Bright and Modern Christmas Decor
Bright and modern, pink and green and blue were the colors I decided to pop into our new condominium for last Christmas’ decorations. My condominium is in a mid-century-modern building, so I have kept the colors rather neutral so that when an occasion like Christmas comes along, I can use whatever pop of color I choose to add spark to my holiday decor. I chose these bright colors along with white Christmas greens (that is an oxymoron, isn’t it) to give my holiday decorations a mid-century-modern punch!
I was so lucky last year to pick up this beautiful silver bowl. I didn’t know exactly when I would use it, but I knew I would use it. I have used it for so many occasions now! It is great for filling with ice and bottles of Champagne for a celebration! For Christmas, I used a large piece of styrofoam for the base, I pinned the white Christmas garland onto the styrofoam and then began building the centerpiece by using lots of brightly colored ornaments and a glue gun.
This piece was made by using a column of styrofoam. I covered the column of styrofoam in coordinating ribbon in case any of it showed through after I added the ornaments. I just glued the ornaments all over and then I tucked the white spruce springs into the spots between the ornaments. This was a great piece for using on the dinner table during a dinner party, as it was low enough to see over, as opposed to the large centerpiece I used for everyday and cocktail parties when no one was sitting at the table.
I wanted to share this picture of the entire piece of furniture so you could see how this bar of decoration adds a little Christmas color to this corner of my home.
I don’t have a fireplace or mantle in my condominium, so this bookshelf below my television fills the need for a place to decorate and add stockings on Christmas Eve. This garland was started with white mesh garland, a silver ball garland was added and then it was time to get out the glue gun again and add my colored ornaments. Don’t forget to tuck a few ornaments in some unexpected places and wrap a few gifts (or all of them) in coordinating papers and ribbons to complete your Christmas theme and decor. I hope you enjoyed my bright and modern Christmas decorations, I would love to see what your Christmas looks like!
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WELL DONE, Chloe! First, I love that piece of furniture AND that bookshelf! Oh, my goodness…such good taste you have! I’m totally impressed that you had the talent and the patience to create that fun piece to go on top of that furniture, and I’m pinning, pinning, pinning for future reference. Smart idea to cover the piece of Styrofoam. That will be key.
The mountain of colorful balls in the silver urn is just pricelessly beautiful! It’s a truly festive look, and it reminds me of the fabulous onion domes on the buildings in Russia!!!
Have a happy week!
Your bookcase looks like an awesome fireplace Chloe! What a brilliant idea to decorate it like this, it looks simply fabulous! I love non traditional holiday decor, much more interesting and fresh!
Your furniture is beautiful Chloe and I love the centerpiece you made with the styrofoam. I still need to break out all of my Christmas decorations. You’ve inspired me! Pinning!
Your pictures are amazing and I am really enjoying all of your creative projects. Have you thought about teaching classes? You would be a whiz!!!
Sandra, you are too kind. No time for teaching for me, I have too crazy a schedule, this teacher would always be absent from class!
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Thank you so much Jennifer!
I LOVE The bookcase ! it is so festive. and I love how you utilized the silver bowls. Everything is so pretty!!