Break out of your comfort zone and be a little unconventional this year with Opal. An ethereal look blending frost-bitten pastel tones, delicate textures, and twinkling sparkles, it’s the dreamiest of our Christmas 2021 trends. We explore how you can bring this stand-out style into your home this festive season…
A modern take on decorating, this look may appear delicate but hits hard on the style front with on-trend accessories. Key pieces include feathery pampas stems, lustrous pearls, and sumptuously soft surfaces to add depth and texture to the look.
A plethora of pretty pink tones with glistening gold hues will warm up icy sparkles and bring your home bang-up-to-date in a glamorously tender fashion.
Garlands, beads, and sprays in pastel tones are perfect for draping across banisters and mantels or if you’re looking to make a real statement, hang from the ceiling. Mix with metallic accessories, pearlescent finishes, and lavish embellishments to ramp-up the luxe factor.
More really is more when it comes to Opal. Don’t be frightened to mix and match baubles and ornaments. Butterflies and flowers look right at home next to traditional sphere and teardrop shapes. Add some novelty with shells, reindeer, jewelled insects, and birds for a wonderfully whimsical finish.
Group a few ornaments of different shapes and sizes on a side table or pair pampas plumes with traditional pine stems in an opulent vase to create an eye-catching display away from the tree. Give your sofa, favourite armchair, or bed a seasonal refresh with some Christmas cushions or a luxurious faux fur throw.
Don’t forget to give your table the twinkly-chic treatment. An on-trend dining look that you’ll want to use year-round, it’s easier to achieve than you think. Use different shades of pink tones against rich golds and sparkling silvers with irresistible iridescent finishing touches. It’ll look good enough to eat.