Nordic themes all the rage for Christmas decorating

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Posted on: 1st December, 2015

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: Mary O'Brien

Above: Etain Hickey Collections, Clonakilty

Mary O’Brien looks at Christmas decorating trends for 2015

Decorating trends for Christmas 2015 are dramatic with copper and black and also white taking centrestage. Although the trend is, as always for natural materials, this year too is about the unconventional and quirky, with fur, feathers and velvet adding glamour and warmth. Animal motifs are in vogue this year, with polar bears and squirrels very much in demand and also birds like owls and penguins for use as tree decorations, on cushions and as a decorative feature for the table. Make it more exotic by introducing peacock patterns. Animal heads in materials like metal and wood for the wall are also a favourite.

Adding warmth and elegance, copper can be used in combination with black for dramatic effect or for a more feminine style, pair it with dusky pink or blue.

Metallic pastel colours such as mint, girly pink and turquoise are still in fashion this season and will give a real playful feel to any decorating scheme.

Black is both dramatic and mystical. Add some brightly coloured baubles and you have a real statement (just be careful it doesn’t become gaudy), soften it with natural materials like driftwood and feathers or for real glamour combine with silver or white. A black or white artificial tree can be very eye-catching.

Pinecones will always have a place at Christmas time and alongside wood such as naked branches or driftwood remain at the top of the decorating list. For more effect, spray with copper, silver, white or even black paint. Nordic patterns, faux fur, natural wreaths and garlands create a style no one can resist. Keep it even more traditional by going shabby-chic, using materials like straw, paper and wool to create your own decorations. LED paper starlights are always hard to resist and work well with any theme.

Storytelling, in both traditional and quirky fashion, is one of the central trends this year, with everything from polar bears to fairies to Santas used to create themed scenarios and summon up the spirit of Christmas.

Apparently, Easter has also elbowed in on Christmas this year with white flowers, ribbons, fawns, even rabbits and eggs getting n on the act!

Whatever style you go with or perhaps you’re the type to throw everything at it (you know who are are) – enjoy the decorating process. Decorating should be a fun and stress-free activity. If you have children, light the fire, put on some cheesy Christmas music, make some popcorn (string the popcorn you don’t eat) and decorate the tree together. You only get to do it once a year!

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