I can't believe it's December already! Christmas is right around the corner, which means it's time to start decorating! As we start to pull our holiday decor out, we're reflecting on our collaboration with Barbara from Lark Boutique from last year. From color schemes and fragrances to textures and themes, there are so many choices for holiday decor. There are style options for every budget, but one inexpensive route is to use natural elements and vintage pieces to create a Modern Vintage holiday style.
Starting with a neutral color palette of whites, greens, and browns creates a simple, classic Modern Vintage look that can work in any home. I have tons of pine cones I've collected throughout the years, so we strung them on twine to create a simple garland. I also added them to containers I already had like vintage glass jars, wicker baskets, and metal canisters.
Placing bundles of firewood and candles around the home adds warmth and merriment. To add a little more texture, we created a deconstructed firewood bundle with logs, branches, and twigs from the yard. Barbara graciously let us borrow these naturally shed caribou antlers, which paired perfectly with our RVT candle to make an incredible statement piece.
For greenery, we gathered pine branches, cedar branches, holly berries, and anything else we found nearby. That's the beauty of using natural elements, you can use whatever grows in your area. Greenery is so simple but pops when it's the only live element in the room. I also like to use branches with roots because it makes an oversized statement. Keeping the roots also keeps the plant alive longer.
Vintage pieces add a little bit more soul and nostalgia with their stories from the past. I found these sweet vintage ice skates in Round Top for $5. The rustic skis belonged to my dad while he was growing up in Minnesota. I paired the skates and skis together with greenery in a metal canister to create the perfect Modern Vintage welcome into the home.
By using natural elements and inexpensive vintage pieces along with a few items I already had around the house, we created a clean, modern, and classic holiday look that compliments our style. And we did it all with very little effort or money. Bringing nature into the home adds an organic touch that marries perfectly with nostalgia of the vintage pieces to create the Modern Vintage holiday style.
Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange