The Christmas decoration is a subject that can be discussed endlessly. Today, we are interested in another trendy theme in recent years: Christmas decoration ideas in retro-futuristic style. This design style is not only present in interior and exterior decoration, but also in fashion. This is a style that blends old and new, retro and futuristic. Very present in the 60s, it is not something new in itself, but it is more and more fashionable and many people choose it for their Christmas decoration.
We have already dedicated a recent publication to Christmas decoration ideas in copper, gold and silver. Indeed, we find these same elements in what is called the retro-futuristic Christmas decoration. Metal is one of the dominant materials in this style of decoration, but there are also very often gold or copper elements.
This style draws a lot from the universe of Jules Verne. This explains the presence of many objects such as clocks, mechanical parts and others. These are objects inspired by science fiction and scientific expeditions. Science fiction reached its peak in the 20th century – with the technical advancement of modern society and with the emergence of many new technologies. The retro-futuristic decorative style is strongly influenced by this kind of literature and cinema.
The retro-futuristic Christmas decoration ideas are very inspired by the universe of Jules Verne.
Speaking of the retro-futuristic decor style, it’s impossible not to mention the world of Tim Burton as well. Its style is easily recognizable. Retro-futuristic elements are still present and play an essential role in the aesthetics of his films. The retro-futuristic decor always reminds us of his films !
Tired of classic Christmas decor? Then try something different this year. The retro-futuristic style is one of the most original styles in Christmas decor at the moment. If you’re feeling a bit geeky, this style of decor is gorgeous to try. It will undoubtedly attract the glances of your family and your guests! This style is really very original and adds a unique and sophisticated touch to the Christmas decor.
Usually, the Christmas decoration starts with that of the Christmas tree. A key part of this year-end celebration, the Christmas tree is at the center of everything. It is around the tree where we meet to share warm moments and exchange gifts. We love the idea of decorating your tree with retro clock mechanisms imitating snowflakes. Very retro and very futuristic, no ?
You have already chosen your Christmas tree ?
It’s the same every year. With the arrival of the end of the year celebrations, the question of the Christmas tree arises. Which tree is choosing this year? All children of course prefer the real tree and often want it to be big and majestic. But we adults are aware of the price it takes to enjoy a natural Christmas tree. If everyone buys one for Christmas, can you imagine the environmental impact it has? And yes, choosing a natural Christmas tree is not the most ecological solution. If you enjoy an outdoor space, there is no need to plant a natural tree in your garden or to put a potted tree on your balcony and terrace. We must not forget that the fir likes a cold climate.
If you don’t have an outdoor space, then there are several alternative fir solutions. The latter is indeed super trendy for a while now! If this idea tempts you, we invite you to consult our many publications dedicated to this interesting subject..
Is the artificial tree an ecological option to the natural tree ?
Many people believe it, but in fact they forget that artificial trees were produced in PVC. The latter is one of the most polluting materials on the planet. Usually, the lifespan of an artificial tree is 4 years. Its aesthetics are also an element that makes it a bad choice..
You can buy an old clock and take it apart or go to the Etsy site where you will find handmade retro-futuristic tree decorating accessories ready to hang..
The clock effect snowflakes are available for sale right now on Etsy’s website. There are five different models that you can either combine or choose one or two. They are priced at 13 euros each. Made of wood and painted with metallic paint. Giving a handmade object is always a good idea. This way you offer something unique and you support the artisan creators.
We love the three retro-futuristic snowflake models in the photo below! And you ?
Unfortunately, the three beautiful decorative objects in retro-futuristic style are no longer in stock. We decided all the same to present them to you to give you ideas and who knows you can make them similar models ?
The Christmas wreath is one of the other great classics in Christmas decor. You can decorate it with your front door, fireplace mantel or wall. You will need lots of decorative items to make the wreath below. However you can use only a few and create a simpler and more personalized template..
Christmas decoration ideas: retro-futuristic style wreath
The Christmas wreath model in retro-futuristic style is easier to make because it requires fewer objects to use.
A 100% retro-futuristic Christmas wreath? Yes, it does exist! Look :
Decorative objects in retro-futuristic style also make a great Christmas gift for women and men.
A Christmas bauble in retro-futuristic style that you can buy online here.
