Written by Paisley Tedder

Christmas decorations: 5 top trends for 2021

Planning on going large with your Christmas decorations this year? Whether you’re looking to set up a traditional and cosy scheme in your home, or something on trend and opulent, Good Homes has you sorted with this guide to five great festive decor looks. Unleash the sparkle and let the festivities begin!

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1. Nature’s Bounty

Bringing nature into the home has been a huge trend for 2021. In a year where the first three months were spent indoors, it became really important to bring the outdoors in to our homes. Nature’s Bounty brings natural greens into our Christmas decorations with trees and garlands galore in traditional schemes.

Christmas decorations, tree and fireplace garden with baubles and stars

Photo: Habitat

6ft mixed-tip natural-look green tree, £80; 480 multifunctional LED cluster lights, £25; mini mercury traditional glass baubles, £15 for 20; gold beaded shaker baubles, £5 for 12; jewelled flower decorations, £6 for nine; gold pine cone decorations, £4 for 12; red, gold and traditional baubles, all £8 for 48; large gold star, £14, all Habitat. For a similar paint shade, try Goblin absolute matt emulsion, £48.50 per 2.5ltrs, Little Greene

2. Relaxed Japandi

Colour wise, the neutral shades combine with elements of black and charcoal for a nature-inspired look. A wood burner in a bedroom is a real Scandi addition, as is adding texture to the walls in the form of wood panelling, creating the perfect space to retire to at night. The Relaxed Japandi scheme in the Good Homes’ roomsets at the Ideal Home Show Christmas will showcase more of this look. Add to this look with sustainable Christmas wrapping – brown parcel paper, which can be recycled, embellished with pretty ribbons.

Eco friendly Christmas decorations with tree and brown paper wrapped presents

Photo: Cox & Cox

The Snowy ultimate pre-lit tree, £595; oversized pampas wreath, £175; Boren sideboard, £1,450; diamond textured rug, £295; decorations from a selection, all Cox & Cox. For similar timber cladding, try NatureWall

3. Opal Blush

Elevate a pale pink and white palette by introducing accent shades of ice blue, mint green and a generous scattering of metallics, embellishments and pearlescent finishes. Mixing sophisticated shades of pink with on-trend pampas and glitter-infused accessories, this elevates a feminine shade to create an elegant scheme. Combine the pink with soft gold, icy blue and plenty of shimmer and sparkle for a pop of Christmas cheer. See these sophisticated shades of pink brought to life at this year’s Ideal Home Show in Good Homes’ Opal Blush roomset.

Sugar pastel Christmas decorations

Photo: Amara

7ft Snowy Norway spruce artificial tree, £395; oval nickel double-frame mirror, £135; Georg Jensen Bernadotte stainless-steel candleholders, £222 for two; Blomus Fera console table, £23; Pols Potten disc marble-look coffee table, £1,045; Richard Brendon fluted cocktail glasses, £120 for two; ivory vintage bauble trees, £105 for three; Tom Dixon press bowl, £155; Missoni Home Coomba pouf, £397; Calvin Klein Lowland rug, £749; Missoni Home Australia cushion, £196; Luxe beaded stripe cushion, £40; all other accessories and decorations from a selection at Amara. For a similar paint colour, try Dried Plaster chalky emulsion, £40 per 2.5ltrs, Craig & Rose. For a similar sofa, try the Cricket three-seater in Weave Mix Grey, £1,149, Sofology

4. Winter Solstice

One of our roomset ideas at this year’s Ideal Home Show Christmas, Winter Solstice is centered around deep shades of plum, amber, dark green and gold. Key elements of this include a deep-hued sofa layered with gorgeous cushions to relax on after Christmas dinner, and all accented with pops of grown-up leopard print, oversized paper-cut baubles and a stunning focal-point tree are highlights. Get the lowdown on the trend in Good Homes’ exclusive 2021 roomset preview.

Colourful winter solstice christmas decorations

Photo: Dunelm

6ft slim flocked tree, £49; Tropics paper fans, £8 for seven; Tropics paper onion decorations, £12 for four; Nordic Nomad round paper decorations, £13 for four; 20-inch hanging paper onion decorations, £15 each; Vivian bench seat, £209; Clara cotton velvet cushions, available in 23 colours, £20 each; walls painted in Luxe Navy matt emulsion, £16 per 2.5ltrs; tree decorations from a selection, all Dunelm

5. Copper River

This tribute to river life from John Lewis is a shimmering dream of golden light and fiery leaves combined with inky blues and liquid greens. Look out for frogs, herons, fish and even owls in this unusual set up! John Lewis has opened 10 Christmas Emporiums across it 25 shops nationwide this year. As well as gifts and decorations galore, the Emporiums will host festive workshops and personalised gifting experiences.

Christmas decorations on tree with roaring fire in cosy living room

Photo: John Lewis

Which of these Christmas decorating schemes is your favourite? Tweet us @goodhomesmag, post a comment on our Facebook page or tag us in your pics on Instagram using the hashtag #thisgoodhome for your chance to be featured in the print magazine!

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