John Lewis has revealed the top Christmas trends for 2021 – and roll on December
'Tis not quite the season just yet – but that doesn't mean we can't all start getting a little excited for Christmas already.
The past year-and-a-half has been a long slog, so forgive us if we are ready to stick our tree up the minute the summer holidays are over and autumn sets in.
Earlier this week, UK high street giant John Lewis revealed its Christmas decoration themes for 2021, and honestly, we can feel our festive spirit rearing its head already.
And so if you are planning a fabulous Christmas celebration this year, after what was far more pared-back and intimate one last year, then check out these festive decorating themes John Lewis feel will be right on trends come December.
"From windswept coastlines to babbling rivers, the colours and feelings we discovered over the last year have inspired the looks we have created for the upcoming festive season," explains Christmas Buyer with John Lewis, Jason Billings-Cray.
"We know many of our customers have found the outdoors to be a tonic at a very strange time and that, even with the reopening of the world, this new love affair is here to stay.'
Trend One: Snow Mountain
This Christmas decoration trend is inspired by the Scottish Highlands, with its mountain wildlife and dramatic snowy landscapes. John Lewis says this timeless colour scheme is always a favourite with its customers, while modernising the look is easy – simply layer warm neutrals, soft blue tones and silver for a magical feel.
Trend Two: Gemstone Forest
The Gemstone Forest Christmas decorations trend is all about magical forests, mythical creatures and a fairytale-like landscape. John Lewis has paired rich colours found in a forest at twilight with accent brights to give a luxurious and fun finish.
Trend Three: Luxe City
This festive decorating trend was inspired by cities and their architecture. It's described as a contemporary theme with a stylish colour palette, and plays on the geometry found in towering buildings as well as the warm glow of city lights.
Trend Four: Copper River
This Christmas tree decoration theme is inspired by a river’s natural stream of flowing water and its wildlife, including trout, otters and kingfishers. The mix of copper and different shades of blue works to create a serene but decadent look.
Trend Five: Blush Coast
his Christmas trend was inspired by the natural patterns found in waves, sand, salty rocks and barnacled sea creatures. The combination of blush tones and sea blues aims to capture the coast at that magical moment just after the sun has set.
Trend Six: Technicolours Supernature
Here, John Lewis has reinvented the natural world with bold colours and exaggerated features for a fun, escapist theme that the brand thinks will be a big hit with children this Christmas.
Trend Seven: Festive Field
A classic palette of festive red and gold is shot through with plenty of green in the form of foliage in this look. This traditional Christmas decorating theme was inspired by pastoral landscapes, so hedgerow creatures and homegrown produce both feature.