16 Modern Holiday Ornaments & Decor To Make Your Season Bright

tree skirt
credit: CB2

When it comes to planning for the holidays, creating the right atmosphere is always a bit of a dance between what's traditional versus what's modern; what do you already have versus what do you need this year? It's usually around this time that we start getting antsy for all the new holiday collections to hit the stores so we can start figuring out what new things to bring into the mix. And this year doesn't disappoint with lots of cool and modern Christmas decor, including ornaments, festive flourishes, and party supplies to make the season totally fresh.

hearth and hand ornament set
credit: Target

We're calling it: Matte colors will be huge for Holiday 2017. Jump on the trend early with these minimalist ornaments from Chip and Joanna Gaines's new Target collection.

West Elm Accordion Paper Trees
credit: West Elm

You might be looking at these going, Paper trees? I can make those. We feel like it's a fair bet that you actually won't. So why not spend a couple bucks this year and take extra-good care of them for years to come?

brass menorah
credit: CB2

Cool menorahs are hard to come by and this new design from CB2 is checking all the right boxes.

land of nod felt garland
credit: Land of Nod

We love the cozy and festive feeling of this garland, but we could totally see using this year-round for boho decor.

pom pom party crackers
credit: Meri Meri

The cherry on top of a holiday party is a good party cracker. And these are too adorable to pass up.

printed tree skirt
credit: CB2

Truth: It's a challenge to find a tree skirt that isn't all "ho ho ho!" or "an elf lives here!" Which is why we are definitely digging this geometric design by CB2.

credit: Ikea

There's no easier (and cheaper) way to bring the holidays home than lighting up a few of Ikea's traditional holiday candles.

folk canvas stocking
credit: Leif Shop

Leif's take on the ordinary Christmas stocking opens up a whole new world of holiday decor possibilities.

We can't decide which baubles from this ornament set we like best — the matte white or the shiny pink? Also, we totally get it if pink isn't your thing; they also come in a purple/green mix.

copper fairy lights
credit: CB2

These fairy lights bring a little something extra thanks to a copper line.

H&m paper napkins
credit: H&M

For your modern holiday party!

zara home wreath
credit: Zara Home

Could have fooled us — this wreath looks like it was made out of natural materials.

anthropologie house plant ornament
credit: Anthropologie

Perfect for the plant-loving millennial — is that you?

west elm garland
credit: West Elm

This delightfully sparkly garland will take you through Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year.

This black-and-white speckled menorah is the understated Hanukkah accent we never knew we needed.

You can't go wrong with this festive wrapping paper, appropriate for pretty much any gift throughout the holiday season!

Leonora Epstein

Leonora Epstein

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