December 10, 2021 3 min read
In 2020, Decorator’s Warehouse shared a few holiday trends for Christmas decor including navy, elegant platinum's and metallics, buffalo check, gingerbread, neutrals, whimsical pastels (think The Nutcracker ballet), and nostalgic farmhouse. And they were spot on, elements of these ideas were found everywhere from wrapping paper to stockings to trees.
Below, we outline some of our favorite holiday decorating trends, focusing on the decor star of the season...the tree.
It’s a little nontraditional, but a fun play on the icy blues, whites, and silvers that have been used for years. Classic Blue was the Pantone color of the year for 2020 because they feel it evokes a calm confidence, connection, and a sense of thoughtful stability. How can you go wrong with these ideas supporting your decor choices? Use navy to add a pop of color to your white Christmas or support it with rich metallics or an emerald green.
Not always an accent, you can build a beautiful Christmas foundation on metallic. Mixed metals like gold, silver, and champagne create an incredibly elegant palette and elevate neutrals in a really special way. Even better, these metallics can be loud and luxurious or warm and cozy depending on how you style them. For a fun twist, consider adding touches of black, white, or buffalo plaid.
A pastel Christmas isn’t for everyone, but it can certainly be fun for those who are into it. Think Candy Land, gingerbread houses, and the whimsy of The Nutcracker all rolled into one sweet bow. Cover your tree with as much pink, baby blue, cream, lime green, and glitter you can stand!
Red, green, gold. Bottom line...traditional means something is long-established. And that is certainly correct for the tried-and-true holiday decor. Supported with neutrals (like burlap and brown paper), there is something incredibly comfortable about thinking of Christmas and getting exactly what you imagine.
Neutral doesn’t mean less is more. Cream and ivory, gold and brown, and wood or natural accents can keep you calm and cozy all season long. It’s also a perfect base to add any pop of color you like. Ginghams and plaids pair perfectly as well.
In year’s past, trees have been filled to the brim with ribbons, bows, ornaments, and sprays. They’re so heavily decorated there doesn’t even need to be an evergreen at the bottom of it all. If a clean, minimal look is more your style, wrap the tree with a natural garland (maybe oranges and cinnamon sticks) and hang a few ornaments in the same color family (neutrals and browns blend well). This sort of decor let’s the tree (and an appreciation for nature) speak for itself.
There is no rule that says your tree has to have a theme. It’s likely the focal point of your living space and holiday decor, so it’s perfectly acceptable for it to be a visual representation of you. Cover the tree with ornaments you and your kids have made or special trinkets from your travels. Cut up the family Christmas card every year and add it to the collection. Decorating like this is a great way to reflect on the past and make time for a meaningful walk down memory lane each year.
What does your tree look like? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.
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