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
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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 (opens in new tab) 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.
The designer recommends combining ‘lots of layers and a real mix of textures’ to create a warming festive tablescape, similar to her ‘Woodland Forest (opens in new tab)’ setting that she curated for eBay (opens in new tab).
‘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.’
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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 (opens in new tab).
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.
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 (opens in new tab), a 33% increase for woodland creature ornaments (opens in new tab), and a 30% surge in wooden holiday items (opens in new tab).
‘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.
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 the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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