UPDATED DECEMBER 2017
If you're yet to start your home Christmas beautifications, SL are on hand with ten fresh ideas for modern yuletide decorations. From ferns to fairy lights, turn your abode into a modern winter wonderland...
Introduce Some Ferns
Whether its eucalyptus, holly or any other greenery that takes your fancy, ferns lend a fresh, outdoorsy vibe to the home at Christmas. Pop some in a trio of vases along the windowsill, use them to dress up your dining table or as a contemporary alternative to a mantelpiece topper.
Play With Lights
Fairy lights are a must-have, but don't just use them on your Christmas tree; some artfully placed strings across the mantelpiece, placed in jars with pine cones or adorning a festive star decoration are a cool way to add instant atmosphere.
Add some dimension to your home by hanging installations with a yuletide spin. Think a birch branch suspended over your dinner table, a wreath flanked by candles or pine cones dotted along the ceiling.
Make The Most Of Banisters
Often the first thing guests see when they come to visit, the humble banister is the ideal perching post for garlands, stockings and wreaths that are sure to make an impact.
Don't Forget The Candles
Don't overlook the virtue of an atmospheric candle or two. As always, they look chic in trios at the centre of a table, but we love them in mason jars or gathered together on a metallic tray for a dose of Scandi cool.
Break With Tradition
Everyone loves a wreath, but they can look a little dated. Star shapes, eucalyptus and alphabet letters will ensure yours is cool and contemporary – ask your local florist what they suggest or have a go at making your own.
Choose Eucalyptus Over Holly
Nothing says Christmas quite like holly or mistletoe but we're year-round fans of eucalyptus. It's cheap, easy to display and lasts all the way through the festive season. Scatter it down the table on Christmas Day, hang from the mantlepiece or wrap around candles for a cool, clean look.
Say It With Words
Slogans have been a big trend this year, from sweaters to lighboxes. Jump on the bandwagon with a cheap and cheerful cinema-style light (bonus points: you can keep it all year round) or try a temporary stencil with a festive phrase in the hallway or above your dining table.
Pot The Tree
Tree stands can look dated and are a struggle to get right without the tree looking lopsided. Boho woven baskets will give your fern a contemporary edge and you can stuff the sides to ensure it stays up just right.
Cosy Up With Fur
Hygge it up to the max this Christmas with a wealth of Scandi-esque furs. From faux fur throws to sumptious sheepskin rugs, Christmas never looked so cosy.