If you want to make a modern Christmas decoration this winter, then this little article is for you! For an unforgettable Christmas, here are some simple decor ideas to recreate at home. You will see, all these decoration ideas are easy to reproduce; and quite economical.
For a modern Christmas decoration, we will therefore discover decorating ideas for the living room, for the fireplace, for the trees, etc. We will also see how to decorate a festive table. So let’s start with monochromatic and more specifically white and gray decorations. By balancing the color palette and varying the textures, your decoration will not be austere but on the contrary very chic and modern. To complete the decor, consider adding candles to liven it up.
1. A modern Christmas decoration in white and blue
Let’s stay in the monochrome with Christmas decoration ideas in white and blue. Blue will allow you to create, for example, a nautical-inspired decoration. It is very convenient if you want to integrate your existing decoration with your decoration for the holidays. You just have to add a tree, decorate it with these colors, add some pretty typical decorations from this period and you’re done. If you don’t have a lot of time or budget, this tip is for you.
2. Your decoration in white and gold
Now, a great classic: the white and gold Christmas decoration. Who says Christmas, says magic and enchantment. In a predominantly white room, you can add white and gold decorations. To reinforce your decoration, do not hesitate to add vintage objects. You can also use tulle to decorate the tree but also stars and candles. Ideal if you want to bring a little Nordic touch to your decor.
3. Use fruits for your modern Christmas decoration
If the previous ideas mainly used decorative objects, know that it is also possible to use fruits for your decoration. You can use oranges, clementines, lemons, grapes, or even apples. This is ideal for creating a decoration at the last minute. It will also allow you to break with the monotony of the traditional Christmas decor and add a touch of originality.
4. Get inspired by nature and particularly the forest
If you like nature, go for a walk in the forest to collect your decoration. Moss, tree bark, feathers, branches, etc. With your picking, you can easily create a very natural atmosphere that is sure to hit the mark. Add a pretty bouquet of seasonal flowers to complete it all.
5. Scandinavian style always shines on the scene
The Scandinavian Christmas decor ideas are endless. Both chic and uncluttered, they never cease to amaze fans of sobriety and elegance par excellence. And if you are one of those people who dream of a stylish Scandinavian Christmas, then the Nordic style you should go for. And as white and gray form the basic palette, typical of the Scandinavian style, we highly recommend this magnificent duo!
6. White and black take over the interior
Today, we are becoming more and more daring, and we are betting on contrasting (and classic) color combinations such as black and white. The extravagant essential mix evokes refinement and is perfect for any interior. This year, you can give preference to the alternative Christmas tree, in decorative branches or in wood. Decorate its branches with black and white pendant lights and your chic festive decoration is ready to welcome the end of the year celebrations in style!
7. Christmas decoration idea available in neutral tones
To bring a pleasant and cozy atmosphere to the living room, it is recommended to bet on faux fur throws and matching cushions, available in white and beige. As for the decoration to put on the coffee table, make a composition of candles, pine cones, and pine branches, and put it in the serving tray. Do not forget to decorate the windows – they also deserve a decorative touch breathing the Christmas atmosphere.
8. Modern Christmas decor ideas that immerse yourself in a very chic polar atmosphere
Immerse your Christmas decor in a very chic polar atmosphere! Bet on decorative objects in white and blue that will bring a breath of originality and elegance to the festive table. Mixing cylindrical candles and candles is an exceptional idea that will give height to the decor on the table. A table runner in decorative and frosted fir branches will allow the Christmas atmosphere to settle at the table. If you wish, you can cut several stars out of paper, which will then be hung above the table.
9. Traditional Christmas decoration in white and red and green
The traditional colors of Christmas are, without a doubt, red and green. However, to give your festive decoration a new look, you can mix them with white. Bet on a natural Christmas tree which will be the centerpiece of your decoration. Accessorize it with baubles, decorative snowflakes, garlands, and LED candles.
10. Mix the traditional with the Nordic – trendy Christmas decor ideas
Are you hesitating between two Christmas decoration ideas? Don’t panic – you can enjoy several mixed styles at the same time, which will give your Christmas decoration a personalized and truly original look. In the photo above you will see a successful marriage of Scandinavian style and traditional style. The result is super original and the dining area exudes both Nordic sobriety and the emblematic warmth of Christmas.
11. Scandinavian Christmas decoration and very original alternative tree
Decorate the festive table with wooden figurines, available in pastel colors. Such decor will allow you to bring a Scandinavian touch to the dining room and give an elegant appearance to the wooden table. As an alternative Christmas tree, we recommend that you bet on a few branches, embellished with white suspensions with Nordic charm.
12. Vintage Christmas decor ideas – a trend that’s making a comeback
This year, the vintage trend will be very present and with good reason. Dictated by the desire to turn to sure values, it invites itself inside to create a warm and very pleasant atmosphere. To adopt it, we put on decorative elements in wood or fabric, glass balls, etc. The color scheme (which includes brown, black, and charcoal gray) contrasts beautifully with the pops of greenery here and there and gives the surroundings an authentic appeal.
13. Nordic style Christmas decoration in white, gray, and wood
Christmas garlands are an essential part of the festive decoration. Pennants or other figurines made of wood, paper, or felt come to life and climb the walls to bring the Christmas spirit inside. Christmas garlands can be personalized as desired and decorated with small pompoms, hanging figurines, and drawings. They will highlight a section of wall available in black, gray, or white.
14. Light garlands and golden walnut shells
Countless lights that twinkle to give the Christmas table a chic allure? Yes, the light garlands are there to reinforce the warm atmosphere that we are looking for. They are the ones who accentuate the festive air and bring a romantic and chic touch around the table. Like those golden walnut shells above, Candles and DIY decorations give a chic look to the rustic table.
