Shake It Up: 10 Fresh New Christmas Decorating Ideas

Shake It Up: 10 Fresh New Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 18, 2015
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Maybe you love decorating for the holidays, but are feeling the urge to shake up your look a little. We've found 10 fresh new ideas that will have your space feeling modern and festive in no time.

Above: Here's a fun idea for displaying Christmas cards, from DIY or Die.

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Instead of a cut tree, why not try a smaller specimen in a pot? It's an interesting new look — and the huge advantage of this is that instead of throwing the tree away, you can plant it later. From Hus & Hem via Scandinavian Retreat.

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Instead of a tree skirt, pile up a few sheepskins under your tree for a cozy, winter-cabin feel. Spotted on Keltainen Talo Rannalla.

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Why should the living room get all the love? Add a little garland in the bedroom, too, and you'll wake up every morning to lovely smells. From Tricia Foley.

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Twinkle lights scattered across the hearth add warmth. Heart Home via Desire to Inspire.

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Make a festive vignette on a table with some branches and candles. From Weekday Carnival.

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Don't limit your tree toppers to angels or stars. An owl (or other woodland critter) makes a creative alternative. Spotted in Natalie & Seth's Organic Modern Home.

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Why not try lighting your Christmas tree the old-fashioned way — with real candles? Of course you'll only want to leave the tree lit for a couple of hours (and only when you're in the room), but the candles will give the scene an old-timey magic that electric lights can't touch. Image from Lonny. Find clip-on candleholders for your tree here.

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And finally, a simple, modern wreath alternative from This is Glamorous.

Re-edited from a post originally published 12.8.14-nt

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