We all love to see what’s popular in interior design so just think how fun it will be to see those Christmas decorating trends for 2021! This year is a blast from the past and the most popular decor for 2021 is so pretty and Christmassy! Here’s what’s trending for this Christmas.
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I’m so excited to share all the wonderful, sugar-plums-dancing-in-our-heads, Christmas trends. And just like the decor forecast for 2022 (see it here) the overarching words for Christmas 2021 are pretty and nostalgic!
Although there is really nothing totally new or earthshaking in this year’s Christmas decor forecast, there is a big emphasis on tradition and many of the quintessential Christmas decor icons are back in a strong way!
I think of Nostalgia as a super trend this year. It covers lots and lots of different decorating styles and color palettes and more!
Going back to family traditions and traditional Christmas decorations is what many of us are craving now! The pandemic still has a huge effect on what we do and how we live.
We want the security and warmth of home and family traditions and we are seeing these Christmas trends this year.
Traditional Red, Green And White
If you love traditional Christmas colors you will love this year’s Christmas decor!
We are embracing these quintessential Christmas colors on the tree, our gift wrap, and our tables!
Deck the halls with red, green, and white this year!
This is the year to bring out your collections! Christmas villages, Santas, and other holiday collectibles!
This year try displaying them in fresh new ways like wiring them into your Christmas tree as special tree ornaments or grouping them across your mantel!
And think about other things you collect and displaying them in fun, festive ways too!
Here are some ideas…
- put Christmas cookie cutters in a large lidded glass jar and tie a sprig of greens and an ornament to the handle of the lid
- tuck your collection of Santa Clause’s in the tree for a showstopper effect
- add collectibles to garland
- get all white houses and create a pretty Christmas village under the tree
- stand Nutcrackers in the corners of the stairs
- frame family pictures of Christmas past and display them in the tree or en masse on a table
- create a fun display of Christmas cards
This year is all about family traditions!
I love this! Memories make traditions and this Christmas is all about conjuring up family memories of the past and making them part of your Christmas 2021.
Here are a few classics you will want to add to your Christmas decor…
- Candy Canes
- Real Evergreen Wreaths
- Santa Hats
- Christmas tree collections
- Tinsel- Yay!
I’ve been hearing the words natural sustainability associated with this year’s Christmas trends!
Evergreens And Other Greens are going to be very popular this year.
This year pretty evergreens and garlands and trees will take center stage!
Real greens have that natural beauty and smell divine but faux greens are much more practical! If you are using faux greens make sure they look real! No fake looking fakes!
Garland is lush and green and full for 2021. No skinny garlands this year! Buy prelit garland to make it even more magical!
And add other embellishments to your evergreen garland. Think about tartan ribbon, metallic balls, snowy ornaments, and other trending add-ins!
Just like garland, wreaths are evergreen and very big and full! Thank goodness!
I’m so glad to see the skinny wreaths on hoops or those thin eucalyptus wreath out of favor this year!
If an evergreen wreath is flocked better yet!
Here are some wreath hanging ideas…
- Hang a big wreath on the outside of yoru front door.
- How about hanging one on the inside of your front door too!
- Hang several wreath on the outside banisert of the stairs.
- A wreath looks so pretty hung over a mirror.
- Wreaths look lovely hung from the inside of windows
- A small wreath looks lovely hung on the back of a chair
Did you like the look of two decorated Christmas trees in one room that we have seen a lot of last year? My guess is you will see bloggers creating this Christmas look but it was one of those mico-trends. Here and gone… other than in bloggers’ homes.
Trees span the gamut this year! Although flocked trees reign supreme!
Create a tree you love! If you don’t have a flocked tree but would love one then add flocked evergreen stems to the tree!
One trend that has been around for a while is a very densly and ornately decorated tree. LOVE IT It’s still here and very popular.
I really can’t find any new trendy looks and maybe that is fabulous! So embrace what you love and create an over-the-top tree!
This year it will be a white Christmas! Again, very nostalgic and very pretty!
Greens will be crusted in snow and so will tabletops and other flat surfaces.
Christmas looks even more magical with snow! So go ahead and make your Christmas white too!
Here are ways to use snow in your Christmas decor…
- frost pinecones
- use white Christmas balls in various sizes in your tree or garland
- billow large white velvet ribbon in your tree
- use Mongolian throws or chunky white throw around the base of your Christmas tree
- use lots of white berries and other white or flocked faux organics
- hang beautiful icicle ornaments on the tree, garlands and wreaths
- decorate with white trees and other white decor
- add faux snow to the bottom of glass cylinders and hurricanes
SNOWY WHITE TEXTILES
To play along with the blizzard of snow this Christmas, snowy and cozy textiles will be big this year too!
Drape chairs with Mongolian throws, add white loosely knit pillows to your sofa, and don’t forget to drape a white faux fur throw over the end of your bed!
It’s a white-out this Christmas,my friends!
Winter Glam describes beautiful, shiny, metallic forward Christmas decor. Think glitz and lots of bling!
There is a move away from very rustic and farmhouse Christmas looks. Christmas decor will be a bit more refined and dressed up for 2021.
This year you will see lots of pearly stems and chandelier crystals and anything that sparkles shines and adds an opulent feel!
Silvers and golds will be big again this year and look so beautiful encrusted with glitter or snow.
SOFT NEUTRAL SHADES
Soft neutrals (and soft blush) shades will still be strong this year.
From a white Christmas palette to one that celebrates neutral hues, the key to this year’s color palette is to keep the tones warm! Cool neutrals and grays have had such a long run but this year it is all about warmth!
Use white with lots of warm neutrals and your decor will look perfect!
Neutrals pair beautifully with greens. They are a perfect match for a natural and neutral Christmas!
You can add color to a white Christmas palette but use the color very sparingly! What a pretty look!
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR
Enjoy the nostalgia of Christmas this year but remember to keep your color palette tight.
Coordinate your gift wrap with your color palette.
Layer throws and pillows for a cozy look.
Add tons of lights to your decor this year! Remember this year is about sparkle!
The same goes with candlelight!
If you are using real greens this Christmas change them out often. There is nothing pretty about crunchy, dropping greens!
Add snow and glitter to everything this Holiday season!
Make old-fashioned Gingerbread houses and display them.
Enjoy Christmas decorating! And remember THE REASON for the season!