It is close to only 9 weeks until Christmas – what a year we have all had! Today my post on Christmas theme ideas 2020 kicks off my Christmas planning series. Choosing a theme for Christmas is a great starting point to your Christmas planning as it can then help make some decisions easier like:
- Christmas decoration choice
- Christmas food selection
- the type of handmade Christmas gifts I will make
- the type of Christmas wrapping I will use
Next week’s post will take you over the Christmas planning basics and help you determine what work you have to do in the lead up to the big day.
Christmas theme ideas 2020
I have curated three themes you could potentially use for Christmas 2020. I have been curating Christmas theme ideas for many years now so have a big archive of ideas if you find these themes don’t resonate with you. You can find previous years’ Christmas theme ideas here:
- Christmas theme ideas 2018 – Ultra Violet, Stripes, Rose Gold
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2017 – Greenery, Recycled and Polka Dots.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2016 – Kraft, White and Metal.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2015 – Upcycled, Metallic and Neon themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2014 – Red and Silver, Star and Chevron themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2013 – Red, green and gold, yellow and recycled themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2012 – Blue and white, Paper and Bird themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2011 – Black and White, Peppermint Candy and Eco Friendly themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2010 – Natural, Blue and Silver, Red and White themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2009 – Non Traditional Bright Colours, Natural, Red, Green and Silver themes.
Pantone Colour of the Year – Classic Blue
Classic Blue was the Pantone colour of the year for 2020 and you can see how they described the colour below – not sure that it ended up really fitting to what 2020 delivered!
Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.
This gorgeous DIY advent calendar made from ribbon and burlap would be a great project to work on with the kids. You can find step by step instructions with photos here.
Baubles don’t have to be confined to your Christmas tree! These white and blue decorated baubles look fantastic as a table decoration. See more gorgeous photos and instructions here.
You can buy this gorgeous rustic blue gauze table runner on Etsy in a variety of lengths, so you can get the perfect for the size of your Christmas table.
This is a great way to keep the costs of wrapping paper down. Use kraft paper and tie in the classic blue Christmas theme with some ribbon. You can read more about this wrapping idea here.
A wood theme can bring a natural and environmentally friendly look to your Christmas theme in 2020.
This clever tutorial shows you how to turn driftwood into a Christmas decoration.
You can order these cute round timber place cards for your Christmas table and have them personalised with your guests’ names. They are made from 3mm ply wood. If you are keen on these I would order soon as they have lead times to be able to personalise your order.
This DIY pallet Christmas tree can be used as an outside decoration or inside if you are looking for a minimalist Christmas tree. This post has a great step by step tutorial for you to follow if you are keen to make one.
These stunning wooden candle holders could be the one stand out decorative item on your Christmas table. You could use it in the weeks leading up to Christmas too! The step by step tutorial on how to make these gorgeous candle holders can be found here.
As Christmas is during summertime in Australia a touch of floral can be such a lovely fresh touch.
These Gold Macrame Ring Wreaths are a lovely modern take on the traditional wreaths. You could use fragrant foliage like eucalyptus to make it. Find the step by step instructions here.
While not real life flora, these gorgeous green leaf fairy lights are still a great touch to add some greenery to your Christmas decorations in 2020.
I love the simplicity of these gorgeous paper bags as part of a flora based Christmas theme. Granted you may need to buy some much bigger bags for larger gifts or you could simply use kraft paper and leaves so they matched in with the theme. See full tutorial and more lovely photos here.
I can totally imagine the lovely smell that would come from this native flora table centrepiece. Head here to see step by step photos and a great two minute video on how to create this Christmas table centrepiece.