The festive season is upon us and no, I’m not just getting into the spirit of things as a result of the decorations I spotted up in the malls. If anything I think Christmas decorations are coming up earlier and earlier with each passing year, sometimes a bit too early for those of us who enjoy our tradition of decorating our own homes for the festive season.
Nevertheless, if you’re on the hunt for some great ideas to use as part of your Christmas decorations at home, we’ll help you get right into the festive spirit! We’ve enlisted the help of some industry experts in the form of Personalised Gifts Shop, who have put together the biggest and best Christmas decoration trends for 2017 and as much as I might complain about it being too early to start with the decorations themselves (not right now, but earlier in the year when I started seeing them going up in the malls), what it’s never too early for on the other hand is planning one’s festive decor.
Two major trends come into focus as the popular choices for this year, with a little something to suit every taste, regardless. Check them out…
Nordic Hygge Style – still very big
The Hygge style exudes a certain calmness and serenity which can prove to be very elusive among those who prefer a little bit of tranquillity about their Christmas-time exploits. Fortunately this serenity and calmness synonymous with the Hygge style can quite easily be brought right into your home for Christmas.
You’ll perhaps want to start off by selecting your base colours, with the likes of Eucalyptus green and warm grey, combined with charcoal, navy and dark denim blue. This look can be offset with the addition of colours such as some rich browns and a splash of pink. This will go a long way to add that much-needed earthy element along with some natural elegance.
Natural decorations will do, achieved through rustic materials such as bleached woods, coarse fabrics and dried foliage as an encapsulation of this trend and to create focal points. The perfect table decorations can be created with a mixture of crystallised surfaces and crackled glazes for ceramics, but remember to keep things subtle if your aim is to achieve the Hygge style.
Christmas Extends the Summer Glitter Trend
Something with a little bit more of a striking appearance may be in order for anyone whose style is not quite in line with the laid back Hygge. The popular vibrant and glittering trend will be right up your alley in which case, a trend which is ordinarily associated with summer but will do just as well this winter too. Add in some vibrant turquoise and lilac shades to switch it up a bit, pairing these with classic combinations of forest green and crimson for a bit of refreshing variety.
Touches of magenta and orange can be added in to finish the look off, with different glitter to be used so as to create a high sheen. Encrusted ornaments, classic baubles and retro tinsel put the cherry on top as a great way to mix in old styles with new ones.