One of the best parts of the holidays is pulling out all of those vintage ornaments and midcentury pieces that really bring the Christmas spirit into every corner of the room. You can dress up your mantel with statuettes and garland or make your traditional menorah the centerpiece of your home. Such a cheerful time of year calls for some cheerful décor and we’ve found just the motivation you need to get your home holiday party ready. Here are our favorite Instagram-worthy midcentury holiday decorations!
1. Tinsel Towne
Don’t worry about the fuss of picking out a real tree this year when you can jazz-up your family room with an aluminum tinsel tree. Silver is a great color for helping your vintage ornaments stand out. And can we talk about the adorable mantel decorations!?
2. Swinter Style
If you’re living in a place that’s 75 degrees and sunny all year, it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit. But, you don’t have to give up your summer style to get that festive look! This simple DIY ornament pillow adds just enough Christmas cheer without taking away from the palm leaf curtains.
3. Who said red and green were the Christmas colors?
Red and green are great colors for the Christmas season, but you don’t have to stop there. Mix all your favorite hues to create a holiday style that’s all your own!
4. Artsy Ornaments
If you’re looking to add some retro patterns to your tree this year, these felt ornaments are the perfect touch of mid-mod. Hang them from the knobs on your cabinets or use them as gift toppers! Also, did we mention they’re eco-friendly?!
5. Home for the Holidays
Find your dream house this season…or at least your dream putz house. Whether you like to make your own or collect them throughout the years, these little houses can be adorned on your tree and even used as part of your table centerpiece!
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6. Kid Friendly
The holiday season is about getting the family together and making new traditions. While you’re moving the Elf on the Shelf around the house, the kids can be rockin’ around the aluminum Christmas tree.
7. Why have one tree when you can have a forest?
These pastel trees bring in all the colors of the season and all the colors of the 50s. Adorn the top of your walnut dresser with some faux snow and a forest of these amazing pastel trees.
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8. Christmas Corner
You can start small or go all out this season with a few retro-patterned boxes and some shiny ornaments.
9. A Tasteful Touch
Get creative with your gingerbread houses this year! Add some cactus sugar cookies out front and make a house for all your favorite midcentury modern towns. Create a retro vacation destination that’s just as tasty as it looks. Take some inspiration from @vickiee_yo and her Palm Springs house! Is that a nod to the infamous pink door?
10. Magnificent Minimalism
If you’ve fallen in love with the color palette in your home, you don’t need to deviate to get that holiday look. Try a white tree and simple silver, gold, and brass ornaments to bring chicness and a little Christmas spirit into your living room.