561 Eclectic Holiday Decorations
Finding good decorations for the holidays comes down to two characteristics: Unique is good, but classic is better. If you plan on spending money on something to spice up your home during Christmas or Halloween, make sure it’s something that you’ll be able to use for more than one season, and isn’t something you’ll see on the door of every holiday party you go to. The ideal purchase is decor that can be used for multiple holidays or special occasions. Try to pick Valentine’s Day decor that could also work for a little girl’s birthday party, Fourth of July decorations that can be used for other summer parties, and holiday decor that can stay out through New Year’s Eve. More
This was the show stopper at The Elements Fall and Holiday Decorating Seminar. We mounted pieces of bark on the wall, decorated it with strings of LED lights, feathered birds, and a few mercury glass balls and teardrops. The contrast between the contemporary wallpaper and the raw bark is great! The...
Let's face it: If Valentine's Day happens on a busy morning, you'll want an easy way to celebrate that still says I love you. This lets you say it on your morning toast.
Hang this very elegant pair of hand-painted peacock ornaments from a bonsai tree for an easy and chic alternative to a large Christmas tree.
If you're one of those people who can't rev up your day without your cuppa Starbucks Joe, this ornament is for you. This is a special design for 2012.
These little agaseke basket ornaments make lovely and socially responsible gifts for the holidays. I love the colors of this one — both bright and calming.
These fabric leg covers are so much fun. Slide them onto your dining room table legs — and hope your table doesn't run off.
I love this spooky table runner. The ink blots and spider designs would look great on a modern tablescape.
Modern Lace. Flash some style with The Holiday White Doilies, Set of 6, from Mr Somebody And Mr Nobody. This collection of cardboard doilies features a whimsical cutout design of tricked-out sedan. Use them as quirky, unique placemats that you can reuse again and again, or frame them on a boldly...
If you're looking for something contemporary and unique, how about this laser-cut tree topper? It has an iridescent quality that changes color in the light.
If you're looking for something utterly beautiful, look no further than this moss ball tree topper. It explodes with puffs of cotton and crystal branches and is truly a unique and statement-making piece.
Because I live in Charlotte, N.C., the “Queen City,” I’m always drawn to crowns. This ornament is so over the top — in a good way!
Here is another fantastic Christmas ornament to hang on the tree. I love that they are retro inspired.
Bring on the light! Perhaps put one of these candles in each window that faces the trick-or-treaters and give them a fright.
Replace your regular ribbon and wrap gifts instead with this ethereal tinsel. It looks almost like a delicate frost has set on your presents.
My best friend's 4-year-old child and her 30-somethng brother are expert LEGO builders and big Star Wars fans. This advent calendar is perfect for the secret (or not so secret) nerd in all of us.
Peacocks look great on a Tiffany-inspired tree. Don't be afraid to use the whole range of aqua blues, from the most pale to the most teal. Once all the ornaments are on the tree, the range of monchromatic color is very striking.
We masses are so lucky that David Starck has a line at West Elm. These twigs wrapped in text are graphic and unique, perfect for someone who likes to decorate for the holidays without clogging up the vacuum with all the pine needles and tinsel.
Stick to your diet by putting all of your Halloween candy in these terrifying porcelain baby doll heads. You won't want to get near them!
This spooky skull punch bowl is the perfect centerpiece for guests to mingle around while waiting on your most spook-tacular dishes.
Remove the ribbon from this Christmas ornament and tuck this best-priced Jonathan Adler ceramic horse in with a grouping of your favorite objects.
Made from a refinished Crystal Head vodka bottle, this upcycled piece by The Bottle Mill on Etsy can work as a vase, bowl, whatever you fancy. It's perfect for holding Halloween treats too.
I like my Christmas tree to sparkle and shine, so this star urchin is a perfect addition to my branches. It's available in a variety of colors, but teal is my favorite.
Now this is a stocking that is begging to be filled with goodies! Santa certainly won't miss this bold and bright stocking as he comes down the chimney.
I indulged in a set of these Otomi-influenced stockings this Christmas. The teal and red colors together make for a fun take on traditional holiday colors.
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