The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about your home’s holiday decor. Data is showing people are shopping for decorations earlier this year than in previous years. So no matter your stance on decorating for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving, you may want to consider some of these holiday decorating trends you can implement in your home this year.
We checked out some of the season’s top tips and trends from sources including Pinterest, Instagram, Google, Home Depot, and others for decorating this season.
DECK OUT YOUR DOOR
Front door decor will be especially popular during this holiday season. Show off your personal style and celebration of the holidays with wreaths, lights, garland, ornaments, and other festive elements. According to the Insights Manager at Pinterest, searches for Christmas door decorations are up 125 percent this year. Create a theme for your door, porch, and yard that incorporates similar colors and elements.
One popular holiday decorating trend this year is using natural elements. Fresh greenery, dry, natural-toned flowers or foliage, wooden accents, and twines tend to be more neutral, rustic or farmhouse, and can make any room feel comfy and homey. Typically, colors may include white, black, navy, or natural wood tones.
PICK A COLOR SCHEME
Holiday decorations don’t have to always be red and green. This year, data is showing decor is going to be a lot more colorful. One of the top searches includes rainbow holiday decor, bringing brightness and festivities to every room in the house. Or, you can choose something a little softer. Consider purchasing tree ornaments and other decor and accents focused around one color scheme, such as navy/blues, black, white, silver/grey.
If you aren’t sure which color scheme to go with, try platinum, which is the new neutral choice for holiday decor. Falling between silver and gold, this tone tends to be softer, more elegant, and can pair with virtually any other color. Use it with statement pieces around your home, or as an accent color on your tree.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get some beautiful decor for your home, especially if you’re overhauling your traditional decor for something fresh and new. As many people find they have a little more time on their hands these days, there are thousands of DIY projects you can do with a little time and a few craft supplies. Repurpose your old decorations into something new or try shopping the shelves of your local dollar store for cheap decorations you can turn into something special.
BRING OUT THE ICONS
You may have to scour your grandparents’ attic for this iconic holiday decoration. In the past few years, ceramic Christmas trees have been making a comeback. While you can find them online and in some stores this year, they were difficult to find in 2019, so don’t wait to grab one of these traditional trees. And, while you’re at it, grab some other vintage decorations for your home. Not only will it bring back memories, but you’ll also be one of the most unique homes on the block.
TRY A NUTCRACKER
While this particular decoration has been around for years, 2020 brings a new trend incorporating bright red, green, gold, and navy colors with whimsical features of nutcracker figurines, ribbons, and even plaid. This theme is both fun and nostalgic.