Colour schemes for Christmas decorations change every year so you need to find a look that you like and build on it. Unless you have a bottomless pit of money! I have some contemporary Christmas decorating ideas to show you to make your Christmas fun and tasteful!
My favourite contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas
Going Green this Christmas
Do you like a subtle Christmas tree? For me, I love lights on a Christmas tree and often I don't think they need to have too much more decoration. But baubles that are green can look very striking. Intersperse with silver, white or gold for a classic look.
Give your Christmas a European feel with a natural Christmas tree, lights and natural colours.
You can continue the green theme with wrapping accessories and simple, on-trend buff stationary. Keep the look natural with some Native greenery.
You can make your own wrapping accessories from dried flowers and greenery. With carefully handwritten cards, this is a really thoughtful way to wrap a gift.
Keep the feel of a Northern Hemisphere Christmas with a Christmas wreath made from pine cones. We don't have the snow here in Australia but you could spray it white! If you place it on a richly painted green front door then the effect is stunning.
I like a Christmas wreath in Eucalyptus. Native to Australia, this is the perfect choice for us here.
Or a wreath made from olive branches can look absolutely stunning.
If you are a fan of Eucalyptus, I have some more ideas here, including some gorgeous table top ideas. Styling with Eucalyptus
Contemporary Christmas decorating ideas don't have to be either expensive or complicated. Limes in a gold bowl with a white jug of Eucalyptus is very effective – the chilled glass of wine helps too!
I hope you like my contemporary Christmas decorating ideas. Remember to keep it simple, natural and pretty for an elegant and authentic Christmas.
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