Christmas Decor Ideas for Every Room
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and nothing gets us in the Christmas spirit like decorating our homes for the holiday. This year we need more Christmas cheer than ever and we’ve got decor trends and ideas to help you fill every room in your home with holiday happiness.
2020 Trending Christmas Decor
Before we jump into ideas for each room, let’s take a quick look at this year’s top Christmas decor trends.
Navy, Platinum, and Gingerbread. Blue is everywhere this year just as Pantone predicted in 2019 when they selected Classic Blue as their Color of the Year. For the wintry Christmas season, this year’s blue goes deeper with navy blue. The beauty of navy is that it pairs well with so many colors you pretty much can’t go wrong with any color combinations. However, if we had to choose our favorite color combos with navy, we like pairing it with other neutrals like white, silver, and this year’s new favorite--platinum! Navy also adds a bold pop to another new Christmas trend this year, black and white trees.
Platinum wins favor among interior design experts
because it falls perfectly between silver and gold and offers a softer approach. We love the way it pairs with both silver and gold, as well as just about any color you could imagine. Rose gold and cream also look beautiful with this trending shade.
When we say gingerbread, we’re not talking brown. We’re talking about all those pretty pastels and pops of bright shades that turn those boring brown houses into a cozy, dazzling cottage Hansel and Gretel could never resist. Think light pinks, blues, and greens paired with bright red, white, and true greens.
The Elements and Styles
Metal, buffalo check, nutcrackers, and neutral decor make up the most popular elements of this year’s trending Christmas styles. With these elements, it’s no wonder that farmhouse and classic Christmas styles are the most popular trends of the year.
Now that you know what’s trending let’s take a look at how to incorporate these trends into each room of the home.
We’re all for adding a tree in every room but we also like simpler touches like mason jars outfitted with Christmas ribbon paired with an evergreen branch, a bit of holly, or a small piece of Christmas garland to make a handcrafted centerpiece for your kitchen island or table. Add a small wreath to the kitchen window or door and don’t forget to pull out your Santa-themed cookie jars for those delicious holiday treats. If you’ve got a Christmas-themed cookbook, now’s the time to set it on display.
The Dining Room
If you already own a collection of Christmas china, decorating the dining room should come easy. But if you want to add a bit more to the room than china and centerpieces, try a skinny tree decorated in the colors of your Christmas china. Consider choosing this room to be your elegantly decorated space for the season. Any guests you have will love dining in high style.
Decorating your entry is as important as decorating your living room for Christmas. It’s the first part of your home guests will see and it should be as filled with holiday spirit as the other rooms in your home. If you have the space, the entryway is a beautiful spot for a tree...but only if you have ample room to move around comfortably. For smaller entryways, add a strand of classic or magnolia garland around the doorway and around the mudroom space. If you’re going with a classic theme, we love the way nutcrackers look alongside entrances. Add pops of color to your garland with large, brightly colored ornaments and ribbon.
The Powder Room/Bathroom
Yes, even your bathroom and powder room can get in on the Christmas spirit. Christmas floral garland or tinsel garland are perfect trims for bathroom mirrors, and holiday-scented candles will help round out the feel. If you have a large counter space around your vanity, add a mini tree or a vase full of ornaments for additional cheer.
The Living Room/Family Room
Traditionally, the living room is where all the Christmas magic happens so naturally, this is where you’ll want to focus the majority of your Christmas decor. Whether you’re going with a different theme for every room in the home or bringing one grand theme altogether, your living or family room is where you and your family spend the most time so give it all you’ve got when it comes to decorating. Your favorite Christmas tree goes here and don’t forget to outfit the mantel with your favorite garland, stockings, or Christmas cards. Christmas cards are the perfect decor for just about any room in the home. Check out this blog we wrote last year on creative ways to display Christmas cards throughout your home for more ideas. Don’t forget about your bookshelves and cabinets. These are the perfect space for Christmas themed artwork, pottery, and glassware.
For the master, add Christmas bedding or bedding in your favorite Christmas colors for a quick seasonal update, along with a vase of poinsettias on your nightstand or dresser. For the kids rooms, add tiny trees for them to decorate how they choose or string lights and garland around the windows to keep their spirits bright.
Now that you’re armed with ideas and the latest trends, go forth and decorate to your Christmas heart’s desire. Check out our blog each week for more home design and decor tips and ideas.