In November, our homes start to get filled with holiday spirit. These are some of the holiday decoration trends we’ll see this year.
There is a recurring joke that the holiday season begins on October 31st. The first stop is Thanksgiving, and then it’s Christmas dinners with friends, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and so on. For two months, everything is very festive. Cafes play Christmas songs like “Jingle Bell Rock” or “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” malls are decorated for the season, and houses shine bright with twinkling lights.
And, in our own homes, we also show our Christmas spirit. Some people opt for “minimalist” decorations with small discreet ornaments–a Christmas tree in the living room and maybe a wreath on the front door—and others go all out, practically transforming their homes into the North Pole. Like clothes, our home decor is a matter of taste that reflects our style and personality, and this extends to the type of decorations we put up for the holidays.
For some families, decorating the house is a tradition and the ornaments have sentimental value; in other homes the decorations are different every year. One thing most homes have, though, is Christmas tree. The tree is the star, so it’s a good idea to make the rest of your decorations an extension of it.
No matter what your style is, the holiday spirit is the same. This season promises optimism and happiness. This year, things might be a bit more “normal” for families, with in-person parties and dinners replacing Zoom calls. It’s the perfect excuse decorate every corner of your home, without leaving out even the slightest detail. If you are looking for inspiration, read on for some of the hottest Christmas decoration trends.
One of the strongest trends is using one color and only one color. The classic and the safest bet is red. Look for red ornaments in different finishes–glossy and matte–or with different patterns and graphics to give your tree more depth. Use chandeliers, cushions, and ornaments that are part of this same color story in different parts of your home.
Just like our accessories this season, pastel tones are in for decor. Use soft shades of green, pink, blue, and yellow. Try to find ornaments in colors that create a winter wonderland effect that looks like something out of a fairy tale. Use white as the base color and add pastel accents like sparkly ornaments, glittery fabrics, tablecloths, candles ,and cushions. Cover your home in these shades and bring out a laid-back Christmas spirit.
One of the most classic Christmas combinations is white and gold. There is nothing more magical than a white Christmas, with lights twinkling against the snow. You can replicate this effect by incorporating decorative elements in snowy and golden tones. You can decorate your tree with white, gold, and transparent ornaments, and get some festive cushions in the same hues.
Take inspiration from Mother Nature. Look for decorations in materials such as stone, wood, ceramic, and marble. Create a rustic Christmas aesthetic with ornaments and decorations that look homemade. This will give a more welcoming feel to your home. Decorate your tree with flat wooden ornaments and elements made from natural materials in earthy tones like brown, beige, green, and orange for a classic Christmas with one-of-a-kind decorations.
Remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of money. In fact, some of the best decorations are DIY. You can have a family arts & crafts night to make ornaments, centerpieces, and even a wreath.
The important thing is that the decorations in your home make you and all your guests feel festive.