Hip & Modern Seasonal Decor For Pandemic Times

Our favorite decor for the fall and winter seasons

Just a few weeks ago I was talking about how I couldn’t get over the fact that Michael’s was playing Christmas music before Halloween. Seasonal decor is in fact, supposed to be seasonal, right? But I’ve come around to the fact that people are looking for any bits of happy they can hang onto right now, and for a lot of people that seems to come in the form of decorating.

And I’m not hating on seasonal decorators, I’m proudly one myself. But hear me out. Can we not just skip right over fall this year? seasonal decor pinterest graphic

Fall is a time of gathering, reflection, and celebrating the harvest… AKA, gratitude. And just because  gathering is looking different this year, doesn’t mean we need to skip over the reflection and gratitude… and my favorite seasonal colors. And Winter officially starts on December 21st y’all, meaning we have a little more time to celebrate good ‘ol Harvest Season.

With this year’s holiday celebrations looking more intimate than ever, I’m looking for ways to feel festive AF even if I can’t have the traditional family get together. Plus, with the way time has been going (we’re quickly approaching December, how even?) I think it’s important for a lot of people to pause and mark the Harvest Season and not just let it pass us by. So I’m leaning into seasonal decorations. Wreaths, candles and fancy tableware. The whole shebang.

But also, I’m not a monster. Your girl likes to plan ahead. If I’m being completely honest, I start planning my holiday wrapping paper theme in like August of every year. Ridiculous? Maybe. But I enjoy it. (I could talk wrapping paper all day so holler in the comments, I’m here for it.) So on that note, if you want prep seasonal decor for the winter season, I GET IT. And I wanted to help add fancy fun stuff to your list so, I’ve found you all the pretty winter decor on the internet for you as well.  It’s time to lean into the season, folx. Let’s do some decorating.

Seasonal Decor

Autumn seasonal Decor
hanging wreath chandelier

Chandelier Wreath Hanger via Terrain

If you’re looking to add some drama to your seasonal decor look no further. Suspend your seasonal wreath with these easy to use hooks from Terrain to create a living chandelier right over your dinner table. Add some string lights and you’ve got a true statement piece!

custom pie dish

Personalized Oven Safe Pie Pan by PH Pottery via Etsy

Do you have the best pie recipe in the family? Send this custom pie dish along with your favorite recipe to your loved ones you can’t be with this holiday season. They’ll be grateful!

dark yellow linen napkin on white plate

100% Linen Napkins in Turmeric (Set of Four) by Bed Threads

Add a pop of color to the table this year with linen napkins you’ll be sure to use again and again.

vase of dried flowers on a dresser

Preserved Gypsophila via Afloral

Preserved gypsophila (better known as Baby’s Breath) makes a big statement with minimal effort.

gold candelabra

Lavelle Metal Taper Holder Candle Candelabra via Crate and Barrel

Like I said, the holidays are going to be more intimate this year. Cue the mood lighting!

Pumpkin Punch Bowl via Williams Sonoma

I wouldn’t be mad at having a pumpkin punch bowl ready to go come Thanksgiving day. Sangria? Spiced cider? What’s your go-to?

Iron + Velvet Autumn Harvest Garland via Anthropologie

Now this is a centerpiece we wouldn’t mind seeing on the dining table year after year! And yes, you read that right. It’s made of both iron and velvet.

Wood Bark Bowl via World Market

The temperature is dropping so why not bring some of the outdoors in? Serve up your favorite snacks in these pretty wood bowls from World Market.

modern seasonal decor pillows

EFOLKI Decorative Throw Pillow Covers and Cases 18×18 inch (Set of 6) via Amazon 

What if I told you that you could give your living room a fall makeover for under $60? Add these modern pillows to your sofa or armchairs and you’ve got yourself a brand new fall-forward living room.

tabletop tree branch candle holder

Branch Brass Pillar Candle Holder via Crate & Barrel

While we don’t recommend trying to forage a real branch to make a candle holder we can recommend this brass version of one.

various fall prints for seasonal decor

Printable Thanksgiving Decor Mega Bundle (Set of 16) by Kiki And Nim via Etsy

Y’all. If you’re looking for instant gratification (and have a printer at home) download these modern Thanksgiving prints ASAP. Pop them into some frames and mix and match to your heart’s content.

