Holiday Cheer for a Super Weird Year
That special time of the year is upon us where the days are shorter and we are hurtling through a steady stream of holidays. The weeks between holidays always seem to go too quickly and it inevitably raises the age old question...the one that incites strong opinions from the die hard traditionalists to the new age embracers of Christmas ALL YEAR LONG: When to decorate for the holiday season? So whether you are baking sugar cookies in a Santa themed onesie on November 1st or plan for a transition to tinsel and mistletoe in early December, we have the best round up of holiday decor for this unexpected year. We know that many people will see a holiday season that is unlike their usual one so we hope these picks will inspire you to embrace your inner elf and take on the changed year with a gusto that even Cindy Lou would be proud of.
COLOR: We are loving this year’s trend to bring color to your holiday decor. Whether you see jewel tones or bright and poppy colors, we are seeing this trend liven up mantels, trees and more. We are even seeing colored trees! Check out Finley’s sweet pink tree this year. We took this soft pink tree from Overstock and decorated it with all the things she loves like unicorns, donuts and rainbow colors! We love this concept for something unexpected and fun! (https://rstyle.me/+muwE40W2V0KIoE376kZoXQ)
NOSTALGIC DECOR: We cannot get enough of decor that reminds us of holidays spent with family in year’s past. With the pandemic upon us, there isn’t a better feeling than using items like ceramic trees in your decor. We also love these bottle brush trees in different sizes and colors to cheer up shelves, mantels and dining tables! (https://rstyle.me/+LhR7BWndJ7T2MN4xYTgvfA)
FLOCKED TREES: We are seeing this classic choice trend again and we are here for it. These beautiful trees (https://rstyle.me/+zGIH1yO5ejQXLCksMMu8kQ) feel both a bit nostalgic, but also fresh and reinvented. They bring a real cozy vibe to the space and don’t forget that flocking isn’t limited to just trees, but wreaths and more!
NATURAL DECOR: It’s time to embrace using natural elements in our holiday decorating. A beautiful and simple garland of juniper can be a perfect statement. (https://rstyle.me/+0wfTJpimwgND_M5a6B2BEQ) Add natural wooden beads and some neutral colored ribbon and you have an understated and organic display that was easy to pull together. Although we love real greens, we also appreciate a fab faux option and can’t rave enough about this one! We are also loving adding natural greens and found items for your table setting. Grab a basket and some boots and head outdoors to look for pine and cedar branches or winterberry bushes which are exploding in color right now!
OUTDOOR DECOR: We are seeing a big push in outdoor decorating this year. Whether it’s a light display to make Clark Griswold jealous or a fabulous garland draped front door, we are loving this emphasis on bringing the spirit to the front of the house. We are already dreaming up a fun jammie clad evening with road cocoas perusing our neighborhood’s decorations. Go big with your front door wreath and use it as a way to share your holiday cheer! (https://rstyle.me/+ZqToAaJQG7yWgAHQ8MVl3Q)
NEUTRALS: Yup, we mentioned color right out of the gates, but we can’t deny that there is also a trend towards neutral themed trimmings this year. We love adding metals to this trend to really make a statement. Whether you are dressing up THE perfect flocked tree or you are setting a fantastic table for an intimate family dinner, layer in neutral tones with felted wool, wooden bead garlands, faux fur throws and metal accents like these adorable galvanized houses. (https://rstyle.me/+bOxkHV7wFE0jsicT9gNJvw)
We hope this round up inspires you to trim up the tree and find new ways to celebrate this holiday season!
Colleen & Sarah