Tidings of Texture
If you’re tired of trotting out the same Christmas style year on year, treat yourself to some texture. Achieve a rustic finish with chunky church candles, a few dried oranges and layers of cosy, woven fabrics.
Whether you’re sporting neutrals and naturals, or a boxful of colourful decorations, offset them against grainy neutrals with simple detail such as the Parquet design from Harlequin and Designers Guild's new Bressay. For upholstered items choose a small fleck pattern such as Harlequin's Caneva from their new collection, Poetica Weaves. This will not only be long lasting but also on trend.
Add warmth to your windows with thick and heavy curtains, Velvet may not be an obvious fabric suggestion but Sanderson's Icaria velvet with its bark inspired design looks just fab!
The colour trend of the season, green paired with purple, lends itself perfectly to a traditional Christmas style. Take thick woven fabrics to make into throws, mix a lighter herringbone weave with a chunky knit such as Cheviot from Harlequin, Poetica Weaves.
With the smell of fir trees in the air, beautifully soft wools and checks from Johnstons of Elgin will help complete a Highland feel. Choose tartan patterns to continue your on-trend Christmas theme. For dark wooden furniture use deep purples to add warmth, especially on dining chairs or cushions for a festive feel at the Christmas meal.
Mustards, golds and oranges are great colours for this time of year, bringing to mind warming spices. If you’re decorating a modern property then a zingy colour palette makes for an eye catching display. This fun theme works great in family homes, stick with busy patterns from Nina Campbell's Brodie Weaves collection and high durability fabrics to hide any potential marks for a worry-free season.