4 Holiday Decorating Trends You Can Actually Pull Off

As much as they are eye-catchy, décor trends can seem impossible to pull off sometimes. Most designs are intimidating that one may think only the affluent can afford to actually have them in their homes. However, this holiday season, you don’t need to go outrageous or spend so much on décor. Think minimal, laid-back, or you can even take cues from rustic farmhouses—these are some holiday decorating trends that are receiving rave reviews this season. What’s more, these are no-sweat styles that virtually require minimum efforts.

1 | Minimalist

The minimalist décor for the holidays is this year’s space-conscious’ best friend. Although they have been in the mainstream for the past years, the rise of compact living spaces has given this sensibility a new found popularity. However, the minimalist decor trend is not only about small spaces, neat freaks, and lazy people; it is for anyone who wants a simple and clean look for the holidays. Items are usually modern, small, and are kept to a minimum number so you don’t have to worry about having too few or too small. Colors are usually neutral and muted, like white, black, brown, and green—nothing too loud or glitzy—so your space exudes an easy-on-the-eyes vibe even when decked for the holidays.

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2 | Rustic

Opposite the cool and predominantly white minimalist holiday décor trend, rustic is warmer and uses a lot of brown, orange, and red colors. The style is a nod to country influences heightened with organic elements for a more natural, communing-with-the-outdoors feel. It features an inspired use of wood, foliage, patterns such as gingham and checkered, burlaps, and up-cycled or reclaimed pieces. You can also make use of all your vintage finds for a more personalized take on the design.

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3 | Boho

This laid-back design style is also a popular choice for the holidays. Rattan, wood, knits, macramé, and cozy rugs are all your go-to items for the boho chic décor trend. Unlike the minimalist and rustic styles that have a certain coldness or warmth with their feel, boho is more easy-going. You can play with more colors, contrasts, and other elements. Think monochromatic orange made more alive with organic prints and dolled up with fringes.

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4 | Bejewelled

Jewel tones are in this season as well. Deep and rich colors like emerald, topaz, garnet, sapphire, and amethyst instantly give any space an elegant and upscale look. These colors call to mind an innate sense of royalty, so your space won’t look too made up for the holidays. You can incorporate these jewel tones in to your space through throw pillows, plush throw blankets, Christmas tree ornaments, ornate stockings, and even your holiday table setting.

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