As Christmas approaches, everyone’s busy getting in the festive mood; not least of all, businesses! this is important because getting into the festive spirit is something that can really help you and your business stand out during the most wonderful time of the year. To get some inspiration, here are some of our favourite festive decorative displays you can visit around the UK (and one across the pond)…
This year Liberty London’s spectacular Christmas display stretches throughout the store. With the traditional Tudor looking building adding that authentic historical feel, Liberty London adopts a more traditional theme. Dark wooden
window frames act as viewing holes into the magical interiors that are filled with colourful Christmas items. The frames are then added to with more basic and traditional hand carved imagery of plants and animals on white backgrounds.
Moving to the interior of the shop, the traditional designs remain, with the white hand drawn looking animals tastefully placed around the store. The central atrium is a truly magical space with rich wooden beams being lit by warm fairy lights, all seeming to spotlight the central display of the floating hot air balloon.
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Ivy Chelsea Garden
Ivy Chelsea Garden has once again blown people away with its incredible restaurant front! Taking inspiration from a festive gingerbread house, the Christmas storefront is a show stopper. The 3D effect makes this display stand out from the rest. It isn’t behind a large window and it isn’t simply stuck to the shop front; the design becomes entirely encapsulating as customers have to walk through the
display to enter.
Not only is this display encapsulating, but it is an annual attraction that Christmas lovers look forward to all year round. Each year, the design changes and it seems that each year the display gets bigger and better.
(Image Source: Ivy Chelsea Garden Instagram)
Another London based store that never fails to impress is Selfridges. This year Selfridges has opted to follow the popular theme of introducing rock ‘n’ roll to Christmas. In a post explaining the Selfridges Christmas window, Selfridges state that they are “turning up the volume and bringing glam rock to the party.
With references to David Bowie and Freddy Mercury, these decorations have certainly pleased fans. Music is special at Christmas and using music to influence the design is a popular choice. Windows also include rock star shades, leather jackets, gold skulls, headphones and shiny shoes, so the theme is obvious throughout.
(Image Source: Selfridges)
Keeping with the rock theme, Carnaby in London has paid homage to Queen in line with the release of the Bohemian Rhapsody film. Having over 15 glowing streets, this year’s theme has certainly stood out! Streets are bright with neon lighting that takes shoppers through the lyrics of the iconic masterpiece, Bohemian Rhapsody. The lights were turned on by none other than Brian May and Roger Taylor as they pay tribute to Freddie Mercury.
We love this display because it’s different and offers an alternative to the more traditional Christmas decorations you often see!
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John Lewis Advert Experience
Keeping with the musical theme, this year’s John Lewis advert covers the life of Elton John. Perhaps less of a decoration, but it’s still a fantastic idea as the attraction is the advert experience that is set up in the London Oxford Street store. The spaces provided a tour of the set and a guide to how the advert was made. The tour starts with a
viewing of the advert and how it was designed, followed by a dressing room full of make-up and sunglasses. Finally, you can see the living room in which the advert begins and concludes. This is a fantastic Christmas experience for all.
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For the final addition to this list, we are taking a step outside of the UK to the world-famous Rockefeller Centre Christmas display. Christmas surrounded by the amazing displays, with the 86th Rockefeller tree (of course) being one of the central decorations.Floods of people will visit the tree over the festive period. People travel to New York just to spend Christmas surrounded by the amazing displays, with the 86th Rockefeller tree (of course) being one of the central decorations.This display is typically American; colourful and extensive. The Rockefeller website linked above takes you on the journey of the tree from its growth, to cutting it down, to it being displayed. It also shows you what happens once the tree is taken down at the end of the festive period.
(Image Source: Rockefeller Center)
Although we can’t offer anything quite as enormous as the Rockefeller tree, our bespoke displays are sure to make an impression; in fact, we provide Christmas trees as high as 45 feet! Please see our Christmas Tree page for options and ideas for your business’s festive decorations.