Christmas is such a magical time of year.  Full of wonder and excitement!  It’s a time when you can really let your imagination run wild, not just when it comes to gifting (don’t get us started!), but when it comes to decorating your home too.

Creating a wonderful atmosphere at home can really inject a little bit of magic and Christmas cheer into our daily lives so we thought we’d share our take on the Christmas 2019 trends with you.

 

Blue Christmas

As much as we love the classic Christmas combination of reds and greens, this year why not opt for some seasonal simplicity with blues, whites and golds? The combination of one bold colour with metallic elements will really set a super cool mood for your Christmas 2019.  Pair with greenery likes trees, wreaths and garlands for a sleek minimalist look.

We’re serious fans of @place_ofmy_taste on Instagram.  Look how stylist Aniko has worked with blues and whites with her Christmas decorations.  Even a few blue baubles and orbs in a gold bowl can look seriously stunning.  Playing with texture is also so much fun and adds a warmth to the cooler tone of blue.  Tassels and feathers are great to play with and adding in the richness of gold really warms things up.

Rustic Woodland Cabin

With a nod to sustainability,  nothing says ‘Christmas comfort’ more than raw woods and natural greens.  If you want to ditch the tinsel this year, get outside, grab some pine cones and twigs, and create your own winter wonderland.  You can keep the look as simple or as lavish as you like.  From a few pieces of pine on a fireplace to garlands hung around windows and door frames, this is a warm, textural feel.  The warm naturals pair perfectly with this season’s hot metallic, copper.  Burnished bronze tones and cool coppers add an elegant edge to Christmas this year.

We love the simplicity of wooden tree decorations hung from branches.  Think white washed wooden reindeers and simple copper stars.  And if we’re bringing some of the outside in, introduce little woodland animals and birds into your decorations for Christmas 2019.

Candle light, woods and greenery also make for the most perfect table decoration.  A simple, warm and comforting look that will suit any home, from the modern apartment to the country cottage.

Glow and Behold

No festive look is complete without lots of twinkly lights.  There’s a real magic to Christmas lights and they shouldn’t be confined to your Christmas tree.

From lights strung around pictures on walls to woven into your hanging Christmas decorations, warm golden light is so pretty and inviting on the coldest of days.

Pop battery operated fairy lights into hurricane lanterns, wrap them around your house plants and weave them through your banister to enjoy them in all their twinkly glory.

 

For inspiration when it comes to decorating your home with fairy lights, check out stylist Lisa Dawson’s blog and Insta.  We love what she’s done here with fairy lights in every room of the house!

When it comes to fairy lights, Maison Rustic founder Georgina Hustler-Sutton is a fan of them year round and believes fairy lights are just for Christmas.  “I find it too sad to pack away all of the Christmas decorations when January comes around.  My advice is to keep the fairy lights out until the lighter evenings roll by.  They add interest to those little corners of your house and let’s face it, January is gloomy enough!”.

We promise you, once you’ve played with your fairy lights for the festive season, you won’t want to pack them away.

 

A Scandi Christmas

It’s time to spruce up your style and have some festive fun at the same time.  The palette of a Scandi-style Christmas is neutral, think soft greys and winter whites.  A calming, relaxing look for a thoroughly cool Christmas vibe.

For this year, we’ve been seduced by adorable little creatures called Gonks.  In Sweden they are known as Tomte, in Finland Tonttu and in Norway they are Nisse.  In the Nordic regions it’s fair to say these small, mythical white-bearded creatures are held in very high regard.  They’re up there with Santa and during Christmas in Scandinavia, you’ll see Gonks just about everywhere!

In on-trend greys and whites, a Christmas Gonk will bring good fortune to your home and ensure good luck for the year ahead.  Which is why Gonks make it onto our Christmas Trends List for 2019.

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