Christmas is a time that we can look forward to being reunited with family and friends. To ensure you have a beautiful celebration, we have scoured the best festive trends and bring you our top tips for decorating in 2022.
With so many of us now looking for ways to minimise our environmental footprint, the desire to reduce waste at Christmas will be a top priority for some this coming festive season.
One way to achieve this is to make more eco conscious choices via Christmas staples such as gift wrapping. There are now an increasing number of reusable and recyclable wrapping papers on the market with an array of fabulous paper tapes, twines and natural embellishments on offer.
An emerging trend in gift wrapping is the Japanese method of Furoshiki, which is the use of cloth to wrap gifts. Even Bunnings have got in on the action, with a step by step How-to guide that you can access here.
In terms of environmentally conscious Christmas decorating, according to this article from Melbourne University, real trees are better than plastic ones. So bring in soft greens and the beautiful scent of pine with a real Christmas tree. And why not add a hand-made wreath to soften your space or use branches and dried flowers to create your own tree and baubles.
Traditions bring us together. Create a Christmas with memories of childhood and heritage with traditional decorations, Nativity scenes and old world materials like glass ornaments and flickering candles. Try places like eBay, Vinnies or that 'box in the shed that you haven't opened in well over a decade' to source vintage pieces.
I wish you a safe, happy and healthy Christmas 🎄🎅