This year’s homewares trends:

Festive fables, customisation and arts and crafts will play an important role in home decoration this Christmas.

Fables and traditions

John Lewis has identified seven decoration themes for Christmas 2017, all inspired by the fables and traditions of countries around the world.

Its Folklore trend takes its cue from Eastern European traditions, and features hand-printed and embroidered decorations, such as a felt-coated birds and wreaths and wooden cabin hanging ornaments.

The Winter Palace theme has a sapphire blue and gold palette and tells the story of Russia’s Father Frost and his helper, the Snow Maiden, and features babushka baubles and magical village snow globes.

Other themes include Into the Woods, inspired by forests of Ireland, Highland Myths, which features highland pine trees and warm and large owls, and the Peruvian-inspired Lima Llama, a collection which includes colourful parrot and felt potted cactus decorations.

Customisation

Customisation is still a big trend with John Lewis offering baubles, sacks and wrapping paper along with jellies with selfies superimposed onto them thanks to a tie-up with Magic Candy Factory.

It’s also set to be a crafty Christmas with Hobbycraft extending its build-your-own-bauble range and The Works pushing its make-your-own advent calendar.

Christmas tables with pizazz

To add a touch of pizazz to the Christmas dining table, M&S has ornate beaded placemats, runners and lavish gold, snowflake-patterned plates.

Debenhams has taken a more light-hearted approach in its festive dining range, with robin- and snowman-emblazoned plates, tea cups, cake stands and even salt and pepper shakers.

Those looking to refresh their home in time for the festive season can invest in luxurious homewares from Very.co.uk, where soft woven throws and faux furs are a key trend.

Marks & Spencer has a selection of festive bedspreads, with both a brushed cable knit and winter berry design. Meanwhile, Debenhams has a selection of bold novelty lamps to brighten up Christmas, including a flamingo, hashtag and dollar sign.