Do you wonder what is going to be trendy and stylish for Christmas decors of 2018? When it comes to Christmas decoration the old saying – something new, something old… or in this case something vintage and something recycled is quite spot on.
There is always some “guiding star” to determent the spirit and style and to help you with your modern Christmas decoration. So embark on this exciting adventure with us. The holiday decorations can be so much fun, a perfect place to unfold your creativity. One of the main ingredients of the quality style holiday decoration is to introduce the vintage spirit – if you have old glass decorations from your parents or grandparents use them!
If they don’t go with the style of your Christmas tree, give them a unique place – in a glass vase with few separate branches if necessary – they will bring characteristic atmosphere to your festivities.
How to be stylish and elegant in your Christmas decoration frenzy? Here is a hint – rethink and reduce your decoration. A simple clear-glass vase with few casually arranged branches will be a perfect background for candles elegant and says it all. Don’t make it too complicated – a tree with only a few sparkling lights is as welcoming as any, and it will create serine and cozy atmosphere. But if you wonder what is new and hot on the design and art scene for this season, what are the Christmas colors for 2018? How stylishly to decorate your room for the holidays – come with us and let’s explore the possibilities.
Christmas Color Trends 2018
The first question that comes to mind – what are the colors of Christmas decoration? Here are few tips for different exquisite color combinations and trendy styles. This year the fashionable colors are varying within the range of purple, blue and gray – maybe you wonder if blue is a Christmas color? Well, this year it is and in combination with purple and green imagine what it will be if you freeze a tropical ocean with all its vibrant colors intact? It will be so cool and fresh to have it surrounding you.
Or how about some metal hints for your modern Christmas decoration? – To complete the color experiment the jazzy and glamorous feel of copper, brass and platinum will be a perfect addition for a night that, according to tradition, it has to be full of light and fire. Enjoy yourself and search the natural magic. And please be conscious about the mark on living trees and waste imprint you will have when the celebrations are over. For inspiration – here are some visions of Christmas decor from renowned world brands and designers.
Urban Chic – Glass, Metal and Concrete
Mixing different metal hues – golden, silver and brass gives a specific contemporary appearance to the decor composition and their reflection and play with light are always mesmerizing. The simple geometric forms created by Ferm Living for their new Christmas collection aim to create a kaleidoscope of twinkling lights, ornaments, candle holders and contemporary shapes that spread light through the dark season.
The clear-lined simplicity in the shapes of this new line of Christmas decorations captures the spirit and sensation of a season it is about the cozy feeling around the fire, the scent of cinnamon and pine, with the added elegance of the creative imagination.
Here we have more solid and row expression of a candle holder, made from concrete but cleverly arranged with pine branches and glass Christmas toys that add elegance and lighter feel to the composition – a contemporary creation of House Doctor.
In the classic style Christmas decoration arrangement the red color rules – form the tablecloth to the candles, the glass decorations and even the ribbons – red spiced up with a lot of gold threads is a classic combination. Leave the porcelain and some other small details white to balance the energy of this majestic colors combination. A bright idea – add delicate tiny ribbons on the Christmas tree, in red of course – to round up the textile composition.
The elegant, white dinnerware under the Christmas tree by BoConcept is also an excellent addition to your Christmas decoration. After all, every small detail matters and the table arrangement is also essential for this holiday decor.
Combining natural materials, green elements, tree branches with natural tonalities, textile or paper elements gives a cozy, homey feel to the decoration compositions. For the country chic style of your Christmas decor, you should use an abundance of candles (in different shapes, sizes, and colors) instead of electric lights. The attractive and vital accent of green branches, wreaths or garlands made from natural elements to decorate tables, doors or walls are always a good hint of country chic style.
The Broste Copenhagen design used the natural muted hues of the season-changing-colors in nature with a hint of retro feel and a bohemian spirit to create their trendy and modern collection for Christmas decoration in elegant Nordic style. Using unusual yet natural materials and colors like straw and wool, rattan and feathers, papers and muted hues of red clay, dusty pink, deep forest, and dove the designers accomplished a beautiful collection that carries the natural simplicity and clean spirit of winter.
DIY Christmas Tree Alternatives
Abandoning the traditional Christmas tree scenario for many other creative alternatives these last few years made a bounty of intriguing, artistic and beautiful solutions to occur. Branches with different length, arranged horizontally, create a magnificent visual impact with the silhouette of a Christmas tree. Elegant, artistic and simple.
The festive design vision of Cox and Cox is perfect for those who love sparkling Christmas decors but are short on space.
Here Bloomingville design combines wood and metal in simple shapes that have the stylistic expression of traditional Christmas symbols to create a holiday decoration with minimalist appearance.
Pure, natural and very artistic – Christmas collection of tree decorations by the Bulgarian brand – Serendipity.
What is Christmas decoration without the evergreen touch of the pine trees? If you add some other live whiter plants like berries, wild-rose hearts and hawthorns (all great for red accents) some pinecones and boxwood – bind them together in the prefect circle of a homemade wreath, and you will have the ultimate Christmas decoration.
You can use it to decorate your walls, windows or table or as tradition requires decorate the front door to greed the visitors. Using different types of evergreen trees like Spruce, Incense Cedar, Pine and Juniper will give you rich textural feel and variety of the green shades. But entwining red, green and white is a very traditional composition for the winter climate and the importance of the new sun circle.
So to summon up: less is more even when it comes to Christmas decoration the impeccable style can be achieved with restrained beauty. Search for something vintage that carries the spirit of holidays’ past. Be bold and innovative when it comes to colors: blue, purple or green are good choices for this year. Add a metal note to your Christmas decoration composition it will bring glamour and sparkle. Go natural! The plastic isn’t stylish – nothing can compare with the natural beauty of the season. And most important – enjoy and be creative sun, celebrations are coming!
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