metallic baubles

Interior Trends of 2013 Shown on Christmas Trees

In the run-up to Christmas, let’s look at how that old favourite, the Christmas tree, has been dressed in the trends of 2013.  It’s a good flashback at all the trends that were popular this year past!

Red was a big colour trend this year, and red is a perennial favourite for Christmas.  This tree is fairly traditional with its tartan bows, pinecones and red sprigs of holly.

red ornaments

An alternative combination, red and white ornaments really stand out against the green don’t you think?  I like the red and white in geometric prints which is a fresh spin on traditional holiday colours.

Metallics were a big trend this year too.  Below we have white and silver which is a traditional colour combination.  The birds and the feathers add a nice contemporary touch.

This tree has dropped the traditional red and gold combination in favour of all gold ornaments.   The colour gold will continue to be a designer favourite in 2014.  I like that this shade of gold has a bit more tarnish and muted tones.

metallic baubles

The copper trend is evident here.  I think, however, the copper spoons a bit avant garde for the usual home.

Combining two big trends from 2013, this tree has a mix of metallics and neon.

metallic baubles

Leave it to the French (and Printemps) to make a tree totally decorated in neon decorations work without being gaudy.  I preferred the neon trend with neutrals but, in this case, somehow, the dark green works as a neutral.

neon baubles

I loved the owls all over The Galeries Lafayettes as well as the sparkly giant owl on top of their main 65 foot tree.

owl topper

Birds, feathers, owls were a big interiors trend in 2013 and these themes were reflected in Christmas trees.

Not only birds but also lots of other creatures made an appearance this year. This style also pays homage to the interest in homespun crafts that is still going strong in interior trends.

woodland creatures

I think you have to be pretty brave to try out the animal-print trend on a tree.  This tree, however, pulls it off with animal-print ornaments with panache.

And, of course, monochrome with an extra dash of geometric.  I am loving the houndstooth pattern!

black and white

Did you have a nice tour of trends of 2013?  It was a good colour year. I wonder what next year will bring. I’m a little hesitant because I’m not feeling a surge of love for Pantone’s 2014 colour of the year, Radiant Orchid.

This post will be the last one until next week.  Happy Holidays!

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