With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about decorating your abode. If you’re looking to spice up your holiday decor and are fresh out of ideas, take a look through these 15 ideas that will get you thinking outside of Christmas’ usual box.

Let’s begin with the almighty symbol of Christmas – the tree. Illustrator and designer Jenn Ski goes retro with this vintage aluminum tree┬áthat’s paired with an array of red and pink ornaments. The sparkly ornaments pop off the silvery tree.

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Photo by Chris Warnes

Looking for an alternative to a traditional tree and perhaps one you can make yourself? Here’s a DIY tree you can make with nails and string.

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Photo copyright John Deer

Another idea for a non-traditional tree – drill holes in tree branches, stack them according to size on a dowel, fan the branches out, and voila! A rustic homemade tree!

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

With a little bit of time and patience, you can craft your own Christmas Tree Ornament Mobile with the help of Not Martha’s tutorial.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

Photo by Thomas Dahl

Steering clear of red and green to better fit the style and palette of the home, this Danish apartment gets a potted tree outfitted with handmade ornaments in vivid colors.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

Besides avoiding red and green when it comes to ornament time, you can also avoid your normal balls and try something new, like these paper geometric shapes on this Happy Mundane tree.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

Photos by Matt Cant for Rue Magazine

Another atypical palette, from stylist Will Taylor, that’s full of punchy technicolor-inspired hues.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

Let’s face it, not everyone has the space for a tree or a lot of decorations but still want to get festive. With washi tape taking the craft world by storm in recent years, it’s easy to find. Now put it to good use and tape an outline of a simple tree on your wall and boom, instant holiday, thanks to the Bettina Holst Blog.

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If you’re not into washi tape, you can try this easy DIY from Cuckoo 4 Design that takes Ikea Margareta fabric and stretches it on canvas. The fabric has a massive Christmas tree printed on it that looks incredibly real. Add small, lightweight ornaments and you have yourself an inventive tree.

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Photo by Ben Anders

Take a string of those big bulb lights and wrap them around a giant wreath frame, as seen here.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

Designer Sarah Ellison created a simple scheme with white geometric ornaments and pink stars on a single bare branch whose tips are painted white.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

String marshmallows on clear nylon filament, like on Blue Eyed Yonder, for a wintry look above your fireplace.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

A clean mantel that combines a traditional red and white color scheme with crafty trees that look almost as if they’re made out of cupcake papers. Via BHG.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

A monochromatic color palette of whites and wooden elements gives this mantel a rustic Scandinavian look. Via My Scandinavian Home.

15 Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas in interior design home furnishings  Category

Photo by Capree Kimball

And last, but certainly not least, a minimalist vignette featuring clear glass candleholders and silver trees styled by the amazing Managing Editor of our very own Dog Milk, Capree Kimball.