Festive decor enthusiasts, rejoice! The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, and it is time to deck the halls in style. With Christmas décor, lights, and ornaments already appearing in shops and online, and searches for ‘Christmas home décor’ already up 300%, now is the perfect time to plan your festive setup for 2023.
For those of us who are design aficionados, crafting distinctive festive décor that seamlessly complements our existing home interiors is a must. So, how can you pull this off, like a professional?
Luckily, Swoon, the UK’s leading online design-led furniture brand, and its in-house interior experts, are here to reveal the trendiest festive décor schemes of 2023, to give you an inspiring helping hand.
If you are looking for a dramatic, romantic, and warming décor arrangement this Christmas, damson is your shade. A trending colour for A/W 2023, damson is the ideal intense plum shade that will drench your home in cosy, winter vibes.
To implement this trending tone into your Christmas collection, start by draping your tree in Damson-coloured baubles, and pair them with metallic accents in gold or silver to create a majestic display. Damson’s dark tone pairs beautifully with reflective accessories, enhancing the colour and bouncing it around the room.
Implement chrome accessories such as classic candelabras and decorative mirrors for a regal room design that is fit to impress a king (or, your in-laws).
Traditional Scandi Elegance
If your abode follows the Scandinavian style, a matching Christmas setup is the ultimate complimentary choice for your 2023 festive décor. Scandi style is hallmarked by clean lines, neutral colours, and functional furnishings, and your festive decorations should be no different.
When it comes to Christmas trees, simple, natural ornaments like wooden stars and felted woollen baubles create a neutral, Nordic vibe. Accompany this with pillar candle displays, woven soft furnishings, and burlap garlands adorning the walls for hanging cards.
To embellish your Scandi-style dining table, use a simple linen tablecloth as a base, and create a centrepiece from pine foliage, wooden candle holders, and dried oranges – radiating the ultimate seasonal scent throughout your home.
Festive Farmhouse Charm
For those who adore the rustic charm of farmhouse decor, Christmas offers the perfect opportunity to infuse your home with its distinctive warmth and nostalgia. Set to be huge this year – select festive plaid accents, burlap stockings, and vintage-inspired tree ornaments – don’t forget the snow globes!
To take your décor further than the living room, select bedding that matches your downstairs aesthetic. Then, replicate your nostalgic accessories by dressing your bedside tables with traditional décor, such as vintage nutcracker statues. Don’t forget a stylish wooden storage box to stash a selection of Christmas choccies for those late-night cravings.
Merry Modern Glamour
If your home is a sophisticated space full of flashy furnishings and accessories, your Christmas ornaments should match the luxe vibe. Give your decor a dose of modern glamour with metallics, mirror balls, and chic black and white accents. Decorate your tree with silver and gold baubles, and don’t forget the shimmering garlands and classy cluster lights.
Adorn your coffee table with chic chrome lanterns to create a laidback luxury vibe, and accompany them with matching sleek silver ornaments to create a tablescape to die for.
If your home is full of exposed brick and concrete, bold lines, and intense black metals – your industrial style can be carried through to your seasonal décor, too. To compliment your sofa setup, create a feature wall display from vintage black and copper frames, filled with festive family photos.
To brighten up your Christmas display, hang Industrial style Edison bulb string lights over your fireplace – gently illuminating your immaculately styled mantelpiece with a warm orange glow.
Got a home-obsessed friend or family member on your gifting list this year? Check out our Interior Designer approved Christmas gifting list below for the ultimate inspo…
Magical mirror – The Archer (£149)
Every home needs another mirror in its life. The Archer features a stylishly seamless loop of thin brass metal, forming a beautifully organic teardrop-like shape with a shimmering mirror set within.
Delightful drinks trolley – The Clifton (£299)
This Christmas, give the gift of organisation. If your giftee loves a Yuletide tipple, a chic drinks trolley is the perfect present. The Clifton packs a punch with not one, but two stunning marble tones, contrasting together to form an intricate tabletop with a built-in tray. You could even include their favourite liquor as the cherry on top – cheers!
Santa’s Storage box – The Venta (£269)
Know an avid collector? Help them curate their collection stylishly with a smart storage box. Whether they will fill it with crystals or cards – a classically parqueted storage box is sure to be treasured.
Festive footstool – The Hagen (£229)
Give the gift of putting your feet up. For the giftee that is always run off their feet, The Hagen is a great reminder to take a break and relax once in a while. Contemporary in form, this small and versatile footstool was inspired by the shape of honeycomb – delicious.
Sumptuous side table – The Pearl (£159)
For the homebody who loves to be a little extra – you couldn’t give them a better gift than gold and marble! The Pearl fuses opulence, fabulousness, and a contemporary tripod style design to form an irresistible side table ideal for stylish living spaces.
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