Our six Christmas roomsets have been designed and styled around the key dates of the festive season - Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s top colour trends, key themes and must-have decorations to create the perfect living and dining spaces to wow your guests.
Christmas Day Roomsets
Living Room – Winter Chic
Everybody dreams of a white Christmas, and although the weather doesn’t always go to plan, this scheme allows you to create your own. Think warm tones of white and cool ice blue, combined with an abundance of flickering candles, fairy lights and stars. Add texture and interest with gorgeous faux-sheepskin throws and shimmering wallpaper.
Dining Room – Woodland Wonderland
This look takes its inspiration from nature and uses lots of everyday objects, plus plants, branches and berries you’d find on a crisp winter’s walk. Decorate the entire length of your table with a handmade garland, bringing in stripes, linen and gingham in a classic colour palette of red, green and white.
Boxing Day Roomsets
Living Room – Nordic Elegance
Embrace a cosy, nostalgic feel with this updated colour palette of plum, brass, midnight blue, emerald green and lots of gold. Maximise key areas such as the fire surround, mantelpiece, alcoves or windows with wreaths, a clever log display and themed decorations – think grown-up nutcracker.
Dining Room – Beautifully Scandi
Christmas is all about coming together and celebrating with family and friends, so this on-trend scheme focuses on the art of banqueting, with an overall theme of relaxation and sharing. Decorations should have a raw, rustic feel with a contemporary edge of white furniture, subtle greys, pops of black and copper accessories to both bring in warmth and bounce light around the room.
New Year's Eve Roomsets
Living Room – Colourful Carnival
Anything goes with this maximalist trend - as long as it’s bright, shiny and includes lots of glitter and clashing colours. Give your tree a real statement look with ombre decorations in blocks of bold shades – go for quirky touches such as flamingos, toucans or evening hanging avocados!
Dining Room – Moody Luxe
Think glamorous and luxurious, with a dash of fun - after all, it is a time to celebrate! Use shades of almost-black, dark inky blues, lots of balloons and twinkly lights mixed with gold and silver accents to give this scheme its party vibe. Hang oversized baubles from the ceiling and use metallic bar trolleys to display drinks and nibbles.
Meet the stylists
Jessica Taverner, Style Editor, Good Homes
"I always look forward to seeing emerging trends, and there are some real surprises at Christmas. The traditional gold, reds and greens are always popular, but this year there’s lots of quirky touches and bright neon colours to add a playful touch to your room schemes."
Simone Gordon & Sophie van Winden, Owl Design
"We both love this time of year, and really like to exaggerate certain touches – think oversized wreaths, ombre-look decorations on Christmas trees and lots of twinkly lights to create a real Winter Wonderland look."