2018 has seen a flurry of popular trends, with Scandinavian influences for simple designs and an appreciation for natural, Nordic-inspired spaces. Here is a look at some of the biggest Christmas decorating themes to give you some seasonal cheer.
Pastels and pinks
This colour may be atypical but it is a trending flourish for homes and accessories this Christmas, from a statement archway in pastel pink paint to soft pinks for wrapping paper and dusky pink throws. If pink is not your thing, consider the entire pastel palette to give your home a peaceful appeal with a dusting of fun.
Be imperfectly perfect a la wabi-sabi
This Japanese term reflects the natural impermanence and imperfection within life. There is a focus on different textures and imperfect materials with a raw edge and an unfinished feel. Think of handmade items, a blend of grey shades, creased tablecloths, imperfect floral arrangements, and layers of soft linens for sofas.
Rustics and rust
It is all about warm accents for Christmas. Copper has been a big hit throughout the year; now, rust takes this shade darker, deeper and warmer for a moodier vibe. Metallics add a contemporary edge and items such as rust-coloured lanterns and artificial flowers housed within mini greenhouses are distinctively novel.
Relish the rustic with raw materials, natural fibres, flora and wood; for instance, fir can be used as a table decoration or wrapped around your staircase railings, while exposed wood floors and wooden tables give the space a natural, earthy and homely appeal.
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Dream of a white Christmas
Although trends are favouring more atmospheric tones, there is an exception. If you want a brighter, more chic look, try a blanket of white for your decor. Bring out a winter wonderland with scaled-back accessories, white walls and furniture, and neutral fabrics. Candles also feature prominently in Scandinavian trends during the winter months.
Brings the stars indoors
The star shape has been adopted and revamped for 2018’s interior decor. Star accessories can be mixed with different styles and textures, from basic to more intricate designs. Combine the best trends with a rust-coloured metal star as your dining table centrepiece or star shapes for lanterns.