Holiday Décor Trends


It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year – time to plan your décorations for the upcoming holiday season!

If you’re looking to change your décorating routine, current décor trends are the perfect place to draw some inspiration. These trends can guide you to elevate your space and style while still conveying an overall sense of holiday cheer!

Merry and Bright 

A warm, bright color palette – consisting of metallics, off-whites, and warm tones – is a continual staple for the holidays. If you’re craving a comfortable space for your family and friends to relax in, this is the perfect trend for you! To get the look, décorate your space with assorted greenery and holiday-scented candles, or try wrapping warm-toned lights around the banister or exposed beams in your home. For tree décorating, use a neutral color palette and ornaments that complement gold- or white-toned lights. 


Nutcrackers were popular during our childhood, and this year, the trend is making a comeback. However, the classic holiday piece gets a modern makeover with the use of color. While you’ll still see the traditional red, green, and blue nutcrackers, look for varieties in fun colors. Try experimenting with an assortment of miniature and oversized nutcrackers to add some whimsy and visual interest to your holiday décor. 

Get Back to Nature

Without a doubt, going green and sustainability influence this year’s holiday décor. Think about bringing the outside indoors by incorporating natural greenery, such as bouquets of holly branches or an oversized evergreen wreath, in addition to your Christmas tree. If you prefer an earthy feel, dried floral arrangements not only offer a complimentary contract to your greenery but also enhance overall natural energy. For natural color, you can’t go wrong with the classic red Poinsettia. 

Farmhouse Feel

Farmhouse design has gained popularity over the years, and the trend is here to stay when it comes to holiday décor. Think rustic elements, plaid accent pieces, and a warm, neutral color scheme. While neutral colors are a staple of the farmhouse aesthetic, there are plenty of ways to add pops of color. Experiment with colorful oversized ornaments or saturated red berries when décorating your tree. Adding rustic elements such as pine cones and wreaths or branches to your mantle or dining table provides a great contrast to the overall aesthetic. 


The one positive element of COVID-19 was reconnecting to our feelings of nostalgia. Expect this to translate into holiday décor with the return of vintage and heirloom pieces. Instead of buying new décor, open up the box of holiday ornaments you inherited from your grandparents to add rustic and nostalgic energy to your space—string warm-toned lights around your tree and throughout your home for a comfortable and cozy holiday feel. 

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