There are plenty of ways to add a modern touch to your Christmas decorating scheme. The easiest way is to add lashings of glitz and glam to proceedings – with quirky and unusual touches to catch the eye and become a talking point amongst friends, family and guests.
In this modern Christmas decorating round up, we’ve suggested our favourite schemes, tricks and ideas for making the festive period as sleek, chic and stylish and possible.
The hostess trolley has made a come back for true Abigails’ Party style. It’s an easy way to serve drinks or the Christmas day soup course in one shot. This luxe gold design is both practical and super stylish with a handy marble tray. Stock with novelty cocktail shakers and authentic martini glasses for glamorous cocktail party style.
Punk up your Christmas with an anarchic colour scheme, primitive features and lashings of fairy lights. Stray from traditional by using spiky baubles and Goth-friendly accessories to give your table setting added attitude. An electric selection of wall and fairy lights really brings this scheme to life. After all, Christmas is the perfect time for excess.
Bourbon distressed table
Dressed with an ivy garland, fairy lights and candles, the hall becomes a magical entrance.
Christmas simply isn’t Christmas without some mistletoe. Hang it high above your front door using a length of red ribbon so no one has an excuse to not join in the fun. Find fresh mistletoe at your local garden centre throughout December.
If you’re a fan of minimalism, Christmas need not make you anxious.
Decorate with Christmas foliage like holly and mistletoe to bring a bit of Christmas life without overwhelming your modern scheme. Flashes of greens bring the outfoors inside and make a white room feel really fresh. The perfect place to snuggle up next to the fire on a dreary morning.
Lights need not be confined to your tree.
Drape around your Christmas dining space and place along the floor at the edge of the room to light up from below. Make sure you secure the lights in place near the wall – nobody wants to trip over into their Christmas dinner after all!
Similar Christmas lights
Recreate chalet chic in your very own living room.
Use white paper decorations and simple baubles to bring a simple white wall to life and opt for two smaller trees rather than one large one to bring the illusion of a lush alpine forest inside.
Similar faux fur
The White Company.
Don’t let your set of wheels get neglected over the Christmas period – use them as a decoration with a difference.
Wrap fairy lights around the wheels and frame to help your hallway glow.
Silver wrapping paper
Not On The High Street
Add a dash of Winter tropics with a fun accessory like this parrot.
The chevron chair really adds a contemporary twist to the monochrome scheme and brings a modern vibe to a traditional twinkly tree.
Similar animal friends
Rockett St George.
First impressions are everything so you don’t want to overwhelm.
Keep your hallway fuss free but add drama by adorning your stairway with a giant garland. Drape with neutral decorations for a tasteful look and hey presto!
Similar large garland