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A 2015 Holiday Decor Preview

With a chill in the air and festive merchandise hitting the shelves of leading retailers, it’s time to spotlight the top design trends for the 2015 holiday season. Some mirror leading trends such as mixed metallics and geo forms, while others may surprise you (hello pink)! Read on as we showcase three trends with the help of holiday decor from three of our favorite brands. Warning: the photos below may inspire you to grab a hot cup of cocoa and curl up by the fire…

A Pastel Wonderland

We begin with a winter wonderland that takes the traditional red and green hues of the holidays and mixes them with a hefty dose of white. The result: candy colors of the blush and mint variety! CB2 is leading the pack when it comes to pastel holiday decor. Below we see a magical vignette featuring a range of serveware, including an enamel tray that holds a variety of festive treats:

Holiday treats in candy colors

There’s a winter wonderland element to this delicious decor, and it’s steeped in modern style (and even a hint of retro flair) in the form of accents such as disco balls:

Modern winter wonderland from CB2

So if you’re looking to add a soft, unexpected touch to your holiday decor, try incorporating shades such as pink and mint, as well as deeper tones like teal. And don’t be afraid to let food and beverages help set your palette, as shown in this next CB2 photo featuring a rosy holiday punch:

Delicious holiday style on display in product photography from CB2

Mixed Metallics with a Hint of Pink

We’re moving on to a new trend, but we’re keeping the color pink with us for a little bit longer…because pink is increasingly emerging in holiday palettes involving metallic tones! Maybe it’s the allure of rose gold, or maybe it’s the desire to take things in a warm, celebratory direction. Whatever the inspiration, we love the result! West Elm has put blush tones front and center this holiday season, especially in the realm of entertaining. This petit four stand is perfect for festive gatherings:

Petit four stand from West Elm

You can even make blush the main background hue at your holiday table with a table runner in a Pink Champagne tone, as shown below. Who doesn’t love a seasonal accent inspired by the rosy glow of a bubbly drink?! Note that this runner also comes in Platinum, Slate and Natural. Mix it with shades of silver and gold through flatware, white wine and other lovely accents:

Rosy table runner from West Elm

These St. Jude Heart Ornaments are two-sided treasures that come in pink and bronze or silver and gold. Metallic pink looks right at home in the shiny product shot below. The best part: 50% of the purchase price of each ornament is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude heart ornaments from West Elm

A Very Geo Holiday

We end today’s post with a focus on geo holiday decor, thanks to the modern Scandinavian style of ferm LIVING. The brand’s Christmas collection is filled with geometric details, such as the Wooden Jewellery on the petite tree below:

Geometric ornaments from ferm LIVING

Geo style is even alive and well when it comes to gift wrap, as these Geometric Gift Tags are the perfect way to top off your holiday packages:

Geometric gift tags from ferm LIVING

Here’s one more geo-fabulous shot from ferm LIVING, which proves that there’s modern allure in geo ornaments such as laser cut Wooden Crystals. Mix and match geo forms, and don’t be afraid to add pattern, juxtaposing ornate embellishments with bold, simple motifs:

ferm LIVING’s geo ornaments in a range of styles

Will you be celebrating pastel accents, rosy metallics and geo forms this holiday season? Tell us what you think of today’s featured holiday trends by leaving a comment below…

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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