Wall hangings, wreaths, inflatables and shades of rose gold and blue sum up what’s trending this Christmas
Christmas 2022 is all about filling every nook and cranny of your home with decorations. Festive wreaths come in all shapes and sizes, and making a comeback this year are inflatables! Available in a variety of Christmas-themed characters like Santa, snowmen and reindeer, they light up and give gardens and terraces a festive glow.
Most homes with a Christian tradition display a Nativity Scene, but it’s the tree that takes centre stage. This year you should be decorating yours with baubles! Preferably in three different sizes – large, XL and XXXL. Combine them with fabric ornaments, bows and ribbons instead of garlands. Play with the different sizes and colour-coordinate in soft shades that work together rather than clash. Once placed to perfection, accessorize with natural elements.
This year’s trees are Bohemian and neutral and stick to different shades of just one colour, in different blue tones, for example. For an up-to-the-minute tree, opt for metallics and decorate in copper, gold, rose gold pink blush. If you’re a fan of traditional reds, incorporate them in ornaments and soft furnishings in dark crimsons and plaid.
Christmas banners look great outdoors and indoors. Spread the Christmas spirit in Spanish, English or any language by hanging festive slogans ‘Feliz Navidad’ and ‘Merry Christmas’. Alternatively, personalise them and include the names of family members. Banners and signs also lend themselves to low-cost, homemade designs using pieces of wood scraps of wood or old pallets. Get crafty when decorating and try a stained pickled finish with touches of this year’s trendy metallic tones in gold, silver, and rose gold. Snow whites, winter berry reds or sky blues work equally well.
The other focal point this Christmas is the table centrepiece. Ideally, they should be long and rectangular, featuring natural elements like pine cones, twigs, sprigs of holly and mistletoe, glass baubles and candles (make sure they’re not a fire hazard) with details in reds, greens, copper or silver. For an all-over look, elements of the centrepiece can be picked up in decorative pieces dotted around the rest of the house: on furniture, in the living room, entrance hall, bedrooms and even on the bathroom shelf.