Christmas Decorating Trends 2019
There is no denying that Christmas is coming especially in my house where my children are actually already on count down. I know many of you like to get organised early so this is my first look this year at Christmas. The timing is just about right as next week sees the return of Spirit of Christmas Fair, the ultimate shopping event for those looking to get their Christmas shopping done nice and early, and find inspiration from some beautiful not-on-the-high-street, independent, boutique brands so I have asked Catherine Thake (Fair Director at the Spirit of Christmas Fair) for her take on the Christmas Decorating Trends for 2019.
Please note the post contains links to my sister’s Christmas Decoration business Creabea London. I just wanted to make clear that this is my recommendation rather than Catherine’s
What are the big Christmas decorating trends 2019?
It’s the topic on everyone’s lips and for good reason. Sustainable decorating is so important – buying top quality items such as Christmas stockings or baubles that can be re-used year after year is going to be a big thing this year. We’ll see handcrafted Christmas tree decorations made from sustainably sourced wood, coloured with natural dyes and finished with natural lac. A perfect example are the works of Ethiqana who sell fair trade products made by artisans from Channapatna in India.
Another key trend is the rise of bespoke decorations; baubles with your name or initials on them. They’re the perfect early Christmas gift for your loved one and you can put them on display for the entire festive season.
Creabea London has a beautiful selection which can be personalised both in glass and felt.
Wreaths will never go out of fashion at Christmas and are a wonderful way of adding a touch of class to the front of your home and spreading the festive cheer. Forest green wreaths that are handcrafted from natural materials featuring wooden leaves, natural pine cones and white mistletoe berry decorations are incredibly elegant.
Make firewood a feature
If you have firewood for your open fire, make it a Christmas feature by putting it on display in an elegant log holder or statement box.
Be bold with your colours
Deep burgundies and dark navy blues might seem quite dark for festive cheer but they are classic colours and go really well with the traditional greens of Christmas, not to mention golds!
Less is more
While some like to go all out with the tinsel, less is certainly more so long as you’ve got those statement Christmas pieces – such as a beautiful table centre piece, a stylishly decorated tree and fireplace, with stunning lights, sorted. It’s about making a statement in moderation!
If you want to find out more about the latest Christmas decorating trends 2019 then The Spirit of Christmas Fair returns to London’s Olympia from Monday 4th – Sunday 10th November. Please visit www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk for more information.