The hottest Christmas decorating ideas and trends this year
When Christmas arrives, there is nothing better than getting your treasured decorations out of storage and ready to show off.
Every year there are new trends and design ideas around to help keep your Christmas look fresh and exciting. Whether you want to completely revamp your style, or add a little something to bring your old decorations back to life, we have some great ideas for you.
We’re going to take you through our top six trends for Christmas 2017, and help you create a new festive look for your home.
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What's hot this Christmas
Christmas trend no. 1: Copper
A trend that has been hot this year, copper continues to be a stand-out feature this Christmas. Copper is present across our Christmas range, from string lights to silhouettes. It’s also a key element in our home accessories that are ideal for creating a stylish festive look, such as tea light holders, ornaments and indoor artificial plants. Add small touches of copper with individual pieces that match well with subtle colours or wood, or go all out and continue the copper look throughout your holiday decorations.
We love these Copper Wire Christmas String Lights, which have been combined with warm white lights to give a cosy and warming feel. The thin wire also looks great amongst modern décor to give a sleek and industrial look. String them up around mirrors and pictures or put them in a glass jar to create a stand-out feature decoration. As they are battery-operated you don’t need to worry about trailing cables or placing near a plug socket.
Another of our favourites is the LED Copper Star String Lights which feature modern copper effect cookie cutters. The contemporary star design means that the lights don’t have to be packed away once the festive period is over – these lights can be kept up all year round to continue the copper trend.
Carry on the minimalist look with this simple but attractive Copper Star Tea Light Holder. The shining copper catches the eye and we love the striking geometric design that is popular right now.
Christmas trend no. 2: Light-filled decorations
These dazzling and sophisticated Light Dome Silhouettes (pictured) are a hot trend this year. Featuring warm white battery-operated LED copper wire lights within a glass dome, they can be displayed without the hassle of having to hide unsightly cables. It’s an ideal showstopper decoration for the table centrepiece or the mantelpiece.
To add to the theme, our LED Copper Wire Filled Baubles are an ideal addition to your decoration collection. Again, with battery-operated lights, they can be hung on the tree without the hassle of wires or sockets for added twinkle. Choose from warm white to match the elegant light dome silhouettes or add some colour with a bauble filled with multi-coloured lights.
For something a bit different, check out our Holographic Effect Stars Lantern. The LED lights within the traditional style lantern create an intriguing holographic effect. Place the lantern on tables, fireplaces or shelves to brighten up the room. Choose from a mellow white lantern with warm white lights or a merry red lantern with jazzy multi-coloured lights.
Christmas trend no. 3: Musical silhouettes
Up your decorations game this year with a 3D musical Christmas silhouette. We offer a cute Penguin silhouette that plays ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ or a jolly Snowman that plays ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’. As well as being musical (which can be turned off when you’ve heard it enough!), these silhouettes are pre-lit with LED lights so look great even without the tunes.
These silhouettes are battery-powered so can be put anywhere without needing to be near a plug. Put them in your porch to greet your guests, or amongst your outdoor lights display.
Christmas trend no. 4: Pugs
A playful trend for this holiday is pugs, ideal for dog lovers. For a quirky addition to your living room or bedroom, our range includes this fun Bah Hum Pug Cushion. Featuring classic Christmas deep red, it can add an amusing element to more traditional decorations.
For a toned-down addition, but still with the same cute pug feature, our pug with antlers tea light holder has been combined with copper for a classy look.
For your Christmas decoration collection, our Pug Snow Globe combines tradition with something a bit different for a modern touch.
Christmas trend no. 5: Light projectors
To complete your outdoor Christmas display and be the envy of your neighbours, a must-have this year is projector lights. With a projection range of three metres, these lights add instant Christmas cheer to plain walls. Our light projectors use bright LEDs to create attractive patterns that move around. We offer two types, elegant white snowflakes or merry multi-coloured Christmas shapes.
The projectors can also be used indoors. Project onto a wall or ceiling to create a Christmas disco that the kids will love!
Christmas trend no. 6: Champagne and dusky pink decorations
This year’s on-trend colour scheme is soft metallic colours such as champagne and dusky pink. These delicate colours are the perfect choice for tree decorations and would look great paired with the striking silver colour of our Tula Artificial Tree or the mint green Winterberg Artificial Tree. We offer a range of champagne and dusky pink tree decorations, from individual baubles to multi-pack decorations in shapes including snowflakes and hearts. We also offer other Christmas decorations in the colour scheme, such as this Champagne Star Tree Topper and a Champagne 2017 Sign Decoration to hang on a door handle or on the wall.
We love this champagne 3D Stag Head Decoration to add a touch of class to the tree. To complement this, the Iridescent Dusky Pink Glitter Detail Bauble is a more traditional spherical bauble but with pink glitter for extra sparkle.
Champagne and dusky pink also go well with other metallic colours such as gold, silver and copper, which feature in our Winter Wonderland collection. Why not pair with a metallic wreath like this Silver Effect Glitter Berries Wreath? And for a stunning metallic showstopper, we love this shimmering champagne and silver rattan effect Reindeer Adult and Baby Silhouette, which would look amazing inside or outside the home.
Continue the lustrous metallic theme through to your dining table for a stunning Christmas table your guests will love. As pictured, use metallic decorations to add interesting features to your dining table. And for the room, this illuminated Cluster Tree Light Silhouette fits with the Winter Wonderland theme and would look fantastic coupled with the champagne, dusky pink and iridescent colour scheme.