Holiday Decorating Tips From An Interior Designer

Holiday Decorating for Your Home

It’s that time again! The most wonderful time of the year…

It’s holiday decorating time. Everyone needs that fuel to their fire when it comes to decorating for the holidays.

It’s that time of year when you want to impress your guests, make your home feel cozy, and bring in the new year.

The holidays are that time of year when you can express your inner creativity and use unique ideas to transform your home.

So what are the new trends for decorating your home this season? We want to make your holiday decorating enjoyable this year with these exclusive trends and ideas for your home.

Tip #1: Choosing a Color Palette

If you are in the mood for new decor go ahead and step out of your comfort zone by putting away your traditional green and red and replacing them by trying one of the new holiday color palette ideas we love.


With the “blush” color palette you can go all out by putting up a pink tree or go simple with blush, rose gold, or hot pink ornaments and decorations. This new color trend will add that pop of bright and bold to your holiday season.


The metallic color scheme can be a very classic look for holiday decor. The mixture of gold and silver gives your home an elegant look with a chic style that is very appealing.

It is a great way to make sure your holiday decor doesn’t clash with your year round home decor.

Incorporate these accents with decorative pillows, ornaments, garland, fireplace mantels, or tabletop decor. These colors will bring you into the New Year with some bling, but also have your guests leaving with that “wow” look you wanted.

This year the metallics are out with the bronzes and browns and in with the rose gold, soft copper tones, and pewter.

Tip #2: New Trends

As we look into new trends this year to go along with our two color palettes for holiday decorating we find some unique ideas to incorporate into the decor.

Flocked Trees.

These new Flocked Trees are the “big” go to for 2018. These trees make your home look like a Winter Wonderland. They have just started to become popular and they are amazing.

So what exactly are flocked trees?

A flocked tree is a tree covered in fake snow, and flocking refers to the process of covering the tree with artificial snow. This process allows for a range of stunning effects, from a completely snow covered Christmas tree to lightly covered tips, and even piles of snow on individual branches with more or less of the green needles shining through.

You can now buy these already made and don’t have to put the snow on yourself. The best place to find these pre-lit flocked Christmas trees are on where they have a variety of sizes and options.

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas then this new holiday decorating trend is just what you need this year.

Plaid is Back.

You can use plaid as a classic pattern to incorporate into your decorating this year.

Plaid can be mixed and matched with a variety of different sizes and styles of the pattern. Use plaid ribbon on your tree or wrapped in your garland. It can also be incorporated in your present wrapping.

You will find this old school pattern is back in style when you are out shopping for ribbon and even stockings for your mantel.

So start your decorating early this year. Be excited about bringing family and friends together to celebrate the “Most wonderful time of the year,” but do it in style and make your home feel amazing. Use playful patterns and bright colors to step out of your comfort zone this year. You won’t regret it.

Happy Holidays!

By Design Specialist – Brooke McReynolds

Brooke received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. She developed her knowledge and skills by working on Commercial and Residential interior spaces. She uses her creativity to develop innovative designs with a specific form and function for her clients. Check out her website: 

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