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Modern Christmas Decor

Style with simplicity and ease this season with modern Christmas decorations. Balsam Hill®'s selection features nature-inspired pieces that bring cheer to spaces with minimal effort. Put neutral colors and wooden furnishings at the forefront for a modern holiday home design.

What is a Modern Christmas Décor?

Modern holiday décor emphasizes the "less is more" concept. From artificial Christmas trees with little to no ornaments to repurposing year-round accents for seasonal decorations, the modern theme presents a homey feel for family and guests alike. It presents an alternative calming and cozy atmosphere to an otherwise traditionally bold and bright holiday.

What is the Difference between Modern Christmas and Nordic Christmas Decorations?

The main difference between the two is the function they pose to people. These decorating styles are somewhat similar, but the key is finding contrast in the details. Modern Christmas decorations focus more on evoking space and lightness in your home. Functionality is also the main concern in choosing which ornaments and foliage to put up. Think an artificial tree displayed as is, then finished with a star tree topper. A simple pre-lit garland is draped over your fireplace, then Christmas stockings for trinkets are hung to complete the look.

The Nordic Christmas theme emphasizes coziness. It also combines elegance and simplicity in such a delicate manner, blending seamlessly with your existing décor. Think faux fur pillows and throws to complement your flocked Christmas tree. A seasonal flower arrangement of red magnolias is the focal point of your living room. Then, mimic the Northern lights with lanterns and overhead fixtures that emit a soft glow.

How Do You Decorate a Modern Christmas?

Make a big statement with small doses of holiday cheer. Start by choosing a high-quality artificial tree. Go for a sparse tree for a more organic look. Choose one that comes with built-in lights for convenience or string your own for more flexibility. Showcase its realistic foliage by leaving it as is or complementing it with a few rustic ornaments. Make sure to leave enough space in between branches to avoid making it look cluttered. Wrap presents in recycled brown paper or old newspapers, then place them at the bottom of your tree to create a unified look.

Opt for simple outdoor Christmas decorations like a wreath on your front door. Alternatively, string lights around your porch railings to brighten up your pathway. Set up a small outdoor-safe tree near your entryway to give guests a warm welcome.

Continue the theme to your mantelpiece with an artificial garland draped across the length of your fireplace. Alternatively, gather a few berry picks or twig branches and put them inside a clear glass container. Place it in the middle of your mantel as the focal point of the room. Hang stockings using clips and paper twine for a rustic look.

Make a simple coffee table vignette with a wooden serving tray that displays a tabletop tree and a snow globe. For your dining table, place modern ornaments in a bowl to use as your centerpiece. Make sure to use pieces from the same set you used in your tree for cohesiveness. Find more merriment with less effort this holiday season. Learn other ways you can use Balsam Hill's modern Christmas decorations with our guide.