Snow peaked fir trees and yuletide logs may scream Christmas. But these classic festive images couldn’t be further from an Aussie December. For most capital cities, Christmas comes with enjoying seafood outside with the family, with a swim in the pool often an added bonus.
So why do we still decorate our homes with a wintery wonderland filled with red and green glitter?
It is absolutely possible to tastefully decorate your home for Christmas, as long as you steer clear of tinsel and reindeers. We need to be aware of the environment we’re in and stay away from traditions not relevant to us like snow and reindeers. A lot of people reach for man-made metallics, greens and reds to decorate for Christmas without even thinking about it but that doesn’t necessarily represent Christmas in Australia.
This year’s Christmas trends include:
- Earthy neutrals as a base and adding natural greens
- Keeping your theme consistent and carrying through for your gift wrapping
- Bringing in natural elements instead of fake trees and wreaths
- Give your neutrals a pop and embrace the current indigo trend, with a colour palette of indigo, sage and white, think white & indigo table linens with a eucalyptus table garland
- The always popular coastal theme, embracing natural elements and textures using mostly whites and neutrals with aqua accents
Christmas doesn’t have to mean red, green and gold. Think about how to style your home in a more understated way and don’t be afraid to ditch tradition. Remember, subtlety is the key.