Deck The Bells

What are the key trends in Christmas decorations and styling in 2020?

Christmas 2020 is coming, and everyone is looking for ways to get happy and celebrate despite the pandemic.

Do you want to lift the spirit, something magical, something unique? Who doesn’t?
Christmas is a magical time, full of wonder and light and it is.
For me, as an interior stylist, to create this magical atmosphere is to combine textures, colours, lights, smells, tastes, memories and expectations…

2020 offers a great variety of Christmas themes that will help you rediscover the joy and excitement of our childhood towards this holiday.
The trends in seasonal design and decorations are particularly rich this year, let’s discover them:

Traditional Christimas

Classic red, gold and green colours are always in style!
Because we are all staying at home more and 2020 has been such a challenging year, it is a move towards a very traditional Christmas trend with all the classic trimmings.

We all have the need for the traditions of the past!
A big tree with lots of family’s old precious ornaments and lights. Christmas stockings on the mantel.

Christmas traditional table will be dressed in layers of white porcelain plates (your precious grandmother’s ones). Golden cutlery that make Christmas diner even more special and do not forget crystal glasses set in order of the use!
Add the finishing touches on your Christmas table with beautiful napkin rings, chic candleholders and a floral centrepiece.

White Christmas

Dreaming of a white Christmas?
A key for 2020 is a perfect trend of a snowy white colour palette paired with a minimalistic design.
Faux snow, white blanket, white faux fur rug next to the fire and classic glass ornaments are always a great choice when it comes to introduce additional magic to your Christmas decorations.

Bring the snowy look from your Christmas tree into the dining room with quality china tableware, crystal glasses, white/gold or green velvet ribbon, faux fur accessories on the dining chairs to add texture, white candles and a centrepiece composed of birch and evergreen branches.

The contemporary simplicity and sophistication of a white Christmas decor will create elegance entwine with a nostalgic touch.

Pastel Christmas

This new 2020 trend is mainly composed of soft palette of colours such as blush, pink, warm neutrals, rose gold, silver and gold.
A neutral faux fur rug under the tree will create texture, warmth and comfort for the kids to open the presents on Christmas day.
Metals decoration are still sparkling but less shiny, softer with a natural looking aging.
Your Christmas ornaments should be composed of glass baubles (teal, blush, champagne, aged gold……), feathers and artificial or satin flowers to add some volume and definition.
This pastel trend coming from a story about magical and imaginary beings and lands should be continued on to your tablescape. Two tone White and blush table clothes, mint colour china, crystal glasses, gold candles holders, diamond printed placemat, feather napkin accessories….
Do not forget the angels, fairies and birds.
This Christmas decorating idea is perfect to use if you want to create a calming look in your home. Calming yet luxurious and special.

Celine’s top tips for keeping your decorations looking elegant

In order to keep your Christmas decoration elegant, it is important to choose a theme and to bring it from the front door, through to the Christmas tree and on to the dining table.

As well as finding the Christmas ornaments and decors of your dreams, you might also want to consider looking for combinations that complement the rest of the room and help you convey an elegant magical feel… rather than a garish explosion of colours and contrasting styles! Consistency of colours, textures, shapes and materials will make it unique and chic.

Select the types of Christmas Ornaments & decorations you want and choose only 2/3 styles in order to avoid a messy cluttered feel.

Define the Material you want to use for your elegant Christmas decorations. The right one for you will depend on the feeling that you are trying to convey. Glass, porcelain, crystal, metal, wood and velvet fabric will always be associated to refined and stylish decors.

Celine’s advice for dressing a Christmas table

At Christmas the dining table is where we all gather around to exchange laughter and eat delicious home cooked food! It is important that you create an elegant table that will make your guests in awe!

But how to create the perfect Christmas dinner table setting?

Look at the room, the colours and the theme you choose for this Christmas. Then consider what you want to achieve and based on the menu. Select pieces such as classic china tableware that you can layer to fit the theme you have in mind and build up the table setting from there.

Coordinate the colours of your dinner service and glassware. Cutlery should be elegant, classical and simple. Always lay your plates, glassware and cutlery in order of use.

A fine tablecloth, large napkins with napkin rings or velvet ribbon, a chic centre piece composed of fresh flowers, natural elements such as Holly, Pinecones and white Helleborus and candles will offer quality and sophistication to your table.

Less is more! Be detail-oriented, define your style, create balance and harmony.

When/why is it worth calling in
Celinebridier_stylist to style your home this festive season?

As an Interior Stylist “I’m dedicated to creating beautiful, yet versatile spaces tailored to your needs & style.” I will help you to create the magic of Christmas inside your house from classic Christmas tree decorations to your interior decorations and tablescape. Front door, banister, fire mantel can all be decorated with ornaments and festive floral arrangements.

Do you want to welcome friends and family into your home and surprise them with an elegant décor and/or table setting? Let me help you to create a beautiful, stylish and welcoming festive atmosphere.

It is amazing how just a few little touches can quickly transform your space giving a “Je ne sais quoi! “

No worries if you don’t own any suitable decorations, plates or tableware as it is my role & pleasure to source the pieces that suit your style, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the magic of Christmas.

Is never too early to think about Christmas and I would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your plans either online or in-person (regulation allowing).

Let me draw out your desires and pull together your unique Christmas decor setting!

Céline x

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