The Top Christmas Trends to Try This Season

Lauren Powell
by Lauren Powell

If, like us, you love celebrating the festive season by decorating your abode from top to bottom, but aren’t the biggest fans of the traditional tinsel, glitter balls, and green-and-gold décor, you’ve come to the right place. It is completely possible to Christmas-fy your home sans the classic ornaments, just ask the experts.

To find out how we can do just that, we enlisted the styling genius of Jessica Bellef, the head of styling for Australia’s No. 1 online furniture and homewares retailer, Temple & Webster, who revealed the top Christmas décor trends for this year—and trust us when we say that you’ll be happy to leave them up all year round. Scroll on to find out how you can create your most stylish Christmas yet.

BOHO, HO HO

“Whether you call it Boho, modern wanderer, or eclectic, this trend is still going strong and it’s simple to bring this style to your Christmas decorating. It’s all about decor that tells a story. The key is to keep the finishes rustic rather than the more commercial festive bling and to group décor elements in mini stories. Create a nativity scene with a handmade feel and grouped candles on a tray—different heights work well. Lighting is fun to play around with, as well as candles and hurricane lamps. Strings of festoon lights hung above your outdoor entertaining space will give your Christmas table more of a Kinfolk look than the traditional flashing fairy lights. And an oversized marquee light letter makes a gorgeous, unexpected centrepiece for an entryway or mantelpiece.”

COOL AND COASTAL

“That relaxed, coastal holiday feel is such a big part of Christmas and summer holidays for many Australian families. If you love the coastal look, you can bring it to the table by choosing more casual, organic-look tableware with a splash of ocean blue, woven placemats or table runners, and neutral linen napkins. You can still make this look glam by upping the ante with gold flatware and crystal wine glasses.  I suggest bringing in native foliage and flowers to give an Aussie accent to the traditional festive red and green.”

HANDMADE HEROES

“There’s a renewed appreciation for handmade, artisan homewares and textiles, from the macramé revival to organic shaped ceramics and tribal prints. And Christmas is the perfect time to release your inner crafter. There’s no better way to add a personal touch to your Christmas decorating. And you don’t need to spend hours on it—you could customise a ready-made wreath with flowers that fit your scheme, or try something a little more involved like a woven wool wreath or handmade advent calendar.”

Shop all these styles, find last-minute Christmas gifts, and step-by-step wreaths and decorating ideas at Temple & Webster.

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