The holidays are upon us and we’re eager to deck the halls with great modern décor for the season. Here are 12 items under $25 for decorating your home for the holidays.
1. Shiny Brite Christmas Tree Ornaments Reproductions
These beloved classic ornaments were on every tree during the middle of the century. Now, they are available again as reproductions at Home Goods and TJ Maxx at $10 for 12. They even come in retro packaging. Visit or call into a store near you to find these ornaments. If you can’t find them in a store, try Amazon.com.
2. Retro-Inspired Opaque Christmas Lights
Decorating outdoors for the holidays is just as important as indoors. These retro Christmas lights make for a great way to bring some extra mid-century modern style to the neighborhood and are an affordable $20 each.
3. Mod Christmas Table Runner
This fun and festive table runner available on Etsy.com is perfect for a holiday party or just as a little splash of Christmas cheer in the dining room. The nostalgic pattern would blend in well with a variety of other styles, in case you’re not ready to go all out mod with your decor. Achieve the perfect seasonal table setting with this hand-made mid-century modern inspired piece at just under $21!
4. Ikea Vintermys Modern Sunburst Ornament
These beautiful ornaments are reminiscent of the atomic era. The pieces look delicate but make a statement, especially at about $3 for three pieces. For more mod ornaments at Ikea, check out the Vintermys geometric hanging decorations.
5. Modern Tinsel Tree
Etsy.com has a variety of alternative Christmas trees available in different styles, including this mini modern tinsel tree offered at $24. The tree is a little over 1 ½ feet tall and would look quite dramatic on a buffet table or on the hearth by a glowing fire.
6. Vintage Christmas Gift Tags
Delight your family and friends with gorgeous, retro gift tags on their presents this year. These thoughtful, nostalgic touches are sure to make each recipient smile. At just under $20 for 36 tags, we’re thinking this is quite the deal!
7. German Paper Stars
The classic German paper (Froebel) stars were popular in the 1960s. The stars’ geometric shape made them a standard tree ornament. You can purchase these premade or make them yourself with a few strips of paper and this simple tutorial.
8. Christmas Hits of the 1950s
Décor is only one part of a well-put together holiday theme. The right kind of music will help set the stage. For a mid-century modern theme try some 1950s Christmas music, like this CD available for just under $20. Consider using Amazon Prime or opt for an MP3 download to get these tunes well before Christmas.
9. Mod-inspired Vintermys Scented Candle
Beautiful gold-colored details on the glass container of the candle harken back to mid-century modern style. Bring some warmth into your home with these mod themed candles for about $4 each at Ikea.
10. Geo Tree
This decorative 8-inch tall mod Christmas tree piece is great for a mantel or table setting. The graphic inspires a mid-century modern theme. For only $7 from CB2, you can stock up on a couple for a stunning holiday vignette.
11. Retro Christmas Ornament Wall Decals
Liven up a wall in your space with these high-impact holiday ornament wall decals. Stick these onto the wall behind your Christmas tree or dress up the back of your front door. These can go just about anywhere. One pack of these retro wall stickers comes in at about $22 each on Etsy.com.
12. Mod Merry Christmas Holiday Pillow
Less subtle than all the previous décor, this fun accent pillow loudly announces the holidays with retro tree graphics. The pillow is handmade and available for $24 from Etsy.com. Place this pillow on one of your Danish dining chairs or a club chair. It would even look great in a collection of solid-colored pillows piled on the floor in front of a soft fire in the fireplace.
Do you own any of these mid-century modern pieces? Did we leave anything out? We’d love to read your suggestions and opinions in the comments section below!