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HOLIDAY DECORATING TRENDS 2018

December 6, 2018 9:38 pm

Whether you’re decorating for Christmas, Hanukkah or just the winter season, and you’re looking to branch out from the same-old standard holiday looks, here are a few of the hottest – or should we say coolest? – trends of the season.

Colors

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While red and green are still the old standbys, many more-modern choices abound. Some of the trendier color palettes for this year include:

  • Neon hues and bright colors
  • Pink/peach
  • Jewel tones (think deep, rich colors like sapphire, emerald, ruby, etc., like in the picture at right)
  • Gold
  • White
  • Black & white

Wreaths

Decorative wreaths have a long history with roots in ancient Europe, and they became tied to the Christmas season in 16th century Germany. Today’s wreaths go far beyond the traditional evergreens, like these on-trend options:

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  • Succulent wreaths – Living succulent plants are placed on a ring of moss/soil for a decidedly different display.
  • Pompom wreaths – Tap into some retro flair with these colorful and certainly untraditional creations; available in stores, or go DIY if you’re feeling crafty.

    PHOTO: GOODSHOMEDESIGN.COM

Christmas Trees

For Christmas-specific decorating, the tree is always the star. But today, a Christmas tree isn’t always an actual tree, whether living or artificial. Creative alternatives include tree-shaped cutouts, wall decals, lighted/decorated triangular (and thus Christmas tree-shaped) DIY frameworks, and more.

Ornaments & Decor

It’s not just colored glass balls, Santa figurines and elves on shelves these days. All sorts of less-traditional themes are being incorporated into holiday decorating. Some of the more popular include:

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  • Woodland creatures
  • Unicorns
  • Mermaids
  • Dogs
  • Llamas

And if a Christmas unicorn isn’t trendy, then we don’t know what is!

So no matter what you’re celebrating this holiday season ­– whether religious or simply the company of family and friends – decorations can add to the merriment. Why not spruce up your usual trimmings with something new to keep it feeling fun and fresh?

 

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”­­  —Mother Theresa

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