Modern Christmas Decorations

Switch up your decs, displays, gifts and garlands to keep modern style present this Christmas...


Traditional tree isn’t your thing? Then assemble your own in contemporary glowing geometric shapes. Seletti’s Linea lights can be hung from most surfaces and come in an array of neon shades to play with. Continue the modern festive theme with sleek acrylic pyramids. ‘Obelisks are every decorator’s secret weapon,’ says designer Jonathan Adler. ‘They’re perfect on a lonely tabletop or shelf.’

Linea lights, £75 each, Seletti at Amara.


Create your own snow globe to hold the whole world (well, London at least) in your hands. Choose a Scandi-sleek terrarium, fill with fake snow and add in mini architectural marvels. Finish with a retro-style bottle brush tree.

Similar marble London chess set, £235, Skyline Chess at Luxdeco. Try the Plant curved glass pot and oak base, £90, LSA International at Amara.


Thinking of gifting someone a ride for Christmas? Ditch the wrapping paper and deck it out in twinkling fairy lights for a present that delivers pizzazz. Co-ordinate any extra gifts in similar shades to keep the impact strong.

Gold bike, around £1,500, Martone Cycling Co. Plush polar bear, made to order, Studio range at Steiff.

Find out the Christmas gift trends for 2019.


Scrap the usual Advent calendar and give the kids something special to open each day with a repurposed apothecary chest. Add a few ornaments and labels on the handles and you have a magical calendar
of epic proportions.

Ming 24-drawer apothecary chest, £410, Shropshire Design


This year, take your cue from the giant tree in The Nutcracker, because bigger is definitely better. Adorn the tree in oversized decs like paper baubles, which come in tons of shapes, such as stars and pom-poms. Mixing and matching will add drama.

Find similar decorations at Talking Tables.


Ramp up the festive air on your wrapping. Take a faux feather, coat parts in glue and dip in a plate of (biodegradable) glitter to make the perfect finishing touch.

Similar white feather quills, £1.80 for 8; Cosmic Shimmer silver biodegradable glitter, £4.70, all Hobbycraft.


Garlands may sound traditional, but by going for the ‘more is more’ approach you’ll find that something distinctly modern emerges. Create a statement by choosing an oversized arrangement bursting with foliage, flowers and baubles. ‘Look at the room and choose tones to harmonise with the colour scheme,’ says florist Nikki Tibbles.

Find similar garlands at Wild at Heart.

See more festive decorating ideas.

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