Happy Monday, Everyone! We know–Thanksgiving hasn’t even come and gone, and we’re already talking about Christmas! BUT many of our readers are DIYers–people who roll up their sleeves and get creative on a regular basis. And now is the time to start gathering what you need for the holiday season, deciding what to make and what to buy, and possibly even pulling out that box of Christmas decorations at the end of the week. So today we shine the spotlight on new decor with the potential to go retro…
If you love ’70s and ’80s design, you may be surprised to find little inspiration online in terms of Christmas trees. In fact, what you’re likely to find are foggy old images of green trees covered in an eclectic mix of ornaments that look outdated–with an emphasis on “dated.” But if you’re a fan of retro decor with a modern look, you may find that new pieces are helpful in creating a holiday style that celebrates what you love most about your favorite decades. Remember our post on Christmas decor from the 1987 film Less Than Zero? There’s just something about a white tree and some shiny glass ball ornaments. For the ’80s modern mansion…or the living room of the ’80s enthusiast!
Let’s start with some details from the montage at the top of today’s post:
MIDDLE ROW (L to R): Gold Christmas ball collection from christmasstockimages.com
BOTTOM ROW (L to R): Luxe Moderne Glass Flutes from Rosanna
Looking for something a bit more colorful? Take your cue from 1980s artwork and all of its fabulous geometry, squiggles and confetti… The montage above illustrates one approach to vibrant holiday decor. Definitely modern and a tad ’80s, this look fits well with playful retro spaces, especially those of the Memphis-Milano variety. Don’t forget the ribbon garland…
The montage above features the following new items: