Does anyone else out there decorate for the holidays in phases? While our tree is up, I’m still working to deck the rest of our halls. While I did a traditional garland on our staircase last year, this year I’m craving a slightly lighter, more modern touch. I’ve yet to land on exactly what I’m going to do (watch Instagram the next couple of days for sneak peeks) but the following eight modern garland ideas are offering major inspiration.

modern garlands on apartment 34

Digging the ultra minimal look.

modern garlands on apartment 34

Magnolia and eucalyptus are a pretty alternative to classic pine boughs.

modern garlands on apartment 34

While I’m wanting to simplify, it’s hard to resist a major moment this time of year.

modern garlands on apartment 34

Black, white and a hint of green. A picture perfect holiday look, no?

modern garlands on apartment 34

I’m loving the look of subtle draping, though the bird is a bit much. Too much design cliché for me. The mixed candles are a bit more of a practical approach.

modern garlands on apartment 34

Really loving this clean refined holiday style.

modern garlands on apartment 34

This reminds me of my favorite of my mantles to date. A touch of drama with the draping, a bevy of candles, but still monochromatic and clean. This might be my winner. Will be sharing my halls fully decked quite soon!

Do you have a favorite look?

images in order of appearance mokkasin / these four walls / hunted interior / faux martha / lonny / unknown / studio mcgee / lonny

What do you think?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 Comment

  1. I loved the way you have decorated the mantle and the staircase as well…thanks so much for these innovative ideas. God bless.