Though some interior designers like Jonathan Adler swear "," others will always maintain that less is more. According to design star , balance is the key to holiday decorating around the house. While classic reds and greens are festive and naturally bring joy around this time of year, there's a way to emphasize these core colors without overdoing it.
"The real secret here to get that updated traditional look is to pair those red and green moments with a lot of neutrals," , adding colors like blacks and whites "ground everything and feel fresh and sophisticated." Here are some of our favorite black and white Christmas decorations to add to your holiday displays this year, whether you opt for the standard red and greens or choose a more colorful palette:
The little bows atop these gorgeous jester ornaments by MacKenzie-Childs keep them firmly in the Christmas spirit.
Hang these pretty plaid stockings on the chimney on a and some gorgeous greenery and you've got the perfect Christmas mantel.
Standing 20" tall, this noble neutral nutcracker may just be the cutest addition to any shelf.
These metal deer candle holders would look adorable amongst your colorful holiday accents. Feeling like adding a bit more color? Use red or green candles so the look is not completely neutral.
A great way to calm the look of a tree covered in brightly colored ornaments and tinsel is with a tree skirt—like this black and white plaid number.
Not all trees have to be green, you know? Some are covered in snow.
Just because it's black and white doesn't mean it has to be boring. This harlequin moose head is far from it: an instant conversation starter.
These marble ornaments are seriously chic—and just think of how the gold swirls would play against twinkly lights.
The faux fur keeps you warm, while the little pop of pattern on the reverse keeps things interesting.