Christmas is all about creating a warm, vintage vibe that promotes feelings of nostalgia. While this is easy to achieve in a traditional setting, it can become challenging if you have a modern décor. The clash of old and new may work, but only if you do it right.
If you are feeling challenged when trying to create a Christmas look in a modern home, never fear. The tips in this article will help you get the look you are going for.
Geometrics are big this year and they go hand in hand with modern décor. There are endless ways you can incorporate the geometric look into your Christmas decorating scheme.
Hang ornaments on the tree that feature pyramid or even cubed designs. Simple triangular trees can be placed around the home to provide a decorative edge. Wreaths are the perfect circle, but don’t overdo it. When it comes to modern design, the simpler the wreath, the better.
It’s All About the Containers
It’s easy to put a modern spin on containers like Christmas tree planters and candleholders. Instead of going for an antique look, try something bold and modern. A plain bright red or green will be perfect. You can go outside the box by adding festive paint splatters that will make these containers look like a work of art.
Make Your Own Modern Art
If you are crafty, you may be able to make your own modern art. Even if you are not a great painter, you can create a seasonal collage using pieces of cards, colorful glass and other materials. This will provide a great multi-media look.
You also may be surprised to find out how well a children’s drawing can replicate modern art. Consider placing a piece your child made in a sleek frame to see how it looks with your seasonal décor.
Modern Table Settings
There are several things you can do to make your table setting look modern.
Modern is all about simple, vibrant colors. Think of a table setting that is all red with accents of yellow and purple that take the monochromatic look outside the box.
Alternately, you can do a mix and match with a bright green tablecloth, red dishes and blue centerpieces. The right combination will make your table look stylish without being tacky.
Centerpieces can be placed on the dining room table or anywhere in the house. For the ultimate in modernity, think of sparse winter scenes. A group of trees inside a glass dome will provide the perfect vibe. Alternately, you can create triangular shapes and hang a single ornament from the top to create a look that is wonderfully odd and trendy.
Modernism and Christmas may not go hand in hand, but the tips in this article will help you bring the season in to the current century. What will you be doing to get the perfect blend of old and new?