John Lewis reveals the SEVEN biggest decorating trends this Christmas – from the vibrant ‘gemstone forest’ to the classic red and gold ‘festive field’

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  • John Lewis predicts seven major decorating trends for Christmas 2021
  • Predictable British buyers will favor nature – adopting a woodland theme
  • Other themes include ‘virtual reality and cartoons’ and the architecture of cities.

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With less than 100 days until Christmas, some ardent celebration enthusiasts are already working to spruce up their home.

And if you’re one of them, John Lewis reveals seven major trends we expect to see in our Instagram feeds this winter.

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The looks include a Snow Mountain theme – which draws inspiration from the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands – and is dedicated to celebrating the Gemstone Forest, magical woodlands, mythical creatures, and fairytale landscapes.

Jason Billings-Cray, Christmas buyer for the British retailer, said: ‘When it came to creating the look for this Christmas, we found our inspiration a little closer to home than usual.

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‘[This year] We found that we all reconnected with the world around us and found joy and beauty in our own little parts of nature.

‘From wind-swept shorelines, to flowing rivers, the colors and emotions we explored last year have inspired the looks we create for the upcoming festive season.’

Read on to learn more about seven major trends John Lewis predicts we’ll be seeing in our living rooms this year.

snow mountain

Snow Mountain theme draws inspiration from the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands

Jason said: ‘The look is inspired by the Scottish Highlands, its mountainous wildlife and dramatic snowy landscape.

‘This timeless color scheme is always a favorite with our customers and it’s easy to modernize the look – layered warm neutrals, soft blue tones and silvers.’

gem forest

Gemstone Forest Look is dedicated to celebrating magical woodlands, mythical creatures and fairytale landscapes

Gemstone Forest Look is dedicated to celebrating magical woodlands, mythical creatures and fairytale landscapes

The expert said that the magical forest, mythical creatures and a fairytale landscape come together to form the Ratna Van.

“We’ve combined the rich colors found in the woods at twilight with accent brights, giving this stunning look a fun finish,” he said.

lux city

The Lux City Idea celebrates 'cities and their magnificent architecture'.  According to Jason Billings-Cray, Christmas Buyer for John Lewis

The Lux City Idea celebrates ‘cities and their magnificent architecture’. According to Jason Billings-Cray, Christmas Buyer for John Lewis

‘Cities and their spectacular architecture have inspired this trend,’ said Jason. ‘A contemporary theme, with a fashion forward color palette it plays on the geometry found in tall buildings and the warm glow of city lights.’

river of copper

The Copper River is a natural stream of river running water and a form of wildlife such as trout, otters and kingfishers.

The Copper River is a natural stream of river running water and a form of wildlife such as trout, otters and kingfishers.

According to the expert, ‘This number is inspired by the natural flow of the river’s running water and wildlife like trout, otter and kingfisher.’

‘We love how the blend of Cooper and the different blues of the water mix together to create a cool yet decadent look.’

blush coast

Blush Coast tries to bring together the beauty of Christmas and the Coast to create a cozy festive decoration

Blush Coast tries to bring together the beauty of Christmas and the Coast to create a cozy festive decoration

Natural patterns found in sea creatures with undulating sand, salty rocks and barn are seen in this trend.

‘Blush tones and sea blues capture the coast in the magical moment just after sunset,’ Jason said.

technicolor supernature

Technicolor Supernature looks at virtual reality and cartoons and how they recreate the natural world with flashy colors and exaggerated features

Technicolor Supernature looks at virtual reality and cartoons and how they recreate the natural world with flashy colors and exaggerated features

A trend this year looks at virtual reality and cartoons and how they reproduce the natural world with punchy colors and exaggerated features.

“It’s complete escapism with a huge pinch of fun and optimism that we predict to be a big hit with kids this year,” Jason said.

festival ground

The festive field trend draws on the rustic landscape and is bursting with hedgerow fauna and domestic produce

The festive field trend draws on the rustic landscape and is bursting with hedgerow fauna and domestic produce

The festive field trend draws on the rustic landscape and is bursting with hedgerow fauna and domestic produce.

The expert explained, ‘The palette is brought to life with festive reds and golds in this traditional look with plenty of green as foliage.

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