Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas

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.

Contemporary Christmas decorating ideas

Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas
Photographer: Kate Hliznitsova

Give your Christmas a European feel with a natural Christmas tree, lights and natural colours.

Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas

You can continue the green theme with wrapping accessories and simple, on-trend buff stationary.  Keep the look natural with some Native greenery.

Contemporary Christmas decorating ideas

Contemporary Christmas decorating ideas
Photographer: Tung Hoang

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.

Contemporary Christmas decorating ideas
Photographer: Anita Austvika

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.

Contemporary Christmas silver wreath
Photographer: Jon Tyson

I like a Christmas wreath in Eucalyptus.  Native to Australia, this is the perfect choice for us here.

Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas
Image: Burkatron

Or a wreath made from olive branches can look absolutely stunning.

Contemporary Christmas decorating ideas
Image: Flair Flickers

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!

Contemporary Christmas decorating ideas

I hope you like my contemporary Christmas decorating ideas.  Remember to keep it simple, natural and pretty for an elegant and authentic Christmas.

Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas

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3 thoughts on “Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas

  1. Carrie says:

    I love decorating with eucalyptus. It’s so pretty, but the scent is just divine! And that olive branch wreath is just perfection to me! You gave such wonderful tips for natural Christmas decor.

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