15. Immaculate table decoration – candles, paper balls, and decorative fir trees
White is the color we associate with winter. Therefore, it is not surprising that, when it comes to Christmas decorating ideas, we have a predilection for white and its purity. Cylindrical candles, white paper Christmas balls, and all kinds of white decorations find their place on the festive table. Romantic and chic, this Christmas decor adapts to any environment and any style.
16. Scandinavian style white Christmas decorations
Fold white paper stars, make twig arrangements and try knitting mug sleeves and create a beautiful arrangement of silver hanging figurines – these Christmas decor ideas will make your party table utterly irresistible.
17. Decorative Christmas tree made of wood and ceramic
Give preference to figurines of fir trees, made of wood, ceramic, and cardboard – they will bring to the festive table, the fireplace mantel, and the windowsill a touch of irresistible cuteness. The blond wood goes wonderfully with the pastel colors and will give the Christmas decor a very elegant Scandinavian look.
18. Super original idea of Christmas decoration with pine cones and red cabbage
The wooden table above boasts an unusual centerpiece, made of large pine cones, red cabbage, and lilac cylindrical candles. As a plate decoration, we used cabbage leaves, acting as original place cards.
19. What colors to favor for your modern Christmas decor?
Make a beautiful composition of lilac and red candles, pine cones, and flowers, and put it in the wooden serving tray. Be daring and experiment with colors, which will allow you to create a personalized Christmas decoration, perfectly suited to the style of your home.
19. Modern Christmas decor ideas that breathe Scandinavian style revisited
Do you own a solid wood coffee table but don’t know how to decorate it for Christmas? Take a look at the idea above! These Christmas decor ideas include small tree figurines, a branch decorated with lilac Christmas baubles, and other lilac accessories that contrast perfectly with the white and gray decor.
20. Trendy Christmas decoration in black or white
If you prefer the classic Christmas decor ideas, above we have two great ones! You just have to choose a basic color, such as black or white, and you will have to get decorative objects, declined in the desired color. Whether it’s a tablecloth, white tableware, and candles, or even a black table and tableware – the choice is yours according to your preferences.
21. White Christmas wreath, decorative trees, and greenery as an accent on the table
Make a Christmas wreath out of white felt balls and hang it on the wall adjacent to the dining table. As an additional decoration, favor figurines of white fir trees and branches of greenery which will accentuate the table.
22. Natural Christmas decoration to create a cozy atmosphere in the living room
Does your living room benefit from a harmonious decor in wood and white? So, to give it a more cozy touch, you can bet on Christmas decoration ideas in natural materials. A small potted tree or a composition of branches – the design of the Christmas tree is up to you! We recommend that you also get some knitted cushions and faux fur throws.
23. Improvised tree in basket and decoration in wooden suspensions
This improvised Christmas tree, installed in a wicker basket, acts as a creative “natural” decoration. Embellished with wooden suspensions, the branches that form the alternative Christmas tree, bring a touch of greenery to the white room.
24. Very elegant Christmas decoration
Illustrated above all by the raw wood decorations, the “natural” style is associated with the Scandinavian style and its elegant sobriety. The duo is perfectly suited to interiors with a “mountain chalet” charm, where it brings a warm cocooning atmosphere. Modernized in white, the wooden decor gives the table a cozy and super original final rendering.
25. A Scandinavian Christmas, available in wood and white
Only a few figurines are enough to bring a festive atmosphere to the room! And the Scandinavian decoration above is proof of that! Small houses and white trees serve as Christmas decorations on the wooden desk and set the tone for the decor.
26. Beautiful idea of Christmas decoration that breathes nature
Make stars out of paper and twigs and hang them on the wall in the living room and hallway. A conifer branch in a vase can be used as an improvised fir tree. Such a “natural” Christmas decoration will create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in any room. The best part is that it can be personalized as desired.
27. Vintage and Scandinavian quad go hand in hand!
Decorate the vintage dresser with white-themed figurines and bet on some knitted cushions as additional decoration. The two styles – vintage and Scandinavian, go hand in hand and invite themselves to the living room to bring a cozy and pleasant Christmas atmosphere.
28. Fairy lights create a romantic atmosphere and exude the magic of Christmas
These are the light garlands that invite themselves inside to give it a romantic touch and to bring a more magical and special Christmas atmosphere. Use them to decorate the walls around the dining table. The lights will give the white decor a special and very warm charm.
29. Rich Christmas tones
Are you drawn to the traditional shades of red, green, and white? If so, don’t worry, you can very well have modern decor using the rich Christmas tones. The Christmas decoration that we see in the image below for example is quite modern, while it is red, the main color of traditional decorations, which has been chosen to embellish the room.
Don’t change your current decor, decorate your table with modern service and use red in an unexpected way by hanging accessories like those pictured on the ceiling. Decorative balls and red candles on the mantel will be perfect. For an even more modern touch, create a red accent wall in your dining room.
You can also evoke the modern side by the use of unexpected colors. Metallic accents, reflective surfaces, and gemstone shades like amethyst will make your Christmas decoration more modern than ever.
Remember that certain shades of colors like peacock blue can add a little vintage touch to your modern decor.
30. Metallic decoration
For some, bright colors are king during the Christmas party; for others, glamorous metallic touches are the center of attention. In the following image, the shades of platinum, pewter, and chrome unite to showcase an icy style in the living room. Metallic touches are definitely essential for a vibrant Christmas decoration.
The metallic decoration is highly recommended for a gray interior. The mixture of silver and gold will give depth to your interior while breaking the neutral side provided by gray.
Metallic shades are perfect as a background if you have decorative items made of crystal or other transparent materials.
For typically modern decor, try combining black and white with touches of gold and/or silver.