Chic and Sophisticated Holiday Decorating Ideas

It’s Thanksgiving Week! Which means that, if you haven’t already, it’s high time to start breaking out the garland and lights and decking those halls. While we love a festive red-and-green-and-Santa-Clause-all-over look as much as the next guy, we’re also partial to holiday decorating ideas that take an understated, sophisticated approach to the season. Below, we’ve put together a collection of elevated holiday rooms that might just make you want to keep your decorations up all year ’round.

How gorgeous is this metallic vignette by blogger Charming Charlotte? The modern cone shape of the trees and the cheeky banner suit the rest of the decor perfectly.

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Image via Charming Charlotte

Weathered elements like a DIY chalkboard sign + cozy throw blankets + a few glimmering elements = the perfect formula for decorating a rustic or farmhouse-style home.

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Image via House by Hoff

No time to bedazzle your entire house for the season? Fill a few decorative bowls with ornaments, a la blogger Dimples & Tangles, and consider your decorating done!

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Image via Dimples & Tangles

Stringing the chandelier above the dining table with ornaments (or hanging them from the ceiling instead): A look we’ll be stealing for our next party, thanks to blogger Burlap & Lace.

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Image via Burlap & Lace

The unadorned wreaths hanging from the bookcases and a sprinkling of gold accents make a statement that’s chic and simple and utterly sophisticated.

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Image via Sarah Sherman Samuel

Another gorgeous idea from Dimples & Tangles? Swapping out the dinnerware in your china cabinet for something in a holiday pattern. We also love the collection of brass candlesticks on the table.

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Image via Dimples & Tangles

Last but not least: The natural approach. Holly berries, a wreath, and a small potted pine tree add a subtle, organic quality (and a nice pop of holiday color) to this lovely neutral space.

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Image via The Woodgrain Cottage

What are your favorite elevated holiday decorating ideas?

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