From an abundance of pretty baubles and bows, to a delicate glittering snow scheme, there are many different ways to decorate your home at Christmas time and we love them all! For this feature, we thought we’d take a peek at the slightly more modern approach to yuletide festivities, with a drop of Scandinavian essence, keeping color palettes limited and fresh, and decorations sweetly simple.

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A paired down, candy cane color scheme of just red and white can be fabulously effective in a pale room.

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if your walls are very dark or have a lot of pattern, then white accessories may be all you need, a collection of different shapes and textures will play with light and shadow to ice your room with a soft frosted look.

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If space is limited, decorating with light can be a terrific solution to twinkle your way through December, using hanging star lights with pretty cuts outs, and adding a sprinkling of candle light to create the ultimate cozy factor.

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Of course we couldn’t leave out the most popular color plan of red, gold and green, which always looks storybook perfect by a roaring fire. Resist the tangle of tinsel for your tree, and instead opt for wide curls of luxurious ribbon to achieve an up to date edge.

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For a completely coordinated look, don’t forget to match the color of your gift wrapping to your tree toys! Bonus: How to wrap the perfect gift

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