Holiday Decorating Trends

holiday decorating trends 2018Soon, there will be plenty to admire due to this year’s commercial building holiday decoration displays. Whether it’s Christmas or Hanukkah décor, indoors or out, plantscaping companies employ the newest trends and products. Professionals know what an important part seasonal decorations play in creating a welcoming and relaxing environment for their staff and customers. Why not take a cue from the professionals and incorporate some of 2018’s best decorating trends into your home for the holidays?

Seasonal decorating trend predictors

This January, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmBH organized Christmasworld 2018, the largest international platform and trade fair for seasonal and festive decorations. The Christmasworld event brings manufacturers together with retailers and buyers each year in Frankfurt, Germany.

The 2018 show (paired with Floradecora) hosted over 1000 exhibitors from 43 countries and 43,000 visitors. From table settings to lights and tree decorations, the show identified seasonal style trends in content, color, shape, and texture. Products featured there became available for purchase in September.

From Christmasworld to you

This year, European trend forecasting firm bora.herke.palmisano was commissioned to make holiday predictions at the show. The firm presented displays revolving around these themes:

  • Vivid heritage - a shout out to ethnic motifs and handicrafts, using bright colors like mustard and red, with a nod to humorous touches.
  • Balanced sobriety - an understated look with a Japanese aesthetic, with a white, black and red color palette, and simple geometric shapes and star motifs.
  • Eclectic gathering - a celebration of fanciful and quirky plants, underwater creatures, and insects in saturated neon colors like lemon, pink and orange.
    holiday decor trends beach motif
  • Splendid history - exotic and precious metals and crystals in opulent blues, greens and gold in a vintage style.
  • The natural and animal world - a Christmas feast of candle holders, lanterns, and animal figures surrounded by twigs, fir, and pine cones.
    holiday decorating trends using animals

Other macro themes highlighted in the trend report and at the show included:

  • Use of a blue-green color palette
  • Featuring of edibles such as vegetables in décor
  • Integration of floral arrangements with seasonal decorations

Holiday decor color trends

Aside from Christmas trade shows, interior design firms, the floral industry, and department stores also play a part in holiday decorating trends. Selfridges department store is using glossy reds, greens and metallics in store windows this year, along with mirrors, velvet and sequins. And florists have identified blue, green, lime green and flat black as 2018 trending colors.

Benefits of hiring holiday decorating help

If all of this sounds exciting yet daunting, consider handing over holiday decorating duty to a professional Holiday decorating firm. From a simple wreath and garland, to a huge display of outdoor Holiday lighting worth thousands of dollars, professional decoration design and installation saves time and looks great.

Some advantages of hiring a decorating professional:

  • Pre and post-holiday time savings
  • Less risk of personal injury
  • Commercial-grade lights and fixtures
  • Better quality display
  • Worry-free maintenance and storage

Which ever direction you choose to take your Holiday decorating -- modest DIY or pulling out the stops using a professional designer -- the most important thing to remember is to make your Holiday experience a personal one for you and your family. This means incorporating current decorating trends as you see fit while maintaining long-held family traditions. It is possible to make the old and new peacefully coexist!

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