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
Global Editor in Chief

Why hello! I'm Melissa, and as the Global Editor in Chief of Real Homes, my aim is to help our community design homes that feel authentic, real, and functional. Though we all love aspirational images and celebrity houses, my team and I are motivated to create content that makes sense for your lifestyle, needs, and interests, whether you own a home, rent an apartment, share a space with your parents, or live in a cozy converted van. I myself am a renter and am constantly seeking out ways to personalize my home – which is, as many people know, a more challenging task than it sounds. When I'm not editing home content, I'm usually staring at birds through binoculars, curled up with a good book, or devouring a new flavor of ice cream.