The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching, and you may be thinking about your Christmas décor theme for this year. Let’s face it, putting up the Christmas decorations is a joyous event when we can really start to live and feel the festive spirit (which has probably been present in the shops since August).
John Lewis, one of our favourite retailers, has launched its Christmas themes, which are based around "the magic of nostalgia and the enchantment of Christmas,” and quite frankly who can argue with those? Whether you always go for a traditional Christmas look or a more modern Scandi Christmas feel, you may be thinking about a change for this year and if so, here at Fabrics Galore we have plenty of ideas for a new Christmas décor theme.
Traditional Christmas Décor
A traditional Christmas décor colour scheme always includes classic reds and greens with a smattering of gold and silver. Or reverse this look by having more gold and silver than green and red, which will still keep things traditional but allows you to switch things up.
Traditional Christmas ornaments are nostalgic, and garlands of holly and ivy often feature. But within the traditional red and green palette you can definitely nod to this year’s trend for darker burgundy reds and forest greens.
A traditional Christmas theme must also include stockings and twinkly lights and luckily, we have some easy to sew stocking panels as well as some shimmering star print Christmas fabrics.
You can focus the traditional elements of your Christmas décor in the living room with your Christmas tree decorations and stockings while being a bit more experimental with your dining room and kitchen. For example, red gingham or tartan fabric looks incredibly festive at Christmas even though it is often associated with summer picnics!
A rustic Christmas décor is cosy and inviting, using natural elements like wood, pine cones and mistletoe. In fact, Woodland vibes are one of the big Christmas trends for this year. So that means earthy tones like rust, and terracotta blended with a more natural brown and green colour scheme.
If you were looking for something to make a Rustic Stocking, might we suggest this heavyweight cotton ticking fabric....
Other key elements of a rustic Christmas décor embrace check patterns, warm lighting and vintage decorations. And if you mix the above-mentioned gingham, tartan or checks with some hessian, you really get the festive vibe.
Glamorous Christmas Décor
Perhaps you want to go for all-out Christmas glamour this year with a sophisticated décor that manages to look elegant and cosy at the same time. The beauty of a glamorous Christmas décor is that you can choose your colour scheme from so many: either muted pastel pink and peach tones complemented by champagne golds, or jewel tones from ruby reds to midnight blues or all out luxe with gold or silver and plenty of metallics.
Whatever colour scheme you choose, stick to it religiously for serious glam and include shimmering garlands, sparkling ornaments, and elegant candle holders.
Texture will also be key, and you might want to add some velvet cushions for high end comfort or even some silk. And with our new collection of cotton velveteens it’s never been easier to add some of those glamorous textures.
Scandinavian Christmas Décor
Who doesn’t love a Scandi Christmas décor which makes us instantly feel transported to a log cabin surrounded by snow – the perfect Christmas scenario. This look is both modern and minimalist with lots of natural wood figurines, white accents and simple yet stylish ornaments such as a plain star or reindeer. This is a look where you need to bring in seasonal elements from outdoors such as small branches of fir tree and pine cones, unadorned but positioned just so.
Pale, icy blues and silvers are just right for a Scandi Christmas look, balanced with lots of white. You can also bring in plenty of polar vibes with snowmen, reindeer, polar bears and foxes.
Create your Christmas décor with Fabrics Galore
We hope you like our exploration of different Christmas décor themes for your home and how to achieve them . You should choose a Christmas theme that best fits your personality and style, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Whatever theme you choose we have plenty of fabrics to help you in our huge Christmas fabric collection.