Christmas trends in New Zealand
The days are approaching when we have to start thinking about Christmas decorations for our homes. We can already see in shops and supermarkets many products to put our home in Christmas mode. Let's take a look at some trends to make your Christmas 2021 look fashionable.
Decoration experts agree that this Christmas will be marked by nostalgia. After years of restrictions and fears, having a celebration with family and friends will take us back to those times we remember with a smile on our faces. This is an important concept to bear in mind when thinking about our decorations.
¿Which tree to buy?
You can always solve this problem with the traditional Christmas pine trees. There are many options in New Zealand shops and supermarkets for both natural and artificial Christmas trees. However, if you're looking for a new look for your home, trends show that asymmetrical trees are gaining ground. Long branches on one side and short branches on the other, with different sturdiness and shape. Twig trees" are also in fashion and with LED lights they look very pretty.
¿What colours to use?
The traditional Christmas colours are red, green and white. Like all traditions, they will never go out of fashion. However, for this year we suggest incorporating silver and gold as the main colours for your decorations. If you want to go off the beaten track, you can also use combinations with metallic blues or olive or more natural greens. Both options will give your home a modern look.
Sustainable and handmade
These two words are key when thinking about Christmas decorating in New Zealand this year. The trend of reusing materials continues to set the pace for deco, which leads us to think about old wood or items we have in our homes to use as ornaments. At the same time, the handmade will be very fashionable so we suggest you take a look at some tutorials to make your own decorations. If you don't have time, you can always find fairs, shops and supermarkets where you can get decorations in this style.
Wreaths, flowers and garlands
If there is one thing we have done in these years of pandemic, it is to rekindle our link with nature. So this year's Christmas decorations will have a strong emphasis on the natural. The typical green fern wreaths or decorative garlands will look great. We can also add flowers of different colours to fill our table with life. Along the same lines, it never hurts to have pine cones or dried leaves in woody or golden tones to decorate spaces. It is also a good option to use artificial cherries to add colour.