Modern Holiday Decor
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Modern Holiday Decor

Finding holiday decorations that are modern and fit in with my existing decor can be somewhat challenging; my tastes lean more toward Swanky Penthouse or Groovy Downtown Loft than Santa’s Workshop or Rustic Cabin.  I also change the colors of my decorations every year.   This year the combination is gold, silver and white.  How can I make those colors modern holiday decor?

My favorite places to look for modern holiday decor are: West Elm, CB2, Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Ballard Designs, local home design boutiques and of course Target who knocks off everyone else.  Although stores like TJMaxx, Marshall’s and Home Goods cater more toward to the tchotchke crowd, it’s worth a look; often times I get lucky.

Since I don’t have a fireplace anymore, I used my coffee table as a display surface.  The gold tray and silver box are always on the coffee table, but everything else was added for Christmas.  I even changed out the coasters, although since  they fit with my overall decor I will keep them out after the holidays.  I love that the trees all have different textures.

Modern CoffeeTable Christmas Decor

candle – Anthropologie

boxwood ball – West Elm

coasters – Anthropologie

reindeer – Target

trees – Target

I added the peace wreath this year and I love it so much that it will be a permanent decoration and I will just take off the lights.  I love the scale,  it’s huge and makes a statement at the top of the stairs.

Modern Christmas Decor-Peace Wreath http://iamsherrelle

peace wreath – CB2

battery operated thin wire led lights – Amazon

I am always on the hunt for a great tree skirt that doesn’t look like an Ugly Christmas Sweater and I love this faux fur version; I see myself using this for many years to come.  Swanky.

Fur Tree Skirt

tree skirt – Pottery Barn

Hanging this garland of gold geometric cubes on my bannister instead of greenery keeps with my color scheme, is modern and also allows me to display holiday cards.

Christmas Bannister Decor

garland – Target

mini clothes pins – Michael’s

This red cabinet is a focal point in the room, so I thought it needed decoration.

Modern Christmas Decor-Gold Stars http://iamsherrelle

gold stars – Pier 1

And finally inspired by store window displays, I had the bright idea of stringing gold snowflakes from track lights in the ceiling with fishing rod line.  Not such a bright idea because it was tedious and sort of dangerous, but hey it looks great.

Modern Christmas Decor-Gold SnowFlakes

gold snowflakes – Target

As I have shown it’s possible to decorate for the holiday season and still retain the personality of your modern home!

Decorate your home for the holidays with modern holiday decor. - Sherrelle

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  • I have that gold garland! It’s up surrounding my desk for now. Love your decorations. Very seasonal, but cool! I like how you put the wreath up on the art wall.

  • Love the tree skirt. My dog would think that should be his new bed.

    • My dog usually tries to drink the water under the tree, but I think he is afraid of the tree skirt – he hasn’t gone near the tree this year at all!


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