polar bear snow globe  clear glass ribbed bauable with white glitter  Snow scene Christmas tea light holders 

Iridescent white - a subtle shimmering of Christmas delight for your festive home

Defined by soft glistening pastel tones that shine from a snow white base colour, the inclusion of iridescent white touches in your Christmas home add both elegance and a gentle winter seasonality to any corner of the house.

Perfect for creating Winter wonderland themed interior spaces, Iridescent white also sits comfortably alongside the style palette of choice of recent years of soft metallics; such as with rose gold, soft copper or light silver. It also gives a little lift to clear glass decorations, especially when combined with a seasonal smattering of glamorous glitter and has the advantage of sitting comfortably alongside almost any interior colour scheme.

How to create a fairytale Snow White Christmas tree

Create an enchanting Christmas tree filled with delicate glass baubles, softly blinking fairy lights and feminine touches such as feathers, pearls and laces.

Mix and match clear glass baubles that are each individually decorated with their own pretty white motif. Snowflake designs, polka dots, winter alpine scenes and glitter ball are just some of the many ideas in The Contemporary Home’s Iridescent white bauble selection for you to play with. Each with pretty glitter highlights or pastel undertones that catch the glow of your fairy lights perfectly.

feather and sequin white bauble  soap bubble bauble  iridescent white glitter ball bauble

Instead of tinsel why not compliment the look with strings of faux pearls in cream, baby pink or a soft metallic, or really create a Snow White effect with the addition of feather boas in the same tones. For the ultimate feminine Christmas tree, make delicate bows out of vintage lace and top the tree with an angelic Christmas fairy straight out of the fairy tales.

To make the look more neutral simply combine iridescent white baubles with ice blue and silver decorations, creating a cool winter kaleidoscope of snowstorm inspired colours. Finish with an iridescent snowflake tree topper and even a light smattering of snow spray on the branches of your tree for a Christmas tree straight out of The North Pole.

Christmas dinner table centrepieces

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An eye catching Christmas dinner table centrepiece is sure to delight your festive house guests and make sure that this oh so important meal shared with our loved ones will be one to remember.


What better way to create a magical ambience than with the use of soft candle light. We think these gorgeous round glass tea light holders in either a starburst or forest scene design are the perfect place to start. And starting at only 5 each, you can afford to lay a good few of them along the centre of your table without breaking the bank.

 star burst tea light holders



For really large tables you could even add a little centre gathering of white sparkly table top christmas trees, surrounding their base with a few natural pine cones sprayed with a complimentary white glitter. For smaller dinner tables simply arrange these trees on a side table or window sill in your dining room, leaving more space on your table for the all important roasties!


And here's not forgetting the place settings! Tired of Christmas crackers that are overpriced and under deliver? Why not really go that extra mile for your guests this year and present them with a beautiful ceramic Christmas favour as a reminder of the day instead. Just some of many ideas for this are: White ceramic reindeers, sold in a set of two; A white ceramic tree; A light up snowy street scene dome; Or even a white bisque snowflake tea light holder crammed full of after dinner mints. Whatever you pipe for you can be rest assured that these elegant Christmas accessories won't end up being swept up with the paper hats for the bin at the end of the meal.


A contemporary white Christmas


We all know that often more is less and this rule can even be applied to Christmas with the use of a few cleverly chosen and placed key decorations.

One such key piece is this Large white ceramic stag head, beautifully cast in a angular form giving it a wonderfully contemporary feel. Best set against a strong coloured feature wall such as a brightly painted chimney breast, this large christmas wall hanging is a masculine and modern take on the iridescent white look. It also makes a fabulous Christmas Statement piece for entrance halls or to hang on a kitchen wall.

White stags head ornament  white polar bear christmas ornament

Likewise our Set of two ceramic polar bears work equally as well making a fun table top decoration or set along a mantelpiece as they do as an alternative way to ‘tart’ up your Christmas cake.

For a really contemporary take on the Iridescent white theme, why not suspend a collection of a dozen different glass baubles at different lengths via thread from a square of trellis or mesh and then hang it from a ceiling hook in the corner of the room.

Whether you just use a few key pieces from this beautiful Christmas style, or you go full out by creating a theme for a whole room or even your whole house! This elegant interior style for Christmas offers enchanting pieces of decoration that are sure to bring your Christmas home alive with the spirit of the season.