The festive season is right around the corner, and this means it’s time to start thinking about how to transform your home into a cosy Christmas haven.
No matter whether you’re a minimalist or art deco fanatic, there are countless ways to include your favourite interior design trends in your Christmas decor. To help, we’ve created a list of 2019s top design trends and offered our expert advice on how they can be used over the festive period.
The Scandinavian interior design style is all about cleanliness and comfort. You’ll rarely see Scandi-style homes decorated in bold colours and wallpapers. Instead, opt for neutral colours such as grey and taupe, and use pattern sparingly to get this chic look.
If you’re adopting this design style for Christmas, wrapping presents in brown paper and opting for white or greige tree decorations will help you to celebrate the holidays in style.
Here are some style Scandi-style Christmas decorations that you can incorporate into your home this festive season:
Art deco design is all about geometric shapes, bold lines and glamour. If this sounds like you, this might be the right design trend for your festive transformation.
A typical art deco Christmas tree will be decked out in patterned baubles, lavish gold beads and, of course, a shining star at the top of the tree. Art deco design tends to incorporate a lot of dark colours such as black and navy, therefore, contrasting this with golds and silvers will provide a luxurious effect.
There are countless ways to make your home feel Christmassy, whilst incorporating the edgy industrial trend at the same time. Exposed brick and warm, incandescent light bulbs are an excellent way to introduce this trend and make your home feel cosy too.
If you want to go one step further, why not opt for a metal Christmas tree instead of a traditional tree? You can still decorate your ‘tree’ with baubles and tinsel, but the simplistic metal outline will help you to nail the industrial look.
This movement began in the 1930s and spanned across the 40s, 50s and 60s, however, it still has a significant fanbase in modern society. Some of the typical features of mid-century modern design include:
- Mixing colours including green, pink, orange, pale blue and more
- Simple shapes
- Wooden surfaces and furniture
If you want to opt for this design trend this festive season, go for bold, contrasting colours when decorating your Christmas tree. You can also create your own gift-wrap with bold graphic prints to go one step further.
Vintage interior design doesn’t necessarily mean old-fashioned, and there are countless ways that you can introduce this design-style into your home. Opting for vintage Christmas decorations can give your home a warm and inviting feel, which is one of the reasons why it’s so popular around this time of year.
Dressing your sitting room in German kugels, indented baubles and wooden figurines is a great way to make your home feel vintage and Christmassy at the same time. This can take your decor back in time and give your home a refreshing look over the festive period.
Shabby-chic interior design has seen a resurgence in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. This cute and cosy design style will make a house feel like a home, regardless of whether you’re incorporating this trend over Christmas or all-year-round.
Over the festive period, make use of foliage and flowers to make the most of the shabby-chic trend. You can opt for colours such as red and white to fit in with the Christmas theme, and these can be displayed all-around your home.
Eclectic interior designers mix styles and features from several eras to create a look of ordered chaos. This allows you to experiment with bold colours and prints that would otherwise look garish.
This design style is perfect for the festive season as you can combine all of your favourite Christmas hues and decorations to create an eclectic holiday display. Traditionally, colours such as purple, blue. green and red are associated with Christmas, so incorporate these into your decorations for a bold look.
This guest post was written by Doors Direct.