December 25th is just around the corner and it’s nearly time to put up your Christmas tree… or maybe you’ve already indulged and adorned your home in festive embellishments. We won’t judge. However you choose to celebrate this year, we’ve gathered some inspiration and found the most delightful Christmas decorating trends for 2023…
Gingerbread and candy
A trend making it big already this year on social media (looking at you, TikTok and Insta), the gingerbread look is undeniably charming. Celebrating all things sweet and nostalgic, this trend translates beautifully into tableware styling – look out for gingerbread-inspired serveware and crockery. In your living areas, add gingerbread men- and women-shaped cushions to your couches or decorate blank surfaces with a whimsical gingerbread house village. What a treat!
Similarly, candy-inspired looks are popular in 2023. Timeless choices include soft furnishings with peppermint swirl-style patterns and candy cane tree decorations. Don’t be afraid to mix things up though with modern favourites such as lollipops, macarons, ice-creams and even fairy bread.
Whether you’re a maximalist that goes all-out or you prefer to keep things pared back, your festive styling should complement your existing aesthetic. With many homeowners opting for a warm neutral colour palette, the neutrals trend is also making its mark in their Christmas styling.
Layer creamy beige and off-white hues for an elevated look, and go big on texture. Take your styling cues from Scandinavian ‘hygge’ culture and cosy up your home with knit-inspired Christmas stockings, velvet tree bows and soft felt ball garlands. Nature is also at the heart of this look, so incorporate elements like greenery and pine cones. Lastly, add a touch of glamour with gilded accents, flickering candles and glittering twinkle lights.
Wattle and eucalyptus
Over the past few years, the ‘Australiana’ trend has grown to become a certified modern classic. A fantastic way to showcase your love of a summertime Christmas is to adorn your home with gorgeous Australian natives, especially wattle blooms and eucalyptus foliage. Punchy and bright, this look is sure to get you in the mood for fresh prawns and fruit-topped pavlova!
Make your dining table the place to gather this Christmas with a flourishing eucalyptus garland and embellish your tree with bunches of sunshine-yellow wattle. These elements also work wonderfully in door wreaths and stairway garlands. Want more? Seek out decorations with a uniquely Australian motif – think cockatoos, budgies, kangaroos, koalas, thongs and even jars of Vegemite! Why not add a little cheekiness?
If you describe yourself as a ‘minimalist’, chances are you’ll love this look. Centred around understated elegance, modern simplicity invites you to use a colour palette of a few exquisite shades.
Clean whites and deep forest greens are a dream match, as are rich coppery tones and buttery beiges. Another interpretation of this trend is to select just one colour and carry it throughout your styling. Aged metallics in gold and bronze hues are a winner for this look. When it comes to your decorations, choose embellishments with sleek shapes and textures.
Of course, it’s hard to beat the go-to colour palette of red, white and green. Honour the tradition of Christmases passed with plaid, tartan and faux fur. Additionally, decorations featuring holly berries, mini Christmas trees, Santa faces, reindeer, poinsettia, nutcrackers and red pick-up trucks have enduring appeal.
Wanting to update the look? Glass baubles, triangular tabletop tree decorations, heritage-style ceramic Christmas mugs and more rustic-looking Christmas trees are on many shoppers’ wish-lists this year.
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