(Image credit: 45Wall Design)

Everyone has go-to holiday colors. Some go for the classic red-and-green combo, but I think non-traditional holiday decor feels modern and fresh (just ask my black Christmas tree). These shapshots from homes decorated for the holidays are black, white and chic all over, following simple Scandinavian-inspired design principles. And it's easy to replicate the look in any home.

Add one of these pieces to holiday decorations to test the waters, or jump in and try on all five for a truly Nordic holiday.