Are you ever too old to get excited about the Christmas season? There is something so enchanting about Christmas decorations. The sparkle and glitter that transforms every day spaces into something quite magical.
Personally, I still have to quell the bubble of excitement and anticipation as I go about my commute, and trips to the shops heading into the Christmas season. Seeing the streets, shop-windows and houses decked out in bright lights lifts the spirits and brings a smile to your face, and of course a Christmas Tree has to be the main attraction, the centre piece for all Christmas related events!
Christmas is a big event for the Planteria team as it’s our job to dress trees for businesse – from head office atriums and reception areas, to the grandest hotels and the cheeriest of pub chains, and everything in between. We like to keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening in the world of Christmas Decorating. Christmas Tree trends, like anything design related, change from year to year. With this in mind, I caught up with our Christmas Tree Guru, Lucy Sweeney to get the inside information on what’s hot for Christmas Trees for 2020. Let’s hope it’s not hand-sanitiser filled baubles, or face-mask themed decorations!
It’s interesting that Christmas tree trends often reflect fashion design with regard to colours and themes, so anything that you have seen as a strong trend on the catwalk or in interior design will be echoed in Christmas trees. This year that means rose gold is still very popular. Another twist on this will be rose gold mixed with gun metal grey echoing the grey interior theme which is has pervaded every bit of home furnishing for the last few years.
New for this year, expect to see mixed metals making a statement. Think of pairing opulent metallics together. Try out different tones of gold, from old gold to yellow-gold, pale champagne, tungsten grey and silver all mixed together to get this effect.
There will however, always be a place for ‘traditional’ trees with a colour palette of red, gold and green. Some 20 years ago when professional tree dressing became an established part of the corporate and hospitality season, all the top London hotels had very traditional trees with the red gold and green palette and lots of tartan ribbon tied on the trees as bows.
More recently, there has also been a movement for some luxury brands to create a unique twist on this and to go for something as different as possible.
For some brands this has included working with guest designers, and even modernist art installation Christmas Tree ‘pieces’ like the silver inflatable Jack Irving Tree at W London or the primary coloured Yinka Ilori ‘Tree’ at the Sanderson.
The 00’s saw a move away from tinsel and the lametta, the shiny garlands and strands of metallic plastic. These items have started to make a resurgence from the wholesalers but are yet to make a return to the corporate sector, thank heavens! But perhaps you will see more of them in the domestic setting?
Perhaps the biggest change over the years has been with tree lights as they moved from multicoloured, to white, and there are so many options available now. Though classic lights are by far the most sophisticated.
Planteria are ready to help you sprinkle some magic on your workspace this Christmas with 11 different decoration theme options, plus a bespoke decoration offering, as well as choices of Live Nordmann Firs, Replica Trees or Artificial Cone trees. Whatever look you are going for – we can help deliver a Christmas to remember.
Just pop over to our Christmas page to find out more: https://www.planteriagroup.com/christmas