Christmas Decor Ideas 2023

Christmas Decor Ideas 2023

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And we're here to get you in the festive spirit with some Christmas decor ideas that are on trend for 2023. We understand that Christmas decor is very personal, and individual preferences and styles are long established, often dating back to childhood. Did your family go big with inflatable decorations, tinsel and fairy lights everywhere? Or did they keep is more sleek and stylish? Either way, from chatting to people about this topic we've concluded that you either aim to re-create your childhood Christmas decor... or move as far away from it as possible. (E.g. If you grew up with clutter, you probably prefer minimalism). But that doesn't mean that you can't break the mould and find your own festive style. To inspire and help you to discover your own personal Christmas vibe, we've included some beautiful festive ideas below. 

Minimal, Scandi-inspired Christmas 

Here at Contempee, we personally love sleek, minimal and scandi Christmas vibes, and according to design experts, this look is very on-trend. Indeed, "this year, there’s continued interest in minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired, and monochromatic styles", as stated by Balsam Hill. But how do you achieve this look? Here are 3 top tips that will help you to re-create this vibe in your own home. 

  1. Choose your colour palette carefully.

    Colour palette plays a massive role in creating an overall vibe and cohesive look. While classic Christmas is typically associated with red and green, a more minimal Christmas is associated with natural green hues, crisp whites and neutral, earthy tones. For a modern look, you can even mix in some dark black for a stunning monochrome look.

  2. Texture & the use of natural materials

    Texture also plays an important role. Think natural materials such as wood, paper and glass to drive home that earthy, scandi feel. Avoid plastic and in-your-face items such as tinsel and excessive sparkle. Less can be more - a little sprinkling of sparkle goes a long way! 

  3. Warm, cosy lighting.

    Last but not least, you need to consider your lighting. Gone are the days of harsh, cool lighting and instead create a welcoming, cosy feel with warm toned lights. And we don't just mean fairy lights. Nothing creates a cosier feel than the natural flickering of candlelight. 

We've put together some must-have products below that will elevate your Christmas decor game for 2023. 

Our must-have Xmas decor for 2023

  1. Paper Baubles 

    Paper baubles are everywhere, and we can see why. They look sleek and elegant while remaining welcoming and friendly, due to how reminiscent they are of childhood crafts. Contempee have several different styles to choose from, and we just love how our paper baubles look hung on the tree. If you like to get creative, you can even make a Christmas garland out of these decorations to hang across the top of your fireplace.

    paper christmas decorations

    Shop our paper hanging decorations here. 

  2. Winter foliage

    Next on the list is the addition of some festive foliage in your home. While mistletoe and conifer may spring to mind, we recommend our brand new Faux Willow Eucalyptus for a unique look. This comes in green and white, and we particularly love the white colour for a frosty, wintery feel. 

    This Willow Eucalyptus pairs perfectly with our Arlo Vase as shown. 

  3. Paper Trees for your mantlepiece 

    Next up, we love the paper trees that have been spotted everywhere at the moment. To style, we recommend placing them on the top of your mantlepiece. You can even mix in some candles and candle-holders varying in height for an interesting and dimensional look. 

    Shop our Paper Tree Decorations here

  4. Winter berries 

    Theres just something about berries that scream winter wonderland. And they don't just have to be red! We have some beautiful colours in our Winter Berry Collection ranging from Pink to Olive Green. But if you like the look of these, you need to act fast! These are a limited edition only and won't be returning next year. 

    winter berries in vase
    Shop our Winter Berry Collection here.

  5. Candles for warm, natural light 

    Last but by no means least, what Christmas decor would be complete without candles? We recommend pairing tall tapered candles in candle holders that vary in height to create a cosy look. We sell a wide range of candles and candle holders, with something to suit every style.

    Shop our candles and candle holders.  

We hope that we've inspired you and gave you some festive ideas for Christmas 2023. The most important thing is creating a theme that you love and that brings you lots of joy over the festive season. After all, that's what it's all about! 

And finally, a big Merry Christmas from all of us here at Contempee.