Christmas may be a time for tradition, but when it comes to decorating, every year brings new ideas and creative inspiration. Here’s a look at some of 2018’s biggest trends for Christmas décor, with ideas for incorporating these colours and styles into your Christmas makes this season.
While classic red and green never go out of style, a fresh colour scheme can bring a whole new energy to your space for the season. This year, bright neons are getting a lot of attention, a bold colour scheme that pairs well with retro, tropical or even trendy rainbow decorating themes. But winter pastels—turquoise, lilac and especially pink—aren’t far behind.
Think pink this Christmas and pick some non-traditional paper colours when you make this 3-D Snowflake Christmas Tree.
Traditional silver and gold give way to this year’s hot metallic trends—rose gold and copper. For even more shimmer, mix in some metallic marbled finishes or gemstone accents like sparkling agate ornaments and accessories.
We have made our own metallic cards on the Making Journal which you can see here!This modern, minimalist card design makes the most of its metallic highlights.
Boho style has dominated fashion and décor trends for a few years, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Look for it to assert itself this Christmas in a variety of ways, including colourful textiles, pom-poms, tassels, fringe, feathers, and decorations with a handcrafted feel. Macramé, this year’s hottest maker trend, blends effortlessly with boho style, as does one of 2018 most on-trend animals, the llama!
With the Sizzix Pom-Pom Maker, you can easily make pom-pom wreaths and garlands to match any Christmas colour scheme and add a fun, textured element to your décor.
Unfinished wood and branches, burlap and natural foliage are key features of the nature-inspired design trend. Deer continue to be popular but look for them to be joined by other woodland friends including squirrels, foxes and hedgehogs.
Scandi-inspired designs offer clean and simple comforts for the festive season. Go for a neutral-heavy palette (white, grey or ivory) with pops of colour and folkloric embellishments that play into the desire for decorations with a handmade feel. Scandi lovers are in love with large, dimensional stars this year, especially lit stars that help brighten up long winter nights.
Make your own sparkling stars to hang over tables, mantels and trees with the 3-D Scandi Scar Thinlits Die Set.