Traditional with a Twist

Traditional with a Twist

One way to take your holiday décor from usual to unique is with a bit of whimsy. Whether it's a twist on the traditional, or full-on fanciful, eccentric accents add that special, festive touch. Follow these tips to add a little extra holiday magic to your mix.

Color is the simplest way to have fun with your holiday design. If you like to keep it classic: add new hues of the conventional Christmas colors, such as lime green and neon red. We love how these bright colors still complement these timeless Spode Christmas dishes.

If you’re ready to take your design to next level whimsy, consider retiring the red and green for a new color palette completely. Use faded holiday shades, like pink and mint, for youthful nod to the traditional. Or embrace the rainbow for a louder dose of holiday cheer.

Remember, not everything in your seasonal décor needs to be serious. Like this reindeer that's keeping it cool, there are many ways to bring new life to the usual holiday motifs. 

One of our favorite ways to add a whimsical spin to holiday décor is with brightly colored bottlebrush trees. From small to tall, this décor trend has broken the traditional mold, and can be found in many different sizes and colors. Check out these bottlebrush trees made locally in a variety of colors by The Distinguished Flamingo.

Festive, felt pom-pom garland and critter ornaments add a creative flair. West Elm St. Louis has a large selection of animal adornments, with the purhcase of some benefiting the ASPCA. 

Looking for more inspiration? We've gathered some of our favorite whimsical holiday designs below:

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Cover photo courtesy of Dimples and Tangles.

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