With the festive season fast approaching, now is the time to set the mood at home with some classy Christmas décor. Whether you prefer a traditional theme or something a bit more contemporary, decorating your home for Christmas is a chance to indulge your creative side. Here is a look at five designer trends and ideas for decorating your home this Christmas:
Dreaming of a Green Christmas
Eco-friendly Christmas décor will help you deck the halls with a clear conscience; more and more environmentally conscious decorators are turning to recycled and upcycled accessories for the home. Think glass jars turned into snow globes, old sheet music turned into paper chains, even wreaths and Christmas tree ornaments made from recycled cans, plastic bottles and newspapers. LED Christmas lights are the perfect way to add a bit of sparkle.
This surprisingly attractive home décor trend can be styled in a variety of ways from quaint to contemporary – and cutting down your carbon footprint is a beautiful Christmas gift to your loved ones, your planet and yourself.
All that Glitters
Some designers may be firmly of the opinion that “less is more”, but there’s no time like Christmas to go big, beautiful and bold. Add a modern twist to your festive décor with silver, gold, glass and glittered elements. Start with the basics in plain white, black or neutral tones, and then pile on the glamour; set out sparkling centrepieces on the white tablecloth, or heap golden baubles and tinsel on the tree.
This Christmas, candy-inspired décor is one of the most delicious trends in homeware stores. Traditional red and white candy-stripes are all the rage, along with glossy red apples and cranberries, sugar-frosted cookies and fresh, warm gingerbread!
Winter in the Woods
Enjoy the frosty beauty of winter in comfort by bringing elements of the great outdoors indoors this Christmas. Treat your family to a real evergreen tree and wreaths, and add natural decorations like pinecones and berries. Natural wood, wool, ceramics and earthenware all come together to create a cosy and charming atmosphere with a touch of nostalgia. Transform your family home into a Christmas grotto this season with some natural woodland elements.
It may sound strange, but those in the know are saying that pink is the new red this Christmas. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a break from traditional colour schemes and splash out on some glamorous pinks, purples and golds.
Whatever Christmas décor trend you choose to follow this year, have fun and enjoy the time with your loved ones!
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Nicky Warner is a UK-based blogger who’s already looking forward to Christmas; she’ll be complementing her home’s contemporary furniture with some frosted silver decorations and candles.