Usually Christmas isn’t spoken about in this household until at least October, but after the last 18 months, what better way to add some cheer to our days than to start planning for the festive season a little earlier than normal.
Understanding that need to plan ahead are the team at Housing Units, unveiling their Christmas department earlier this month. As soon as you walk into the Manchester based homeware store, you enter what can only be described as a glitter-filled grotto of festive delights.
The beauty of shopping at somewhere like Housing Units, is that, not only are you presented with a wide range of brands and products, but you are also surrounded by inspiration of how to actually style your house to perfection – from table-scapes, to reading corners, creating curb appeal and cosy little living room nooks.
Taking a look at the different trends dotted around the Christmas department, it was clear to see that traditional festive décor remains a customer favourite – from crafted drummer boys, furs, natural textures such as untreated wood, and golden reindeer, there is no better way to describe this than timeless.
However, that wasn’t to say that modern touches didn’t make their way to the forefront of the festive layout. Shades of blue, including turquoise and cobalt, were teamed with metallics such as bronze and ice silver.
For those searching for a more Art Deco inspired Christmas design, gold, black and leopard print offered a slightly more grown-up alternative – from brushed gold candle sticks to eclectic animal print baubles, this trend was the epitome of glitz and glam, perfect to take you right through to a Great Gatsby-esque New Year’s Eve party.
For a house filled with children’s laughter, what better way to decorate for Christmas than with swans, unicorns, snowmen and white fur covered reindeer. This is what heaven must look like in the minds of 8 year olds.
The pink and mint green colour pallet was a particular favourite of mine, and with rows upon rows of baubles to choose from, it really was a question of how much is too much? Actually, don’t answer that. There’s no such thing as too much when it comes to decorating for the holidays.
Has anything in the Housing Units Christmas collection caught your eye? What colour combination are you steering towards this year? With a brand new house to decorate, I’m very much looking forward to buying an extra large tree and “attempting” to fill it with beautiful baubles like the styling team have done here in a mix of pink, green and white.
If Christmas is already on your mind, and I feel like after reading this it might just be, then head down to Housing Units in Manchester to shop until summer feels like a distant memory. With an onsite restaurant, café and an incredible amount of homeware and furniture to browse, this really is a treat to kick start the festive season a little earlier than normal.
Visit the website here to find out directions, opening times and all of the amazing brands stocked at Housing Units.