Get up to speed with what’s trending this festive season
It’s that merry time of year again! Let us take you through the top Christmas themes and trends this season. As well as highlighting the most sought-after festive products and collections at B&Q – we’ll also be shedding some light on the hottest trends for Christmas 2019. From making your home smarter with cutting edge tech to setting aside more time to do Christmas crafts. Find out what people are buzzing about this festive season and get involved.
What's hot this Christmas?
Kids in charge
Haven’t you heard? The kids have taken the reins on Christmas this year. After all, that’s what the magic of the holidays is all about – letting out your inner child, having fun and going wild with lights and decorations. This year, listen to your kids when they say, “why have 300 string lights when you can have a gazillion?”
Our Christmas Vacation collection is full of bold colours, eye-catching designs and friendly characters. Ideal for bringing some infant charm to your home this festive period. Follow #KidsInCharge to keep up with how our customers are letting their kids get involved.
Whip up a wreath
It seems everybody is getting into the DIY spirit this Christmas. Everywhere you turn there are places offering wreath making workshops. Making your own festive wreath is a great opportunity to stamp your personality on the entrance of your home. Pick your favourite colour scheme and choose exactly what you want to adorn your wreath with. Cinnamon sticks, berries, thistles, fir cones – it’s totally up to you!
We have some beautiful picks and stems that have been created especially for decorating wreaths and garlands. Our green glitter effect white berry and pine cone pick and champagne glitter effect pine cone stem are just a couple of our favourites. Read our article, How to make a Christmas wreath and impress your guests with a showstopping decoration.
All things pastel
Our Vintage Christmas collection is full of decorations influenced by retro themes and patterns. Think muted blues, dusky pinks and mint greens this Christmas. Transform your home into a kitsch wonderland with candy canes, swirls, metallics and glitter.
Customers are loving our LED sausage dog silhouette from our Vintage Christmas collection – hang it on your wall or window for some bright, festive cheer. In fact, why not leave it up all year? Another popular choice is our Trevalli silver pop-up tree – it comes pre-lit and pre-decorated with snowflakes and baubles. This pop-up Christmas tree is ideal for small spaces, and it’s quick and easy to set up.
We’ve found Christmas inspiration from the eternally chilly Scandinavia. Our Nordic Tradition range is packed with rich Christmas colours, rustic ornaments and decorations - all with a Scandinavian twist. Back by popular demand this year are our free-standing star trio lights, they come in a lovely hessian finish and can be packed inside each other for easy storage.
The real deal
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, however the impact it can have on our environment isn’t so wonderful. With just a few eco-friendly choices, we can help to limit the harmful effects. Instead of buying wrapping paper, why not make your own? Or you could opt for one of our sustainably sourced real Christmas trees. They are lovingly grown for up to ten years at our plantation in Scotland. Read more about our real trees and the journey they go on here.
Wow your friends and family with a beautiful light display. Get creative and use string lights, 3D silhouettes and anything else that you fancy to create a spectacle in every room of the house. Choose from warm lights, ice white or multicoloured lights to make your home sparkle.
Recreate our scene (pictured) and give your living area an ambient glow by combining fairy lights with fir cones, foliage and lanterns.
When the time comes to pack away your lights away, our Christmas lights storage set will stop you from getting your string lights tangled up. It comes with plastic handles to wrap lights around.
Tech the halls
Smart home gadgets are not only sleek and stylish, they also make life a whole lot easier - especially at such a manic time of year. Schedule your twinkling Christmas lights to come on at a certain time, or if you’re in the middle of baking mince pies – ask your voice assistant to play your festive playlist. Find out more about smart home and what it can do for you by reading our article, Smart home made simple.
Check out our colour-changing bluetooth speaker bauble – it connects to your smartphone or tablet, so you can play your favourite tunes and rock around the Christmas tree! It comes with a rechargeable battery – so you don’t need to worry about wires flailing around.