Hello and happy December! It’s hard to believe the end of the year is upon us already, isn’t it? I’m Dawn, from DesigningDawn.com, back again with another monthly mood-board for your decoration inspiration. If you’ve missed any of my previous inspiration posts here on Remodelaholic, you can always check those out here.
This month, I’ve been thinking a lot about Holiday decor, as have most people. I love traditional Christmas decor, full of burgundy and forest greens, creams and gold. But you see so much of that this time of year, that for my mood board this month, I really wanted to branch out to some more unexpected and modern Christmas decor inspiration. I started by rounding up some inspiration images below. I think there is a lovely holiday feel to them all, even though none have a ‘traditional’ seasonal style.
You see what I mean? Isn’t it fun how festive they feel, despite having a modern spin on a classic Christmas? I wanted to create that same feeling with my mood board this month, and I came up with the collection below: A Modern Christmas, with fun, eclectic decor.
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Tips for Modern Eclectic Holiday Decorating
The easiest way to get an updated Christmas look is to start with an updated color pallet. In the mood board above, I did use red and green, but not the deep burgundy and forest green of a traditional holiday color scheme. Instead, I swapped them out for shades of spring green and persimmon to echo the Christmas feeling, but in a brighter tone. Then I threw in aqua and gold to round it out. The aqua works well, bringing in the feeling of ice and snow, and gold (or anything sparkly) is always a safe bet around the holidays!
To keep it modern, I also steered clear of traditional Christmas patterns, like fair isle, and opted instead for bolder geometric graphics like broad stripes and number motifs, which are fun all year round, but tend to bring to mind Advent Calendars as Christmas approaches.
The clean lines of the furniture in the room help keep it feeling updated, and I decided to echo that in the rest of the decor too. Like a simple graphic garland and those amazing brass wall hooks. How great would your stockings look hanging from those babies?
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As always, thank you to the Remodelaholic team for having me here each month. If you like what you see, be sure to visit me over on my blog, DesigningDawn, or follow along on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. I hope you have a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday season! See you in the new year!
Looking for more ways to make your Christmas decorating a bit more unique and outside the traditional? Try these:
Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog, ADaesthetic.com, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.