How to Add Modern and Fresh Updates to Red and Green Christmas Decor

Rebecca Lopez

When it comes to holiday decorating there are so many beautiful themes and color palettes to choose from, but you can never go wrong with classic red and green decor. Incorporating modern decor, wood tones, pops of metallics, and chalkboard-inspired elements give the classic red and green decor an updated look in this entryway.

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I happened to have a large chalkboard already, which became the perfect matte black backdrop for my decor. This space needed some lighter wood tones and the Laser-Cut Wood Snowflake Garlands were the perfect addition hanging from the chalkboard. I used two garlands, combining them together to create one garland with varying heights of snowflakes.

 

The large Burgundy Amaryllis Bulb is a traditional holiday flower, and it is a great focal piece mixed with the modern gold Clear Glass and Metal Hexagon Hurricane Lantern on the table top. Bringing soft light to the entryway was important and the Rustic gold LED Pillar Candle was the perfect fit for the hurricane lantern. I love having these candles; they are perfect for our curious pets and little boys. If you don’t want a candle, you could fill the lantern with pretty ornaments instead.

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One trend that is still going strong, especially in holiday decor, is anything adorned with a stag. I knew that was an element that definitely needed to make its way into this space. This fun gold Metallic Tabletop Stag Bust will welcome guests as they enter our home. Isn’t he perfect?


This space is not the easiest part of our home to light. No electrical outlets on the wall makes it difficult to string lights for holiday decor. Adding a few more of the White Flameless LED Pillar Candles was the perfect solution. The soft glow of the candles lit at night makes it so pretty. The candles go perfectly on the candleholders, as they help tie in the chalkboard-inspired elements and the lighter wood tones I wanted.

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Placing the candleholders inside a Red Lacquered Serving Tray filled with all sorts of ornaments was the perfect way to add some extra sparkle to the entry table without making it feel too cluttered. The pop of red from the tray was exactly what it needed.

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To finish the chalkboard decor, I added simple faux pine branches. I draped a couple of the simple and classic Wooden Cranberry Bead Garlands over the pine branches and each corner of the chalkboard so it would drape down on both sides. The garland helped to tie the red from the table up to the top of the wall decor, making it so your eyes flow to each piece of decor.

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The fun Holiday Tree Slate Throw Pillow mimics the chalkboard colors perfectly and looks great next to the entry table. It’s close by our favorite movie-watching spot, which makes it easy to grab.


If your entry table allows baskets, they are always a great idea for storing small items like books, extra blankets, and much more. I love how the light color pops against the black table. And our jute rug fit perfectly in our entryway; it’s so soft under your feet and tied this space together.

 

Moving through the entryway, you’re lead into our family room. A giant brick fireplace is the main focal point of this room, and decorating it for the holidays is a must! The mantel is almost 6-feet long and vaulted at the top so it can sometimes be a challenge to decorate. Keeping in mind the scale, I found some great pieces that really helped to pull the whole thing together.

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The amazing Stag Head with Metallic Antlers in gold was my top choice for this space. I hung him on a wood pallet I made last year, gave it a quick coat of charcoal craft paint to give it the look of a chalkboard. The white and gold stag look so perfect against it.

In keeping with the wood tones I added the Wood Tree on Stand in both sizes on each side of the stag. These trees are so pretty and would go with any theme. They helped to take up a lot of space on the mantle without making it look overdone. I love how they look!

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Adding more faux pine branches with some of the cranberry garland woven through helped to break up the neutral colors on the mantel and add the pop of traditional red and green I wanted.

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When you have a mantel this large you just have to hang stockings. The Matte Gold Sequined Stockings added the right amount of sparkle and extra texture this space needed. The fur trimmed tops make them even more amazing! To carry the chalkboard-inspired elements down onto the hearth, I added this fun holiday slate throw pillow, it matched perfectly and they are so comfortable.

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I made this quick and easy plaid pillow cover using two Green Plaid Napkins. The plaid is a great pattern to mix with this decor, a bit of the traditional decor I wanted. To make this quick pillow cover, just lay two napkins on top of each other, right sides together. Pin, sew the three sides together, and add your pillow form. Then, either hand stitch or sew with your machine the final open side.

How to Add Modern and Fresh Updates to Red and Green Christmas Decor - Discover, a blog by World Market
I added more metallics to the fireplace hearth with these gold hurricane lanterns. You can fill them with candles or ornaments like I did to add a pop of color.

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Cozy blankets in a large basket by a fireplace are a must. The Champagne Metallic Cable Knit Throw is the softest throw I’ve ever had and it makes chilly nights warmer and more cozy. It adds even more sparkle to this space.


I simply love how these two main spaces in our home tie together!

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