The Best Modern Christmas Décor You'll Use Year After Year

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The holiday season comes with tons of festivities, from gathering with loved ones to cooking up traditional foods and more. While It's hard to pick one favorite tradition, decorating your home is always at the top of the list.

Though you may have some sentimental pieces you use each year, it's understandable if you want to add some new décor to the mix. From minimalist stockings to colorful mini trees, there are tons of options out there that'll turn your space into a holiday wonderland with ease. Just be sure to consider each piece's price and style, as well as the number of uses you'll get.

Here, the best modern Christmas décor.

Cody Foster Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees

Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees

Whether you live in a small space or have a mantel to decorate, the Cody Foster Modern Holiday Bottlebrush Trees are sure to come in handy. The set includes six trees in various sizes that will add the perfect pop of color to your space.

The tree set is offered in seven color collections, from corals and pinks to winter greens, and has a modern design. Though they're stylish enough to stand on their own, you can pair them with other decorative accents you already have for a true winter wonderland.

The Blanket Thief Linen Stocking

Linen Stocking

Opening stocking stuffers is a classic Christmas tradition, so stylish stockings are a must-have when it comes to décor. Though there are tons of styles out there, The Blanket Thief's Linen Stockings offer a minimal yet stylish take.

The handmade linen stockings are offered in eight colors, from olive green to charcoal gray, so you can either mix and match or stick with one color scheme. They feature a leather loop for easy hanging, and for an additional fee you can even purchase leather name tags for each one so it's easy to tell whose is whose.

Joss & Main 9' Garland with 50 Multi-Colored Lights

9' Garland with 50 Multi-Colored Lights

If you're going for a more traditional Christmas look, consider this garland by Joss & Main. The nine-foot design will drape beautifully over a mantel or under a covered outdoor area and is a simple way to add holiday cheer to any home.

The battery-operated garland features 50 multi-colored lights delicately placed throughout the piece. It's finished with faux pine cones and berries too for an added decorative element that'll pair well with other décor.

Anthropologie Tis The Season Faux Fur Pillow

Tis The Season Faux Fur Pillow

Want to add some holiday cheer with the least amount of effort? Just switch out your throw pillows for ones that are a bit more festive, like the Anthropologie Tis The Season Faux Fur Pillows. There are two options, both of which are double-sided: the red one says "Joy" on one side and "Joie" on the other, while the ochre one says "Nice" on one side and "Naughty" on the other. Either way, you get a super cozy pillow that sends a message.

House of Hooray All is Bright Christmas Tree Topper Flag

All is Bright Christmas tree Topper flag

Once the garland is placed and the ornaments are hanging, a tree topper is the perfect finishing touch to any Christmas tree. While traditional options tend to be shaped like stars or angels, House of Hooray's All is Bright Tree Topper Flag makes for a cheery, nontraditional alternative.

Handmade from felt, the flag reads "All is Bright" in multicolor letters and is set on a white background. The flag is affixed to a wood dowel that can be used to secure the topper to the tree, but you can even remove it and just use the flag.

Terrain Fresh Noble Fir, Incense Cedar + Eucalyptus Wreath

Fresh Noble Fir, Incense Cedar + Eucalyptus Wreath

Wreaths are a quintessential part of Christmas décor and they come in tons of different styles. If you're looking for an elevated take on a classic style, consider Terrain's Fresh Noble Fir, Incense Cedar + Eucalyptus Wreath. This decorative piece will add the perfect amount of sparkle and shine for the holidays and beyond.

Unlike faux wreaths, this live option is made from Fresh Noble fir and complete with incense cedar, silver dollar eucalyptus, tansy, celosia, strawflowers, poppy pods, and Chinese lanterns. Since it's made from the real thing it'll need a bit more care—it should be kept away from heat and direct sunlight and needs to be misted regularly, so it's best as an indoor wreath.

Anthropologie George & Viv The Night Before Cookie Platter

George & Viv The Night Before Cookie Platter

When it comes to Christmas, you can't forget to include Santa and his reindeer in the fun. Luckily, George & Viv's The Night Before Cookie Platter makes it easy with enough room to leave cookies, milk, and carrots on Christmas Eve.

The stoneware piece includes decals with sections for each treat, as well as handles that make it easy to transport it from the kitchen to the chimney. It's also microwave and dishwasher safe, so you can warm up any cookies as well as clean up if any crumbs are leftover the next morning.

Pottery Barn Curtain String Lights Christmas Card Holder

Curtain String Lights Christmas Card Holder

With the holiday season comes tons of greeting cards, and whether they're from long-distance loved ones or accompanied by a gift under the tree, it's always nice to display them in the open. With Pottery Barn's Curtain String Lights Christmas Card Holder, you can do just that with a bright, festive touch.

