If you haven’t thought about decorating your home for the holidays yet, now is the time to get started. With Christmas just around the corner, many people are looking for creative and trendy ideas for decorating their homes and entertaining guests. What was hot in Christmas décor for 2017 may not be in style this year. Here are five of the top 2018 holiday decor trends, along with some other ideas and considerations.
Use Dark and Bright Colors
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As for holiday colors, darker and brighter hues are in style, just as they have been used a lot in weddings this year. Expect to find bright, metallic décor in American homes this holiday season, such as ornaments that have deep shapes of emerald green, sapphire and garnet, finished off with copper and brass details. Besides being stylish during the Christmas holidays, vibrant colors will be featured at New Year’s Eve parties, and they’re expected to continue to be popular colors in 2019.
Trade Last Year's Traditional Green Christmas Tree for a White or Blue Artificial Tree
Instead of a traditional green tree, white artificial Christmas trees that are decorated with silver and opaque ornaments are the rage this holiday season. Although simple, this monochromatic color scheme is particularly stunning for rooms with light-colored or white furnishings. In addition to white, blue is also a popular color for synthetic Christmas trees. To make your brilliant blue tree even more charming and trendy, use silver glass ornaments.
Consider Christmas Tree Alternatives
When putting up and trimming your Christmas tree, year after year, whether it’s a real tree or an artificial one, have you ever been tempted to “just not do it this year”? This thought is especially common with childless couples and empty-nesters. Well, the good news is that you can stop putting up a Christmas tree and still be in style.
Expect to see some homes without a traditional Christmas tree stationed on a carpet or floor. Instead, Christmas trees may now be displayed in other places, such as on walls. Take about five or six bare branches (stripped of twigs) and cut them into descending lengths. Next, attach them to a wall, horizontally, to create the image of a pyramid or tree. All you need to do is hang a few ornaments on each of the bare branches to form a triangle or tree shape. What’s more, you could even use your stairs for arranging wrapped Christmas gift boxes in a triangular shape that suggests a Christmas tree.
Keep It Simple
If you want to be in style, don’t overdo it with gaudy decorations. This year, the emphasis is on simplicity. For a centerpiece, all you need is a simple, glass vase surrounded by some bare branches. When decorating your tree, limit the number of sparkling lights. As for decorating a window sill, all you need is a clear glass jar or vase containing a few bare branches for hanging metallic ornaments.
Drop the Wreath
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a campaign this year called “Drop the Wreath“. Rather than hanging another boring wreath on your front door, why not do a total door makeover by using decorative door glass. This way, you can continue to enjoy your new decorative glass door every day of the year. Moreover, a beautiful door glass can add curb appeal to your home, which can increase the monetary value of your property. If you think this project is too difficult, consider that adding decorative glass to your door doesn’t have to be hard when you have the right tools and follow the instructions.
Other Tips and Considerations
- If you’re looking for a style that’s chic, but country, use several different shaped candles in various colors and sizes rather than electric lights. Also, decorating walls and tables with garlands derived from natural elements can give your home a fashionable look that’s still says “country”.
- Another trend this year is using ribbons to decorate a Christmas tree.
- To add some color to a white Christmas tree, consider dressing it up with bright-red candy canes and hang bold lime green and fuchsia blue ornaments. This makes it kid-friendly, while still looking sophisticated.
- Mix simple, geometric forms. Another trend is to combine various metal hues, such as brass, silver and gold, to render a contemporary feeling.