Embrace Dark Glamour This Christmas

Embrace Dark Glamour This Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in style this year with hues of deep blue, charcoal and amethyst for a dark and glamorous interior...

Dark, dramatic and truly glamorous, it’s time to embrace a whole new aesthetic this Christmas. Dare to paint your interior dark hues of midnight blue and adorn your living room with soft furnishings in an array of textures. Introduce some gleaming gold and brass for extra glamour and festive appeal alongside your dark and moody colour scheme. There’s no room for sombre styling in this design trend, optimise your interior and welcome a contemporary dark elegance into your home this year.

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Add some drama to your Christmas design scheme by introducing luxurious shades of dark purple. From plum to amethyst, deep purple hues can create true designer appeal in any room of the home. Rich, sumptuous and elegant, the use of purple during the festive season can make your room warmer, more inviting and your Christmas guests full of interior envy.


Find the finesse in this alluring Christmas colour scheme by indulging in lavish fabrics and textures for optimum luxury. Consider adding a plush velvet accent chair such as the Occasional Chair Vadit by Kelly Hoppen, with its jewel-tone velvet upholstery and perfectly plump padding, this Art Deco inspired chair is the epitome of elegance.

Although velvet and purple may be a match made in interior heaven, combining other textures including silk, cashmere and other fabric blends can work particularly well in adding a wintry touch. Look to the grape-coloured Gioia Throw by Winter Home for some cosy comfort this season. Expertly woven in a polyester and bamboo blend, this throw is perfect for keeping the winter chill at bay and adds a homely softness to your interior.

Midnight Wish

Creating a dark and moody design scheme for Christmas might not be very traditional, but it’s certainly becoming a popular décor option for a range of occasions. From weddings to birthday celebrations, this charcoal trend isn’t one to be left in the shadows this holiday season.

If an entirely black colour scheme isn’t for you, try a black marble dining table such as the Nero Marquina Marble Table Top Dining Table from Gubi, and decorate with smoky grey and sooty accessories alongside accents of copper and gold for a touch of glistening glamour. Try to keep your dark choices matte for an understated elegance whilst allowing the brighter metals to elevate your look and add sparkle to your interior.

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Although an unconventional Christmas décor choice, black can be incredibly luxurious, and timeless of course! Stylish and contemporary, this festive interior trend allows for much more versatility than most, as black will complement other colours very well. Adopting a darker colour scheme can also allow for the opportunity to contrast with delicate Christmas ornaments, creating a juxtaposition between the heavy, dark colour scheme and gentle decorations.

For true winter elegance, consider including a luxurious faux fur rug to bring more dimension into your room. Look to Winter Home’s Black Wolf Sheepskin Faux Fur Rug for ultimate chalet-chic styling and create an elegant flooring focal point in any room. With a soft velvet underlay and blend of modacrylic and imitation fur, this rug is perfect for creating a snug winter retreat.

Navy Haven

Introducing an inky indigo colour palette into your home this Christmas is another way to embrace the alluring dark interior trend. Allow a midnight blue hue to take your Christmas design scheme from traditional to tranquil and embrace your dark side in style.

With such a royal colour scheme, adding velvet (yes, more velvet) can help to elevate your overall design and add extra opulence. Look to Liang & Eimil’s Monroe Occasional Chair for added sophistication and designer appeal. Exuding opulence with its carefully considered features including a studded trim and tufted button detailing, this marine blue chair is perfect for sitting back and relaxing after a fabulous Christmas feast.


A room rich in colours such as black, plum and navy will always need a gentle glow to create a warmer ambience. These moody colourways are lavish, sultry and truly stylish, but with such deep tones throughout your home, you’ll need a carefully considered lighting scheme to complement your new Christmas décor. Illuminate your dark and glamorous interior with the Moroccan inspired Arabella Wall Light from Houseology Collection and cast an enchanting glimmer over any room.

By Marisa Docherty