W ith the streets now covered in scattered leaves & boxes of Celebrations already available in your local shop, it can only mean one thing…Christmas is fast approaching! Yep, the festive season is truly upon us, so what better way to prepare yourself than by discovering the hottest Christmas trends for 2019. In this post, we’ll be sharing with you some of the most on trend ways you can decorate your home this year so you can celebrate Christmas in style. We’ve also appropriately joined forces with the fantastic team over at Capital Gardens for this post, as their garden centers (located in Alexandra Palace, Neals in Wandsworth & Woods of Berkhampsted & Sherfield on Loddon & Studley Green) strive to offer a diverse array of seasonal plants & decorations to get you fully prepped for this year’s festivities. So, scroll on down to festive enlightenment…
Christmas Trend No 1: Sustainable & Natural Inspired Decor
It should be no surprise that this year many of us are wanting to pair back our festive décor. By this we mean, keeping things rustic, earthy & simple. As our current social climate is heavily focusing on buying & wasting less, sustainably sourced products & erring away from plastics / non-recyclable materials, naturally we’re flocking to Christmas décor that reflects this too.
A great way you can achieve this conscious festive look at home is to incorporate items that are naturalin appearance. If we put this into context of decorating a Christmas tree, instead of tinsel, baubles & fairy lights (all very man-made plastic orientated decorations) why not consider hessian ribbon draped around the tree with silk-faux-flowers scattered amongst the branches. Our friends over at Capital Gardens suggest using winter berries, roses or poinsettias’ for a natural, relaxing and understated look. Or try decorations made from wood, rattan & recycled materials. Combine these with a candle lit tree rather than fairy lights and you’ll have a much more natural looking, eco-conscious tree but one that still packs a festive punch.
Additionally, ensure your Christmas tree is sustainably sourced. Whether you’re opting for a classic Nordman fir, Norway Spruce or Fraser fir, Capital Gardens ensure all trees are sustainably grown from carefully selected suppliers that wonderfully plant 2x trees for everyone 1 sold. Win win!
Christmas Trend No. 2: A Quirky Eclectic Christmas
Now contrastingly to the above, a Christmas trend we can feel emerging this year is all about eclecticism. By this we mean fun, quirky, colorful & a little bit silly! Capital Gardens have some great eclectic inspired decorations this year as part of their ‘animal kingdom’collection. Think sparkly tigers or headdress wearing flamingo baubles to liven up your tree. To embrace this trend fully though, consider jewel toned decorations such as sapphire blues, amethyst purple, emerald greens & ruby reds. These decadent tones when mixed with metallics create a truly bold and unusual Christmas colour scheme that’ll have your guests talking in no time. Our favourite in particular for an un-obvious colour combo is gold and purple. Add these colour combinations throughout your entire festive décor for a cohesive look. By this we mean, consider using the same colour scheme across your tableware, gift wrapping & tree decorations.
Quirky baubles available from Capital Gardens
Christmas Trend No. 3 : Boho Christmas Décor
A great way to suss out trend predictions in any industry, is to head to Pinterest and see what search terms are gaining traction. Earlier this year, Pinterest released information saying one of the biggest Christmas search terms that’s blowing up in popularity is ‘boho Christmas decor’. With an increased search rate of 65%, it’s clear that we’re wanting Christmas décor inspiration that’s got a hand-made feel, relaxed in appearance and show-stopping without being too flashy. Think hand-made stockings, garlands & wreaths made from rustic materials or a pale festive scheme consisting of creams & golds.
As one example, we particularly love the idea of using real eucalyptus stems for a DIY wreath decoration. Simply take a selection of stems and wrap around a mirror in your home (see picture to explain) or twist around a wire wreath frame for a simple yet effective Xmas decoration. Not only is this a long-lasting and simplistic in nature décor idea reflecting that laid-back boho feel, but it will also smell amazing! Head to your nearest Capital Garden centre to see if you can pick up some eucalyptus stems to try this at home. Or why not visit their forthcoming wreath-making workshops with floral designers HALYCON HALCYON. The event will be focusing on sustainability tip using beautiful dried foliage and berries (see flyer). These workshops are being held at Neals Nurseries Dec 6th, and AP on December the 13th.
To take your space fully into a boho Christmas scheme, ensure the colours you chose are muted & calming. Boho decorations are all about giving off a sense of ‘chill’ and effortlessness, therefore strong colours won’t work for this scheme. Consider peachy hues, golds, creams & anything muted to emulate this look. Consider also a mixture of textures throughout your space to create a dynamic look. Mix thick wools, with hessian, jute, wood & even cotton. As an example, picture knitted stockings, with a jute tree basket holder & wooden ornaments. Combine all of the elements above and you’ll have yourself a boho inspired scheme faster than you can say ‘Father Christmas’!
So there you have it! Our top 3 predicted Christmas trends for 2019 to get you decorating in style. As mentioned, we teamed up with Capital Gardens to create you this post and for full disclosure it has been sponsored. However as you know, we never work with brands we don’t love and trust! So for all your Christmas décor needs – including seasonal trees, plants, baubles & fairy lights – go and visit one of their amazing garden centres. Plan your visit ahead by visiting their website; https://www.capitalgardens.co.uk/.