Step inside a modern home dressed for Christmas

The perfect place for entertaining, this dining room oozes modern festive style. The dining table is the ideal shape for big groups, with plenty of room for a large Christmas feast.

Retro-chic Christmas dining room

The perfect place for entertaining, this dining room oozes modern festive style. The dining table is the ideal shape for big groups, with plenty of room for a large Christmas feast. The swivel chairs add a retro feel to the space, while an eye-catching chandelier drops a pool of light onto the table.

Get the look: The 85 Lamps chandelier is by Droog, available at Twentytwentyone. The Floral 300 rug is by Florence Broadhurst at Knots Rugs. The gold star is from Lassco, the white one is from DZD. The vase is from Marston & Langinger, and the candlesticks are from Graham and Green. The Christmas tree decorations are from The Conran Shop, Habitat, Heal's, John Lewis, Paperchase and Selfridges.

1/8 dining room - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

dining room with table and christmas tree

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2/8 kitchen-diner - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

kitchen with christmas decor and dark flooring

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Open-plan kitchen area

A stylish kitchen-diner is found at the back of the open-plan living space and is perfect for preparing food while entertaining. The sleek, glossy units use clever tricks to hide their functionality. Rather than have an extractor fan hanging over the island and blocking the view of the garden, the owners chose one that rises up behind the hob at the touch of a button.

Get the look: The kitchen is by Poggenpohl. The mirror is from Opium, and the glitter ball is from DZD. The concrete flooring is by Steyson.

3/8 living room - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

living room with wooden flooring and tv unit

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Basement snug

The owners have dug down to create a basement TV room, and have painted it in darker colours to form a cosy den. With Christmas decorations lining the shelves of the media unit, it's the perfect place to snuggle down in during Christmas afternoon.

Get the look: Find a great range of dark paint shades at Farrow & Ball.

4/8 living room - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

pink walled living room with wooden flooring and sofa

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Cosy seating area

An Eastern-inspired rug warms the wooden floors in this cosy basement snug. Christmas cards are pegged to string to form a chain, keeping them at bay. Colourful baubles hang from the blind to add a festive touch to the window. Mix-and-match cushions add interest to the sofa,

Get the look: The sofa is from Sofa Workshop, and the cushions are from Heal'sGraham and Green stocks coffee tables like this one and Jim Lawrence sells beanbags. The mini tree and crackers are from The Conran Shop.

5/8 living room - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

grey living room with fire place and dark flooring

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Modern Christmas living room

With the TV downstairs in the snug, the focus of the ground-floor space is the fireplace, with built-in shelves to display treasures and Christmas decorations. The sofa was re-covered in linen to keep the look light, and teamed with a vintage chair creating a nice mix of old and new.

Get the look: For a mid-century chair like this, go to Paere Dansk. The HRH Mega Stamp cushion is from The General Trading Company. The vase is from Marston & Langinger and sells a selection of rattan reindeer.

6/8 bathroom - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

bathroom with bathtub and dark flooring

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En-suite bathroom sanctuary

As well as planning the bathroom in fine detail, the owners paid close attention to the lighting in their ensuite. Uplighters create a zone for the bath, providing soft light and a seamless finish. Glowing lights behind the shelves give holiday finds, and Christmas decorations, impact.

Get the look: Lighting throughout is by Mr Resistor. All fittings are from West One Bathrooms. The artwork is from Opium. Buy the Componibili unit by Kartell from Purves & PurvesWorld's End Tiles has tiles like this. For a similar rug, try IKEA. The snow globes are from Habitat. The baubles on the window are from John Lewis.

7/8 children's room - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

children's bedroom with pink wallpaper and wooden flooring

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Super-glam girl's bedroom

Pretty pink damask wallpaper creates an eye-catching backdrop in this ultra-girlie space, while not being too childish. A matching bedside table has drawers to house all her precious pieces. A canopy over a bed of luxurious bedlinen creates the perfect teen haven. A drawer on wheels pulls out from under the bed for extra storage.

Get the look: The Bryne net and Flokati rug are from IKEA. The bed is from John LewisFeather & Black sells wooden drawers on wheels. The bedspread is from Osborne & Little.

8/8 bedroom - Christmas decorating ideas from a modern home

white bedroom with wooden flooring and candle stand

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Relaxing master bedroom

The aim was to make this converted attic bedroom feel calm, so there is lots of hidden storage to keep the space clutter-free. A false wall has been built behind the bed so they could cut out display spaces and hide a large chimney breast that rises up through the house. Layers of strokeable textiles add to the sensual mood.

Get the look: The bedspread is from Habitat. The candlestick is from Opium. The headboard is by Designers Guild, which also stocks a good range of cushions. The flooring is from The Natural Flooring Company. The walls are painted in Sage by Designers Guild. The Christmas stockings are from Selfridges.

Feeling inspired? Take a tour around a festive modern country home and a festive contemporary home with our Christmas videos.

Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.