Trend Alert! A new take on Christmas

December heralded the start of the holidays for many people and everywhere you go there are trees adorned with sparkly lights and Jingle Bells playing somewhere in the background.  And while all this is wonderful and magical (and very commercial) I am surprised every year when the malls are still decorated with the traditional red, green and gold with show flakes and mistletoe and reindeer and sleds. In the sweltering South African summer, none of these seem to make sense and frankly, it’s a bit dated. Here are some inspiring trends that will give you a new take on the winter wonderland theme.


Choose your own palette and make a new Christmas Tradition – we did with our palette! Fun colours will all add to the festive mood, especially in a trendy mix of pastels with 1 or 2 strong colour pops. The Design Sheppard & Houzz.


Go for something clean and bold with geometric inspired decorations. This wreath and multi-faceted bells are so beautiful, you could even keep them up all year! SFC Design & Selfridges.


If you MUST go with a foreign theme, why not try something with a bit of Asian flavour? Chinoiserie is going to be a BIG trend in 2015 – so be ahead of the game and start early with Christmas. Chinoiserie Chic & Houzz.


Blue is still very strong with us – our own tree is in this lovely deep colour this year! Combined with pretty Delft prints it will be a fresh and ever so elegant take on the traditional. Avenue Lifestyle & German Deli.


Black & White is the ultimate classic colour combination and it makes for a beautiful, sophisticated festive scheme. Mix it touches of copper for a bit of bling. The Veda House & Lamb & Blonde.

This festive season, think outside the box and try something new – and share it with us, we’d love to see what you get up to!

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