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Holiday Trends To Deck The Halls For 2023!

Some of us start decorating for the holidays the day after Thanksgiving, others before Halloween, and some think about the holidays year-round! Whatever the case is, we have outlined the top holiday and Christmas decor trends that are sure to please everyone on your nice list. Jump right in so we can help you elevate your home – regardless of where you are in the decorating process!

Vintage and nostalgic looks are making a comeback, and seems to be here to stay. With the resurgence of the Ralph Lauren home, and Gen Z truly embracing what once was, why not embrace the nostalgia? Experiment with candy pastels as an alternative to the traditional red and green colors that typically adorn the month of december. Incorporate silver over gold for a truly vintage glam feel, velvety soft flocked reindeer in a variety of colors (even pastels) and ceramic trees. Go even deeper into the past and play with Victorian details such as intricate patterns that you can find (or create!) on ornaments, vases, tablecloths and tableware.

Neutral, natural and cozy is a big again this year which pairs seamlessly with Scandinavian and hygge design. Hygge embraces the feeling of well-being and contentment through coziness and simplicity within design and decor. Create this ambience with neutral tones, a variety of textures (faux furs and chunky knits), and taper candles. Creams, whites, natural browns and grays pair perfectly with yarn balls, burlap ribbons, wooden bead garland with unfinished natural wood ornaments.

The color pink didn’t stop with the summertime, so why not continue to play with merry magenta? With The influence of Barbie, and Pantones 2023 color of the year, Viva Magenta, continue to hold strong into the winter months. Decipher how much you want to play with pink but you can incorporate this fun color through a spectrum of hues ranging from soft bubblegum to vivid jewel tone magenta. This color can be applied through trees, wreaths, lights, gift wrapping and ornaments alike.

Luxe metallics will always be reminiscent of the holidays: shimmer, sparkle and shine. Gold, rose gold, silver and everything else shiny that catches the eye will continue to be a staple in holiday decorating ornaments, ribbons, table settings, artwork and nutcrackers.

 

If simplicity is your style, then a monochromatic holiday might be a trend for you to try this year. Don’t be shy, as a monochromatic holiday can sound intimidating, but selecting one color, in a variety of hues and finishes can turn out beautifully. Select a singular color you want to use (silver, gold, red, blue, purple or pink) and make sure to include a range of that hue, moving from pastel to jewel tones of the singular color. Don’t forget about finishes as this will make a big difference. Include different finishes of the decor elements (i.e ornaments) in matte, sparkle, translucent, shiny and textured to complete the look.

Sustainability is important and continuing to gain momentum, and for good reason! This holiday season use a few of these sustainable tips to make your holiday evergreen.

Adorn your gifts and packages with earth friendly options rather than buying paper that will just be thrown away. Try using brown bags from your groceries, kraft paper, re-using previous years gift bags and tissue, or even using newspaper that you and your kids can then paint – making it a fun craft!

When planning your theme for this year’s decorations, consider what you already have. While it may not fit into your theme in its current state, get creative! Envision how these decor elements (ornaments, ceramic trees, etc.) can be changed instantly with a coat of spray paint, fabric paint, fabric dye or even a little of glitter.

Incorporate nature not only with garland and wreaths but the decor as well. Bring in nutmegs, pinecones, and poinsettias as an earth friendly way to decorate doors, mantels, countertops and vases. Don’t forget to add in some woodland creatures such as deer, owls, foxes, and chipmunks.

LED lights are an easy way to contribute to sustainability, so upgrade your old, half broken strand to an LED option. When decorating your front porch or stringing lights on your trees and bushes, opt for solar powered lights.

Shop for your gifts from local small businesses if you have time as opposed to big box stores to support local businesses. P.S if you are shopping for the person who has it all, consider a plant, experience or subscription for a year to what they already use (gym, music app, etc.)

 

The holidays is all about ambience, not just decor. When creating a holiday atmosphere, decor is great, but to really create the full experience don’t forget about the ambience.Turn off your overhead lights and stick to soft lighting from your tree, garland, candles and lamps to illuminate your space. Scented candles or aromatherapy diffusers help create that cozy feeling through scents like pine, apple cider, cookies and nutmeg. Your Tv can often be overlooked, but you can opt to have a crackling fireplace playing (try Netflix or Youtube) or have holiday movies running on mute too help make the holiday more magical.

If you strive to have an insta-worthy holiday home, don’t forget about the ones that mean the most to you. Your family and friends are the reason for the season, right? Make sure to include your family photos, memorable and handmade ornaments and trinkets from your children or family in your decor. If having them on the same tree as your themed tree doesn’t fit your mold, that’s ok! You can have a dedicated memorable tree for these meaningful elements. If you can’t dedicate another full size tree to these items, opt for a tabletop tree that can act as centerpiece for your dining table. Not only will this keep your themed holiday on par, but it will also spark meaningful conversation while enjoying your holiday meals.

If you are decorating with a Christmas tree this year here are s few things to keep in mind: support small businesses. Don’t buy your tree from big box stores and head to a local farm or business that offers christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. If you are using a faux tree, make surveyor tree looks as full as possible. If you can see the pre-lit light strand cord, the base of the trees, or if there are noticeable holes, grab some garland to pop into those areas to hide the flaws and help fill out the tree. Lastly, the more the better – to make your tree feel like it belongs in a hotel lobby, don’t be stingy with the decorations. Fill it out as much as possible with ornaments, garland, floral picks, ribbon and tinsel. Be strategic, not stingy with the accouterments!

 

With these decorating tips and tricks, you can truly embrace the essence of fall and Halloween in 2023. From warm and cozy autumnal accents to spine-chilling Halloween decorations, let your creativity take flight and create an atmosphere that delights and spooks all who enter your domain. Remember, it’s all about having fun and embracing the magic of the season. Happy decorating!