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Go modern with graphic prints and electric brights for a non-traditional take on holiday decor.

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For Scandinavian-inspired decor, stick with a mostly white palette and decorations that are simple and minimalist—like this understatedly festive holiday tree.

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Copper is the new gold, and we’re loving this glamorous color palette marrying various shades of copper, teal, and blue.

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When combined with winter whites, pastels take a new and soft approach to holiday decorating.

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Create a chic black and white winter wonderland with an all-neutral palette.

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If you crave color, dress a tablescape with alternative hues that pack a serious pigment punch like plum, fuchsia, and persimmon.

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Swap red for various shades of pink and magenta for a modern twist on tradition.

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We’re loving this ultra-posh take on holiday decor in a palette of neutrals, metallics, and a small pop of teal (not to mention those textures!). Festive and top-shelf chic.

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Trade in traditional “Christmas green” for higher volume chartreuse. Pair with white for a modern color palette with pop.

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Decorations in black and gold add drama and a touch of sophistication to holiday decor.

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Metallics shine even brighter when paired with pops of hot pink—and not just for the holidays. We love this color combo year round, too. 

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For a rustic touch, try shades of white and gray, which creates a cozy, snow-covered-countryside feel.

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If it’s not Christmas without a little red, skip the green altogether and make it minimal. This Norwegian-inspired mantle—complete with a cozy stack of firewood—looks organic and lovely.

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Let textiles do the talking with seasonal black and white prints—a simple holiday decor idea with graphic edge.

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Add a touch of French-country to your holiday routine. Go rustic with simple greenery, creamy whites, and minimal decor.

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Try Scandinavian with a twist, with a palette in winter white and soft pink.

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Forget color palettes and traditional holiday decorations altogether, and stock up on piles of oh-so-festive string lights instead.

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For a simple holiday tablescape, lose the tablecloth and opt for all white dishes. Sprinkle a few Christmas tree baubles throughout the setting to create a festive mood.

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Here is another take on black plus metallics, proving that holiday decor is still seriously glamorous without any red or evergreen in sight.

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When in doubt, bring the outside in.  This cozy minimal tablescape has us dreaming of chillaxing fireside in a snowbound ski chalet.