Published on November 18, 2018

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With nostalgia playing such an integral role in the season ahead, the idea of straying from tradition can be a challenging one. For those who find themselves ingrained in the idea of decorating with a reserved palette of red, gold, and green, it’s time to rethink your approach.  

This year, we’re swapping out the established color scheme of the season for a slightly more moody and dramatic one. Inspired by IKEA’s Vinter 2018 collection, no less, we sought out the necessities that would invite a fresh perspective to the holiday scene.

Need a little more convincing? Read on to see how we’re rethinking the traditional holiday palette.

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Glass Ornament, AYTM, $20

Crafted of fine blown glass and secured on a delicate brass chain, this isn’t your ordinary Christmas tree adornment.

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Christmas Tree Blanket, Ferm Living, $62.81

With its gold embroidery and blush-toned palette, this Scandi-chic tree skirt is anything but expected.

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Totem Candles, Areaware, $12

Rethink the traditional centerpiece and opt for an eclectic display of saturated candles in place of the standard floral display. Mix and match pieces that come in varying heights for a truly ambient tablescape.  

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Christmas Tree Foot, Ferm Living, $90.22

Here’s a Christmas tree stand you won’t want to hide under a tree skirt. Bonus points for the brass finish and the way it conveniently complements the colors of the tree.

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Fringe Stocking in Rose Bisque, Anke Drechsel, $250

Who says stockings can’t double as a decorative focal point? This luxe, velvet piece, with its vibrant fringe detail, promises a refreshing take on the holiday staple.

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Faux Blue Berry Spray, Anthropologie, $58

This isn’t your ordinary holiday green. With its speckled hints of blue and delicately faded color scheme, this spray is the ideal addition to the fireplace mantel or holiday tablescape.

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Swap your go-to holiday dinnerware for something a little more dramatic. A dark velvet tablecloth, matching plates, and gold-toned accents will give the typical setup a well-deserved upgrade.

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Frosty Asparagus Wreath, Terrain, $68

Add this dried and waxed asparagus wreath to a tired doorway for a bold dose of drama.

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Marquina Glass Swirl Ornament, CB2, $4.76

A typical glass ornament is reinvented with a marble-inspired finish and a daring black hue. Pair with this bone china swirl option for a truly dynamic duo.


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