Julie Stevens is an Interior Designer – creating spaces and places that are a reflection of the UNIQUE YOU, and is a founder member of the WOBS Business Training Academy.
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Julie has trawled through the festive editions of the magazines and compiled the latest trends so we dont have to!
Every year the trends for Christmas styling alter only slightly on the years before. Marketer’s are clever with their words and retail and magazine stylists, imaginative with their displays.
There are always a number of trends that cater for everyone’s taste and interior decorating style but if you really like them all why not have a different trend occurring in each room of the house!
Here are the trends I am seeing for Christmas 2014 and my suggestions on how you can incorporate them into your home.
- White and Frosty Christmas – frosted tree decorations combined with silver and white baubles. Wolves, robins and reindeer amidst the snow are being featured on cushions, and faux fur and knitted throws add a warmth and snugness to your sofa and chairs. A real tree and holy and ivy will enhance the finished look. This is an easy style to pull together in your home especially if you have a fairly neutral, pale colour scheme.
- Scandinavian simplicity – this trend has been around for a while now, year on year minimal wood designs appear with little colour. If a colour appeas at all its usually red. It’s a contemporary trend that can be hard to replicate unless you have a very minimal style.
- Trees are minimal and often replaced by a selection of large branches or twigs placed in a corner with just a few decorations.
- Jewel Brights – back again for another year, all things bright and beautiful have, for the last couple of years, been the glamorous Christmas trend. This year the brights are directed towards children. The bright colours are there with and without the shiny finish. A very cheerful Christmas trend that will delight the whole family. Trees are a must have whether real or artificial.
- Traditional Green and Red – traditional Christmas colours bring a hint of nostalgia to celebrations. This Christmas trend will work well in a character house with beams and a large inglenook fireplace as well as Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and 30’s built properties. Along with this colour trend traditional Christmas scents are a classic addition.
- Cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and ginger add a real zing to any room. This Christmas trend works very well with the current popular checked wool fabrics for upholstery and window dressings and is ideal for people who spend a lot of time outside during the winter months and love coming home to an open fire and home cooked hearty stews. A large real tree is essential for this trend to be successful along with garlands draped down the stair case.
- Vintage Shabby Chic – another trend that has been with us for a few years now is the repurposed and reclaimed vintage shabby chic styles. A collection of decorations that you may have used throughout the year and then find their way onto the Christmas tree combined with Christmas fairy lights and bunting. This is very much a homespun trend – its ‘make of it what you will’ and can be rustic and charming. There is no need for precision. You live this style throughout the year so decorating for Christmas becomes easy for you.
- Midnight Gold and Indigo Blue – this is the glamorous Christmas Trend for 2014. Gold is always seen as decadent, a bit of a showstopper, even more so when it is combined with dark colours such as black or a lovely indigo blue. It’s extravagant and luxurious but remarkably easy to get right especially in a dining room when decorating your table for your Christmas feast. Real or artificial trees will work for this trend. Some precision will be required if you want this theme to carry through your whole home. If you love entertaining at Christmas, love dinner parties in a more formal setting then this could be your trend of choice.
One final note – Christmas can take a lot of organizing. If decorating your home is the last thing on your mind in the run into the festive period why not treat yourself and have my elves and I take care of it for you? During an initial consultation I will make recommendations on the trend that suits you and your home and then we will agree a styling date. I will purchase all that is needed within your budget and then transform your home for Christmas.
As you can imagine, I can only work with a small number of people in the lead into Christmas. So if you would like to have one of just ten styling days available then give me a call on 07889 021140
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.
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