Don’t get it twisted—we love walking into a festively decorated department store, fit with multi-colored strings of blinky lights, holly wreaths galore, and an animatronic dancing Santa Claus for the holiday season.
But when we get home, we prefer something a bit more minimalist … and a little less kitschy. When it comes to decorating for Christmas, it’s possible to be stylish and spirited. Red, green, and gold might be the classic palette, but we love the idea of bringing a contemporary feel to the celebrations by playing with different colors and textures.
From simple and cool to colorful and bright, here are some of our favorite, non-cheesy decorating ideas. Best of all, they’re totally Instagrammable.
20 Tinsel-Free Decorating Ideas
Opt for a floral door wreath
Add pine cones to a candle vase—fragrant and pretty
Make a book tree
Experiment with bold colors
Invest in fresh greenery
Dress up bare branches with metallic ornaments
Choose stars over snowmen
Create a memorable mantle display
Get crafty with an alternative Christmas tree