There's nothing more magical than the sight of your home at Christmas time, and to many of us, this year it means more than ever.


After suffering through seemingly endless social-distancing restrictions, a Christmas with a few more freedoms is something to be celebrated indeed... and we at YourHomeStyle think there's no better way to celebrate than by making your home look beautifully festive!

Whether you're entertaining reams of guests or hosting a cosy, quiet Christmas, 2022 is the year to go all out with your decorations and embrace the time-honoured traditions we once took for granted.

We spoke to the experts from Balsam Hill, Cox & Cox, Amara and more to discover exactly what looks are set to be trending this Christmas, so you can get ahead of the decorating curve and impress your loved ones.

So pour yourself a hot chocolate, put on the Christmas tunes and get ready to be inspired... from elegant vintage to classic red and gold, here are 2022's top Christmas trends.

Red and gold

'As we look towards celebrating a Christmas with more normality, we’re going to see a return to traditional decorations. Red and gold are set to be two of the top trending colours of 2022, as they create a timeless look that evokes a quintessential Christmas' explains Jennifer Derry, Interior Design Expert and Chief Merchandising Officer at Balsam Hill.

'As a complementary colour, red is great to decorate with because it pops against the green of a Christmas tree. At the same time, gold adds a sense of elegance and luxury, as well as a nod to Christmases past,' she adds.

Image by M&S
Image by M&S

The great thing about the red and gold trend is the fact that it can be tailored to suit any style, whether its vintage nutcracker ornaments that lend warmth and nostalgia, or opulent maximalist decor inspired by the golden age of Hollywood.

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'As if that isn't enough,' Jennifer adds, 'red and gold Christmas decorations are great to invest in if you're strapped for cash this festive season, as the scheme is likely to return year after year. Traditions stand the test of time for a reason.'

Shop the red and gold trend:

  • 6ft Unlit Berry Garland, £25 | M&S
  • Set of 4 Red Glitter Baubles With Floristry, £6.99 | The Range
  • Festive Star Stocking, £8 | Dunelm
  • 16 Pack Gold & Red Mini Christmas Baubles, £10 | Ocado

For more shopping ideas, shop the collections at Amazon, Etsy, John Lewis and M&S. And, if you're feeling inspired, check out our guide to gold Christmas decorations for all the latest gold decorating ideas, plus the best gold baubles on the market.

Roaring Twenties / Art Deco

Christmas is the perfect time to provide a much-needed dash of glitz and glamour to your home - and even more so with the return of Christmas parties in their full capacity! In a trend not for the fainthearted, this festive season sees the return of 1920s inspired party decorations - think Art Deco vintage and lots of sparkle!

Image by Balsam Hill
Image by Balsam Hill

'To embrace this trend, combine gold and silver accents with opulent beads, feathers and crystal garlands,' says Jennifer. You can also add exotic textures like pearly capiz shell to amp up the Art Deco vibes. 'Make sure you add warm tree light to stop these decorations feeling too cool,' she adds.

Shop the roaring twenties trend:

Looking for more ideas? Shop the roaring twenties collections at Etsy, Amazon and John Lewis.

Wooden decorations

According to the experts at Balsam Hill, wooden Christmas decorations will experience a huge revival this year. Traditional designs - think German Christmas market - are set to become hugely popular, as well as any decorations that have a distinctly homemade feel.

'Laser-cut wooden decorations are a great way to add warmth,' explains Jennifer. 'Opt for decorations that have been cut and engraved using light - you'll be able to spot them as they have ornate detailing and a distinctive darker edge on pale wood.'

Image by Balsam Hill
Image by Balsam Hill

Jennifer adds that it's not just wooden tree ornaments that'll be trending - wooden decorations will be seen on mantelpieces, shelves and dining tables too. 'Remember, gone are the days when it was just the tree getting decorated; Christmas decorations have expanded to all areas throughout the home.'

'Keep an eye out for the wooden decorations that have moving parts or space to put a tealight behind. These will add a touch of magic to your mantel, or enjoy them as a Christmas tableau somewhere else in your home.'

