Christmas decorating is officially in full swing! For those of you who are still struggling to settle on a theme for either your tree or table decorations, we have got you covered. We have looked into the most popular decorating trends for Christmas 2018 and provided you with some easy ways you can incorporate these into your own home. You can also add elements of these trends with your existing and curated Christmas decorations to create a fabulous scheme of your own! Happy Decorating!
Millennial Pink has been popular for a couple of years now in home décor, fashion and lifestyle, and we are now seeing it everywhere in holiday decorating! Green and Pink would have to be one of my favourite colour combinations, so to pair your gorgeous pine tree and wreaths with some blush tones is a match made in heaven! Embrace all shades of pink when decorating your tree by adding various ornaments in pops of blush, fuchsia and pastel pink. Blush tones look gorgeous paired with silver and gold, so embrace all things metallic by layering beads and tinsel around your blush pink ornaments.
Incorporating pink into your Christmas table décor is super simple this year. Just about every store has brought out a range of tableware, napkins or glasses in this pretty tone. My favourite are these tumblers with a gold trim from Kmart. Add natural elements such as eucalyptus and pine to balance out the table and to avoid it looking too feminine. Pair your blush accents with gold or silver cutlery and pretty champagne flutes for a balanced and sophisticated Christmas lunch tablescape.
Native and Natural
A native and natural decorating theme is perfect for the Australian Christmas! There is nothing more beautiful than a Christmas table overflowing with native flowers and greenery with colourful bonbons sitting atop. Use organic shapes and textures when decorating your Christmas table such as stone-look plates, handmade pottery and cutlery tied with a twine bow. This scheme pairs great with the relaxed food we typically serve on Christmas day like salads, seafood and pavlova.
Keep your Christmas tree minimal using decorations in warm tones that have a ‘handmade’ and ‘natural’ feel. This scheme is also perfect if you want to stray from the traditional pine tree and try a DIY one made of branches, fairy lights and strings of beads. (Although you can never go wrong with the traditional Christmas Tree I find!) Try wrapping your Christmas presents in brown paper with a twine bow and top them off with some foraged natives from your garden to complete the look!
A modern take on the traditional bright gold and striking silver Christmas scheme is the Soft Metallics. Incorporating touches of light gold, soft silvers and tarnished brass this scheme is a sophisticated version of Christmases past. This scheme has more of a rustic edge with silver baubles that are slightly tarnished and pretty gold beads draped delicately around the tree. Keep your tablescape simple with long stem candles, silverware and classic glass tumblers. Avoid any bright colours and outlandish Christmas paraphernalia as this scheme calls for a very refined overall look.
Keep your tree minimal including only ornaments in an array of metallic tones such as silver, gold and brass. To keep the scheme going, wrap your presents in matching paper, tied with neat bows. Have the champagne on ice and the bar cart stocked for this gorgeous and sophisticated Christmas decorating scheme!
Jewel tones have been growing in popularity at a rapid rate in interiors over the past year, so it’s no wonder we are seeing them on trend this Christmas! Branch out from the traditional red and green colours of Christmas and incorporate some emerald green, sapphire blue and ruby red into your scheme. Cover your tree from top to bottom in an array of these beautiful hues to give your interior a bold and glamorous look. Stick to the tree as the main focus and dot elements of this scheme around the home in small doses. Jewel tones can become overwhelming when used en masse so make sure and have a focal point.
When decorating your table for Christmas lunch try and gather some glassware in jewel toned hues to add a statement and sense of glamour to your tablescape. Jewel tones work perfectly with dark greenery and muted florals so fill a vase with a big bouquet for a striking centrepiece. Gold cutlery and dark charcoal plates would work perfectly with this look, so be dramatic and think outside the box for a fun and on-trend look!
Here at Eliza Grace Interiors we will be hosting a small family brunch and opting for more of a native and natural scheme to suit the Brisbane climate. No matter what your Christmas scheme, we hope you have a safe a happy time!