Christmas Décor Trends 2011

Each year, like interior design trends, Christmas decoration trends begin to emerge when decorations start to go on sale in October. This article will concentrate on what will be popular colour trends for Christmas trees, Christmas tables and the festive period in general so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday.

Red, White and Folk

Red, white and folk holiday decor

We’ve seen the folk style stay on trend for the majority of 2011, and Christmas will be no different. Think red and white fabrics and materials merged with oak, beech and white stained wood. Ornaments and plaques with homely quotes, words and phrases are still hot on trend. For Christmas, you’ll no doubt find objects and plaque’s with ‘Noel’, ‘Hope’ and ‘Love’ written on them, and this will make it easy to introduce the folk style to your Christmas decorations.

You can keep up with the folk trend with fabrics too. Think red and white gingham or tartan for your upholstery, Christmas ribbon and any other fabrics. This will really help to stay on trend and make your home feel a whole lot more Christmassy.

More is more this year

The past few years has seen Christmas décor become a simpler, with less clutter and simple statement pieces at the forefront. This year we can get back to tradition and enjoy all of the fussy Christmas decorations that we remember from childhood. Dig out your Santa’s, snowmen and reindeer decorations and make focal points out of them. It’s thought that the uncertain financial economy is making people want be around things that are familiar to them, hence why traditional décor will be making a comeback.

Colour

Traditional colors are back

The past few Christmases has seen more neutral colours, like beige, creams, and browns appear, contrasted with silvers and blues. But this year, we will see more traditional colours emerge again, like reds, greens and gold’s. These colours will match well with the red, white and folk trend that is mentioned above. Warmer colours will be key in giving a homely atmosphere and to keep you warm if you live in a place which has a cold winter.

This isn’t to say that more modern decorations shouldn’t make an appearance. Combining traditional and modern decorations can create a contemporary yet comfortable look, perfect for relaxing in around the festive period.

Decorating your Christmas table

Xmas table

Apart from your Christmas tree, your Christmas table is probably the most important part of your decoration scheme. This year, focus on dark reds, olive greens and oak, pine or beech accessories. Pillar candles are on trend this year too and there is an amazing array of festive candle holders to choose from in high street shops this year, so invest in a few pillar candles to go on your table to add a little atmosphere to the table.

Save money on your Christmas decorations

Because we’re still in an economic downturn, retailers are issuing discount vouchers and online codes to help you make savings on your Christmas shopping. You can get Marks and Spencer discount codes and John Lewis vouchers to get the best English style decorations for Christmas 2011. Never buy anything- whether it be decorations, presents or food- without checking online for a printable voucher to use in store or a code to use at the online checkout.

By Rachael from MoneySupermarket.com