8 Bloggers Share Holiday Décor Trends They’re Loving for 2018

Abigail Sawyer | 19 Nov 2018 | Seasonal Trends

Want to give your holiday decor a different spin when you pull it out this year? To help you get inspired, we asked our decorating blogger pals to tell us what holiday decor trend they’re embracing for 2018.

1. Add Pops of Pink

chelsea foy of lovely indeed“I love adding a little pop of pink to my holiday decor! It’s fun, unexpected, and a way to add a fresh take to the usual holiday color palette of red and green. The pink brings a modern touch to all of our decor, and I love that it’s easy to incorporate to decorations that you may already have from years past.”

– Chelsea Foy of Lovely Indeed

white christmas tree with colorful retro glass ornaments in green pink and red christmas mantle with white and pink accessories

white christmas tree with pink ornaments

Love this look? Take a peek at our collaborations with Chelsea for her Kids Bedroom and Master Bedroom Makeovers.

Brittany Jepsen of the house that lars built

“For this year, I’m digging holidays in a slightly different palette from the traditional red and green. Think tomato red, rose pink and a slightly teal green. I can’t get enough of it! ”

– Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built
women at christmas party sitting around table making crafts and wrapping presents tabletop at christmas party with wrapped gifts and bingo boards in teal red and pink palette

Get more colorful inspo in Brittany’s post –  Printable Christmas Song Bingo and check out her Blinds.com makeovers for the nursery, living room, kitchen and office.

2. Try a Light and Bright Color Palette

Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

“We’re definitely no strangers to color here at Sugar & Cloth, and holiday decor is no exception! I’m really loving applying unconventional color schemes to traditional holiday decor for a fun twist on the classic red and green.”

– Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

modern fireplace decorated for christmas with flocked garland and brightly colored bottle brush trees

If you’re a color lover, you’ll flip for the pink shades that Ashley used in her office renovation.

Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage

“Christmas for me, is more about a feeling than any particular decor, so I’m always aiming to have our home feel extra cozy and welcoming during the holidays. This year, I added black & white buffalo check and a hint of pale aqua, topped with twinkle lights and flocked trees, it felt quiet & serene, yet just right to greet Christmas day. ”

– Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage

Living room decorated for christmas with light blue, white and buffalo check

Find out how Shannon gave her cottage home classic style with plantation shutters. (One of our most popular posts of all time!)

3. Scale Back With Unadorned Holiday Decor

“This year I am seeing more and more takes on restrained, simplified Christmas decor.  Christmas trees are beautiful all on their own, and this year I am leaving ours dressed in nothing but lights.  The look gives me the feeling of being in a magical winter wonderland.”

– Shelley of Crazy Wonderful

neutral living room with simple christmas tree with no ornaments

For ideas to make this pared-down look work in your home, check out Shelley’s post, Unadorned Christmas Tree. And be sure to check out Shelley’s woven wood shades (that Instagram is obsessed with!)

“I love bare, natural greens during the holidays. Between the richness of the green hue and the scent of the natural pine/fur, a bare strand of garland (or even a bare Christmas tree) can absolutely stand alone. Less is more during the holidays!”

– Claire Brody of Claire Brody Designs

eclectic living room decorated for christmas with plain garland and wreath on mantle eclectic fireplace with natural garland and wreath for christmas

Take a closer look at Claire’s signature eclectic maximalist style in her guest bedroom makeover.

4. Give Traditional Decor a Whimsical Twist

“I love starting holiday traditions that we can continue throughout the years with our son, Arlo and future kiddos too. Last year I made a Christmas Village out of bird houses and a few supplies from the craft store. We plan to add a new house or two every year and this year, Arlo is old enough to help decorate one! Couldn’t be more excited for him to join in the fun!”

– Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY

colorful homemade christmas village in bright colors with faux snow

Don’t miss Kelly’s rainbow-bright dining room makeover with crisp cellular shades.

For the holidays this year, I am going non-traditional with a butterfly/flamingo themed tree. I basically live in a spring-like world all year round so I love the idea of this very light and fresh tree.

– Joy Cho of Oh Joy
whimsical flamingo christmas ornaments from oh joy non traditional animal christmas ornaments including butterflies, flamingo, swan, goldfish and donuts

Another way Joy is embracing the non-traditional is with a “party tree” made of her signature paper honeycombs. Also, be sure to check out her bedroom makeover with modern roller shades.

Want More Holiday Inspo?

Check out last year’s version of this post, which still has some gems we’re loving for 2018:

2017 Holiday Decor Trends from your Favorite Bloggers

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. 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