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Where to Shop for Modern Holiday Decor

When it comes to holiday decor, some standard styles persist year after year. Of course, glossy metallics abound and a smattering of red and green is a perpetual classic. But even among the traditional holiday colors and styles, there is a way to decorate that can feel especially fresh. After many years of pared-back looks, a lush, maximalist look has made a big resurgence, layering rich textures that include glossy brass alongside fluffy blankets and warm woods. Try incorporating a geometric, clean-lined take on a Christmas tree shape but done in a sleek material like lacquer, lucite, or metals—or go the textural route with folded paper designs. Either way, incorporating some of these modern holiday decor items will refresh your home’s holiday style in a flash. Read on to see where to shop modern holiday decor to give your space an instant upgrade.


While you may think of H&M as the mecca for inexpensive wardrobe refreshing, the home department is also a great place to shop. This holiday season, the store offers up a variety of textures and styles that feel very on-trend — and none of it will break the bank, of course. Imagine clusters of shiny gold candlesticks mixed with glossy black glass candleholders, or glossy golden vases mixed with black glass orbs and paper trees. A luxe fluffy throw or two round out the textural approach to holiday vibes.


This home design chain is a great resource for contemporary takes on holiday classics, like this smokey blue lucite nutcracker or travertine stone Christmas trees. If you like your tree to take a polished, coordinated look, peek through the store’s ornament selection — we are partial to the wavy matte white porcelain balls, the vintage-meets-modern glass icicle styles, and eye-catching geometric black and white options, but most of the available choices are a strong choice for modern design lovers. (This store also offers a small-but-mighty selection of chic menorahs — try this brass version, or this wave bronze take.)

West Elm

A stalwart in the home space for traditional-meets-modern with a midcentury bent, West Elm is well worth a look for holiday decor items that perfectly fuse classic design with modern contemporary flourishes. Some of the highlights incorporate natural materials, textural flourishes, and geometric patterns that give old standbys a fresh take. We love this walnut-stained wood slate Christmas tree stand for a midcentury holiday vibe. Add a glossy brass reindeer or two for a touch of whimsy that’s at once retro and modern, then deck your tables with geometric patterned plates in crisp red and cream. If you have the space, give a corner of your home over to the textural folds of these paper floor trees.

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