As the light slowly drains from the world and the winter breeze emerges, the holiday spirit awakens. Home becomes the vocal point, bringing together family and friends. The smell of nutmeg, cinnamon and freshly baked cookies, the scented candles and the cracking of the wood in the fire place make you want to cuddle up in a cozy plaid and relax the night away in your favorite armchair. Our selection this season is inspired by traditional Christmas from our childhood with a modern twist.
Cozy midnight blues are the way to go this season. Deeper shades of color create a cozy, warming and calming effect. Dark wood furniture and gold finishes are bringing the 80s-style back this season. We love to refer to this atmosphere as a “midnight garden”. There are countless ways to embrace these darker shades. If Scandinavian simplicity and lightness is more your style, combine these darker shades with lighter materials and textures such as light wood, wool and ceramics.
When the leaves start to change their colour the idea might come up to as well change some arrangements our own home. Integrating new patterns in vibrant colours not only cheer you up in the grey season but additionally create an eye catching moment. There are no limits but many options to use linear designs in strong colours or mixing non geometric and geometric patterns together. This automatically leads to a happy place in your home where family and friends gather together to spend a wonderful time with each other.
During freezing days when you just want to cuddle under blankets, warm and exotic places seem to be even more unreachable for us. That is why the travel inspired artisan trend with its beautiful handcrafted homeware is the perfect way to escape to foreign places full of lively- and playfulness. Fringed cushions, tufted or tasselled rugs decorated with feathers or pom poms are only some of many options to choose from. Whatever you will choose it will bright up your room in this cold and grumpy season.
Fashion not only influences our clothes, but also our home decor, and this year rich materials are high on our Christmas wish list, in parallel with the latest fashion trends. Not only the feel of the smooth material when sitting on a velvet sofa, but also the smell of a natural wooden floor, helps to create a calming, natural mood and puts a smile on our faces. Moreover, the sight of a marbled texture on the surface of a table, especially when accompanied by gold accessories, makes the ultimate luxury statement for us in line with elegant fashion trends.
You eat with your eyes, they say. That is probably why pictures of food look prettier than ever when using ceramic bowls to present it! But not only in form of tableware does this special material has its perks also when using it as unique lightning creates a dynamic atmosphere. For the more traditional lovers among us a simple vase can be the icing on the cake even without a wonderful bouquet of flowers.
While preparing and getting everything done for the Christmas season we hope to have given you an idea and some inspiration for decorating your house for the upcoming autumn and winter so that you create the perfect living space to spent the best time with your friends and family in this wonderful time of year!