Every year there’s a new trend to follow, whether it’s a new color theme, decorating style or must-have ornament there’s a lot to take in. Luckily, we’ve done all of the hard for you and found the very best that Christmas 2018 has to offer, from the classically festive to the playful and quirky. Come with us and take look at our top Christmas ornaments of the year and the 2018 trends that you need to know about…
Going for an “under the sea” look this year? The Sealife trend is for you. From shells and fish to crabs and dolphins, if it lives in the water it can live on your tree. If you are more of a traditionalist but would like to dip your toes in, our top tip is to buy in pairs so they look like they should be there and not landed by accident. After all, everyone needs a friend, even a crab.
Into The Woods
Woodland creatures are a Holidays stalwart. They’re furry, cute and look super festive surrounded by snow and bare trees. No wonder we go flocking back to them year in and year out. Nestling a few birds, insects or rabbits throughout your tree is a great way to experiment with this trend. Almost camouflaged, they’ll take onlookers by surprise as they spot a colorful bird or deer peeping through the branches.
Welcome To The Jungle
Got the need to go a little wild this Holiday season? Make sure you take a look at this jungle inspired look. Full of bold animal prints, big cats and glistening finishes, this style is all about showing off your spots. Going for gold this year? The rich animal prints will really pop against metallic tones and will add another dimension to the opulent shade. Bravest of the pack? Fully embrace Wilderness, one of Amara’s 2018 Christmas trends and blend animal prints with tactile textures and shiny gold.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
There’s no denying it. The rainbow look is going to be big this year. Predicted to be this year’s “it look”, embracing all the colors of the rainbow is a sure fire way to make a statement this year and send those Instagram likes through the roof.
An easy way to achieve this is by letting go of any fear of color clashing and scatter the shades across your tree. It’ll be a show-stopping look for sure. The beauty of this look is that you can pick up any ornament that takes your fancy. Purple sphere? Stick it in between your favorite red spiral and blue star. It’s like painting with Christmas decorations.
If the thought of mixing your primary colors is not sitting so harmoniously with you, consider showcasing the full color spectrum across your tree, starting with red at the top make your way through yellows, greens, blues and purples. One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need considerably more colored ornaments at the base of your tree, so pick a color you’ll be happy to buy a lot of.
Cold As Ice
Sometimes the more classic, the better. And the Glacial look does classic winter wonderland like no other. Elegantly understated and effortlessly on-trend, this look will make the warm glow of a fire and a snug, fluffy blanket all the more appealing. Pair icy blues with elegant silvers and crisp whites to get this look in an instant. Don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle from sequins and diamond encrusted designs. It is Christmas after all.
Will we ever get over the industrial trend and stop lusting after New York style loft apartments? We don’t think so. If you can’t spend the Holidays looking out over a snowy city-scape with ceiling to floor windows, bring that effortlessly cool look to your home. With Urban Glow, it’s all about the metallics. Don’t be afraid to mix your metals, warm copper and cool nickel are a fabulous contrast and will really make your on-trend brass accessories pop.
The Holidays are a time of indulgence. And Amara’s fourth Christmas trend is all about embracing the more is more mantra. Winter Bloom is indulgent, rich and utterly irresistible. Pops of decadent jewel tones sit against inky blues and deep petrol and are accented by glistening gold to give a truly regal feel.
Food, Glorious Food
Surely it’s everyone’s favorite part of The Holidays? From pies and cakes to candy, mulled wine and a hearty meal, we can’t get enough. So why not celebrate that? Decorations have taken a turn for the weird and wonderful over the past few years, and designers know that one thing we all love is food.
Don’t think it has to be Christmas themed either. Donuts, burgers and hot dogs are popular choices and lovers of a classic afternoon tea can also enjoy cookie and cake shaped ornaments. If you’re crazy for California rolls, there are even sushi decorations available, so all tastes are covered.
Sometimes, when you’re surrounded by wrapping paper, baking and arranging loved one’s schedules it can be tempting to slope off somewhere. Anywhere. But by the end, when you’re laying down with a full belly, surrounded by friends and family, it was all worth it. With travel inspired tree decorations your dreams or memories of jetting off can be proudly on displayed. From famous USA cities and states to popular European destinations, you can showcase just how well-travelled you are.
The Quirkier, The Better
Finally we reach every eclectic lover’s dream. The quirky decorations. When it comes to this look, you know the score. It’s here that we can really embrace the mad, the hare-brained and the outrageous. From robots and sneakers to flowers, sunglasses and even the King of Rock’n’Roll, there’s so much to choose from. We can’t get enough of it.
For the dedicated, go wild. Pair a lightning bolt with a pair of lips, you know how to work this look. For the intrigued, adding a few statement quirky numbers can really give your Christmas decor a new lease of life. You never know, you might be converted.