Christmas is classically the celebration of simple materials and clear forms. During the weeks when we exchange gifts, they remind us of the inner values of the festivities, creating a sense of authentic cosiness around the tree. They are a stylish way of avoiding kitschy opulence, whilst also paving the way for one of the trends in the new year. Home environments are currently austere, reflecting the yearning for a life in harmony with nature. Natural classics such as jute, loden cloth, leather and wood are combined in classic Scandinavian style with metal, powdery tones and matt surfaces – or boldly with strong, fashionable shades such as signal red or ultramarine, staged with a high-shine finish.
Tinsel, only refined: Christmas dressed up in subtle shades, leaving lots of natural space for contemplation.©Shutterstock