This Year's Holiday Decor Trends from your Favorite Bloggers

Abigail Sawyer | 27 Nov 2017 | Seasonal Trends

Whether your holiday look needs a complete refresh or just a few new accents, we'll help you get inspired with these colorful holiday decorating trends from some of our favorite décor and DIY experts.

1. Accessorize with Balloons

Headshot of Brittany from The House That Lars Built

"Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do! That said, sometimes you need to decorate for so many functions (ie: church events, neighbor surprises, cookie parties, ugly sweater parties, office parties) that you just can't do it all! Balloons come to my rescue every time. They're cheap and fill up a whole room with little effort. I love to get them in fun holiday colors so that it doesn't feel like a birthday party."

- Brittany from The House That Lars Built

Kids' playroom decorated for christmas with colorful floral mural and flocked christmas tree with balloons as ornaments

If you're tired of your same old holiday décor, give your space an unexpected punch by replacing traditional accessories with balloons.

Mantle decorated for christmas with evergreen garland and colorful baloons

If you like this look you'll LOVE Brittany's Macy's Day Parade Thanksgiving Centerpiece with grocery store balloons as "floats." Also, don't miss her recent one room challenge reveal of a stunning blue and gold paneled office (with our motorized roller shades!)

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2. Buffalo Plaid

Headshot of Shelley from Crazy Wonderful

"Black and white buffalo plaid is my favorite pattern to use for holiday décor.  Plaid will always be a classic, but the larger print gives it a fresh and updated feel.  Add a little touch of it with stockings and ribbons, or go big with pillows and tablecloths."

- Shelley from Crazy Wonderful

Dining room decorated for Christmas with buffalo check tablecloth and windows with woven wood shades


A bold black and white check will give your holiday look some modern country charm.

Christmas mantle with evergreen garland, modern candlesticks and buffalo plaid stockings


If a dramatic tablecloth is too much plaid for you, we love the idea of bringing in more subtle touches like stockings or throw pillows. See more of Shelley's Christmas décor in these posts: Part 1, Part 2.

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3. Pink, Mint + Shine

Headshot of Kelly from Studio DIY

"I love to put a spin on the classic colors by adding in shades of pink and mint! Anything silver or holographic is fun too. Plus, then you can leave it up for your NYE parties! Overall, I'm a traditional Christmas girl at heart, but adding in things like these DIY oversized ornament pillows and updating the color palette to be a little more modern makes decorating feel more fun!"

- Kelly from Studio DIY

Give this year's holiday décor a modern spin with a non-traditional color palette.

Colorful christmas decor with silver christmas tree, pink and green ornaments and pink couch with DIY ornament pillows


You can make these ornament pillows with Kelly's instructions at Studio DIY. While you're at it, be sure to check out all of her Christmas projects, including her new line of holiday balloons.

4. Unadorned Natural

Headshot of Claire Brody from Claire Brody Designs

"I’ve noticed there’s been a huge shift to “natural" holiday décor.  Bare trees, garlands and wreaths feel luxe yet simple.”

- Claire Brody from Claire Brody Designs

Natural Christmas decor with real evergreen garland on fireplace mantle and gold accessories

Sure, baubles and ornaments are nice, but there's also nothing wrong with letting natural elements stand alone.

Woman with black hat decorating mantle with evergreen christmas garland

For a closer look at how Claire is putting this look into practice, check out her post A Moody Holiday Mantle.

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What Holiday Decor Trend are you Embracing this Year?

What are you loving? Tell us in the comments of our latest instagram post!

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw