It’s no surprise that there’s a Scandi-inspired theme in 2016’s festive schemes. This year it’s the clean-lined monochrome look that’s winning the hearts of those who want a more contemporary Christmas interior. You can add a touch of warm metallics to soften the look if you feel it’s too harsh in its pure form.
More is more with this look – pile the decorations onto your Christmas tree for a rich and decadent feel that’s inspired by historic interiors and mystical references. Use a precious stone colour palette of ruby, amethyst, emerald, turquoise and gold for a luxurious scheme. Combine plush surfaces with hi-shine metallics and heavy embellishment to complete the look.
GET THE LOOK: 1 North Light blue green and gold braided Christmas stocking, $10.99; 2 TaoTronics dimmable LED string lights, $19.99; 3 John Lewis Peacock Feather wreath, £35; 4 Kurt Adler Jewel Drop set of 4 ornaments, $17.91
Moving on from last year’s woodland theme is this rustic cabin-style interior. Think log fires, fur throws, chunky wood furnishings, hessian and presents wrapped in brown paper and string. It’s a simple yet charming scheme that’s great for creating a timeless and fuss-free festive interior.
GET THE LOOK: 1 Gold 8 Point deer head, $79.99; 2 House of Fraser Linea White Stripe Faux Fur throw, £120; 3 Stonebriar Rustic Wood lantern, $36.74; 4 Perfect Holiday Flocked Snow Christmas tree, $72.51
Lighthearted, bright and modern, this joyful theme can be recreated by using kitsch imagery and carton-style graphics; introducing bright, tactile and glittery surfaces to add texture, plus bold shapes and a vivid colour palette.
This year’s obsession with art deco-inspired interior design has followed through into the key Christmas trends, creating a vintage, feminine look. Think pineapples, flamingos, cocktail paraphernalia, blush pink and plenty of metallics. It’s warm, pretty and nostalgic, with the right balance between fun and sophistication.
GET THE LOOK: 1 Melrose International Frosted Winterberry wreath, $47; 1 Abott Collection Champagne coupe with dots, $20.40 each; 3 Marks & Spencer Pineapple candle holder, £29.50; John Lewis Flamingo hanging decoration, £4