Christmas trends 2023 – 10 decor trends for the festive season

1. Dress Your Table For Dinner

Embracing going big with decorating is certainly the main theme for Christmas trends this year with an emphasis on hosting close family and friends leading most of our design decisions. Perfecting tablescaping and putting together idyllic Christmas dining room decor is one of the biggest focuses this season.

2. Taking It Back To Tradition – Making The Hearth The Centerpiece

After the disruption and uncertainty of the last few years, Christmas trends are leaning back into nostalgia – conveying our hopes for more normalcy and security in the year ahead. This year, Christmas fireplace decor is making the hearth the heart of family celebrations once again, taking us back to tradition.

3. Curating A Christmas Kitchen For Festive Hosting

Just as our dining room ideas are stepping up to compliment our Christmas hosting this year, our kitchens are becoming more of a hub for gatherings too with kitchen Christmas decor ideas taking a cozier, more welcoming approach.

4. Bring The Outside In With Natural Wreaths And Garlands

‘Christmas entranceways are impactful as they leave a lasting impression on both passers-by and guests you welcome into your home. Whether it is a festive door wreath, a large-scale mantelpiece arrangement, or a simple arrangement for a credenza, having a touch of floral throughout the entrance to your home will create a welcoming feeling and help set the tone for a relaxing festive celebration,' says florist Ronny Colbie.

5. Focus On Festive Florals

Festive greenery is not stopping at Christmas wreaths this year. With a focus on bringing nature into the home for a more rustic, traditional scheme, adding festive Christmas florals to your space has never felt so magical.

5. Craft A Cozy Space For Comforting Nights In

Cozy room ideas have been top of our wishlist this year, with many of us looking at how to make a house look cozy as the weather cools down.

6. Play With Paper Decorations And Pared-Back Schemes

Paper Christmas decorations are back this year, although we are not talking about those thin paper and glue-stick creations children may bring back from craft day at school. Luxury paper Christmas ornament ideas made with high-quality card and a professional finish are adding to the old-world appeal of our traditional Christmases this year, and are certain to add a perfect personal touch to any tree.

7. Host With A Homespun Spin

Our Christmas gatherings are likely to be bigger this year, and therefore we'll be taken up with prepping huge feasts for family and friends. We're also yearning for simpler times, according to trend reports, which means that we have more time for craft – and that's inspired a whole new Christmas trend: the homespun look. Even if you don't make it yourself, you can buy ready-made, folksy decorations.

8. Bake Your Own Christmas Decorations

It follows, doesn't it, that we gave more time for baking last year, too? While many of us spent the first part of lockdown learning to make and perfect sourdough and banana bread, our baking habits have become more seasonal as the months have progressed, which means lovely Christmas bakes.

9. Embrace Rustic Fabric Wrapping

We LOVE this idea – not only is it simple, but easy to recreate and so much more eco-friendly than gift wrap. Furoshiki is the Japanese art of gift wrapping with fabric. You can use offcuts of material you have at home or scarves that you can retrieve or give as part of the gift.

10. Opt For Eco-Friendly Christmas Trees

More of us than ever before are switched on to having an eco Christmas. That needn't mean swapping your turkey for a meat-free option – just read up the list to find a couple of easy examples. But the biggest change you can make (physically, anyway) is to swap to an eco-friendly Christmas tree.

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