The nights are getting colder and darker, which can only mean one thing… Christmas is coming! Time for hosting festive dinner parties, stocking up on mince pies and falling out with the in-laws… But what are the top Christmas trends for this year’s homes and how can you introduce them into your pad?

To tinsel or not to tinsel?

A big hit in the 90’s, tinsel has been loved and loathed over the years. And now, rumour has it, tinsel is set to make a BIG comeback this Christmas. In fact, John Lewis’s very own Christmas Buyer, Dan Cooper said: “This year – you heard it here first – tinsel is back. We’ve worked with our manufacturer in Wales to update this retro decoration and offer it exciting new guises.”

So ladies and gents, whether you love it or hate it, it seems that tinsel is back and here to be merrily wrapped around our Christmas trees.

Light it up

We’re a big fan of fairy lights all year round, but this Christmas you can make your home twinkle by using an assortment of lights in fun festive shapes to create a quirky, yet seasonal, ambience. Our favourite is these adorable Reindeer lights, and nothing screams Christmas more than reindeers, right?

Festive florals

Not just for spring, floral accessories have been given a festive twist. Try adding some sparkle to your flower arrangements by sprinkling some glitter for the perfect Christmas bouquet. Keep it traditional with white, gold and red to create a stunning centrepiece for the dinner table.

Shake it up

Traditional Christmas ornaments will always have a place in our heart, but this year it’s about embracing modern style and injecting some zest into your holiday decor. Pineapple shapes are set to be everywhere this year – from baubles to glassware and even pineapple centerpieces for the Christmas dining table. You could even try your hand at making your own pineapple ornament to add a personal touch.

What your favourite festive trend? However you decide to decorate your home this Christmas, don’t forget to share it with us on Twitter!