While red and green are the traditional Christmas colors, that doesn’t mean they work for everyone’s decorating style. If you’re not the kind of lady who decks her halls with holly bouquets and dancing Santa figurines, chances are you’re looking for an alternatives from all that scarlet and emerald. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and indulge in these 24 ways to go non-traditional in your Christmas decor.
1. Geometric Wooden Ornament ($25): The contrast of textures and colors makes this a fun piece to string up on your Christmas tree.
2. Winter Tree DIY Wall Art: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Black and white are always a winning combination. (via Hello Natural)
3. Ornament Wreath: You’ll want to be sure you have some of the brightest ornaments around to recreate this sparkly wreath. (via Poppytalk)
4. DIY Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland: Here’s an easy project that will add some Christmas magic to any room. Gold is a Christmas color, too, right? (via The Sweetest Occasion)
5. Geometric Paint Chip Tree: Paint chips are free, and that makes this wall tree an easy decision for your living room. Plus, you can make it as bright as you like. (via The Red Thread)
6. Neon Linen Ornament ($18): Not only do these neon pop ornaments look festive, they smell amazing, too.
7. Pine Branch Centerpiece: Bringing a little nature indoors is always a good idea. A pine branch centerpiece is simple, and you’ll get whiffs of Christmas at the table. (via Trendspanarna)
8. Paper Tree Garland: This DIY tree garland turns paper into prettiness, in a totally modern way. (via Nalle’s House)
9. Metallic Touch: Don’t be afraid to mix your holiday metallic touches. Copper against gold could be the sparkliest thing you ever did. (via Home Depot)
10. Neon Touch: Because nothing goes better with metallic than neon. Are we right or are we right? (via My Attic)
11. Window Village: If window candles are a little too vintage-y for you, try a paper village in your window. The glowing lights will be a welcoming sight for guests. (via My French Country Home)
12. Felt Ball Garland: Pop some popcorn and snuggle up to watch the Christmas finales of your favorite shows while you make a few yards of this garland. (via My Sparkle)
13. Neon Cheer: Obviously, we had to include a neon decorated tree, just to prove that you can use those bright colors in your home all year long. (via Decoist)
14. Natural Elements: Wood and paper are two natural elements that you can use in so many different ways this holiday season. (via Nordic Design)
15. Pantone Ornaments ($16): We can see it now: Our very own exclusively Pantone Christmas tree. This is totally happening.
16. Pine Cone Chair Ribbons: Don’t your dining room chairs need some holiday cheer, too? Make them happy with these snowy pine cones. (via BHG)
17. Chalkboard Tree: A cardboard Christmas tree can be the perfect solution for your small modern space with just a little chalkboard paint. (via The Pretty Blog)
18. Painted Ornaments: Need something to keep the kids busy on a snowy afternoon? Make these pretty ornaments with wooden shapes. (via Apartment Therapy)
19. Plywood Ornament ($20): Bring a little mod nod to your tree with these hand-printed hangers.
20. Confetti Ornaments: These West Elm-inspired ornaments are probably the sparkliest ones we’ve seen so far. (via A Lovely Lark)
21. Neon Garland: Okay, we just couldn’t resist one more piece of neon Christmas decor. It’s such an easy DIY. (via Curbly)
22. Black and White Ornaments ($30): Are these not the most wonderfully chic ornaments you’ve ever seen? Thank you, Kate Spade.
23. Geometric Gift Box Ornaments ($30): Get the geo party started with these fold it yourself ornaments that could look pretty sweet as hanging gift boxes. Just sayin’.
24. Have Fun: Most importantly, don’t stress about decorating. Turn up the holidays tunes, dance around in your most festive jammies and have a grand ol’ time celebrating the holiday. (via Stylizimo)
What are your favorite non-traditional Christmas decorations? Tell us all about it below!