As we approach the holiday season, many of us are already thinking about how we’ll decorate our homes to create a festive atmosphere. Every year, new trends emerge, and this year is no exception. In this article, I’ll be sharing some of the latest holiday home decorating trends that are sure to inspire you.
One of the most popular trends this year is a return to traditional holiday colors and themes. Think classic red and green, cozy plaids, and rustic accents.
Another trend that’s gaining popularity is the use of natural materials, such as wood, pine cones, and greenery, to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Whether you prefer a classic or rustic look, there are plenty of ways to incorporate these trends into your holiday decor.
That classic Christmas look never really goes out of style!! Traditional Christmas style doesn’t just mean red & green. Other colors can also have a traditional feel like rich jewel tones or silver & gold accents.
But this year you will be seeing loads of plaid options when you are shopping. Plaid tree skirts and throw pillows will be popular this holiday season.
Classic Christmas Colors
Decorating for Christmas in a traditional style doesn’t mean boring! It just is reminiscent of Christmases past. Nowadays you can find every color scheme to decorate for the holidays but nothing beats red & green for that classic Christmas feel.
You can see all of my Classic Red and Green Christmas dining area for more inspiration for this traditional color combination.
Here you can see a traditional Christmas tree, paper snowflakes, poinsettias, and pops of classic red in the blanket, pillow, and decor. Visit Bricks n Blooms to see more details.
Plaid accents give your home a cozy holiday feel plus they add color to your decor.
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Incorporating natural elements into your Christmas decorations is a great way to add a touch of whimsy and charm. Try using pine cones, berries, branches, and other natural materials to create centerpieces, garlands, and wreaths.
Grab a large vase or planter pot and fill it with fresh-cut pine and other greenery, dried pods, and pine cones for a simple winter arrangement that you can leave out even after Christmas.
A simple natural swag idea is to find 2 very large pinecones, hot glue a piece of wide natural colored ribbon to the end of each cone, and hang on top of greenery or even alone.
I hung a faux swag on my antique mirror first and then added the pinecones on top.
Minimalist Holiday Home Decor
I love the look of minimalist holiday home decor. One of the key elements of this trend is using neutral colors. Rather than the traditional red and green a minimalist palette prefers to use whites, grays, and tans. These colors create a calming and serene atmosphere, which is perfect for the holiday season.
To achieve a minimalist look, focus on using a few key pieces rather than overwhelming the space with decorations. I would suggest a simple garland made of eucalyptus or pine, and pair it with iron or brass candlesticks.
Also, incorporate natural elements like pinecones or birch branches to add texture to the space. A vase filled with fresh magnolia leaves will last for weeks.
Less is More
The minimalist trend is all about the idea that less is more. This means that I focus on quality over quantity when it comes to holiday decor. Rather than buying a bunch of cheap decorations, invest in a few high-quality pieces that I can use year after year.
My biggest investment of the past couple of years was to buy high-quality artificial garlands that look real. They will last for years! I use this cedar garland from Terrain that I use all over my home.
For a simple coffee table idea, create a stunning holiday display by filling a bowl with pretty ornaments and greenery.
Without overwhelming my table with clutter, I filled a black bowl (a plastic salad bowl from Walmart that I spray painted black) with metallic ornaments, greenery picks, faux antler ornaments, and a few pinecones.
I love incorporating vintage ornaments into my holiday decorating. They add a touch of nostalgia and warmth to any space. Look for ornaments from the 1950s and 60s, which often feature bright colors and fun designs. You can find them at antique stores, thrift shops, and even online marketplaces.
A less expensive option is to buy new ornaments that have a vintage flair to them. The big retailers all have retro ornaments this Christmas.
A fun look is to display them in a bowl or on a vintage cake stand for a unique centerpiece. You can also hang them on your tree or use them to decorate wreaths and garlands.
Vintage items can also add a charming touch to your holiday decor. Here are a few things to keep your eye out for that you can incorporate into your holiday displays:
- Vintage books
- Galvanized buckets
- Old window frames,
- Antique sleds, skates, skis, or snowshoes
- Vintage Nutcrackers
Outdoor Holiday Decor Trends
As the days get shorter and darker, outdoor holiday lights are a must-have for adding warmth and cheer to your home. This year, I’m seeing a lot of people opting for energy-efficient LED lights in various colors and shapes. Some popular outdoor light trends include:
- Twinkling icicle lights along the roofline
- Colorful string lights wrapped around trees and bushes
- Light-up reindeer or other holiday figures in the yard
- Projection lights that display festive images on your home’s exterior
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In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards using natural materials in holiday decor. This year, I’m seeing a lot of people incorporating natural elements into their outdoor holiday displays.
Some popular natural decoration trends include:
- Wreaths made from pinecones, twigs, and berries
- Garland made from fresh evergreen branches
- Potted evergreen trees decorated with lights and ornaments
- Outdoor displays featuring logs, branches, and other natural elements
I love making my own ornaments for the holidays. It’s a great way to add a personal touch to your tree and make memories with your family. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Another fun DIY project for the holidays is making your own wreath. You can use a variety of materials to make a wreath that fits your personal style. Here are a couple of favorites:
A modern take on the traditional jingle bell wreath. This wreath was inspired by one that I had seen in the Arhaus catalog. It’s a reader favorite!
This cinnamon salt dough wreath is perfect for this year’s trendy gingerbread Christmas decor. Doesn’t it look like real cookies?? This wreath could be made with any holiday cookie cutter too.
With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to embrace the spirit of festive cheer and transform your home into a winter wonderland. Whether you’re drawn to traditional charm or prefer a more natural aesthetic, these trending holiday decorating ideas are sure to spark inspiration and bring a touch of holiday magic into your living space.
So, let’s deck the halls with style and embrace the joy of the season with these delightful decor trends.
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