Nontraditional (and Simple!) Christmas Trees

Not a fan of the hustle and bustle of today’s average Christmas tree hunt, but hate to purchase a faux? Go the nontraditional route with these three super simple ideas to create your own festive evergreen:

wood christmas tree

1. A pile of wood and strand of bulbs is transformed into a Swedish and rustic surprise! Via Basic Label Sweden

book tree

2. Live with a packrat or bookworm? Create an impromptu Christmas tree with a stack of books! (Hint: when it’s time to tear it down, why not play a life-sized game of Jenga?) Via Re-Nest

christmas tree poster

3. Have a Kinko’s Christmas with this smart scanned-and-colored tree poster. Perfect for kid-safe nurseries and playrooms, or for the tiniest of apartments! Via Elsie Marley

What about you, friends? Have you seen any other fun holiday trees lately? Share below!

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The Modern Holiday

The holidays are upon us, and the season often involves entertaining, wrapping, and gift giving. I found modern inspiration in the images above. Whether decor for the home, creating a beautiful table-scape or wrapping for gift giving, these modern interpretations are fresh and inviting. Although ultimately quite different in effect, they all offer a bold punch of color, a simplicity of using only a few key elements, and a new take on the traditional green and red palette of the season.

The home in the first row of pictures places robins egg blue and chocolate accents throughout the home, and is highlighted with a shimmer of silver. Even the color of the blue spruce tree selected, enhances the color scheme. Similarly for the second set of images, the brightness of the unexpected hue of green would liven up any space. Paired with a gorgeous chocolate color to balance the depth of color, this pairing is good enough to eat. Lastly, the deep, dark blue color of the serve ware and accent pieces paired with robins egg blue and gold details, brings a modern focus to this Hanukkah meal.

I’d love a pairing of Magenta and Red! Or how about a deep charcoal and violet? The key strategy to designing your own modern holiday? Keep it simple. Add a touch of your personal style. Enjoy the design of your everyday, and your personal space. Whatever your preference, have fun with it, and don’t afraid to be bold.

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