Charming pared-back Christmas decorating

You don't have to go all out to show some holiday cheer. Be inspired by these great decorating ideas with a more minimal, modern feel.

Who wouldn’t light up walking into this hallway? We love the pared-back yet festive feel achieved with a mix of white fairy lights and a couple of tasteful silver decorations.

Natural greenery, nuts and simple pillar candles are all that’s needed to turn your fireplace into a chic, festive focal point. Fabulous peacock optional, but recommended.

It doesn’t get much more simple that this white-on-white scheme. Add a few festive ornaments here and there and mix your metals to ramp up the luxe factor and warm up the look.

Create an enchanting midnight forest for your little ones with twinkly trees and gold branches – the perfect setting for teddies and sugar mice, and dreaming of childhood Christmases past.

Who said all Christmas trees need to be green? Take your love for monochrome to the next level with a moder white tree, then marm up the scheme with accents of gold.

This idea is so simple, yet so effective. Forget massive wreaths and a singing Santa. A string of white fairy lights is all you need to give your exterior some tasteful Christmas cheer.

Yes, this is a unicorn head adorned with baubles. Because who doesn’t need a unicorn head in their life. Talk about maximum quirky impact with minimum effort.

Clementines are not only yummy, they also inject a shot of zesty colour into any Christmas scheme. Make orange your accent hue by displaying lots of them in clear glass containers.

Pared-back needn’t mean all-white. Moody grey walls provide the perfect background for a few supersized gold decorations and chic amber-coloured glassware. No-fuss wow factor.

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