A retro-futuristic Santa Claus? How funny, isn’t it? The necklace below was designed by Desert Rubble. Unfortunately, he is no longer available for sale, but you can check out the other retro-futuristic and fantasy necklaces designs on his online blog.
Offer a retro-futuristic medal with a little robot? What a good idea ! You can wear it as a necklace or decorate it with your home interior. Available for sale at Etsy.
Gingerbread is one of almost everyone’s favorite Christmas cakes. There are always exceptions … Below, we offer you a necklace of a gingerbread man in retro-futuristic style.
Another model of necklace of the same style in the shape of a heart. Ideal gift to give to your sweetheart for Christmas or Valentine’s Day !
Give a retro-futuristic style gift? What a good idea !
Do you like the retro-futuristic styled hair clip below? It is currently available for sale on the Etsy site! This will make a great man or woman Christmas present.
The Christmas decor in this design style will blend in perfectly with an industrial and modern interior. The American online store Splendid Colors offers a variety of decorative Christmas ornaments in retro-futuristic style. Their collection of models includes mostly snowflakes. Hurry because some of their models will soon be sold out! Below we have decided to present you 4 of their most beautiful models. You have to count at low cost ten euros for an ornament and ten euros for delivery in France.
All decorative snowflake ornament patterns have been made from metals such as brass, copper, silver and hung with ribbons that you can indeed remove. These pretty snowflakes are ideal to decorate the Christmas tree or to hang on your Christmas garland.
You will find more feminine models and more universal models. 100% handcrafted.
We really like the model below with dragonfly.
Snowflake and clock at the same time, this ornament can be hung anywhere – on your Christmas tree, wall or fireplace mantel.
You can bet on a decoration that accentuates more the vintage side. Usually, in flea markets it is easy to find this kind of element that allows us to design the desired retro-futuristic decor. Indeed, the key to successful retro-futuristic decor is in the mix of well-chosen elements.
On the Etsy site, you will find a lot of decorative objects and handmade jewelry in retro-futuristic style.
What an eclectic star! It is priced at 40 euros and currently available for sale on the Etsy site. Why not use it as an alternative tree? It was made by MelsMakeBelieve. On its online store, you will find more than 120 models of decorative ornaments and jewelry in retro-futuristic style..
Some designers have used wood to create their retro-futuristic decorative objects. This is the case with the snowflake below.
Christmas decoration ideas: retro-futuristic wooden snowflake
As well as the two tree-shaped ornaments below …
Christmas decoration ideas: wooden pendant light
The Christmas ball below is a DIY project. You get the idea – we take a Christmas ball in a similar color and with glue we add small retro and futuristic decorative elements.
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Do you like rock and metal music? Linda Peterson has created a necklace that will perfectly match your style! Created for AMACO, the necklace (pictured below) was crafted from copper, aluminum, brass, metal and leather. A necklace that will not go unnoticed! And if your friends love this kind of music too, give them the same.
A really great idea – use the old keys to design a retro-futuristic style snowflake ornament! Fairy Junk Mother came up with this idea and the result is fabulous. You can buy her designs on Etsy’s site (of course). Treat yourself to this ornament is a great way to show off your love for the retro-futuristic style this year. The snowflakes (in the two photos below) are currently on sale for 20 euros.
Christmas decoration ideas: snowflake made of keys
The creator of Fairy Junk Mother uses materials such as wrenches, gears, washers, metal fasteners, wing nuts, screws, ball chain. If you have some at home, why not take inspiration from his idea and make them yourself? It will take you a little while, but you will be so happy once your item is ready.
Nowadays, you can really find everything on the net. We don’t even need references anymore! Just go to google or the Etsy site to find what you need. All the decorative ornaments and jewels presented here are only an idea of decoration and gift. Finding similar items is very easy.
Dare to imagine original Christmas decorations this year !
Christmas is coming in a few days and we can’t wait! This family celebration warms everyone’s hearts. You still have time to decorate and buy gifts. Some people always think about it at the last minute… In short, we don’t worry! Often the last minute Christmas decoration ideas are the best.
Hoping that all of our retro-futuristic Christmas decoration ideas have inspired you, we wish you a very warm holiday season. !