Looking to update your festive décor this season? These sophisticated Christmas décor ideas will keep your spirits merry, and they look so good you’ll want to leave them up all year round! Read on for the best festive decorations to suit every home, from a paired-down minimal aesthetic to glitzy metallics:
1. White winter wonderland
Craving a white Christmas? You can have it indoors with icy white décor and a frosted tree. Warm up the look with lanterns and candles, and fake snowfall with cosy sheepskin rugs. For a more dramatic look, contrast your all-white décor with vibrant red accents. Take a look at Amara for a great range of white festive décor to suit every taste.
2. Mixed metallics
Metallics are an easy way to inject some glam into your festive display. Decorating around one metallic tone creates a chic and modern feel, but for added visual interest contrast two metallic tones like silver and gold or copper and pewter. For a sophisticated look, use one metallic as your main colour and one as an accent.
3. Festive forest
Bringing elements of nature indoors will make your space feel more cosy and inviting, and you don’t have to stop with a real pine tree. Wreaths, natural garlands, and arrangements of branches and winterberries are all great ways to bring the charm of the forest into your home.
4. Go minimalist
Does too much sparkle set your teeth on edge? You can create a festive look without swathes of tinsel or twinkling Christmas lights. Team a barely decorated tree with paired-down geometric décor that exudes a festive energy, like paper lanterns and star garlands. Nordic Nest has a big selection of minimalist Christmas accessories, and some great kitsch pieces, too.
5. Break from tradition
Make a statement and give your festive décor a modern edge with a non-traditional palette. Instead of the typical red, green and gold, add zesty yellow to your greenery or choose contemporary purple and silver. Even a rainbow palette of pretty pastels can be more festive than you think – get the look with playful pompom garlands and an unconventional candy coloured tree.
6. Coordinate everything
Spending a lot of time on wrapping gifts? Show them off and make them work as part of your design. Coordinate your paper, ribbons and bows to complement your colour scheme. Coordinate all your ornaments and accessories too, for a seamless and cohesive look.
7. Scale down
You don’t have to forgo Christmas décor if you’re short on space. A chic mini tree like this angel pine from Trouva will give your home a festive feel without overwhelming it. Add some unexpected elements that don’t take up square footage, like tree decorations hung from your pendant light or from a display of branches, and the overall effect will be sophisticated instead of cluttered.