Modern Christmas decorations to shop if you're not feeling basic red and green

Chic, not cheesy

Christmas tree artwork on a bench
(Image credit: Urban Outfitters)

My mom's excitement around Christmas decorating rubbed off on me. Every year I get giddy when it's time to lug out the box of ornaments and garlands. That being said, our interior style tastes are pretty different and that goes for Christmas decorations too. Modern Christmas decorations are more my speed. She, on the other hand, likes her ornaments and stockings red, green, and traditional — all nice, but not my style. Please don't hunt her down and tell her that.

If you similarly prefer your place to maintain its sleek and chic aesthetic even through the holiday season, welcome. I've rounded up a nice little group of modern Christmas decorations that keep the season in mind but won't completely erase your personal design style from your home over the next month. 

Modern white Christmas decorations

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Melissa Epifano
Former Global Editor in Chief

Hi, I'm former editor of Real Homes. I cut my teeth in New York City, covering fashion and beauty but eventually made my way into the world of homes. I've spent several years writing and editing for The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Forbes, MyDomaine, People, InStyle, Real Simple, Lonny and more. I track trends like it's a competitive sport but am equally excited about covering products and style ideas that stand the test of time.