Interior Design for Christmas

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Fushia Design Looks at Christmas Decoration Ideas for 2020

Are you thinking about putting your Christmas Decorations up a little earlier this year, to bring some sparkle into your home? After a year that’s left many people feeling gloomy, it seems that many of us are. And hey, why not?

With that in mind, I thought it was a good time to talk about how we can add a little something more to our festive homes, let’s see if we can bring out the interior designer within you.

We all have that box of decorations, that we either take down from the loft, or pull from under the bed, but sometimes we just feel the need to add something shiny and new. Whether that’s replacing your tree, buying some new baubles or upgrading your Christmas lights, it’s always fun if we can treat ourselves.


However, I’m well aware that this year there isn’t a lot of spare cash around. So, as well as looking at some interior design 2020 Christmas trends, I’ve also looked at what can be done on a budget.

Let’s start with the top Christmas colours for 2020, which are classic blue, platinum and neutral colour palettes. The blue is similar to the trend we’ve been seeing in kitchens and on walls, if you pair this up with white and silver it will look fabulous.

The platinum is a beautifully soft colour, somewhere between gold and sliver and can be paired with virtually any other colour. For a neutral palette, you’d be looking at grey and beige tones teamed up with white and of course plenty of sparkle! This will look super mixed in with a rustic woodland look.

If you fancy going “on trend” this year, you don’t need to replace everything, have a look at what you’ve already got and just add some bits to fit in with one of the palettes.


To help you with some ideas, the article below has some great examples of the blue and neutral palette:

Now, what about a Christmas hanging basket? Something that can be done by spending little to no money and done well, these can look amazing. Just get your empty baskets back out of the shed, grab some greenery, cones, fir branches, berries and anything from your Christmas box that sparkles! Don’t forget that if you have your property on the market, this is a great home staging idea, a Christmas basket will also add “kerb appeal”. I found the article below that has some excellent ideas for making up festive baskets and planters – take a look:

Now, I’m not suggesting that you start laying the table for Christmas yet but let’s have a think about some ideas for our festive day. This year, instead of using a table runner, why not make your own “Garland Runner”, this will look gorgeous with red and white crockery and some well placed candles.

Another suggestion that really adds something to a table is napkin rings. There are some lovely ones in John Lewis, which would be perfect teamed up with a garland runner.

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For more Christmas table ideas, take a look at Maison De Cinq’s board on Pinterest, there are some stunning options to take from this:

My final pointer for 2020 Christmas decs is around lighting – any interior designer loves great lights! So, if you want to splash out and get something a bit different to your normal lighting this year, have a look for white pompom string lights, or star fairy lights. They are both really classy and you’ll find these at places like “Not on The Highstreet” and “White Company”.

Which just leaves me to say – find your favourite Christmas playlist, open a bottle of something you love and enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit.

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