The Christmas decorations are officially on display at some of our amazing retailers here at Homemaker The Valley! We are feeling particularly festive this year and are looking forward to having a Christmas that is memorable, filled with joy and spent with family and friends. Each year, we love rounding up our favourite Christmas trends we are seeing come through from our beautiful retailers in store and online. Today we are sharing with you our three favourite trends and providing you with inspiration on how to decorate not only your home, but your tree, gifts and dining table too! We can’t wait to see you shopping in the centre for gifts and decorative pieces throughout the festive season and look forward to seeing you soon!
Merry And Bright
One of our favourite trends we are seeing growing in popularity this festive season is the ‘merry and bright’ trend. The colour palette is the main star of this trend and features bright hues of blues, reds, greens, and pinks. When decorating your tree, ensure you have a variety of brightly coloured baubles to pop against the forest green of the tree. We love the range of baubles Provincial Home Living have brought out this year that work perfectly with this trend. When decorating your table for the big day, we recommend opting for placemats and napkins in a bright colour such as pink, orange, or blue. Pair these with a colourful bouquet of flowers and some festive foliage lining the table to complete the look. Gift wrapping is so much fun when sticking to the ‘merry and bright’ theme as you can mix and match a range of colourful wrapping, bows, gift tags and ribbon that look amazing, perched underneath the tree. This trend is perfect for families or if you want to bring a fun and festive vibe to the silly season this year. We love this trend as it is a little bit retro and reminiscent of childhood, our best advice is to just have fun with it!
Traditional And Elegant
We can’t go passed a traditional theme when it comes to decorating your home, tree, table and gifts each year. In 2021 we are seeing the return of an elegant, sophisticated, and traditional Christmas with a colour palette of green, gold, silver, black, white and a pop of cherry red. Metallics suit this trend well and we love decorating the tree using a combination of silver and gold and choosing baubles in a variety of glass and mixed metals. When decorating your home for the festive season in a traditional and elegant way we suggest adding foliage to any rails or mantles, hanging beautiful stockings, adding a festive wreath to your front door, and adding small, traditional decorative ornaments throughout the home. Decorating your dining table or outdoor table for Christmas lunch is simple when sticking to the traditional and elegant trend. Use a minimal colour palette and include items such as classic glassware, metallic serving platters, linen napkins with gold rings and finish the look with some pine foliage down the centre of the table. We love Provincial Home Living’s gorgeous range of traditional bonbons to spoil each guest with. Or place a beautiful glass bauble from Adairs in the centre of each guest’s plate with a customised name tag.
Natural And Neutral
Neutral and natural textures and colours have been a huge trend in interiors in 2021 and we are seeing it translate to the festive season too! If your home has a calm colour palette of warm whites, soft beiges, oak timbers, and linen textures, then this trend is for you! Adairs have a beautiful range of ornaments and decorations to suit this theme with wooden, decorative baubles and white ceramic stars that look perfect on a minimal and Scandinavian style Christmas tree. When decorating your Christmas table use items such as textured linen napkins, native flowers, handcrafted plates, and wooden name tags. Gift wrapping can be a nostalgic affair when sticking to the natural and neutral trend as it is best to go for a handcrafted and rustic vibe. We love the look of brown butchers’ paper with a beautiful thick green ribbon, finished off with a small pinecone of sprig of rosemary. This trend lends itself to a simple and minimal style, so avoid any bright colours, shiny textures and avoid any over the top embellishments when decorating not only your presents, but your home, tree, and table too.
We would love to hear which trend is your favourite and if you will be incorporating any of these in your decorating this year. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @homemaker_the_valley when you are shopping in the centre and picking up the perfect home décor piece or gift for a loved one. If you feel you need a little extra help with decorating your home for the festive season, don’t forget you can book in for your free styling session with our resident stylist. Just head to the ‘Stylist’ tab of our website and book it in for a time that suits you. We look forward to seeing you soon!