12 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas

Inside: 12 Modern Christmas decorating ideas that inspire both the neutral and colorful Christmas decor lovers!

Even though I don’t do completely modern Christmas decorations in my own home, I do seem to gravitate toward modern Christmas decorating when I’m browsing the internet or out shopping. What can I say, I love the simplicity and the clean lines. And I love that you can stick to black and white or neutrals or use a ton of color in modern Christmas decor.
12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

So I rounded up 12 of my favorite ideas for adding some modern flare to your Christmas decorations. I hope they inspire you as much as me!

Let’s start with some neutral Christmas decor!

Modern Christmas living room = 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

This simple design is from one of my favorite online magazines, Adore Magazine. It has a ton of inspiration!

black paper Christmas tree garland - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

Anu from Nalle’s House is queen of the simple yet fun decorations that are perfect for her young boys and her amazing sense of style. This black and white tree garland is so fun!


modern Christmas decor - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

I love how this vignette mixes modern with a little rustic. Crazy what a little greenery can do right?


Snowflake backdrop - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

This snowflake photo backdrop is one of my favorite things. It would be perfect hanging in front of a window.


paper-nativity-scene - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

One of the things my home is missing is a nativity scene. I love how simple this one is and would you believe it is made out of paper! (of course you can, that’s what the title says…duh)


balsa wood gold ornament - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

This is one of my all time favorite DIY ornaments. The girls at A Beautiful Mess made it from balsa wood and it is just so simple and pretty, especially against that white Christmas tree!


But if huge pops of color in your Christmas decor is your thing…


styrofoam-marquee-letters - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

Then you probably love this super colorful Christmas mantle. The styrofoam marquee letters are a really simple DIY that add a ton of spunk!

oversized-holly-and-berries - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

This oversized paper garland up these stairs is one of my all time favorite things! Doesn’t it look magical?


Christmas-Nativty-Scene - 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

I first saw this super cute nativity scene from Delineate Your Dwelling last year and it just might have been the post that I couldn’t get out of my head all season. This is one I would let my daughter play with too!


Pom Pom Wreath and Garland 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

I love the colors used on this wreath made from felt flowers and pom poms.


colorful Christmas mantle- 12 modern Christmas decorating ideas

And finally another super colorful and fun mantel. Don’t you love the big curly bows on the wall art?


What do you gravitate toward, colorful or neutral?

This year I did a little bit of both! Come take a look at my Christmas decorations!

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12 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas

About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

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  2. Love this round up! I hadn’t seen the paper garland from House the Lars Built – that is AMAZING.

    1. Isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be fantastic for a little girl’s garden party or something like that?

  3. Thanks so much for including my garlands! Love all of these ideas.

    1. You are very welcome Anu!

  4. Friend, thank you for featuring my nativity scene! And honestly, I am in LOVE with all of these ideas!!!

    1. I just love it! Do you still sell it in your shop?

    2. I contemplated selling them again this year, but then the reality of my life hit me and I realized there was no way possible I could do it. Maybe next year when both kids will be in preschool a few days I could manage to make some more to [email protected]

    3. Well let me know cause I’ll be your first customer!

  5. LOVE them all Corey! Especially digging that gorgeous pom pom and felt flower wreath!!!

    1. Thanks Kristi! This was a fun post to do, and I agree that wreath is the POM…get it?

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