The festive season has arrived, and with it comes the cosy feeling of decking the halls with twinkling lights and glittering baubles. While decorating for Christmas used to just be putting up the tree, these days Christmas can spread to all areas of the home.
Whether you’re throwing a Christmas bash or just enjoying the big day with loved ones, you need your festive decorations to look on point. When it comes to decorating for Christmas we feel there’s always room for more sparkle and glamour.
We’re sure you feel the same way too, so here are our top picks for Christmas decorations you can add to your space.
Let’s take a look.
What decor is trending for Christmas 2022?
Christmas decorations are designed to be kept for years on end, but a true collection is never complete - and it doesn’t hurt to change things up once in a while. If you’re looking for inspiration we have some of the top trends this year for festive decor.
The roaring twenties are back with a bang. After years of restrictions, the sense of cutting loose and going for opulence with decorations is a strong trend this year.
Vintage-style baubles with art deco patterns and gold, gold and more gold will help you achieve the perfect Art Deco-style Christmas.
The Scandi trend has been around for a few years and shows no signs of abating. White and flocked Christmas trees are super in vogue, while decorations in pale golds and whites are adorning them.
To get the look, opt for soft colour palettes and warm lighting. You could even work in pampas grass to your decorations if you want to go for full Scandi vibes.
Reminiscent of European Christmas markets, more natural materials like wood and metals are taking centre stage in Christmas tablescapes and decorations.
Look for sweet wooden houses and Christmas baubles, or treat yourself to some new metallic chargers for your Christmas meal this year.
Best Christmas Decorations for 2022
Candles and candlesticks
Candles have had a major moment in 2022 and that trend has taken over Christmas, too. Gone are the days of straight, white candles - there’s a whole new world of colourful candles to adorn your table. Our personal favourites this year have been the twisted candles doing the rounds on social media.
Candlesticks can really elevate your Christmas tablescape by adding height and interest for the eyes. Individual candlesticks for taper candles add some drama, while festive holders for tea lights create a cosy glow.
Christmas wreaths are available in many different shapes, sizes and materials. Traditionally placed on the front door to welcome visitors, they can add a festive touch to any room in your home.
Our personal favourites are the gold bamboo wreath and the flocked faux wreath, both available at Rowen Homes, that bring glamour and festivities to your space. Try placing them on top of a mantle or hanging several together as a decoration on the wall for a more dramatic effect.
A Christmas garland brings true elegance and comforting vibes to any mantle. Recently we’ve seen garlands adorning stair rails as well for those who want to go all-out with their Christmas decorations.
If you already have a garland, adding in little touches like Christmas baubles, fake flowers and lights can really elevate the look of your mantle. We love the glittered gold garland from our range to add a tropical touch to your Christmas.
There’s no such thing as too much when it comes to the Christmas Day table. If you feel like your table is lacking, try a new centrepiece idea to keep things fresh. A wintry bouquet of fake (or real!) flowers would work wonders to add beauty to your festive table. If you want less height, opt for tea lights and baubles scattered across the centre for an understated, yet chic look.
Charger plates look really special as part of a Christmas tablescape - opt for silvers and golds to add some timeless elegance. Remember, details make all the difference - from the bottle opener to the serving dishes, aim for coherence with colours and styles to have the prettiest Christmas table.
Mini Christmas trees
You might have your main Christmas tree sorted, but have you considered adding mini trees to your collection? Either left bare for some Scandi glamour or decorated with lights and baubles, these little trees will make a big difference to your decor.
Mini Christmas trees would look great in most places in the home, including by the fireplace (a safe distance from any fire, of course) and on top of console tables. They’re also fantastic to add to rooms where a full Christmas tree wouldn’t fit, but you still want some festive cheer in each space.
Decorative cushions are an easy way to update your home if you want some subtle Christmas decor that doesn’t break the bank.
Switch out your usual collection for some cushions that match your Christmas decor - you could go for neutral colours like pale gold and silvers, or add an accent colour like rich emerald or navy to ramp up the luxurious feel.
The festive cheer doesn’t just need to be in the communal parts of the home. Extend the Christmassy vibes into your bedroom with a festive duvet set, complete with matching pillows and decorative cushions.
If you don’t want an all-out Christmas look but still want some extra glamour, plump for chic silver and gold bedspreads that are reminiscent of the festive season but complement your existing decor.
No Christmas is complete without decorating. Whether you’re looking to update your existing festive decor or add to your already fabulous collection, our tips and tricks here will help you make a decision on what to get next.
At Rowen Homes, we have a wide selection of chic and elegant Christmas decorations to elevate any room. From the hottest trends to the classics, we’re sure to have something that catches your eye.