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Disco and space-inspired motifs from the ’60s-’80s bring sparkle and style to décor

Midcentury and 1970s-’80s motifs are strong players on the home décor stage, and that includes holiday décor, too. These retro styles have a different kind of energy than traditional, nostalgic, holiday décor does.

No deep and evocative snowy forests here; no minimalist yet rustic urban farmhouses or hygge-inducing fairy lights.

Instead, you’ll find more of a sparkly, giddy vibe. This look is all about the holiday party; Santa’s riding a rocket instead of a sleigh, and the family tree might be tinsel instead of pine.

There are reproductions of vintage ornaments – lots of geometric, teardrop and onion shapes – as well as stars, sputniks, dancing elves and even the occasional dancing Christmas tree.

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In the ’70s-inspired collections, there are trees, figures and ornaments encrusted with mirrored mosaics, like disco balls.

If you’re interested in some of the history behind this style of holiday décor, have a look at Sarah Archer’s book, “Midcentury Christmas” (Countryman Press, 2016). It offers up vintage ads, articles and background on midcentury designers, as well as some of the era’s popular imagery.


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