We all know those timeless Christmas colors and looks which we see year on year; golds, greens and reds, or the slightly more contemporary silver and white with a striking accent color. Inspiration for these types of looks are plentiful, but what about those of us longing for more unique Christmas decorating ideas? For Christmas 2017 Amara have curated four festive trends for the discerning home and the most daring of which is Kitschmas, for those looking for a seasonal look that really stands out from the crowd. The LuxPad takes a look at how to incorporate the trend in the home this Christmas…
The loudest and proudest of Amara’s 2017 Christmas trends, Kitschmas marries an array of colorful and kitsch elements to form a literal circus of style. Leading on perfectly from a summer of tropical fun with flamingos and pineapples, Kitschmas is the carefree trend for the festive season and includes all of our favorite motifs from this year including cacti and birds of paradise to make sure whatever you are doing this Christmas, you do it with eye-catching design.
The New Bauble
The round Christmas bauble is an enduring style statement for any Christmas look and for Kitschmas this still stands, but instead of opting for a select few colors for the classic orbs this trend encourages a mix of multicolors. Rainbow bauble sets are a fantastic base for any kitschmas tree and will form the foundation of your look. This trend takes the traditional bauble even further with an influx colorful characters and motifs for a flamboyant take on your average tree accessory.
Retro designs from old fashioned telephones to vintage cars, sit perfectly alongside tree decorations in the shape of tasty treats such as doughnuts, candy floss and cupcakes. Each in shimmering metallic tones there is a fantasy feel to the designs which gives the overall Kitschmas look a dream-like quality. For those wanting to add a touch of the tropics to their Christmas look, there are also pineapples, cocktails and even a surfing Santa bauble to adorn your tree.
Let There be Light
No Christmas look is complete without festive lighting to bring the scheme to life. Not content with the usual festive illumination, Kitschmas offers a tropical alternative to tree lights to complement your new baubles. Whilst there is always room for the classic white or multicolored string lights on your tree, novelty version can be added for additional decoration like watermelon slices or flamingos. Neon lights have also been growing in popularity for the home in recent years, Kitschmas adds this fun trend to Christmas with a selection of standalone lights which can be enjoyed all year round but really come alive amongst the rest of the trend’s decor.
Remember it’s Not all About the Decorations
The Kitschmas trend is most at home in interiors already filled with colour so is the perfect choice for those that are daring with their home design at all times of the year. However, if you are looking to trial the bold look, this trend is also a fantastic place to start. To blend the Christmas trend in with subtler decor schemes, simply add a few key home accessories to tie the look together. Cushions and throws in bright hues can enliven living spaces in an instant, whilst Kitschmas table settings need only a few pastel tableware items to add the trend to make meal times fabulous.