Shop the wooden decorations trend:

  • Set of 2 Wooden House Christmas Decorations, £9.99 | Very
  • Chana Mango Wood Tree Topper, £20 | Nkuku
  • Wooden House Row With Lights, £13 | Matalan
  • WeRChristmas Pre-Lit Wooden House Village Scene, £24.99 | Amazon

Need some more ideas? The Range, Etsy, Amazon and Wayfair have plenty of must-have wooden decorations to choose from.

Sustainable decorations

Sustainable Christmas decorations have been gaining traction over the course of the last five or so years, but experts suggest 2022 will be the biggest year yet for all-things-eco.

Reusable crackers will be a key part of this planet-friendly trend, as will old fashioned paper Christmas decorations. Expect to see paper baubles adorning Christmas trees or creating dramatic focal points above Christmas tables, in porches and more.

Image by John Lewis
Image by John Lewis

The great news? If you're looking to embrace the sustainable Christmas trend at home, there's no need to rush out and buy a totally new decoration collection. Take a look at our eco friendly Christmas ideas, and keep an eye out for second hand gems in charity shops.

If you feel like getting crafty, you can upcycle what you already have to have with chalk paint to give it a new lease of life, or even make your own decorations. Take a look at how to make your own DIY scandi baubles or how to create your own eucalyptus baubles if you're in need of some inspo.

Shop the sustainable trend:

Why stop there? For more eco-friendly baubles, try & Keep, The National Trust shop, Etsy, The RSPB and Oxfam.

Blue and white chinoiserie

If you love all things sophisticated, this look is for you. The chinoiserie trend is inspired by the exquisite floral motifs that you'd find on Chinese ceramics - think a blue and white colour scheme and pastoral charm.

Image by Cox & Cox
Image by Cox & Cox

'A blue and white decorative scheme will always create a timeless look, and it looks particularly striking teamed with elegant furniture and classic styling,' says Dani Taylor, Product and Creative Director at Cox & Cox.

'To get the look in your own home, team handblown glass, ceramic ginger pots, deep blue baubles and a luxe golden trim,' says Dani. 'This will conjure up the exotic decoration at the heart of the Chinoiserie trend,' she adds.

Shop the chinoiserie trend:

  • Three Ceramic Ginger Pots, £30 | Cox & Cox
  • Velvet Tree Skirt 60cm, £20 | Dunelm
  • 6ft White Glacier Unlit Christmas Tree, £229 | John Lewis
  • Twelve Blue Grosgrain Tree Bows, £14.50 | Cox & Cox

Want to keep on shopping those blue trinkets? Visit Etsy, Wayfair, B&Q and Mano Mano.

Boho Christmas

Relaxed, warm and inviting, this year's boho Christmas trend is all about reflecting wintertime nature inside your home. Using natural elements and soft decorative textures like pampas grass, this pared-back trend is ideal for homes that follow an ethos of clean, modern living – with a cosy bohemian touch.

Image by Cox & Cox
Image by Cox & Cox

'Perfect for the early seasonal decorator, this dreamy look introduces a boho feel to Christmas with a natural, winter sun palette and soft pampas plumes that appear like snow-touched branches,' says Dani.

Instead of using traditional decorations and the classic red, green and gold, opt for dried flowers and tones of dusky blush, beige and cream to create a neutral yet snug palette. Boucle and rattan complement this trend beautifully, and you can even add a touch of glitter if you want to ramp up the festive feel. Don't forget to finish the look with a stylish Christmas tree skirt - think wicker or faux fur!

Shop the boho Christmas trend:

For more boho-themed ideas, shop at Etsy and Dizzy Duck Designs.

Regency style

Bridgerton-inspired 'regencycore' has been one of the biggest interior decor trends this year, so it's no surprise that Georgian-inspired decorations are set to be huge this Christmas. This trend is all about period elegance and embracing a 'more is more' mantra - think sumptuous textures and ornate detailing to the extreme.

