Interior Design

Louise Roe forecasts a natural Christmas trend that breaks away from festive conventions

The interiors expert is bringing her organic palette to her tablescape, and she’s not alone

Natural designed Christmas table with wicker mats and brown tones
(Image credit: Louise Roe for eBay)

TV presenter and influencer Louise Roe not only observes trends – she creates them. The maximalist is not afraid of combining ornate chintz with rustic accessories, and her Christmas decor ideas are equally refreshing. 

In discussion with H&G, Louise Roe predicted a natural Christmas tablescape movement that rewrites traditionalism and exhibits a more organic palette. However, she is not alone in her forecast of Christmas trends. So, will you step away from the silvers and golds of Christmas? Here, Louise reveals all you need to know. 

Tablescaping has been the home buzzword of 2021, but the best themes are subtle rather than all-out jingle bells,’ Louise explains. 

Natural designed Christmas table with wicker mats and brown tones

(Image credit: Louise Roe for eBay)

The designer recommends combining ‘lots of layers and a real mix of textures’ to create a warming festive tablescape, similar to her ‘Woodland Forest’ setting that she curated for eBay.  

‘I used lots of natural materials like woven baskets and wicker mats,’ Louise says. ‘I mixed these with some lovely warm tones of amber and a few festive pops of red to bring it all together and tie it back to Christmas.’

Natural Seagrass Leaf Shaped Placemat | £13.00 on eBay

Natural Seagrass Leaf Shaped Placemat | £13.00 on eBay

With its unique leaf shape and natural wicker material, this placemat epitomizes Louise's natural tablescape trend. Plus, shoppers in the US can pick up a similar alternative via Amazon

Similarly, when it comes to Christmas table color trends, Louise suggests using colors from this season but urges against ‘making it too predictable.’ 

‘For example, one festive tabletop is a mix of tonal greens,’ she adds. 

Natural designed Christmas table with wicker mats and brown tones

(Image credit: Louise Roe for eBay)

Plus, the craving for a more natural Christmas trend stretches beyond Ms Roe’s table setting. Etsy’s Trend Expert, Dayna Isom Johnson, has also observed a rising demand for organic decorations – reporting a 366% jump in searches for mushroom decor, a 33% increase for woodland creature ornaments, and a 30% surge in wooden holiday items

‘I also predict that coastal elements – like driftwood and seashell accents – along with mountainscape motifs will take center stage for shoppers looking to incorporate this nature-inspired trend within their homes,’ Dayna says. 

She also recommends incorporating dried foliage into your Christmas table ideas for a sustainable decorating option that pays homage to the trend. 

Natural designed Christmas table with wicker mats and brown tones

(Image credit: Louise Roe for eBay)

Louise Roe’s decorating idea is also a welcome alternative for those with a Scandinavian scheme, as Dayna further highlights.

‘The rustic, organic influences trend leans into a minimalist look perfectly. The natural colors from wood complement Scandi style effortlessly,’ she explains. 

It’s going to be a very merry (and natural) Christmas, one and all. 

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.