If you’ve been checking out the blog this week, hopefully you’ll have been inspired by my Christmas Trend Watch series and maybe even done a little spot of decoration shopping this weekend? So far, I’ve taken a look at two key decor trends on the high street this Christmas season – ‘Winter Wonderland‘ (think pure whites and velvety creams with hints of metallic and glass) and ‘Nordic Homespun‘ (Scandi red and white with a homely, handcrafted feel). For my third and final part of the series, I’m going to look at the ‘Heritage’ trend, a warm, cosy blend of rich reds, greens and golds, giving that traditional country house at Christmas feel.
To create that quintessential country retreat this Christmas, introduce plenty of tartan, tweed and woollen soft furnishings within an elegant and timeless colour trio of earthy red, gold and green. Anything woodland themed blends well into this classic setting, too, so mix in cushions adorned with hares or robins, mount a wooden stag head over the mantelpiece and adorn your tree with vintage baubles set off by the warm glow of fairy lights. The High Street has oodles of heritage inspired decor on offer if this contemporary take on the traditional appeals to you – firstly, here are some lovely Heritage style pieces to get your creative juices flowing!
S H O P H E R E:
1 Emma Bridgewater Christmas Joy Robin Plate £17.95 // John Lewis
2 Santa Paper Bauble £1.75 // Potter & Rest
3 Eat Drink and Be Merry Glass Sign £9 // The Contemporary Home
4 Metal Reindeer Tealight Holder £16 (now £11.20) // House of Fraser
5 Real Look Berry & Pinecone Wreath £12.99 // Homebase
6 Winter Large Candle £12 // Bog Standard
7 Cushion £12 // BHS
8 Gold Metallic Spot Star Bowl £8 // BHS
9 12 Days of Christmas Family Crackers £15 // M&S
10 Mini Red & White Spotty Glass Baubles (set of 6) £5.95 // Dotcomgiftshop
11 Checked Tweed Throw £39.99 // Dunelm
I hope you’ve enjoyed these insights into this year’s key Christmas trends and have gained a little festive inspiration along the way! I really love some of the decor ideas around at the moment and even if you don’t fancy going for a whole new look this year (and believe me, it is a brave step to take!) then remember you can easily incorporate some of these current trends into your existing Christmas theme really effectively. One way of bringing an instant update into your festive decor is to replace traditional gold baubles with copper ones and introduce a hint of blush pink alongside – this look is really modern and achievable just with a handful of new decorations. Think outside the box when decorating, too – a berry wreath propped up on a side table alongside some framed prints adds interest to individual corners in the room. M&S has a beautiful gold leaf wreath that looks especially good styled this way, rather than hanging on the front door.
Most importantly, have fun with it. It isn’t known as the jolly season for nothing!
Now, all that remains for me to say is, happy decorating!!
Featured image courtesy of BHS