Christmas is undoubtedly a special time of year. But Christmas is also very personal, it can have different meanings for different people. Our surroundings and how we choose to decorate our homes has a huge impact on the atmosphere we are creating, so taking time to do a bit of research always pays off.
What does Christmas mean to you?
For many, Christmas is a time of traditions, of getting together with family and enjoying mince pies and mulled wine. For others it may mean long winter walks and appreciating nature. You may look forward to spending time at home, relaxing and treating yourself to some quiet time, far away from our usual busy routines. Or maybe it is a time of celebration, and partying with friends?
Whatever Christmas means to you here are 7 inspiring Christmas themes that will help you to achieve the perfect Christmas mood that's the perfect fit for your home.
Themes adapted from John Lewis Christmas Decor Inspo
Why not support your local high street this Christmas?
Before you start buying your latest Christmas look, please don't forget your high street stores. Whether you're buying Christmas decorations or presents for our loved ones, Christmas is a great opportunity for us to shop locally and support our local independent retailers.
7 reasons to shop locally:
1. Your spending will boost the local economy
2. It is the ethical choice
3. They sell quirky, one of a kind gifts
4. You will be supporting British entrepreneurs
5. You can help build communities
6. You might get a better deal or some good advice
7. You can sometimes try before you buy.
Festive Treat from The Woven Edge
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This cool shade is set to take the fashion and interiors catwalk by storm and is the latest update to the green colour family as we head towards 2020. This growing importance of connecting the technological world with nature gives fresh shades like Neo-Mint edge with a feeling of optimism and a sense of calm.
From left to right- Little Green Paint Pall Mall 309. Velvet Cushion by Chloe Craft £65 Wolf and Badger.com. Pantone Mint. Neo Mint WGSN. Claybrook Studio.com CAMPINOLA MINT 2.20 each. marshmallow-sofa_8210-product.
Tactile surfaces and variation of depth create interest without having to over power on colouration. Through enhanced 3 dimensional qualities we get a sense of architectural form somewhat inspired by organic matter. Again this balance of nature and structural material creates a balance of hard and soft surface giving us a complimentary contrast.
From left to right- Kristine-Morich-Clayhaus-signal-modern-tile-1. Cox and Cox £55 Bali Cushion. Habitat £125 Burdock lamp. www.christy.co.uk £210. Lux Deco £110 Guaxs Sky Somba Vase - small.
Adventurous pattern combined with bright colour makes a big statement in fashion and interiors. Quirky prints with intricate attention to detail draws attention, whilst large shapes daringly coloured gives impact on a larger scale.
From left to right- Bespoke_cushions_pouffe_for_Quince £70 Quince living .co.uk. Wolf and Badger Silk Cushion Gothic Floral Red Print £120. Little Greene. Ultra Blue. OsborneAndLittle-EnchantedGardensWallpapers-RainForest.
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Inspiration from our natural surroundings influence our every day lives. The blur between indoor and outdoor decor allows for bold tropical prints and great walls of green foliage to give a sense of being closer to nature. From floral prints to organic material, the news surrounding climate change and our awareness of our individual impact on the environment is changing design, so it’s only natural that sustainability is one of the biggest interior design trends to emerge.
From left to right - outdoor-snake-plant-pillow WEST ELM £27.30. Image from Trend Design Book. Image from Cath Kidson. Imagefrom Patternbank. Image from Amara.com pinterest.
Incorporating different trend styles through combining well thought out pieces of interior accessories. Keeping colour simple allows for walls to become a neutral backdrop for bold stand out pieces of home furnishings. This trend allows for personality to thrive so mix and match to your hearts content, colour clash and dare to layer different elements.
From left to right - eclectic-clutter-2-849x1024 trenddesignbook.com Kelly Wearstler Interiors Spring Street Residence New York. Italian Bark. velvet-mey-meh-cushion.House of Hackney £148