I shared Top Fall Trends about a month ago and it was so fun to research and put together I thought I would do a Christmas Trends post for 2018! I looked online for Top Christmas Trends from Pinterest and also what I noticed a lot of you are loving from what I am sharing. There are some items I keep getting asked about (which I love) and you are excited about! These are popular “trends” but most of them are just timeless items that are taking centerstage right now in the Christmas Home Decor world! Let’s slide right into them…..
Home Decor Christmas Trends-
Christmas Trend #1- Non-Traditional Colors
Non-traditional Christmas colors like blacks, pinks, blush etc. are really trending. I think that they are because most of those colors are popular in homes right now and you want your Christmas decor to pair well with your every-day decor. Really thinking outside the traditional colors and focusing on what works in your home is the key.
Christmas Trend #2- Twinkle Lights
Christmas lights are obviously not a trend, but finding additional ways to lite up a space is very much in! I ordered some battery operated candles to put outside in our lanterns. And I always invest in one nice candle per season to lite each evening. It truly adds to the magic of the season.
Christmas Trend #3- Layered Doormats
Layered Doormats are a super popular trend. Majority of the time a simple doormat is too small in front of most all doors. So layering a slightly larger outdoor rug really makes an impact. Love THIS Plaid Outdoor Rug and THIS Happy Holiday Rug combo.
Christmas Trend #4- Plaid and Sherpa
Have you noticed this trend coming in hot? The plaid stockings all over. Along with anything sherpa material is a winner. I found THIS sherpa and plaid blanket that would be a great gift or addition to your home. Also THIS sherpa chair, I am having a hard time not buying it!!
Christmas Trend #5- Tree Collar or Basket
We did a basket for both of our tress last year! The photo below THIS Slim Tree just fit right inside with the stand. And our larger tree I put in a low basket and stuffed blankets all around it to keep it in place (and being near a wall is a must). I know some who have used cement! So depending on your space it can be done! Or a Tree Collar is an easy route to go also. I found THIS tree collar and THIS black tree collar. Our oversized basket is HERE and I linked some above too!
Christmas Trend #6- Zero waste gift wrapping
I have been thinking a lot about this one. I am always the one saving the ribbon and bags to try to re-use another time. Or even save the temporary wallpaper I took off the wall to re-use as wrapping paper. The Tiny Canal Cottage shared how she wrapped all her son’s birthday gifts in scarves. LOVE that idea. Try to use napkins or get creative with the Trader Joes’s paper bags. I read somewhere that searches for zero waste gift wrapping have risen by 75 per cent in recent months! Being environmentally savvy is in this Christmas and should always be.
Christmas Trend #7- Asymmetrical Holiday Wreaths
An asymmetrical wreath is something you could easily make yourself or even add some eucalyptus and flowers to a wreath you already have. I taught a class on making an asymmetrical wreath last year, it was so easy and a fun activity. You can find one HERE.
Christmas Trend #8- Natural Elements
Any chance to mix in natural elements I take it! Love a fresh real tree and real garland. But this year I decided to stick with faux and that is still considered a natural element. There are so many really good looking faux pine garlands and tress. When looking for a tree I search by the type of tree I like (balsam fur) and most real looking. If you do go real make sure to spray the pines of garland and wreath with THIS as soon as you bring it home. Last year I had so many questions about the tree below. It is one I have had for years, find similar HERE.
Christmas Trend #8- Focus on what works for you!
I added this onto the end because at the end of the day all that matters is that we are focusing on the real meaning of the season. Yes, home trends are always fun to be inspired by. But the traditions, the love, the memories you make in your home are really all that matter. If you are on a tight budget-go to your yard find a friend with a pine tree and cut clipping to put in jars around your home. Light a few candles. Create. Have fun with it. Get out the watercolors and let the kids or you create a Christmas painting. I believe everyone can love their home, no matter the season or where it is.
Loved this banner that The Wood Grain Cottage made!
Shop some of my favorite Christmas items below-