Christmas Decor Trends for 2018 – How to decorate

Sarah Home

With Christmas being the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays give us a chance to spend time with our families, stuff ourselves with some hearty meals made with love and decorate our homes in celebration of the occasion. Join us as we explore some of the dominant Christmas decor trends of 2018, sharing the Christmas home accessories, tips and tricks to help transform your home to a winter wonderland.

Rainbow Christmas tree decor

More Christmas baubles will be needed for the colours near the base of the tree, so stick to a colour palette you enjoy, otherwise you can incorporate the ‘rainbow’ trend to your Christmas home decor ideas by creating a gradual spectrum of colours in this way.


Metallic ornaments and candle holders, gold cutlery and even beaded placemats will go well with mini, copper Christmas baubles for your tree. Christmas tree ribbons and florals in gold, silver and copper result in that beautiful shimmer, marking for a number of ways through which to create the perfect metallic-inspired Christmas decor.


Plaid Christmas furnishings which are warm, soft and rustic make for the perfect accompaniment to the holidays. Add a country/cosy feel to your decor with these traditional Christmas accessories and spruce up your sofa with wool throws and cushions. The look is completed by plaid Christmas stockings just waiting to be opened on Christmas morning.

Christmas lanterns

Lighting is crucial for setting the right mood during the holidays. With the addition of luxury Christmas accessories to the Christmas lantern – such as LED lanterns – you can create light, atmosphere and warmth with the flick of a switch. Pair with Christmas candles, festoon lighting and table or floor lamps for the ultimate welcome for any guests over the holiday period.

Unconventional stars

Even though decorating with stars might seem conventional, Christmas decor trends for 2018 are dedicated to the celebration of the classic interior with a modern twist. Mix and match textures, materials and sizes to play with the traditional shape. Star lighting, hanging star lanterns and even abstract star ornaments add a contemporary feel to the classic decor items.


Christmas decor trends follow on from the general popular interior decor trends of 2018, taking us back in time to our earthy roots. The outdoors are brought indoors, with wooden Christmas home accessories, while the natural shades and materials will perfectly complement the crisp, fresh snow and the cosy glow in your home. Start with your dining table and emulate the outdoors with a tablescape featuring wooden plate chargers and rustic cutlery.

Festoon lighting

Festoon lighting will perfectly illuminate your rooms, emitting a warm, soft glow as opposed to harsh, bright lights. For more unique decor, wrap festoon lighting around your Christmas tree or even drape over mirrors and wall art to create a cosy atmosphere.

Black and gold

Black and gold colours combined can prove utterly marvellous if you’re looking for classic, sophisticated and luxurious Christmas home accessories; from gold ribbons on the tree to black Christmas baubles and even tableware. This decor trend is truly sumptuous and proving popular with West End customers.