Imagine settling down in front of a cosy crackling fire with your loved ones on Christmas eve to admire your tree laden with sparkling red and gold baubles. This is the feeling that the country Christmas trend evokes – homely and traditional with that spark of excitement that only the festive period can create. In practice, country styling is all about raw, rustic elements paired with classic forms and upcycled pieces. This creates a tactile and relaxing feel – can you think of a more perfect decorating theme for Christmas time?
When it comes to decorating the tree, more is more with this trend – think large chunky baubles, ribbons and lots of twinkling lights. Hessian fabrics and beautiful linens help to create varied textures, along with raw unfinished wood and industrial metals. Traditional Christmassy colours such as bright red and gold create the warmth that makes this a cosy styling trend, with shiny baubles, ornaments and tableware contrasting against more rustic elements and adding a modern touch. With a seasonal but rural feel, this is a a classic festive look with a farmhouse spin.
Tree motifs have long been a part of this trend, but for the country Christmas 2018 theme, we’re seeing leafy prints, concrete and vintage tableware make their way into the styling options. This means that whether you take this trend in a traditional direction or opt to add contemporary touches, there’s plenty of inspiration available.