Image by Amara
Image by Amara

'Boasting a classic Christmas colour palette, the regency style trend is all about rich reds and greens enhanced with traditional tartan prints and embellished gold pieces,' says Sam Hood, Founder & Creative Director at Amara.

'If you're looking to embrace this look in your own home, remember it's all about celebrating age-old British culture,' says Sam. 'Don't be afraid to use extravagant designs, lavish finishing touches, and those key Christmas characters,' he adds.

Shop the regency trend:

  • Candle Remote Control Lights, £25 | M&S
  • Set of 6 Flocked Star Tree Decorations, £27 | Amara
  • Red and Green Poinsettia Garland, £22 | Dunelm
  • Set of 6 Christmas Magic Swirl Glass Baubles, £116 | Amara

Go to 'Ton (see what we did there), and shop more regency decs at Not On The High Street, Cox & Cox, Amazon and, of course, Amara.


Bright colours, out-there patterns and lots and lots of accessories make up the maximalist Christmas style.

Image by Amara
Image by Amara

'Forget the traditional, this Christmas's maximalist trend is all about the bright, the bold and the beautiful,' says Sam.

'Use a carousel of rainbow tones and sequins galore, and you can create your own festive funhouse with an abundance of trinkets and quirky baubles,' he adds.

Shop the maximalist trend:

Why stop there? Shop rainbow-coloured trees at Argos, Wilko and The Range, and for more bold-and-beautiful collections of baubles, visit John Lewis and Wayfair.

Snowy scandi

'Inspired by classic Scandi style, this trend is pure and simple yuletide. Pom-pom snowballs provide festive fun alongside textured layers and a Nordic-winter palette. Together, they bring a cosy cabin feel and a restful hygge atmosphere,' says Dani.

Image by Cox & Cox
Image by Cox & Cox

'Put simply, this look is all about conjuring up snowy Scandinavia with frosty silver christmas decorations, glitter, blues and icy whites. It's a scheme that combines beautifully with natural materials such as rustic rattan,' she continues.
'To embrace the trend at home, layer textures in a muted palette of white and blue-grey. Add playful light-up baubles, starry garlands and super-sized tinsel to deliver a magical winter look, or, to enjoy a darker Nordic mood, dim the décor and the lights - choose a dusky pine Christmas tree and feel cosy inside with a flickering lantern and warm metallic details.'

Shop the snowy Scandi trend:

  • Snowy Mini Christmas Tree, £12.99 | Lights 4 Fun
  • Tub of 100 Winter Fayre Shatterproof Baubles in Silver, £25 | John Lewis
  • Pre-Lit Blue Mountain Spruce Christmas Tree, £450, | Cox & Cox
  • White Blue Ombre Bauble, £1.79 | The Range

Less is definitely not more when it comes to this trend, so don't miss decorations from Nordic Nest, Cox & Cox and, of course, The White Company.

Elegant vintage

Refined, tasteful and lavish, this eclectic vintage inspired trend is all about soft hues, fine details and luxurious textures. When it comes to colour, think timeless soft pinks, peaches and pale greens.

Image by John Lewis
Image by John Lewis

'To embrace this feminine scheme, start with an artificial tree that has frosted tips. Add a gorgeous garland over your mantlepiece, before entwining delicate pin wire lights,' say the experts at Homebase.

'Opt for decorations with ornate jewels, beads, feathers and pearls. This will assure a timeless appeal that’s polished, yet undeniably pretty. It'll look simply stunning.'

Shop the elegant vintage trend:

  • Sugar Plum Cafe Poinsettia Clip On Tree Decoration, £6 | John Lewis
  • 12 Days of Christmas Glass Bauble Set, £45 | Liberty
  • Twelve Glittered Glass Baubles in Gold & Blush, £50 | Cox & Cox
  • Reusable Embroidered White Fabric Advent Calendar, £49.50 | Oliver Bonas

To achieve a truly opulant look, it's worth also visiting Selfridges, Graham and Green and Fortnum & Mason.

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Thea JeffreysDigital Writer

Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.