There’s something about Christmas that inspires creativity in even the most craft-averse people and with the bespoke, homespun aesthetic a classic Christmas look, it makes sense that people turn to Pinterest every year for inspiration. Incredibly, Pinterest holds over 235 million boards created around festive planning and people start collating ideas for the festive season as early as July!
The recently published Pinterest Festive Celebrations Report 2018 has rounded up the top ideas that ‘pinners’ are searching for which gives us some insight into how people will be decorating their lives this Christmas.
Creative table napkins
Searches for ‘creative table napkins’ are up a whopping 540 per cent at present. I like the simple bit of greenery atop a textured plain napkin option below.
Letter board menus
Searches for ‘letter board menus’ are up 472 per cent at present and it’s easy to see why. The letter board has been trending for a while now and not only are they relatively inexpensive to purchase but they add an air of chic formality to the Christmas table.
Asymmetric holiday wreath
A modern take on a classic, I love the less is more approach to the asymmetric wreath below. Plus, it also proves that a simple splash of greenery is all you need.
Holiday card display
What better way to display your Christmas cards and festive season pics than with a series of string lights?
Zero waste gift wrapping
I love this idea and, in this era of zero waste, I can see it really taking off. Tea towels make for fabulous Christmas gift wrap.
Up cycled ornaments
With searches up 325 per cent, this is one to tackle with the kids. The up cycled ornament below was made with a twig, twine and miscellaneous pieces of ribbon.
Always a classic look, I’m not surprised that searches for ‘plaid’ are up 417 per cent this season. You can never go wrong with a chic check.
Glass bottle candle holders
A great way to reuse old bottles, searches for ‘glass bottle candle holders’ are up 40 per cent at present. I love the simple water and foliage styling below.
Leaf place card
With searches up 116 per cent, the leaf place card is looking like a solid Christmas favourite. A simple spring of rosemary works wonders below.
While they’re not exactly a new idea, I suspect people are searching new ways to use their fairy lights. I love them in a garden for a touch of festive whimsy.
For more | Real Living editor’s tips for a stylish Christmas home