Christmas time is here! So what’s hot in holiday home decor this season? The release of holiday themes and styles will often follow after the debut of clothing lines at NY Fashion Week. The industry will wait with enthusiasm to see what new looks designers will display on the runways. Here we look at five holiday trends that are decking the halls in 2015.
- All about Natural
Think about bringing the outdoors inside. Stacy McSpadden, interior designer with Chestnut Hall, says one super-hot trend this year is a very natural Christmas. “Pine cones, neat birch sticks and combining that with pine. Cotton is another thing that’s popular, using natural stems of cotton. It’s been a lot of bringing nature in.” Small woodland creatures including foxes, squirrels, owls, bear and deer continue their popularity as a cast of characters for rustic, woodland and lodge themes. When it comes to color, natural is blending with the backdrop of neutral. White walls are a hot trend right now so naturally (ha) the appeal for a monochromatic color scheme follows. A lot of green, different colors of green and some whites, throwing in some gold, like a pale, shimmery gold. Lastly, wooden cutouts are very popular too, like these wooden trees from West Elm.
Although gold has made a resurgence in 2015, brass, bronze, and copper are capturing designer’s attention by showcasing a modern luster alternative. They can be found in candles, ribbons, wreaths, and vases. These metallics not only bring life to seasonal decorations; they can also be used in combination with gold, silver, black, red, as well as light and dark blue, to create an atmospheric mood. Copper especially exudes warmth and retrained elegance. Dusty pink is my favorite color pairing with copper, here is an example from Anthropologie.
- Geo Style
Geometric shapes are the hottest and trendiest category this season. If it’s geometrically cut like a gemstone, it’s one of this season’s most unique looks – “geo style”. Geo mirrored objects from West Elm are a great example. CB2 has many geometric product options in their holiday category.
- Black and White
Black is increasingly finding its way into festive design. Its effect is dramatic, attention-grabbing, and mystical. Although black is popular, no one is shying away from white decor. Regency International, a leading importer of Christmas and home decor products, introduced its NOEL theme for 2015 with French country influences incorporated to create a sophisticated shabby chic. “Colors to convey this feeling will be off-white, white and cream with accents of rich, matte and metallic blacks,” Danny McDonald, president of Regency International states. Kaemingk, another leading Christmas decor supplier, is introducing its Balanced Whites collection featuring white and silver colors combined with copper – making it a contemporary theme with industrial influences.
- Prints, Patterns, and Fur
Small printed designs are being used to break up solid blocks of color. These tight, scaled-down prints draw heavily from florals and nature motifs. “Fashion’s influence on Christmas décor remains very apparent, with on-trend patterns such as chevrons, ikat and animal prints,” says Deb Gold, trend expert and president of Gold & Company Marketing. Fur too is a major item seen in retail stores this holiday. Snuggly covers, cushions and throws create a little extra comfort, or a fleece thrown over a chair for dramatic look.
Happy decorating! And Merry Christmas!