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Christmas Trends 2018

“December… Saving the best till last.”

One of our favourite parts of the festive season is getting to decorate our trees, adorn our homes and set the table in a different style every year. We’ve been busy venturing across the seas and travelling interstate this past year to collect ideas and bring you our favourite trends this coming Christmas. Let the magic of Christmas 2018 begin!

Wabi Sabi

Originating from the Japanese language, Wabi-Sabi means to accept imperfection. It is a belief and aesthetic based on recognizing that something incomplete can become beautiful. A design example we love is expanding on our connection to the earth through natural materials. This trend is taking over from the Hygge trend (the cosy contentment of simple living) and leads into a Scandinavian tone but with a focus on abandoning perfection. Focus on textures such as metal and driftwood to incorporate this beautifully flawed trend into your home this Christmas.

Our go to colours: Gun-metal grey, silver, olive green and natural hues



Green, red and gold. The combination of these colours has screamed Christmas for centuries. Add a few little berries to your wreath to enhance the festive ambience and decorate the tree in glitter, matte and reflective finishes for a contemporary twist. Make a statement with vibrant red velvet poinsettias or keep it familiar by dressing the house in colours reminiscent of a childhood spent waiting for Santa. From nutcracker soliders to reindeers, this iconic Christmas trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and we can’t wait to see how it continues to change and adapt year after year.

Our go to colours: Cherry red and forest green



Since the rise of the millennial pink trend, we’re embracing all the feminine energy we can find to spread the pink love into Christmas. From gorgeous merino lamas, fairy and angel decorations to vibrant bubblegum baubles, we love pink this Christmas. Don’t get overwhelmed by the feminine shade; pair with black accents, scandi wood finishes and opulent mirror details to offset any lingering thoughts of school yard scrunchies. Hailed as the ‘new neutral’, this delicate blush pink will find its way into your hearts and home.

Our go to colours: Pink… pink… pink…



We promise the royal wedding didn’t inspire us… okay maybe a little bit… but we can’t go past divine jewel tones for Christmas this year. Sapphire, amethyst, ruby red and emerald green are some embellishments we’re embracing around the Christmas tree. Modern and moody, this trend inspires us to circle around the tree on velvet cushions and dress our tables in dramatic silk and indulgent coloured glassware. Provocative colour of the year, Ultra Violet sings loud in this trend as it makes its way from the catwalk onto our foliage. Pair these decadent colours with geometric decorations for a true avant-garde Christmas.

Our go to colours: Fuschia, sapphire and emerald green



Last year our showroom was a luxe interior of black and white patterns with a hint of gold extravagance. This year the trend continues in the form of glitz and glam. Indulge in atmospheric lighting and go head first into the trend by lavishly decorating your entire home. We believe there is no such thing as too much glitter and this trend proves that merriment and glam go hand in hand. Gold charger plates matched with black crockery make for a dreamy table setting as the tree gets draped in honey and amber ribbon.

Our go to colours: Gold, navy blue, white and black



There’s plenty to get inspired about living in the ‘Sunshine State’, and it doesn’t stop at Christmas. This year we’re welcoming the coastal trend with eucalyptus foliage, driftwood mantle piece elements and we can’t forget about brown paper packages tied up with string. The coastal trend floats between rustic, shabby chic, Byron Bay and Hampton vibes. We love incorporating an Australiana twist through suspended native foliage and decorations in the form of gumnut babies and Aussie characters. Think light and airy as we whisk ourselves away onto the closest beach and dip our toes into the warm Australian shore.

Our go to colours: Gold, white and rose-gold with timber accents and muted green.



“Go big or go home”! This is our motto for 2018. Our Jolly BIG Christmas Shop heralds the merry season with the biggest baubles around. From nut cracker soliders to giant present boxes, reindeer and of course, baubles – this trend has come in with impact and we are certain you won’t miss all the huge decorations decoratings public venues this year. Why not take the trend home with you and hang some baubles from an external tree!

Our go to: Oversized baubles in candy apple red

Get ready for Christmas by visiting our showroom at The Prop House – 306 Vulture Street, Woolloongabba 4102. 

or SHOP ONLINE now at www.christmasdecorationsbrisbane.com.au.

For more information, contact VM+ at (07) 3217 4500 or email info@vmplus.com.au




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