20 holiday decor ideas that AREN’T red and green
check out these 20 alternatives for when traditional color palettes leave you yawning.
Published Nov 24, 2015 5:00 AM
Go modern with graphic prints and electric brights for a non-traditional take on holiday decor.
For Scandinavian-inspired decor, stick with a mostly white palette and decorations that are simple and minimalist—like this understatedly festive holiday tree.
Copper is the new gold, and we’re loving this glamorous color palette marrying various shades of copper, teal, and blue.
When combined with winter whites, pastels take a new and soft approach to holiday decorating.
Create a chic black and white winter wonderland with an all-neutral palette.
If you crave color, dress a tablescape with alternative hues that pack a serious pigment punch like plum, fuchsia, and persimmon.
Swap red for various shades of pink and magenta for a modern twist on tradition.
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.
Trade in traditional “Christmas green” for higher volume chartreuse. Pair with white for a modern color palette with pop.
Decorations in black and gold add drama and a touch of sophistication to holiday decor.
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.
For a rustic touch, try shades of white and gray, which creates a cozy, snow-covered-countryside feel.
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.
Let textiles do the talking with seasonal black and white prints—a simple holiday decor idea with graphic edge.
Add a touch of French-country to your holiday routine. Go rustic with simple greenery, creamy whites, and minimal decor.
Try Scandinavian with a twist, with a palette in winter white and soft pink.
Forget color palettes and traditional holiday decorations altogether, and stock up on piles of oh-so-festive string lights instead.
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.
Here is another take on black plus metallics, proving that holiday decor is still seriously glamorous without any red or evergreen in sight.
When in doubt, bring the outside in. This cozy minimal tablescape has us dreaming of chillaxing fireside in a snowbound ski chalet.