WRITTEN BY JAYMI NACIRI
If your idea of holiday decor still centers around popcorn on a string and ornaments that have seen better days, it may be time for an upgrade. Today’s hottest holiday decor trends offer modern hues and styles that allow you to be as festive as you want to be and still maintain a home that showcases your unique flair.
Unless we’re talking about red-based plaid or your Great-Great-Grandma’s Gingerbread Man comforter – may not necessarily impact a holiday feel. But rich fabrics like the velvet and faux fur being shown by West Elm this season bring the luxe, helping transform your space into a winter wonderland. “The retailer declared velvet ‘this season’s lust-have,’ offering quilts, duvets, throw pillows, and blankets in the textured fabric. And who could ignore their gorgeous new faux-fur throws,” asksMyDomaine.
This hot color is another surprising yet ultra-chic choice for your holiday house. “Twas the year of blush pink. Unsurprisingly, trendy gals are swapping their red ribbons, buntings and blooms for something something rosier… and much less expected,” said PureWow. All you need is some silk ribbon tied around some greenery to achieve a special look for your stairway.
Frosted branches, mercury glass ornaments, and twinkling lights create a glowing centerpiece to your holiday décor. Keeping everything light and bright and effervescent makes for a show-stopping look that is both brilliant and calming.
If that’s a little too sedate for you, try this tip from Elle Décor and “make white your base color” with pops of red.
Is the traditional red and green color scheme on its way out? Never. But, this year a festive blue hue is making a strong argument for holiday domination. “It’s all about the blue,” said MyDomaine of West Elm’s luxurious take on this year’s holiday trends. “While red and green made an appearance in the form of an evergreen tree, ornament, or flower arrangement, almost every page featured a deep jewel-tone blue. Think dining chairs, pillows, and even dinnerware.”
Black and white
Another color combination is bringing more interest to the holiday home. “One of the hottest 2017 holiday decoration trends is black and white,” said Connecticut in Style. It’s absolutely timeless. Black and white is also the ideal backdrop to add ANY color to, especially red. When it comes to decorating with black and white, the possibilities are endless. It could be a simple wreath with a black and white bow, a buffalo check runner down your holiday dining table, your Christmas tree, or just a few spots around your home.”
We love how black and white brings beautiful style to this table, and all you need is a tablecloth and a set of decorative plates to pull it off.
Make your tree a focal point with these modern shapes and metallic hues.