We’re now well into December which means one thing: prepping our homes for Christmas. Are you in need of some quick interior inspiration to make your home feel festive and fashionable? You’re in luck. We’ve put together some of our favourite Christmas design trends for cosying up your interior this season. From super-quirky DIY ideas to fresh and uber-stylish minimalist inspiration, check out our festive faves!
Less is more
Simplicity is key with this one. Christmas doesn’t always have to mean an overhaul of decorations or the perfect colour collection; sometimes less is more, and taking a minimalist approach to your Christmas tree this year will give your home a classy yet equally festive feel. Try opting for one colour scheme. Black can work well, but in the festive season, you can never go wrong with gold or silver. Only using one colour doesn’t have to be boring either; experimenting with textures and materials can variate your tree – use transparent glass, matte baubles and glitter decorations.
Metallics on white
Who says trees even have to be green? If you’re style-conscious and want to make your home appear a bit more luxury, white trees can give your home that magic touch. Decorating with metallics such as rose golds can really give your interior that extra pizzazz! Because these are fake trees this style particularly suits smaller homes and apartments, as they come in a range of sizes, leaving more space for those all important gifts!
If space really is an issue in your home, why not opt for a quirky space-saving solution such as this innovative 2D light piece! Trees can often be a difficult option, especially if you have pets, small children or a small apartment. The lights on this unique take on Christmas shine brightly whilst providing practicality.
Let’s face it, the food is the main event at Christmas! Whilst it’s lovely to have table decor, a table cluttered in tinsel or greenery isn’t always necessary if you’re feeding a large family; you’re going to need space for that Turkey, those roasties and all the veggies and trimmings! Why not use leftover baubles from the Christmas tree and hang them from a simple painted twig. There’s so much you can use around you for decor, there needn’t be a reason for you to part with cash for pre-made ones.
Mini Christmas trees
If you’re feeling one big centrepiece over a spread of decorations, how about a small Christmas tree in a vase. Decorate with baubles and you’ve got yourself a festive alternative to flower arrangements! Using decorations which match the colours of your crockery can be a nice if you’re wanting to stay coherent with your decor too.
A simple candle in a lantern is the decoration for you if you’re wanting a classic Christmas. Creating a warm atmosphere, ignore all the gimmicks and line your table and side-pieces with a lantern or two. Why not go shabby chic with white and cream styles surrounded by greenery.
Homemade Scandinavian garlands
Say no to paper-chains and yes to homemade Scandinavian garlands this Christmas. Use different colours, cuts and patterned wrapping paper and get creating! There’s plenty of inspiration on Pinterest, and it’s something you can get the kids involved in too!
If you can’t commit to too much DIY, fear not, go grab some pinecones from outdoors and a create simple yet festive pinecone garland. Better yet, get the kids to do it for you! This is another traditional one that will add a classic homely feel to any style of interior. Not to mention it’s nature loving too!
If you’ve got a contemporary front door, perhaps you need something minimalist to decorate it. Forget the full traditional wreath and make your own super-stylish edition with greenery of your choice wrapped around some wire and neutral ribbon. It’s never been easier to create a stylish statement or fashionable first impression!