bright wood pie box

Pie Bake-And-Take Box via Anthropologie

Are you baking a ton of pies this fall? Designate this beauty as your official pie box for years to come.

gold metal vases

Foundations Metal Vases via West Elm

Spice up your mantle with these shiny vessels from West Elm. Add branches and you’ve got some super glam seasonal decor on your hands.

fresh seasonal decor

Bay Leaf Door Wreath via Williams Sonoma

Decor that doubles as an important panty item, we’re here for it. Bonus: you can pull bay leaf from this wreath year around!

multi-color faux pumpkin table setting

24 Pieces –  Bulk Assorted Rustic Harvest Artificial Foam Pumpkins via Amazon

Have you seen this trend seasonal decor trend all over the internet? Do you love it and think “Oh, I don’t have the time to do that”? Get yourself this set for a statement centerpiece without the elbow grease for under $20.

pink, orange, red and yellow lights are pretty fall seasonal decor

Stargazer Garden Lights Color Story Bulbs (Set of 21, Bulbs Only) via Terrain

My dream of color story lights have come true! These warm colors are perfect to accent the fall season and could easily transition to winter decor as well. It’s safe to say I’m loving these in all of the color stories available.

orange black and cream table runner

Clement 90″ Table Runner via Crate & Barrel

Layers and textures are the name of the game. Pair with this table runner with some fancy napkins and nice stemware and you’re all set for a festive fall meal.

pie printed dish towel

Pie’s The Limit Dish Towel via Anthropologie

It’s true, pie’s the limit this Harvest Season!

vintage smoked wine glass set

Vintage Set of 4 Smoked Glasses by Ben’s Big Barn via Etsy

Okay, I’m completely biased. I own a set of these vintage smoked glasses and love them and they look damn good on the table. And if you don’t love the grey color there are plenty more vintage smoked glass sets on Etsy to choose from!

stack of fall colored blankets

St. Jude Honeycomb Chenille Throw via West Elm

Fall is the time to get comfortable and cozy. Add a warm and festive touch to your seasonal decor with a chenille throw from West Elm (50% of proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital).

Winter Holiday Decor

dried botanical ornament advent calendar

Botanical Ornament Advent Calendar via Anthropologie

I’ve seen advent calendars I’ve liked before but never ones I’ve loved, until I saw this one. This is simply a gorgeous seasonal decor item to add to your regular lineup.

paper flower menorah

DIY Paper Flower Menorah by The House That Lars Built

Sometimes you just have to make that beautiful decor yourself. And sometimes you need some help from a friend, or in this case a little help from The House That Lars Built. The full supply list and instructions are over on their site. And if you want a head start on the base we found this menorah that will definitely help kick your design off.

blue and green lightbulb wreath

Stargazer Garden Lights Socket Wreath via Terrain

Use your color story lights from the fall and pop them into this wreath for vintage seasonal decor vibes.

gold pomegranate salt and pepper shakers

Pomegranate Shakers via West Elm

Gorgeous pomegranates aka “The Jewels of Winter” that will last forever? Sign us up. (And if you’re looking for a decor gift for Jewish friends and family, these are perfect, as Pom’s are year round Jewish symbols.)

throw blanket printed with illustrated skis

Retro Ski Throw Blanket by Show Me Mars via Society6

Hitting the slopes might not be in your cards this year, so bring the lodge vibes home with this retro ski blanket by Show Me Mars.

Retro Faux Felt Hoop Wreath by Rogue Petal Co.

Go pretty in pink this holiday season with this retro wreath from APW fave, Rogue Petal Co. Personally I’m stuck in between this one and the retro pink one (above). How do I choose just one?!

blue bead garland

Matte Sterling Blue Wood Garland via CB2

Garlands aren’t just for trees my friends. Add a pop of color to your mantle or doorway with this versatile wood garland that’s sure to deck out any space in your home. Plus it will last year after year.

blue love and light t shirt

Love and Light T-Shirt by Girl Tribe Co.

