With Halloween and Daylight Savings Time in the rearview mirror and Thanksgiving fast approaching on our heels, there is one thing on everyone’s mind this time of year: the holidays are here, and it’s time to decorate our home. Leaving somber and distant feelings of the 2020 holiday season in the past, 2021 is very much about going all out with decorating your home this year.
Whether you’re hoping to add new staple holiday decorations to the exterior of your home or want to outfit the interior with a cozy and modern vibe that exudes warmth and togetherness, the holiday decorating trends of 2021 is sure to meet the mark. Be the talk of the neighborhood with a home that exudes holiday spirit.
Here are my top 5 favorite holiday decorating trends of the year.
1. Bright colors
Red and green are thought of as the staple colors of the holiday season year in and year out. Although still popular for those looking to follow a traditional route, this year is all about bright colors. Whether an ode to the celebration of coming together after 2020 or a way to uniquely celebrate the holiday with a personalized twist, bright colors are all the rage.
The spectrum for following this trend differs widely based on each person’s ideal decorative scheme, but there are still ways to keep the traditional cozy feel and add pops of color. Consider switching out your holiday tree ornaments with ones that are bright in hue.
Other ways to bring in a more striking color palette are to change up the design on your Christmas cards, add pops of color to your seasonal wreaths, or opt for the colorful lights on your home or tree instead of the standard white ones.
2. Organic and simplistic accessories
Another big trend for the holiday season is simplistic, organic, clean lives. As the holiday season approaches, many fill their homes from top to bottom with seasonal pieces. This trend is about turning the tables on the traditional overly decorated home. One trend within this design scheme is opting for a tree that is slim, slender, and not too large, so it doesn’t take over the space that you place it in. Other toned-down decor ideas include more delicate home accents and wall hangings, simple greenery, and more muted hues such as greens, blues, and browns. This style is all about providing a sense of peace and calm in your home amid the chaos that the holidays can bring. This choice is the perfect design option for those looking to outfit their home for the season without feeling overwhelmed by the seasonal decor.
3. Retro tree trimmings
Nothing says nostalgia quite like retro tree trimmings. From wrapped beading to timeless ornaments, outfitting your tree with blasts from the past is completely in season this year. What seems to be most popular this year is glass ornaments that give off the vibes of the 1950s and 1960s. From simple nutcrackers to timeless Santas, nothing is off the table when choosing old-school decorations this year. The best way to find them? Ask your family members if they have any passed down to them, visit yard sales or buy online. Even if they weren’t technically created years ago, you are sure to find retro designs on the market.
4. Soft, white lighting
When it comes to the holidays or winter in general, the goal is to exude a cozy and warm atmosphere. One way to accomplish this is by filling your home with soft white lighting. Add strings of white lights throughout your living spaces and around your tree to set the mood for a calming ambiance, especially during the long evening hours. Decorate the exterior of your home with simple white lights that trace the shape of your space.
5. Oversized ornaments
If you love to decorate the exterior of your home but aren’t a fan of the gigantic blow-up inflatables, a great alternative is to add a few oversized ornaments to your space. Yes, we know that inflatables are a great option when you have a home filled with children who shriek at the sight of anything Santa, but we know that they don’t match everyone’s holiday aesthetic. Including one or two large ornament figures by your entrance or on your front porch will give off holiday vibes without feeling too over-the-top. In addition, the options for oversized ornaments often come in neutral colors that can add holiday cheer to your space without making it feel tacky.
If you’ve just moved into your new dream home or celebrating your 20th holiday season in your current home, decorating for the season is so magical every year, especially if you’re in Massachusetts or New England. The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of year. Whether you choose to celebrate traditionally or want to decorate your home in one of the popular 2021 trends, there is one thing for sure: a holiday celebrated with the ones you love is the greatest gift of all.