With fall beginning to fade and the promise of winter’s snows just ahead, the season for holiday magic is here once again. Over the next month or so lights will go up, wreaths will be hung, candles will be lit, and merriment will be had across every city and small town from coast to coast.
To help you get into the spirit, we’ve assembled a list of some of the most popular design trends that you will undoubtedly see as you explore the new Holiday landscapes this year.
“In 2015, expect to see prevalent holiday trends such as décor with lots of natural elements such as wooden accents, animals, and a touch of metal to add shine and sparkle,” says Ambius designer Laura Burns-Lambert. “I think both White and Black will become increasingly popular in 2015 and 2016. Overall colors have trended towards warm and cozy as opposed to outrageous and flashy.”
Other holiday trends you can expect for 2015 include:
Luxury Lodge: The luxury lodge design is highlighted by the warm metallic colors of brass, pewter, bronze and rose gold. The design is meant to shine and add brightness without overpowering the space. It elicits the same feelings you receive when as you sit next to a fireplace – warm, rustic, and cozy as though you were sitting in a log cabin during a snow storm.
Winter Lights: This design trend is a fusion of elegant metallics and magical frosted snow landscapes that compliments well with natural décor. Characterized by flocked trees producing a naturally frosted look and rustic décor, the 2015 winter lights design brings dark and muted colors into the mix such as dark and medium blues, browns, bronze, and whites. The look goes for a timeless natural feel over the more traditional textured elegance.
Chalked: Chalkboard displays continue to gain popularity at restaurants, coffee shops, and small businesses this year, so it should come as no surprise that it’s on our list of top holiday designs as well. Characterized by red, kelly green, and white with black chalkboard-painted ornaments or accents, this design focuses on a fusion of hand-crafted design elements and traditional holiday décor. There are a lot of natural features and metal involved, as well as marque stars, one word holiday descriptives such as “joy” with lights.
Designer Tip: Bring old and faded ornaments back to life with chalkboard paint to create personalized decorations.
Woodlands: This trend epitomizes all of the defining characteristics of this year’s design trends by using simple whites and metallic colors, natural woods, snowy accents, and wooded forest features. There is less of an emphasis on lighting as seen with the Winter Lights trend, and more of a focus on creating landscapes that are instantly memorable and recognizable. The design utilizes a new trend towards traditional forest animals like birds, owls and deer to create magical spaces. This is a noticeable shift from the reindeer-dominated animal elements of tradition holiday design.
Want to learn more about Holiday décor? View our 2015 Holiday Décor Idea Book.
*This article was written with the help of Ambius designer, Laura Burns-Lambert.