Let’s, for just a few minutes, think about Christmas ideas and trends! We all love trends so I thought it would be fun to share a sneak peek at decorating trends for 2020 when it comes to the holidays! Oh fun, right! Let’s go!
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We all just adore looking at trends! And I’m starting off this post with the same disclaimer I usually do when I talk about trends.
HOW TO ENJOY TRENDS
A trend is just that, even if it is wrapped up in Christmas glitter and tied with the pretties bow!
They are just what the industry is forecasting we will be seeing this holiday.
You can enjoy seeing them and then forget them.
BUT you can also get a whole lot of inspiration from these ideas for Christmas future! Christmas ideas for 2020 are so beautiful!!!!
Okay, don’t shoot the messenger! Here we go…
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DECORATING
Because we are all staying at home more and 2020 has been such an unusual year, I’m seeing a move towards a very traditional Christmas with all the trimmings.
Even if this year there are only a few people in your home we all have the need for the traditions of the past!
THINK EVERYTHING QUINTESSENTIAL CHRISTMAS!
A big tree with lots of ornaments and lights. Christmas stockings on the mantel!
Red and green color palette. Whatever means Christmas to you will be on trend!
DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
A snowy white color palette will be big this year! Lots of white! White lights, and furry white Mongolian pillows!
Pair your White Christmas with minimal design! Think Scandinavian! Functional and pretty!
Less is best and best is white!
NATURE INSPIRED CHRISTMAS
This year natural inspired decor will be huge!
But it’s always a big hit at Christmas. But this year it will be mixed with lots and lots of white!
From the tallest Christmas trees to the mantel to the embellishment on a package think about using natured inspired elements.
Here are some nature-inspired Christmas things to use this year…
- cinnamon sticks
- dried and fresh fruit
- seed pots
- dried flowers
- birch branches and slices
- bark candleholders
- evergreen branches
There is nothing like the real-deal! But if you decorate early like I do they are not that practical! So whether you are decorating with real or faux make them inspired by nature!
Asymmetrical wreaths have been popular for several years now, but our Christmas wreaths will begin to take on that same look!
The idea is less! More trimmed back and a slimmer profile.
I love this look! However, I’ll be playing the Christmas card and making a big, fat, full, and fluffy Christmas wreath for my front door!
UN-TRADITIONAL TREE SKIRTS
Finally, this is a trend that is catching on! I’ve been using non-traditional tree skirts for years! Around the tree above are three Mongolian throws. Fluffy and so pretty!
If you are like me, and put your Christmas gifts around your tree as you wrap them, then a simple swath of material will do because the gifts become a gorgeous ring around the base of the tree!
Here are some pretty things you might put instead of a traditional tree skirt this year…
- pretty throw
- a patchwork of pillow covers
- any material
- a linen sheet
- put your tree in a basket
- or in a big galvanized tub
- animal hides
Metals are still sparkling this year but not in the way you might think. So think less shine and bling and more aged glow! Lots of patinas this year!
Certainly not rusty, crusty or too chippy. But soft and natural looking aging.
HOW TO USE CHRISTMAS TRENDS IN YOUR HOME
Trends are fun! And they can inspire us to try something different in our homes!
If you have been using the same Christmas decor in the same place and way then trends can give you ideas about how to decorate your home for Christmas in fresh ways!
START BY LISTING YOUR IDEAS
I ALWAYS start by using Pinterest to compile all the Christmas ideas I love. Then I go through the images and peruse the blogs and write down all the new ideas I’d like to try in my home.
Start with a color scheme and a theme.
Spoiler alert: I think I’m creating a minimal natural (lots of greens) Christmas this year. My color scheme is going to be green/white/burnished metallics.
My theme will be: Starry, Starry Night!
I’ll leave that theme to your imagination! I do not want to give away too much!
It is so important to start with a basic plan!
THEN SHOP YOU HOUSE
Did you know I was going to say that? Yes, shop your house. Only pull out the decor that will work with your colors and your theme.
Go to your stash NOW and see what you have that will work with your Christmas theme! And set it aside.
Take pictures with your smartphone to have a visual inventory of what you will use!
SHOP FOR WHAT YOU NEED
Every year I do a little Christmas shopping for my home! And doing this year after year, I have accumulate a beautiful and curated collection of things that make decorating for Christmas such a joy!
This is a smart Christmas idea!
Think about collecting beautiful timeless Christmas decor that will work in lots of creative ways.
Here’s what I keep my eye out for…
- gorgeous greens
- beautiful garland
- natural elements like big pinecones
- metallic ornaments
- almost white anything
- faux fur pillows
- chunky throws
- great Christmas wrap
- ribbon for bows
- frosty candleholders
- metallic votives
These types of Christmas decor can be reinvented over and over to fit almost any color scheme and theme I choose!
My biggest rule for when I’m shopping for Christmas decor is NO CHOTCHKIES!
Chotchkies make decor look dated and too “cutsie”. Instead, I invest in Christmas decor that I can use in more than one way! Like garland and candles and natural elements!
So, how do you like the Christmas ideas and trends for 2020? I’d love to know!!!!!
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