By now the turkey leftovers have disappeared from your fridge, the last of your houseguests have packed up and headed home, and you have probably started your Hallmark movie marathon. Yes, it’s officially Christmas season, and it’s time to bust out the holiday decorations and transform your home into a shire to all things red and green.

It might sound Grinchy, but we’re going to say: We are a little tired of the traditional red and green decor. Thankfully we are living in a time when just about anything goes with holiday shades. We know it can be expensive to swap out the red and green decor you have collected over the year. To ease the burden, consider simple DIY ideas. So are you ready to make your holiday decor a little less “basic” and throw in a few new color shade this season?

Pink

We’re a big fan of this soft shade, which can easily up the glam factor in your holiday decor. Pink pairs nicely with white, silver, and gold. To get the look on your dining room table, try a pink ruffle sheet instead of a regular cloth, and place three or four 12-inch white trees in the middle of the table. Who new millennial pink and rose gold could be  Christmas colors as well?

Bright White

Think white is borning? Well with so many textures and shades, white can be a real stand out. Plus, white screams “wintery, which means this decor can be displayed well past the holiday season. You might also try a flocked tree for this decor theme. One of those that have been sprayed with a fluffy white substance that mimics snow. Fans of contemporary decor could add black accents to a white design for a modern, streamlined look.

Purple & Other Jewel Tones

We have talked about jewel tones quite a bit on this blog and for good reason. Real jewel tones, particularly purple, are elegant holiday shades that should get more play. A good idea is to pair purple and white Christmas decorations and then leave them up all winter long. Continue the royal theme with gold accents including tinsel, ribbons, and sparkling baubles.

Metallics

Speaking of gold, silver and gold continue to gain in popularity as go-tos for holiday colors, as they pair well together and can be sued on their own. There’s another big advantage to metallic holiday decor: You probably already own a lot of it. Think chrome picture frames, copper candlesticks, and silver serving pieces. Bring out the formal silver platters and arrange them as decor, or use as chargers with groups of candles on top. You can also hang silver and gold ornaments on a plain tree or weave shiny ribbons through everyday items like baskets and chandeliers for some temporary glam.

Blue

Bright blues and icy blues offer a gorgeous contrast with the typical holiday decor and also dovetail with the winter weather. They also pair beautifully with silver accents. Opt for a blue spruce tree, which is technically still gree but can have a definite blue cast or find a blue flocked tree in a big-box store.

Natural & Neutral

This one is more of a look, rather than a color. However, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that all things natural are trending right now. And it’s easy to keep that decor scheme going into the holidays. Tree branches, feathers, antlers, woodland animals, faux birds, fluffy sheepskin rugs, and other natural elements channel a low-key, but comfortable vibe during the busy holiday season. Throw in some fairy lights and you’ll have a Nordic winter wonderland.

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