Christmas 2019: 5 style trends
December has arrived and with it the most magical period of the year: Christmas.
It is a time of celebration, of joy and union that allows us to return, even a little, children.Many of you will be waiting for the weekend to prepare the Christmas tree and home decorations, as usual. But for several weeks now, shops, in the city streets, have shown us beautiful Christmas decorations and many ideas for decorating our homes .
Let’s see then together what are the styles and trends that are protagonists of this Christmas 2019.
One of the favorite styles of this year is the Country one. Simple atmospheres, for those who will spend the holidays in a house in the countryside, surrounded by warmth and authenticity. This style fits very well into homes where there are natural materials like stone and wood.
Rustic and warm atmospheres, to make us live our childhood memories. Then, if this is your favorite style, get yourself red and green decorations and natural elements like pine cones and berries. Checkered tartan fabrics are perfect for this style, to be inserted even inside the room with pillows and ribbons.
For the rest of the house we advise you to insert lots of wood, white and red candles and warm lights, for a unique atmosphere that warms the heart.
Another trend this year, opposed to the previous one, is to set the house in an icy environment, as if we were inside an igloo. The perfect colors for this style are white, silver and blue (not too dark but more turquoise). Glass and crystals are perfect to deface the tree as well as snowflakes and white lights.
If you want to feel even more immersed in a snowy atmosphere, place decorative polar bears and penguins, both at the entrance and under the Christmas tree, to satisfy even children.
GREEN NATURAL CHRISTMAS
This year the green color is confirmed among the trends. Trees with green elements to combine with natural wood decorations, branches, pine cones and leaves. A bright green matches very well with coppery, warm colors, such as brown and bronze.
The aim of this style is to create a woodland environment with the use of colors and natural elements. You can, then, decorate your home with little squares and little owls combined with lots of greenery, wood and delicate lights.
New entry of this Christmas is the luxury style, elegant and refined. Here, the choice of colors is wider. Bordeux, purple, pink, black are the most used for this Christmas style. Absolutely not to be missed are gold and silver, combined with glitter and velvet decorations.
The atmosphere becomes more sensual and refined. Class and elegance are the keywords for those who want to give their home a touch of glamour and chic.
Tradition, the one that can never be replaced. The one that takes us back in time and makes us children again. Yes, exactly, this is the style preferred by the little ones, because it is the freest, the one that allows us to give vent to our imagination. The only rule to follow is to abound with red, the Christmas color par excellence. The candy canes are a classic of the tradition, to hang on the tree and also on the fireplace or on the stairs.
Christmas balls in the shape of candies make it more fun, as do the reindeer, the little gingerbread man and Santa Claus. This year the gnomes are also trendy, of different sizes and colors.
These are definitely 5 trendy styles, from which to take inspiration. But the decoration of the building is above all a very personal moment, to be lived together with the family or with our loved ones, accompanied by Christmas songs, hot chocolate and maybe a nice Christmas film like ” Home Alone”.
The fundamental ingredient for a perfect Christmas decoration is love, and if accompanied by fun and joy, everything will be even more magical!
Have you already decorated your tree? Which of these 5 styles is your favorite?
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Lucrezia & Ortenca
Maison Elle Interiors
How to create interior in neutral shades without being boring?
It is believed that a minimalist interior in a neutral palette is very easy to create. It seems – what could be simpler than a combination of shades of beige, milk, sand, gray? However, often the result is very boring. When we walk past the windows of real estate agencies, we often see a familiar picture: in the photographs there are rooms of uncertain colors, without any life. The beige sofa almost disappears against the exact same beige wall. The yellowish carpet tries to show off against the parquet of the same tone. Grayish curtains do not decorate the room at all. That is how the look of the house becomes “dry”, there is no sense of volume and play of shades in it. The fact is that creating an interior in a neutral tones requires knowledge of certain rules.
1. SOFT CONTRAST
An interior in neutral notes must contain color contrast. If you use a combination of several neutral colors, it is better to use them with dark shades of brown and gray. Be careful – do not get involved in a lot of dark shades – there is a chance to make the interior too gloomy. Therefore, it is a great idea to choose several accessories or one or two pieces of furniture of a dark color, but nothing more.
An interior in neutral shades always looks more advantageous if the decorator combines different textures or materials in the composition. This move compensates the lack of bright colors that usually catch the eye. For example, you can use carpet pile, pillow fringe, three-dimensional embroidery, fabric folds, unusual wall decoration, fluffy bed cover.
3.PLAY WITH SCALE
Combine objects of different sizes. For example, large cabinets and sofas – with small tables and elegant accessories. Do not be afraid to use large objects in a very small room. Despite to popular belief, they will help to divert attention from the modest size of the room and create a “wow-effect”. In any case, the game with scale brings an element of diversity into the interior, which is very important.
This is a big trend now, accessories made of non-ferrous or white metal add an interesting sparkle to the minimalistic or neutral interior. They always look great on a dark or light background of any color. Now it is very popular to combine metal objects of different colors in one interior.
5.COMBINATION OF PATTERNS
Geometric patterns go well with stripes, for example. Also, the odd number rule applies in the decor: combinations of an odd number of patterns – three, five and so on – looks great.
You must think about the balance. Many designers begin to think through decor with flooring. The floor acts as a core of the interior – in everyday life we look mostly down and always see a rather large floor area. Furniture items and bright accessories should be visible, but should not argue among themselves. They need a fairly neutral background. If the walls are bright, objects against their background should be more modest and concise in design.
And, of course, each room should have a compositional center, some accent which we see first of all when we enter. It can be a large or bright piece of furniture (for example, a bed in the bedroom or a fireplace in the living room), a large bouquet of flowers or a picture. It is also important that this compositional center (focal point) is the only one. If there are two or three of them in the interior, the interior will seem overloaded. Think about what you see when you enter the room. Where does your look go right away? There, as a rule, there should be a focal point.