Householders turn thoughts to festive trends

Monday, 19 November 2012

Though Bonfire Night is barely out of the way, people will already be turning their thoughts to the festive season and the many trends that accompany it, it has been observed.

According to Judith Blacklock, owner and founder of The Judith Blacklock Flower School, the best thing about the season is that it gives home insurance holders the chance to experiment with decorations that they would not normally be able to get away with during the year.

"For Christmas, there is bound to be an attention-grabbing gimmick (inverted tree, anyone?), but people always gravitate towards the traditional - baubles in reds and golds with lots of sumptuous and scented foliage - especially in times of economic gloom," she explained.

In spite of this, it is wise to embrace change, as it can help homeowners set their house apart from other people's and give their yuletide celebration a unique air, she noted.

"Those in the industry are always keen to promote new ideas and one of the key themes for Christmas 2012 seems to be that of a winter wonderland. For which, think Narnia: all that's white, silver and snow-like," she added.

With The Hobbit set to come out this Christmas, people could also think about a Middle Earth theme with plenty of green and rustic decorations to embrace the Tolkien-esque topic.

Ms Blacklock said that there is no doubt that people will continue to buy festive-themed decorations and ornaments in huge numbers, with no expense spared.

However, she also described people's appetite for all things home-made as "insatiable", with a huge increase in the craft sector.

"Christmas and the holiday season is a wonderful time to explore one's creative side," she added.

There are plenty of workshops for people wanting to learn more about how to spice up their decorations this year, the expert concluded.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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