With just two weeks to go until Christmas, it’s time to deck out your home ready for the festivities to begin. Decorating the house is all about getting into the spirit of Christmas, ready to enjoy the time with your friends and loved ones.
Your Christmas decorations should reflect you and your family; so don’t opt for a minimalistic Nordic style if your Christmas is likely to entail a living room full of toys and treats. Pick a suitable trend that all the family can appreciate and get involved with.
Here’s some of the key style notes from three of the most popular Christmas trends for 2014.
Nordic and Nice
Scandinavian design has continued to be really popular this year and with Lapland actually being in Scandinavia, what better way to recreate Christmas at home than to bring a little bit of Father Christmas’s home into yours!
Nordic design focuses on soft neutral palettes, with snippets of colour adding warmth and interest to the style. Keep the look minimalistic and simple, with a green and red colour highlights beautifully combined with natural woods and background colours of cream and white.
If you’re a bit of a traditionalist, there’s no doubt that green and red will feature prominently among your decorations, with hints of gold and silver thrown in for good measure. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with remaining classic in your décor, with a few small changes you could give your traditional Christmas a contemporary twist.
Monochrome and metallics have been very popular this year, mix your traditional gold and silver pieces with copper and bronze to create a sleek and stylish monochrome finish.
Quirky and Cute
If you have young children, this is the theme for you. Get quirky and creative, mixing and matching different styles and textures for a charming finish. Use contrasting bright colours to give your home an exciting makeover for the holiday season. If you have a box of old baubles lurking in the loft, it’s time to re-use them. Intricate wooden figures and cheesy, over the top accessories will add a playful touch to this design. You can even make your own. Get the kids involved – colourful paper chains are cheap and easy to make but will look really effective alongside your radiant Christmas tree.