A Whimsical Twist on Traditional Christmas Decor

A Whimsical Twist on Traditional Christmas Decor

whimsical christmas decor

Traditional green and red Christmas decorations do not have to be boring!  You can incorporate these tried and true holiday colors in a way that feels fresh, fun, and absolutely fabulous.  Add some sparkle, add some whimsy, add some silver and gold – the only limit to this holiday season’s decor is your own imagination.

Ready your address book because after you’re finished, all that will be left to do is throw a party!

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These are holiday decorations I put together for clients of mine.  They live in a transitional style home, which means they have combined traditional pieces with more contemporary ones.  Going really modern with the Holiday decor would feel out of place here, so I chose classic Christmas colors and decorations with a bit of a twist.

Personalized Christmas stockings are my favorite.  I love that 2 of the four stockings do not match.  You want to create an inviting, comfortable look when it comes to holiday decorating, and if things are too perfect, it will be hard for people to relax.  The sparkling reindeer on either side of the green, oversized wreath with a big red bow create a whimsical focal point.  I also placed reflective, silver glass vases in varying shapes and sizes with small red ornaments in them to add some pizazz to the mantel.

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The silver owl definitely adds a touch of whimsy to the mantel.  Within a more traditional decor motif, its fun to add a playful element to break it up and lighten it up.  I also placed some large green leaves with red ornaments interspersed throughout them to carry the green and red theme from the wreath right down to the mantel.  This creates a very cohesive look.

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Its all in the details, baby!

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I stayed with the green and red color scheme (with touches of silver to brighten it up) in the dining decorations.  Again, you want to continue color themes from room to room or your holiday decor will appear disjointed.

The dining table scape is simple, but a lovely focal point for guests to gather around.  It is a great height for conversation as it will not block anyone’s view.  I also added some simple decor on the adjacent table.  Its fun decorating areas that you know are going to be seen from the outside – such a fun and easy way to spread some holiday cheer.

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Who says ornaments are only for the tree?  Rules surrounding creativity are meant to be broken!  I love interspersing gorgeous holiday ornaments throughout my home in creative ways during the holidays.

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The mirror on the wall above the buffet table fit perfectly with the “traditional with a touch of whimsy” motif.  I placed a wreath in its center to make it a lovely focal point, and then added gorgeous silver candle stick holders with red candles in them to add a touch of sophistication.  This area begs for holiday cocktails!

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Here, I was able to showcase these lovely red and silver ornaments in a crystal bowl on the buffet table in the dining area.  (Note: Do not forget to decorate the buffet table!  It adds so much to the ambience around your holiday dining…)

Happy Holidays and happy holiday decorating from me to you!

For interior design or holiday decorating inquiries, please email us at minhnuyet@minhnyethardy.com.

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There are 3 comments

  1. It looks wonderful! I love all the red!

    Comment by Alexandra on December 9, 2015 at 12:08 am
  2. I love red, too! Combining traditional and contemporary styles creates such a fresh, new look. Have a great day!

    Comment by jaclyn thurmond on January 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm
  3. You just need a word that describes your art hmmm let me think of it…… UNPREDICTABLE DESIGN. And so amazing. You made such a good effort to shape your Christmas to be more of a joy.

    Comment by Safavieh Shag Sg511 Silver Rug on March 11, 2016 at 7:26 am