So, we promised they would come and here they are – some visual references to key tree decorating trends for 2011. Number 2 to follow.
Comforting to know that good old traditional colours reds, golds and greens won’t be sneared at this year for being old fashioned, but will see a strong position for 2011 fitting the market wide trend for ‘comfort’, ‘traditional’, ‘home sweet home’, ‘log fires’, ‘natural materials, cosey and warming’ – see it spread across the catwalk and into homewares. And then, of course, into the Christmas home. We are thinking mixing reds and golds, different shaped baubles with greens. Glitter, frosted and tear drop shaped to give a variety of shapes and textures – use ribbon in the same colours and tie bows onto the end some branches. To keep in this style, go for cream lights to give a soft glow and a really traditional ambience to the room.