Fancy a peek at the biggest Christmas decorating trends for 2023? Here are some of the best collections and themes around, and there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.
Whether you like to go all out or keep it simple and sustainable, there are some really attractive baubles, garlands, wreaths, trees and other decorations on offer this year. Have a look and see which one’s your festive favourite.
This first look is inspired by nature, foraging and falling leaves. It’s rustic and outdoorsy, with a colour scheme of copper, rust, russet, terracotta and soft, natural greens.
It’s something you can set up early, and mix a few pumpkins or acorns into and then out of again. Newer pieces from these collections also mix well into traditional and natural colour schemes – think pine garlands, pine cones, holly berries and robins.
Look out for outdoorsy looking garlands and wreaths, copper toned baubles and maybe a whimsical mushroom or woodland creature or two. There’s a trend towards more sustainable materials in many shops, with wooden, glass and felt ornaments.
Best places to find the Copper Cottage look:
- Homebase – Frosted Forest collection
- John Lewis – Christmas Cottage decorations
- B & Q – Festive Gatherers collection
Pink, peach & pretty
This trend is very feminine and it oozes glamour, with pinks, peaches, soft burgundy tones, blush, rose gold and champagne shades. There’s also lots and lots of sparkle.
Texture is key to creating this look, with sequins, cut glass, beads, feathers, velvets, satins, and dried or paper flowers all being used. Look out for pastel floral garlands, pleated ribbons, birds and butterflies.
Best stores with pink, peach & pretty decor:
- Homebase – Gilded Glamour collection – good one-stop-shop
- B&Q – pink festive decorations – floral garlands
- B&M Stores – Divine Sparkle (in store only)
For fans of dopamine decor and cheerful kitsch, there’s the retro rainbow look. Full of bright colours with metallic finishes, with a touch of pop art for extra fun.
You can find just about anything from a shiny dinosaur on rollerskates to your favourite celebrity for the baubles, and multicoloured fairy lights and garlands to scatter around for more colour pops.
Where to get the Retro Rainbow look:
- John Lewis – Rainbow Time Capsule
- B&Q – Historical Twist
- M&S – Kitchen Disco theme
- George – Colour Pop and Novelty
- Liberty – Christmas baubles
Relaxed scandinavian styles are still popular, and 2023 sees a very simple, calming, minimalist look coming even more to the fore. Decorations are mostly white, with some pale natural wood, grey accents, paper stars, and plenty of snow-dusted evergreens.
Keep it low key with porcelain, wooden or felt ornaments, and maybe throw in some mistletoe decorations too while you’re at it. It’s handy for stress-free preparations, and well suited to small spaces that might otherwise look too cluttered.
Find the Scandi Snowdrift look at:
- Matalan – The Kindred Collection
- Marks & Spencer – Cosy Retreat collection
- John Lewis – Polar Planet theme
And finally, last but not least, there’s been a huge resurgence of traditional style British Christmas decorations this year, with lashings of reds, golds and greens. It has broad appeal and makes you want to come in from the cold to eat, drink and be merry.
There’s a mixture of simple nostalgia for times gone by combined with a wish to curate a sustainable collection of decorations that can be used again and again. Treat yourself to a few beautiful baubles, and make a few bows and evergreen arrangements yourself to keep it affordable.
Where to get the Maxi Traditional look:
- Marks & Spencer – Classic Heritage theme
- Homebase – Christmas Spirit collection
- Dunelm – Traditional collection
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Out of all of these Christmas decorating trends for 2023, which one’s your favourite?