2021 Christmas Trends


I've done the research and the digging so you don't have to. Here's what to expect in the season ahead! To no surprise the big players will still be playing this holiday season and I'm not talking about Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady. I'm talking about going back to old family traditions. I'm also talking about a blizzard along with sparkle galore.

TRADITION

The traditional Red, Green and White color palette is popular in a big way for 2021. Do you have collections like cookie cutters, a Christmas village or Santas? This year is for you! These items are being used in different ways, here are a few ideas:

  • Tie your collection of Santas or Snowmen into a tree.
  • Add cookie cutters to a glass jar and tie a ribbon to the top.
  • Create unique garland from old Christmas cards. Get creative with shapes; stars, angels or snowflakes are fun choices.
  • Place Nutcrackers in the corners of the stairs.
  • Spread a Christmas village throughout your home: cake stands, cloches, terrariums and even bathroom counters are a great locations for a village property.

If you haven't celebrated with the classics in a while, here are a few great additions: 

  • Poinsettias
  • Tartan Napkins
  • Candy Canes
  • Evergreen Wreaths with Berries
  • Santa Hats
  • Christmas tree collections

A Winter Wonderland trend is back but the look is a little different. Gone are the double trees of 2020 but in are lush green garlands and wreaths. No more wimpy garlands. If you don't have lushiness (totally made that up) and you can't find what you're looking for, layer + layer + layer your garland. You can also layer a couple of wreaths or add sprigs for fullness.

How to use wreaths and garland:

  • Hang a big wreath on the outside of your front door or outside your front window.
  • Hang garland around your front door either symmetrically or asymmetrically. 
  • Hang several wreaths on the outside rail or banister of the stairs.
  • Hang garland on your staircase.
  • Hang a wreath over a mirror.
  • Hang garland over your kitchen window.
  • Small wreaths look beautiful hung on the back of dining chairs.
  • Garland is a must for your mantel, table and even your bar cart.

BLIZZARD

Get ready for a Christmas snow storm. Be inspired by the snowy mountains and bring this atmosphere into your home by opting for neutral colors, such as muted greens, silver and a piles of the white fluffy stuff. Snow is everywhere and fits in with most decor styles. From flocked trees to frosted pine cones the look is unmistakably in. Use white Christmas balls in various sizes in your tree or garland, add icicles for a frosted look. Include large white ribbon and add chunky white or fur throws to the base of your tree as a skirt. Decorate with white berries and add faux snow to glass vessels. Add fur and knit pillows to your sofa. Drape a white faux fur throw over the end of your bed or the back of your sofa. Cozy throws are still a must.

DOWNTOWN SPARKLE

Let yourself be inspired by city lights. Sparkle and glam describe beautifully the move away from rustic and farmhouse Christmas looks. Christmas decor will be a bit more refined and dressy this year. Metallic ornaments, crystal chandelier style ornaments and strings of pearls are all dressing up the season. Glitz and bling can be added to traditional looks as well as neutral and white looks. Just keep the color palette tight throughout your home. Coordinate your gift wrap to your decor and add tons of lights. It's all about the sparkle for 2021.

Let's Decorate!!!

All photos are from RAZ 2021