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The Christmasworld Decorating Trends 2020/21 – Green, Silken, Happy

Discover Christmasworld decorating trends – Green Ritual is inspired by Nature, Silken Party merges fashion and holiday decorating, and Happy Get-Together theme represents a new urban lifestyle, focused on recycling and up-cycling.

Conviviality, closeness, a sense of belonging, having something in common, sharing something. Family matters – is the guiding theme for the Christmasworld trends in 2020/21, identified and staged by the design trend experts from Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano.

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How can retailers and designers impress their customers, if emotions, the experience, and convenience are the main requirements when shopping? First and foremost, with trendy products and window displays that reflect the current lifestyle. The motto for the Christmasworld decorating trends in 2020/21 is, appropriately, ‘family matters’. In a world that is becoming more complex, family, community, and caring about our loved ones are what matter. Enjoying things together even when we are apart, celebrating holidays, and sharing happy moments in every possible way are becoming more important than ever. They find their design expression in three styles and color palettes: Green Ritual, Silken Party, and Happy Get-Together. For the international decorative trade, they open up a myriad of design possibilities for putting new product ranges together that will surprise the customers time and again throughout the year.

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This curated design trend show is developed and implemented by Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano at Christmasworld, the leading international trade fair for festive and seasonal decorations, which takes place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It inspires with a creative selection of exhibitor products and the necessary trend know-how, by means of lectures and guided tours through the different style worlds displayed.

At the present time, a responsible ‘we’ feeling and the desire for a more careful and environmentally-aware way of living is growing. “This manifests itself in the way that we organize our festivities: as celebratory gatherings where collective well-being is the first priority. Whether it is a personal or seasonal occasion, we organize our time together with a lot of love and effort to make it a joyful and enjoyable time. In so doing, we create precious moments, which strengthen and consolidate our interpersonal relationships”, says designer Annetta Palmisano, from Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano.

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The Christmasworld decorating trends are the first port of call and the most important source of inspiration and ordering aid for retailers, when it comes to the all-important question: which colors, materials, and designs are coming, staying, or going? These trends are presented in an eye-catching and user-friendly way.

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Green Ritual – Inspired by Natural Vegetation

A simple, almost minimalist design scheme addresses the theme of consciously giving things up as a reaction to a long-standing culture of wastefulness. Closeness to nature in the colors and materials, as well as craftsmanship, take the lead in the Green Ritual theme. It is dominated by modern aesthetics – puristic, calm, timeless, authentic.

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Green Ritual presents the calm color palette of natural vegetation in two clearly distinct forms. In one half of the display, light and restrained shades, such as grey, taupe, and sand, as well as a light fern green and reddish-brown, dominate. These convey light and spring-like flair and a puristic naturalness. In the other half, a mysterious and vegetative dark color world dominates, with deep shades of red and dark leaves, which autumnal changes bring. “In addition to an atmospheric/festive take on Christmas decorations, this style also lends itself to light and spring-like interpretation”, designer Palmisano adds.

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Experimental and creative ideas, techniques, designs, and materials – blossoms and leaves worked in glass and paper, painted plants, vegetative and photo experimental motifs, watercolor effects, irregular and spotted patterns, as well as tactile, raw, and rough surfaces can be seen. Many of the designs have a deeper background. In a contemporary way, clay and glass work together with pale wood in simple functional shapes.


Silken Party – Inspired by the Most Innovative Fashion Designs and Created with Precision Laser Technology

The designs for this elegant and sensuous style world are characterized by soft, organic, and cloudy forms. Unusual blossoms and petals provide a strong source of inspiration. It is a decorative scheme that comes over very well at weddings and summer celebrations.

The silken party encourages a feminine color range, high-quality materials, and shiny ultra-smooth surfaces – the festive experience comes across as pleasantly soft, warm, and tactile.

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Silken Party presents a balanced palette: on the one hand, the delicate, pastel color range combines soft creamy tints and fresh, feminine sorbet nuances. The second variant exhibits elegant and gleaming features, with warm and delicate shades.

The materials and embellishments are delicate as well as feminine. A metallic shimmer, a silky sheen, and velvety matt effects interplay with each other. Modern drapery, soft volumes, and flowing materials produce cozy effects. Fine glass and textiles, such as silk and organza, appear wafer-thin, translucent, super-fine, and delicate. The exquisite overall look is complemented by shiny, ultra-smooth surfaces, high-quality finishes, and discretely twinkling and softly sparkling effects.

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Happy Get-Together – Inspired by the New Urban Way of Life, with a Focus on Recycling and Up-cycling

Happy Get-Together: this characteristically urban style brings sustainable and innovative alternatives, in terms of materials and design, that change the way that we celebrate and decorate. The color range also reminds us of recycled elements.

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Fresh, appetizing, and milky tints remind us of freshly-pressed lemons, limes, and mint lemonade, as well as grain and straw. The warm color spectrum is dominated by a vibrant orange wax color and more muted recycled colors, such as bottle green, and mélanges, speckled effects, and the color mix made by composite processes.

The ‘Second Life’ recycling and up-cycling design concept pervade the entire creative product world: from waste products, designers are developing exciting ideas for new shapes, surface textures, and materials, such as PET and paper materials. The look of this decorating style is characterized by unconventional ideas and handcrafted techniques, such as weaving, winding, tying, and layering.

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Designers Claudia Herke, Cem Bora, and Annetta Palmisano, from Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano, derive their trend prognoses for Christmasworld from current trends in fashion, society, and interior design.


Christmasworld: Seasonal Decorations

Christmasworld is the international decoration and festive articles trade fair. Takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, and presents the new products and trends for all festivities of the year, and provides innovative concept ideas for decorating large-scale and outdoor areas for the wholesale and retail trades, shopping centers, DIY markets, and the green sector. Christmasworld is characterized by the complete spectrum of festive decorations.

Next exhibition date: The International Consumer Goods Show will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 17 – 20.4.2021. as a presence event. This trade fair will uniquely unite the product groups of Ambiente, Christmasworld, and Paperworld under one roof. The offer is supplemented by the Digital Days, where the purely digital contents of Creativeworld will also be presented. Due to the merger, the new date, and the hybrid character of the event, new business-enhancing synergy effects for the entire industry will result under the current conditions.

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By Danica Maričić

Interior Designer and Integrated Marketing Communications Pro, Loving Writing and Photography, Passionate about Life & Style, “True Blue” Mediterranean Girl, Curious Traveller & Designer