With Christmas just around the corner, we’re starting to see decorated trees and twinkling lights through every window and wreaths hung on every door.
While traditional decorations will always have their place in making the home feel warm and cosy, those that are looking to make their home stand out from the rest this Christmas will be pleased to know that there are many ways in which you can decorate your home with a difference this year.
We worked with interior designer, Felicity Stevens, to find out how you can create a unique festive wonderland in your home by including some of the latest home trends in your Christmas décor. As Felicity says: “Follow a theme and the rest will fall into place.”
To help inspire you to decorate your home differently this year, here are some of the top home trends you should be considering.
Eclectic style is becoming increasingly popular to those who dare to mix up their style, with its funky, colourful take on home décor. From unusual shapes to mixing and matching textures, there are very few rules to this contemporary style which makes it a fantastic foundation on which to base your Christmas décor too.
Felicity says: “As Christmas is all about family, why not take inspiration from your old family heirlooms? Uniquely shaped, textured accessories can breathe life and excitement into your festive décor. Not only do they bring personality, they will also create a talking point for all your Christmas get-togethers. The eclectic trend is hot this year, you don’t need to stick to the rules!”
Eclectic style is a great way to add some fun into your decorating and is sure to turn heads as you host guests over the festive period. Think bright colours mixed with unusual patterns and prints, artistic design and quirky statement pieces. For inspiration, take a look at the fantastic range of Christmas eclectic decorations available at Rockett St George.
For those who like to stick to a neutral colour palette, the Nordic trend is a great way to make a statement this Christmas by bringing the outside into the home and paying attention to simplicity and functionality.
Felicity says: “This Christmas we are seeing the Nordic trend embrace all things natural. Simple touches such as choosing a real tree over a fake one, introducing pine cones, twigs of willow, red berry birches and dried eucalyptus will make a real difference in your home this year.
“Take some branches from your tree and pop them in a clear glass vase, dressing them with left over baubles to create an eye-catching and unusual centrepiece for your festive dining table. Team natural accessories with earthy tones and cosy throws to really set your home apart from the rest.”
Christmas isn’t meant to be subtle, and neither should your home. Go for gold this year with an indulgent, decadent style that is sure to impress your guests and leave your home looking elegant and sophisticated.
Felicity says: “If you want to create a luxurious, festive feel this winter then choose a gold theme, with brushed golds, shiny golds and soft golds. When it comes to dressing your dining table, choose impressive gold cutlery, charger plates and soft gold napkins.
“Don’t just stick to the main family room with this trend either. Spread this luxurious look throughout the home and add plush accessories such as soft gold cushions and a fur throw to the bedroom. Team it with emerald greens and midnights blues to really make your home stand out this Christmas.”
Whether it’s baubles on the Christmas tree, candles on mantlepiece or glassware for your dinner table, golden tones can be added in all areas of the home to create this stunning festive style.