The set includes six strands of string lights, each of which has enough clips to hold ten cards. The lights have both a still and twinkle setting, so you can decide how you want to display them in your space, whether it's an indoor or outdoor setting.

Crate & Barrel Zinc Nutcracker Christmas Stocking Hook

Zinc Nutcracker Christmas Stocking Hook

If you're dressing a mantel with stockings, a stocking hook is sure to come in handy. While there are certainly more minimalist options, Crate & Barrel's Zinc Nutcracker Christmas Stocking Hook is a functional yet more festive option.

Made of aluminum and iron and finished in black zinc, the hook offers an industrial look yet will still work well with other decorative pieces you may already have. It can hold up to five pounds and features a felt bottom that'll protect whatever surface it's placed on.

West Elm Felt Pom Pom Tree Skirt

Felt Pom Pom Tree Skirt

Though Christmas trees make for a beautiful display, they often shed needles throughout the season. To protect your floor, tree skirts like West Elm's Felt Pom Pom Tree Skirt make for a great practical yet decorative solution.

Handmade with felted wool, the skirt is offered in both medium and large sizes and features a minimal pom pom design throughout the border. Whether you're gifting it to a loved one or just want a more personal touch, you can even a monogram or name for an additional fee.

The Little Market Fa La La Felt Garland

Garland

Whether you're hosting a holiday gathering or you just want a cheery piece of décor, The Little Market's Fa La La Felt Garland is sure to make a statement. The hanging garland boldly states "Fa La La La La" and is offered in either red or white letters.

In addition to the festive design, the decorative piece is one that also gives back. With every purchase, you'll be supporting artisans in Nepal and helping them gain financial independence to support both them and their families.

Georg Jensen 3-Piece 18K Yellow Goldplated Stainless Steel Ice Flower Candle Holder Set

Georg Jensen 3-Piece 18K Yellow Goldplated Stainless Steel Ice Flower Candle Holder Set

Whether you're hosting a holiday gathering or just want to spruce up your tablescape, a set of tapered candles is always a welcome addition—especially if they're in stylish holders like Georg Jensen's Stainless Steel Ice Flower Candle Holder Set. The set includes three gold-plated holders, each of which has a different elegant floral silhouette that resembles snowflakes.

One of the best parts about these candle holders is their versatility. In addition to sprucing up a holiday table setting, you can also use them on a dresser, coffee table, or kitchen counter. Regardless, they're a functional piece you'll get tons of use out of even after the holiday season ends. If you're all set on candle holders, though, consider giving them as a housewarming gift.

CB2 Acrylic Snowman

Acrylic Snowman

CB2's Acrylic Snowman is a great option if you're looking for modern décor to add to your Christmas celebrations. The statues have a minimal design that will look great on a mantel, shelf, or even a coffee table.

The snowman is offered in two sizes—small and large. Each can stand on its own, but you can also purchase a few to curate a collection for your space. Plus, once the holiday's over and the other decorations are taken down, they'll just look like stylish figurines throughout the winter season.

Pottery Barn Fa La La Doormat

Fa La La Doormat

Welcome holiday visitors (and perhaps a few carolers) with this cheerful doormat from Pottery Barn. Simple yet adorable, it comes in two sizes and is made from durable coir, so it's sure to hold up to frequent heavy duty use. It has a non-slip back to ensure it stays in place, and the Fa La La message is written in a festive red font. Just add a wreath and some twinkle lights and you'll have a gorgeously decorated entryway.

What to Look for in Christmas Décor 

Number of Uses

Christmas décor may seem like it's only useful for the holiday season, but there are actually some pieces you may want to use throughout the winter season—and potentially all year. Depending on the styles you choose, items like wreaths, string lights, and serving platters are a few items that can make an appearance in your home way past the December celebrations.

If they aren't going to be used in your home all year, think about if you'll be able to reuse the décor in the future. If it's hard to store or only has one use, it may not be worth investing in for just a few weeks.

Style

Though the holiday season may seem like it's all about tradition, there's no reason you can't switch it up with more unique pieces. If you're looking for a departure from the norm, consider decorative accents that are colorful and bright, as opposed to the typical plaid, red, and green options. More minimalist Scandi-inspired options are good too, as they'll never go out of style and can easily match with other decorative pieces.

Price

Decorative pieces can certainly vary in price, but there are definitely ways to stay within a budget. For more wallet-friendly options, consider shopping at online retailers with larger selections. From there, you can filter and sort by price to fit within a specific range. And of course, Black Friday is a great time to stock up on your holiday essentials.

Why Trust MyDomaine?

Jamie Weissman is an associate commerce editor at MyDomaine. From gift guides to menorahs, she's covered a variety of holiday topics and knows what makes a product great. To make this list, she considered each piece's price, style, and the number of uses.

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