Bring Magic into your Home with our Favourite Festive Design Trends
The rule book went out of the window this year as people began decking the halls in early November in an effort to spread some well-needed cheer! Armed with glue guns and garlands, celebrities from January Jones to Dame Joan Collins have taken to Instagram to show us how they fought the lockdown blues. Our team of designers have rounded up their favourite festive trends of 2020.
A Touch of Fine Art
Rich materials and extravagant accessories are all the rage this year. Taking inspiration from the elaborate decorative style of Art Nouveau, this scheme has quirky written all over it. Set velvets, silks and heavy jacquards against peacock blues and yellows to achieve on-trend 20th century opulence. Demonstrating that no accessory is too wild – cougars, zebras and exotic birds decorate the golden branches at the high-end British department store John Lewis. The trend setters are taking us on a tour through key artistic movements to bring a touch of fine art into our homes this Christmas.
Bow Down Angel
Speaking of extravagant, the angel has been knocked off her perch this year by an unorthodox new tree topper trend… It’s time to embrace the super-sized bow! A versatile decoration that adds a glamourous finishing touch to any style of tree. If you’re not shying away from making a statement this holiday season, wrap up your Christmas tree with a luxurious bow.
For a subtle touch of elegance, update your bauble collection with striking glass ornaments. As decorative trends lean towards the sustainable, opt for baubles fashioned from recycled glass or hand blown baubles, using age old techniques. Round, faceted or onion shaped for a Far Eastern feel, glass ornaments are a delightful addition to the tree.
And finally, our fresh appreciation for the great outdoors, has of course, found its way into our Christmas decorations. Foraged branches and leaves crafted into wreaths and foliage centrepieces bring welcoming greenery to the table. For a rustic Christmas décor, think neutral colour palettes, simple designs and natural materials. Complete with pinecones, sprigs of holly and dried cinnamon for a warm and hearty festive interior inspired by nature.
As it’s likely that many of us will be spending more time at home than ever before this Christmas, why not take this as an opportunity to mix things up a little? For those of you who have honed in on your DIY abilities and unlocked your inner creativity, try making your own decorations. Christmas is about creating happiness and joy in our homes, whether that means a beautiful, harmonious colour scheme or a mixture of handcrafted, well-loved knick-knacks.