Guest post by Property Divison
Christmas is almost upon us and many people will already have their trees and decorations up and ready. For those of you who aren’t ready and waiting for Father Christmas’s big night, we can help you wow your friends and family with a few tips on the hot trends in Christmas decoration this year.
“Decorating your home for Christmas is a lot of fun, but you don’t have to go for an eclectic mix of items, colours and themes,” said Rent Guaranteed Specialists, Assetgrove. “This year’s themes can offer you a golden opportunity to purchase some tasteful decorations that will mean your festive additions compliment your good taste.”
Warm and Cosy
The Danish ‘Hygge’ trend has been big in the UK this autumn, and that’s not likely to stop over the holiday period. Hygge loosely translates to creating a nice, warm, welcoming atmosphere; think calming palettes, soft textures and cosy rugs and throws. Hygge could really make your Christmassy home feel even more welcoming than usual.
Ways to achieve this look over Christmas include having creams and blues as calming base colours for your tree and decorations. If you go for blue, you can add a touch of warmth with some gold accents. There are plenty of pretty tree decorations in these colours. And, in the spirit of Hygge, you can have some hand-stitched decorations that encourage visitors to touch them.
The addition of Hygge to your festive décor doesn’t mean you have to forgo the traditional reds and burgundies associated with Santa and the seasonal fruits.
“Reds, burgundies and browns all have warm tones, so they are perfect to use to create a warm and cosy feel,” said Knightsbridge estate agent, Plaza Estates. “Those types of colours might just be considered a bit more of a British interpretation of the term.”
More Overseas Inspiration
If Hygge isn’t filling you with excitement, then what about the Australian preference for silver, white and hessian inspired festive decorative flair this year? Silver sparkles will work well alongside many themes, while white and hessian inspired decorative influences fit in perfectly in a shabby chic or cottage inspired, styled home.
Silver and white are also widely available over the festive period, while there are lots of lovely handmade and personalised hessian details too.
Or, how about the retro trend that’s hitting South Africa this year? The style that’s taking over Christmas shops there this year, is bright red and white baubles with the addition of some silver and gold accented detailing.
Many people probably already have an abundance of these coloured items buried in their Christmas decoration boxes, so it could be a simple case of digging them out and dusting them off. If anyone asks, just tell them you’re feeling retro this year!
“Re-using old items is hugely popular, good for the environment and your pocket too,” said West London estate agency LDG. “A hunt through all your stored Christmas boxes could be fun and even unearth a log forgotten family favourite that would fit in with the retro trend, perfectly!”