With Christmas trees going up and decorations coming out, it's safe to say the holiday spirit is well and truly upon us!
Decorating the home in preparation for Christmas is a great way to kick off the holiday festivites. Whether you’re hosting Christmas lunch for the extended family, entertaining friends, or simply want to create a festive ambience throughout your home, it can be the smallest styling touches that really bring your household to life this season.
When it comes to Christmas styling ideas, we love stepping away from the traditional cliches like tinsel and baubles - instead, we’re all about contemporary Christmas styling to complement the modern home. From coastal chic to minimalist Scandinavian, keep reading for our favourite modern decorating ideas this Christmas!
Coastal Christmas Styling
It’s no secret that we love coastal-inspired homes, and for a modern Christmas look we think this style works perfectly! Using coastal influences throughout your Christmas styling is a great way to decorate your home, by embracing a neutral colour palette and natural, organic textures.
To get this look, stick to tones of white, blue, aqua and teal throughout your decor, along with coastal-inspired accents such as palm leaves and coral. We love the idea of coloured vases, coral and greenery clustered together to create modern table centrepieces for a long Christmas lunch! To continue the coastal theme throughout your entire home, you can check out our top tips on coastal decorating on the blog.
Scandinavian Christmas Styling
Scandinavian styling is all about minimalism and simplicity! Think pared back Christmas trees in woven baskets, lush potted plants, and a muted colour palette of whites, greys, timber and green.
Textures white vases, organic details, and decor featuring cement or marble accents are perfect for a Scandi-inspired tablescape, especially when paired with a modern timber table. Serve your Christmas feast on rustic wooden boards for a truly authentic Scandinavian look! If you want to continue the Scandinavian theme throughout your entire home, head over to our style guide on the blog for more design tips.
Black and gold Christmas styling
For something a little bolder, black and gold is a sleek and sophisticated colour palette for a modern Christmas setting. Gold-dipped vases, metallic serving platters and geometric elements work well together for a super chic Christmas look. Simple but beautiful details such as coasters and serving trays in metallic tones can take your table styling to the next level.
We also love the idea of using tarnished side tables to display presents or as a modern drinks station. Continue this monochrome and metallic palette throughout your Christmas wrapping too for a cohesive and consistent look!
So instead of dusting off the old tinsel box again this year, why not use your Christmas decorating as an opportunity to complement your modern home and create a fun, festive atmosphere for the holiday celebrations - no matter what your design style might be! You can check out our Modern Christmas styling board on Pinterest for more Christmas decorating ideas to get the inspiration flowing.
Don’t forget you can also shop all of our homewares and accessories online, or through our Tweed Heads showroom - we’re currently offering 30% off ALL Christmas decorations in-store, with a range of contemporary styles to choose from.
And to kick off the holiday festivities (and show off our beautiful new stock!), we're also hosting an Xmas sale on the 14 December with 20% off all items storewide - check out the details via our Facebook page here!