With Christmas just around the corner and the restrictions of the pandemic finally receding, many people are anticipating decorating their home with an eye on this festive season’s key trends. Listed below are some of the top decorating trends that will be adding sparkle to homes across this country this year.

Traditional Red and Gold

The traditional festive colours of red and gold will be extremely popular décor choices this year as people opt for a timeless Christmas look. Red makes a beautiful complementary colour as it pops against the green of the Christmas tree, while gold adds a sense of elegance.

These festive shades are versatile too: they can be deployed to create a vintage, warm look, or used to add maximalist, Hollywood-style glamour.

Art Deco Styling

This Christmas will see the return of 1920s inspired party decorations that bring lots of Art Deco elements into play. To embrace this trend, gold and silver accents should be combined with opulent beads, crystal garlands, feathers and exotic textures such as capiz shell. It’s advisable to also incorporate warm lighting into the décor to prevent the overall effect being too ‘cool’.

For those who would like to extend their Art Deco styling beyond the Christmas period and are considering making some permanent changes, hiring decorating professionals – such as Scott Anson Painters and Decorators Ltd. – is recommended. This will ensure that the painting of different surfaces – such as wood, walls and railings – is undertaken properly, using the correct materials and processes.

Natural Tones

Eco-inspired décor began to grow in popularity as a festive trend in 2021 and is positioned to be key to Christmas 2022 styling. A predominantly white palette is lifted by light greens and accents of woody brown, gold and terracotta tones.

Alternatively, a range of green tones – and greenery – can be used in combination with darker earth-brown shades, finished with accents of matte black and gold, for a rustic yet contemporary look.

Natural textures such as linen, stone, wood and cork can be used to add interest and depth.

Vibrant Individuality

Vibrant colours and unusual festive décor will be a key trend this season. Festoon lighting, lanterns and honeycomb balls are all likely to be popular, as are bright pinks and beautifully clashing purples, oranges and blues.

After the difficulties of the past few pandemic years, a focus on individuality, repurposing of year-round décor and creating new traditions with a festive atmosphere will be an important element of the new Christmas aesthetic.