Interior Trends: Christmas trends and décor for 2017

Each year, Christmas takes on a slightly different hue by picking up the latest in interior trends. Here we discuss the biggest interior decoration and Christmas trends for 2017 and the ways you can decorate your home for the holidays.

Nordic Neutrals

The neutral trend is one of the easiest, quickest and most affordable to pull off this Christmas and has been a popular choice for the last few years. Think ‘forest floor’ or ‘interior woodland’ and decorate your tree and fireplace using pine cones and branches of twigs and stack logs by the fire. This trend is a combination of Scandi style decoration and a neutral colour palette, which makes for a subtle, pared-back look. Hang knitted stockings from your mantelpiece and wind clear fairy lights around your tree and into vases. Hang paper snowflakes and neutral baubles for a Nordic nod to Christmas.

Merry & Bright

One of our favourite trends here at Arlo & Jacob is for bright colours, so we’re delighted that this year the colourful Christmas is back with a bang. Think bold, bright, clashing colours in a range of playful, whimsical shapes. Hang toys and cheery critters from your branches and embrace multi-coloured fairy lights. Tinsel is making a comeback with the philosophy ‘the whackier, the better’. Many high street shops are filled with kitsch and quirky baubles and figures to hang from your tree, and some have even incorporated eastern influences. This year, the llama takes centre stage, and the llama theme can be seen in shops across the globe this Christmas. Embrace this escapist trend and go all out, after all, it is Christmas!

Traditional Christmas

In stark contrast to the bright bonanza Christmas and llama takeover, there also appears to be a revival of the traditional Christmas. Think country lodge styling with plaid patterns and deep reds, greens and golds. The traditional Christmas décor is calming, comforting and familiar; the perfect décor for when you have loved ones travelling home for Christmas.