With every year, Christmas decorations reach new levels of sophistication. This year, Christmas is all about seamlessly coordinating and incorporating your holiday look with your existing decor.
Be it style, colour palette, accenting contrasts or small space ideas, Christmas decorations have come a long way from being hauled out of the basement and simply dusted off every year.
Monochromatic or duo-toned palettes have the favor of the design world. The secret to success with this look is to play with materials, textures and shapes. Blues and greens are perennial favourites, and both look great dressed up with a mix of matte and shiny silver (for blues) and gold (for greens.) The universal white-and-transparency combination looks great with most modern interiors.
The Fashion Palette
Purple is the “in vogue” color. To dress it up even more add a touch of blue and silver. Opt for any shade of blue, from the soft aqua tones to the dark navy hues, with silver acting as an accent color; it harmonizes beautifully.
What Goes with a Small Space, Please?
People living in small spaces often do not have room for a Christmas tree. It’s not a problem since there are many alternatives. Take the angle trees, the scalloped trees, a topiary tree or make your own paper trees in the color that suit you home.
The Minimal Traditionalist
The minimalist look has been influencing Christmas decor for a while. If a modern tree is too much of a step for you, try an updated wreath instead. The monochromatic ball wreath is contemporary while still shiny and occasion-appropriate. Others experiment with traditional materials like bark and berries, applied in new and modern ways.
This may exhibit a little less ‘spirit’ than traditional Christmas decor, but it’s totally eye-catching and stylish. And you can make it yourself, according to CB2. Imagine this is all you had to do to decorate? At least you’d never be in danger of clashing!
Will you be going modern this year?