It’s easy to find Santa-clad, over-the-top decorations this time of year. But what about handcrafted, thoughtfully designed pieces that evoke your own aesthetic? Whether your interior design sense is minimalist, retro or boho – our handmade holiday décor picks celebrate style without sacrificing merriment.
Emily Davidson Nemoy is a freelance writer based in Nashville, Tenn. When she’s not at her computer or on her yoga mat, she can be found at live music venues happily spending her excess cash on concert tickets.
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Beautiful, nature-inspired holiday décor is on-trend this season. Neutral color schemes, wooden objects and simple designs make a home feel cozy and warm.
For a classic holiday with a fresh twist, try frosty white, handmade ceramic ornaments to dress your tree.
Photo courtesy of Paint My Dream
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Deck the halls in magnolia by purchasing a pre-made magnolia wreath or a DIY kit to craft your own.
Photo courtesy of Two Inspire You
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Ditch the pine needles and celebrate Christmas with a carefully crafted, wooden tree that's minimal, modern and eco-friendly.
Photo courtesy of Hello Yellow House
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Load up your sleigh with gorgeous home décor that can be used year-round. The acacia vase is a perfect pot for highlighting seasonal florals such as holly berries and poinsettias.
Photo courtesy of Convivial Production
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Saint Nick would gladly come down through the chimney to catch sight of this comfy, unspun merino wool stocking topped with a leather strap for hanging.
Photo courtesy of Lauren Aston Designs
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If you're more into bold, bright, bohemian style, kick tradition to the curb and experiment with eclectic holiday colors and textures.
Stunning peacock feathers are an unexpected addition to this otherwise classic wreath. Adorn your doorway with decorations that speak to your gypsy-soul.
Photo courtesy of Solidago Wreaths
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Embellish your tree with colorful, modern fiber art ornaments that convey celebratory ambition.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Harste
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A chunky pom-pom tassel sits atop of this stocking made from a vintage quilt from India. Yep, it doesn't get more free-spirited than that. Show Santa you have your own ideas by decorating in shades of orange and lavender.
Photo courtesy of Habitation Boheme
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Up the hippie-chic holiday ante with a wow-factor garland mantle composed of boho ornaments and vintage fabrics.
Photo by HippieWild
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Nothing beats the warm glow and rustic scent of wood crackling in the fireplace. Except maybe these vanilla, amber and sandalwood 100% beeswax-free candles from the vegan candle makers at Union + Dixie.
Photo courtesy of Union & Dixie