9 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2021

Abigail Sawyer | 26 Oct 2021 | Seasonal Trends

It's almost time to bring the tree and lights down from the attic! Want to spice up your holiday decor with a new look or theme?

To get you inspired, we asked some of our favorite decor experts to share the decor trends and DIY projects they're planning to try when they deck the halls.

1. Embrace a Mid Century Color Palette

woman in red christmas dress holiding handmade paper ornament

"I've been wanting to infuse a midcentury modern feel into our home this holiday season and color has been the perfect way to do it.  I'm putting a twist on the classic green and red by using bright greens and pinks for ornaments." - Brittany of The House that Lars Built

colorful pink, red and green mid century christmas ornaments made with paper and wood balls

2. Frost Your Decor With Flocking

woman with blonde hair standing against green hedge

“This Christmas I am embracing the snow flocked look. I am using a faux flocked tree and garland to make a winter wonderland in California, where we don’t get any snow. I will decorate with lots of neutral colors. Whites, creams, silver, and gold, will be the color palette this year.” - Nocile of Fancy Fix Decor

neutralliving room decorated with locked christmas tree and flocked garland over mirror

3. Try a Terra Cotta and Green Color Scheme

Headshot of Maricela Lopez Design on black backdrop

"Color is a way to express our soul desires. This year, my Christmas colors will be earthy tone and greens. Earthy colors create a calm and inviting ambiance and green a sense of a fresh start and renewal." - Maricela of Maricela Lopez Design

glam christmas tree decorated with gold, brown and light green accents

4. Whip Up Some DIY Felt Trees

headshot of raftyn rignell of rignell ranch standing outside in snow

"These DIY felt Christmas trees were so fun and easy to make and add the perfect whimsical touch to my holiday decorating! I cut tree patterns out of felt, sewed, and stuffed them, then added sticks for the trunk and drilled a hole in the base so they would stand up.  I love the muted and natural colors of the felt...the cream, olive green, and rust are subtle but still festive. I love knowing that I made these trees and can display them around our home year after year!" - Raftyn of Rignell Ranch

felt trees on wood sticks decorating coffee table

5. Set Up a Modern Christmas Village

headshot of jenna from house of rad sitting on front porch in orange skirt

"Modern and traditional co-exist beautifully in one of this year’s top Christmas trends: Modern Christmas Villages. The Christmas Village has been reimagined with clean lines, neutral colors and simple designs – a far cry from the ornate villages of Christmases past. From Scandi-style white ceramic to black metal farmhouses, mix and match these pieces to create a unique village that embodies your own personal holiday aesthetic." - Jenna of House of Rad

floating shelves in wet bar decorated with black and white ceramic houses for modern christmas village

6. Create An Inviting Porch With Real Greenery

headshot of Carli from Made by carli sitting in chair looking out window

“I really love seeing natural elements in decor. Sure you can purchase faux greenery, but to me there’s nothing like the real thing!  If you feel nervous about bringing the outdoors in, you can focus on your front porch by foraging pine cones, branches, logs and stems and putting them together to create a perfectly festive look—and the best part—it’s free!” - Carli of Made By Carli

front porch with arrangement of cut logs and pine branches with merry christmas sign

7. Have a Blue (And White) Christmas

headshot of maggie from margaget of york standing against wall with blue wallpaper

"I love decorating for the holidays with traditional colors that work with the tones already in my home.  I have always found blue and white with a pop of red to be cheerful during the holiday season!" - Maggie of Margaret of York

white living room decorated for the holidays with white stockings and blue accents

8. Go Farmhouse with Natural Tones and Pops of Red

headshot of Brendt of she gave it a go

"Christmas decorating is an extension of our everyday modern farmhouse home. My Christmas decor is all about creams, wood tones, and some splashes of red for accent. Additionally, I love faux greenery around our home with trees, garlands, and wreaths. 

My goal is a cozy and somewhat nostalgic look. Lots of chunky knits, faux furs, and other winter textiles will be represented in pillows and blankets around our home. All of this combined should do the trick." - Brendt of She Gave It A Go

farmhouse living room decorated for christmas with wood and red accents

9. Keep It Simple with Neutrals + Garland

headshot of magda from my modern dom

"I always try to incorporate items that are already a part of my home's decor. I love keeping things neutral and simple and incorporating lots of garland, which always makes everything more festive." - Magda of My Modern Dom

modern christmas hearth with scandinavian tree and neutral stockings

Want More Holiday Inspo?

Check out our Holiday Home Inspiration pinterest board, or read about how to decorate your windows for the holidays.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing 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