’Tis the season for Christmas decor – the best way to bring your home to life for the holidays and wrap up the year in style! Of course, the classic red and green garlands and Santa figurines will always hold a place in our hearts. But as interior design lovers, we’re excited to share how emerging decor ideas for Christmas 2023 are pushing the envelope. From nature-inspired centerpieces to accents with unique materials, these design-forward Christmas trends will inspire you to start decking the halls!
One Christmas decor trend that designers are loving at the moment is glass. As an art form, it’s effortlessly elegant. It plays with reflection more than any other medium – enhancing and refracting the light from sources like your fireplace, Christmas tree lights and candles. We love the delicate shapes, translucent colors and handmade textures of glass ornaments. Place them on your tree or mantle to add fun touches. Or try grouping complementary baubles in a decorative bowl as a centerpiece.
Lean into the glitz and glamour of the holidays by incorporating brass, chrome and gold pieces in your interior design. Metallic decor can remain on display beyond the holiday season too; simply change up the styling. For example, an arrangement of holly in a brass vase can be swapped out for flower blossoms come spring.
The use of bright, warm color looks especially beautiful when combined with the traditional gold, silver, and jeweled tones of the season. Reds and yellows also offer a stark contrast to the cool, chilly temperatures of the outdoors. So try using some warm colored candles, pillows, floral arrangements or centerpieces for your Christmas decor this season.
Look no further than nature when decorating your home for Christmas! Start with evergreens, flowers and fruits to make nature-inspired holiday decorations for your mantel, table or tree. And who hasn’t snapped a twig or two off the Christmas tree while maneuvering it through the doorway? Put those sprigs to use on a mantle, sideboard or shelf to spread the magic and irresistible scent throughout the home. More ideas include pinecone and acorn centerpieces, lantern lights, holly and homemade wreaths!
Holiday decorating doesn’t have to be excessive. If your style leans more minimalist, opt for subtle, effortless and timeless decor this Christmas. Embrace the neutrals in your home and add a little greenery and muted red tones. You don’t have to start throwing themed knickknacks around either… make mindful choices this year! Try a chic indoor wreath, a touch of holly, or an assortment of bells to tell an elegant Christmas story. And if all else fails, delight the senses with some seasonal candles, a bowl of cinnamon sticks, orange slices or dried sprigs.
Rich jewel tones such as burgundy, teal, emerald, and luxe metals are in this holiday season. Glassware is one of our favorite ways to embrace the trend. You’ve seen those cute goblets on Etsy, right? While it feels festive, it’s also an investment that you can use all year long. So, treat yourself to some beautiful jewel toned wine glasses before your next holiday party – and give some as gifts while you’re at it!
The easiest way to take your Christmas decor to the next level? Use the power of mirrors to double the holiday cheer! For example, leaning a floor-length mirror on the wall adjacent to your tree will reflect all those twinkly lights and ornaments back into the room, essentially multiplying its presence. This trick works especially well in smaller spaces if you want your Christmas tree to have a little extra impact.
What’s your favorite Christmas decorating style? Will you be embracing tradition or trying some new techniques this year? Let us know in the comments below and happy decorating!