15 Holiday Decorating Trends That Will Be Huge This Season

From DIY to just buy it already

Whether your holiday decorating style is fabulous and extravagant (Christmas only comes once a year!) or more subtle in its approach (a Charlie Brown tree has its time and place), we’ve got you covered. Here, 15 ideas that are going to be huge this season.

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Woods and Weaves

Branches Are The New Mantels

No fireplace? No problem. A large branch makes a simple but no less effective substitute. Add a few leaves—or better yet, some mistletoe—to brighten things up a notch.

Circular Light Formations

Who knew that painting some Hula-Hoops black, wrapping them in lights and hanging them from the ceiling could transform a room into a magical winter art exhibit? Try this for your next holiday party if you really want to impress the guests.

White Feathers

Fact: A few regal feathers add a brush of winter charm to any table setting. (And since the color is so neutral, it works equally well for New Year’s and beyond.)

A Single Strand Of Lights

Drape them across a wall to frame your cozy holiday (and non-holiday) fixtures with warm light.

A Statement Sign

Keep everything else simple and let the sign do the talking.

The Golden Sycamore

A Framed Chalkboard

A gold-framed chalkboard is equally effective—and you can change the message or illustration as you please.

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Cox and Cox

A Tree Frame

Don’t want to mess with all the fallen pine needles? A lit silhouette is festive without the fuss.

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Cox and Cox

A Tree Ladder

Complete with rungs to hang ornaments from.

Twinkling Trees

Another option for the pine-needle averse? Bare branches outfitted with tiny bursts of light.

Patio Decorations

Why should the merriment stop inside? Spruce up your deck or patio with a full wreath and some pine accents. Make sure you have a flannel blanket for when you want to take that hot toddy (or cocoa for the kids) outdoors.

Tropical Trees

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka to all.

Mini Trees

Guys. These are actually painted pinecones—and they are a great way to get the kids in on the holiday festivities. Place them on nightstands, coffee tables or any flat surface that needs some cheer.

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Freckle and Wulff

A Deconstructed Wreath

Ahh, so this is what you do with the extra garland (and tree trimmings).

A Touch Of Tartan

This year your plaid scarf can do double duty.

Metallic Accents

Proof that a faux tree can still look festive—and even elegant. Just add some bronze and silver embellishments.

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