometimes bringing out the traditional decorations can feel like a chore.
We’re exploring some ideas for non-traditional Christmas decorating that not only mixes up the magic but adds to it.
Starting with classic Christmas Tree, no color, all decked in white, this is a beautiful tree via Tickling and Toile.
Keeping the muted color them, here’s what the decor might look like with Beige or Celadon Casart Faux Linen wallcoverings.
Adding a little texture and background color keeps the tree the focus without changing the classic color theme.
But what if you like color on your tree? Well, why not consider color blocking? Not only is it in fashion but it’s a perfect substitute for the same-ole-same-ole.
We really like what Rose Notes has done with her tree and the smaller size.
Now, let’s consider how this tree might look with some Harlequin color in the background.
Rose Notes also has a great solution for storing ornaments according to color, which helps you find them later.
If you want to know what a larger tree might look like when color blocked, here’s a fine example from Inspired Charm.
What about going retro? Georgia Peachez really does it well with a faux white Christmas tree and antique ornaments.
There are so many colors you could go with here but picking up on the light blue / teal robin-egg color, we’ve shown a concept with the Ocean Ombré Gradient and with a Turquoise Quill pattern to play up on the bird ornaments used.
If you’d like to see a larger white faux tree, this is a great example from Shabby Fufu.
What if you’re a modernist?
Most of us have seen the huge Restoration Hardware catalog that landed with a loud thump at our doorstep. It’s so heavy you can use as a door stop. Most of the colors are muted and gray and some really work well for backdrops that bring contrast and enhance the lighted display of their simple branch trees.
However, most of us might not have dark walls like these. Here’s how you can get them, temporarily and then take them down (or keep them up) after the season or whenever you want a change.
Getting back to a traditional tree and decor, whether you glam it up this Christmas or pare it down, as seen in these two examples from Stylizimo and Pure Home, you can achieve a very festive look with minimal effort.
Just know you can also easily change the look so your traditional holiday decorating does not have to be the same each year. Mixing up the non-traditional makes the annual holiday decorating more fun with fresh new looks.