Celebrate Hanukkah with retro vibes with this blue tee from Girl Tribe Co. (Fun fact: this top was inspired in part by Meg!) Bonus points for looking cute while being comfy on those Zoom calls!

metallic pastel ornaments

Metallic Pastel Ornaments (Set of 6) via CB2

This is the color palette of my holiday dreams, *chef’s kiss*. Metallic pastel ornaments, I’m in love.

stained glass and wood nativity set

Modern Stained Glass Nativity by Szklo Glass via Etsy

Add this modern stained glass nativity set to your cart ASAP.

light pink stems in a black vase

Pink Champagne Stem 34″ via CB2

While fall may be the season of dried and preserved flowers, winter might just be about faux flowers. What’s not to love? These pink champagne stems will last you for seasons to come, and are perfect for avoiding allergies.

pink faux floral wreath on metal hoop

Blush Hoop Wreath via Crate and Barrel

We’re loving this pink edit on a classic holiday style, aren’t you? I think it’s safe to say pink is slowly creeping in there to become a mainstay of the holiday color palette! Not mad at it.

blush metal menorah

Trace Chanukiah by Via Maris

Hi. Okay, here again with the blush pink but can you blame us? This modern pink menorah is everything (and Meg approved)!

assorted stockings hanging on wall

Custom Scandinavian Christmas Stockings by Mio Star Land via Etsy

If you’re like me and love a fall color palette all year round, feel ride that wave into the winter season with these jewel tone beauties. You can personalize them too!

sequin sweater

This Calls For Confetti Sweater via ModCloth

I think I just found part of my holiday Zoom party uniform.

blue stained glass star of david

Blue Beveled Stained Glass Star of David by SNL Creations via Etsy

My neighbor has a beautiful stained glass piece similar to this one in their window and I stop to admire it every time I walk by. Let the light through with one of your own from SNL creations.

sputnik stocking holder

Sputnik Marble & Brass Stocking Holder via West Elm

Hang your stockings in style this year with a stunning retro Sputnik stocking holder.

green red and black glasses with matching decanters seasonal decor

Henriette DOF Glass Collection via Anthropologie

The Henriette glass collection goes pretty darn well with that Sputnik stocking holder if I must say so myself.

gold dreidel

Hanukkah Gold Dreidel by Studio Armadillo via Etsy

Looking for simply modern and elegant Judaica? Studio Armadillo is the shop you’ve been waiting for!

modern milk glass tree seasonal decor

Flash Milk Glass Trees via CB2

For when you don’t have space for a real tree this year but you still want something pretty.

child wearing Hanukkah sweater

Happy Hanukkah Ya Filthy Schmuck Unisex Toddler Crewneck Sweatshirt by Born Kosher via Etsy

Because kids deserve funny seasonal sweaters too. This is about the only one Meg approved, because who doesn’t love a Yiddish Home Alone joke? Don’t worry, it comes in adult sizes.

standing stocking holder

Merry and Bright Christmas Stocking Holder via Kirkland’s 

Display your Christmas stockings on this clever standing stocking holder. No mantle, no problem.

flamingos wearing santa hats print

Pink Christmas Flamingos Print (Instant Download) by Yoo Hoo Prints via Etsy

Pink on pink on pink. Sounds like we’re onto something here. Download this instant print and you’ll have these cuties on your wall in no time.

latkes and lights candle

Latkes and Lights Candle by Homesick

For when you’re missing the smell of mom’s latkes (with notes of baked apple). Good or disgusting? We don’t know, but we appreciate the effort. They also have Winter Mantel, along with a variety of other holiday scents.

paint by number seasonal decor

Winter Woods Paint By Number Kit by Cate Paper Co. via Etsy

Have some extra downtime this holiday season? Take matters into your own hands with this paint by number kit from Cate Paper Co. and add a little winter magic to your home.

dumpster fire ornament

2020 Dumpster Fire Ornament by Mugsby via Etsy

This is seasonal decor that doesn’t need an explanation.

Your 2020 holiday plans are probably looking different than years prior. Are you leaning into them this year or opting out? Do you “stress decorate”? Yes, that’s a thing. We want to know how your marking the change of seasons—or not. Let us know your decorating details (or lack thereof) in the comments!

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