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 decor and DIY experts.
1. Accessorize with Balloons
“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
If you’re tired of your same old holiday decor, give your space an unexpected punch by replacing traditional accessories with balloons.
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!)
2. Buffalo Plaid
“Black and white buffalo plaid is my favorite pattern to use for holiday decor. 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
A bold black and white check will give your holiday look some modern country charm.
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 decor in these posts: Part 1, Part 2.
3. Pink, Mint + Shine
“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 decor a modern spin with a non-traditional color palette.
4. Unadorned Natural
“I’ve noticed there’s been a huge shift to “natural” holiday decor. Bare trees, garlands and wreaths feel luxe yet simple.”
– Claire Brody from Claire Brody Designs
Sure, baubles and ornaments are nice, but there’s also nothing wrong with letting natural elements stand alone.
For a closer look at how Claire is putting this look into practice, check out her post A Moody Holiday Mantle.