We love all of the traditions that surround holiday decorating. From tree lighting to wreath hanging, there’s something so comforting and nostalgic about following a similar routine. Yet, this year, we encourage you to take a new approach to your typical fare. From all-white ensembles to rooms with a rustic feel, here are 4 trends that are sure to bring new life to your home this season — while still making use of all the classics!
- Go with an all-white holiday scheme. This year’s interior design trends focused on minimalism. So it’s no surprise that monochrome holiday style is the latest thing gracing your living room. The emphasis here is to keep the home feeling simple and fresh. To do so, take your current tree and adorn it with white ornaments and garlands to match. Then, pair a pretty vanilla-colored table skirt and presents wrapped in a similar hue underneath. Next, drape any existing furniture in white faux fur throws (Amazon $38.58). Finish off with a colorless light fixture (a simple lightshade upgrade works) to really impress your guests.
- Lean into Scandinavian style. Like the all-white scene, Scandinavian style is also focused on simplicity. But don’t expect to see only one color featured. This trend leans into its Nordic roots by showcasing a lot of natural greenery and texture. Here’s how to bring it home: Make use of small tabletop trees from your local nursery or grocery store to decorate any surfaces. Springs of evergreen from the backyard in vases will do! Then add rustic texture — as in a wooden candle or stool — against less-harsh backgrounds in neutrals or white. Incorporate silver or felt garlands to finish off what’s best conveyed as a rustic chic room!
- Create a rustic and cozy retreat. With the resurgence of ”farmhouse“ style, houses everywhere have been adapting a more homey feel. And this couldn’t have come at a better time! The design uses practical features like plaid and flannel — in holiday red and green hues — that look just as warm as they feel. Supplement with chunky knit blankets and wicker baskets to hold them, and you pretty much have the most snug-looking space ever! Then, to really make it feel festive, a reclaimed holiday sign (Amazon $20) is the quickest way to convey the meaning of the season. That is, until you place out the milk and cookies!
- Give it a retro upgrade. Pay homage to some of your classic Christmas memories with retro-themed decor. This style gained notoriety this year and we couldn’t be more excited! To recreate it, use multi-colored bottle brush trees (Target $10) along your mantle, finished with felt-covered pom poms for an extra “pop” of color. And don’t forget about the ceramic string lights (Amazon $15.99)! The best part of decorating with this style is you can pick and choose accents as you like — or as you remember them. How about that for some fun seasonal flair?
Which festive theme are you leaning into? If you’re looking for more ideas, head on over to our Holiday 2017 section for more decorating and entertaining inspo!