With the holidays just around the corner, we’re eager to get the season started by bringing the spirit of the holidays into your home. We’ve gathered our favorite Christmas ready looks that offer a fresh and inspired way to transform your home into a holiday wonderland. Whether your style leans more traditional or edgy, these holiday decorating ideas will make this your most stylish holiday season to date.
Turns out showcasing the holiday season can be as simple as bringing in natural touches around your home. For an elegant holiday look, channel Scandinavian style for an inspired aesthetic that feels fresh and inviting. The main features of a Nordic-style Christmas bring in rustic, natural, and vintage tones with pops of red and natural accents. To take the look of your home in a simple, yet impactful holiday direction, take a minimalist approach and layer in evergreen branches and pinecones with berries and pomegranates, which add a festive shot of color. Weaving in cozy knit accents with distinct textures lend comfort and depth to an airy palette, while candles and a warm hearth set a soothing tone perfect for the holidays. A seasonal wreath made from eucalyptus leaves brings plenty of Scandinavian charm, that also adds a calming, aromatic scent to your home.
The essence of the holidays comes down to celebrating tradition, but that doesn’t mean pulling off traditional style needs to be boring. Allow classic elements like Scottish tartans and plaids to take center stage with classic Christmas colors: red and green. A pair of tartan plaid pillows placed in a guest bedroom or white sofa, is a great way in bringing color and interest that channels holiday vibes without feeling too on-the-nose. Another way to inject Christmas cozy into your home? Tossing a check throw on the backs of seating is a fresh approach to holiday decor. We can’t get enough of how Judy Aldridge, of interior design blog, Atlantis Home, used her checkered blankets as chair covers for a festive dinner party look. To add a personal touch to the timeless Christmas aesthetic, we like quirky, heritage-style accents like vintage steam trunks, nutcrackers, or even a cherry-red console table to greet guests at the door.
If bringing out the same holiday decor year after year is making Christmas feel like you’re stuck in the Bill Murray flick, Groundhog Day, change up your usual arrangement with a bold, spirited approach to holiday decorating. Afterall, your holidays shouldn’t be devoid of design surprises. Nothing brings cheerful spirit to a space like vibrant colors. Let jewel tones like magenta, plum, and emerald set the tone. They’re go-to colors that still exude plenty of festive cheer. Metallic accents, like gold and silver, bring a sense of occasion that turns up the holiday-volume knob several levels. Christmas and the holidays call for over-the-top celebrations, so this is the ideal time to roll out a gilded bar cart stocked with your favorite treats. Rather than sprinkling hints of holiday around your home, fly your holiday flag proudly. Overload your Christmas tree with layers upon layers of colorful baubles, festive garlands, and personal mementos for a bohemian glam twist on holiday decor. Trim your Christmas tree (and the rest of your home) accordingly for a statement-making Christmas look that turns up the fun.
Holiday decor doesn’t always have to be obvious. For those who want to infuse a little more edge to their festivities, finding the right accessories will channel an offbeat holiday spirit. The key in achieving unexpected edge in holiday decorating is finding the perfect balance between understated and bold looks. Keep your furnishings spare and minimal so that accents really stand out. Eclectic accessories like antlers, tree branches, and shag rugs all pay subtle homage to the festive season. It’s an understated look packed with plenty of drama that is sure to make your home truly stand out.
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