Looking for the latest Christmas trends for 2020? Here are some of the holiday decorating trends to expect!
After a year like we’ve had, we need a fun, happy holiday season!
One of the most fun aspects of the holiday to me is decorating!
Many Christmas decorations are timeless. If you prefer to decorate in a traditional style or with the same decor every year, that is great!
However, many people like to mix up their decor for each Christmas season.
Maybe you usually decorate all the same, but this year you need a change.
Or maybe you have an attic full of Christmas decor and just have to pick which pieces to put out this year.
I’ve dove into Pinterest and store catalogues and am excited to share with you my Christmas 2020 trend forecast!
Christmas Tree Trends for 2020
Here are some of the big trends that I have identified for Christmas this year! I hope these decor ideas get your imagination flowing.
Christmas Tree Color trends for 2020
Traditional Christmas colors are red and green. However, it can be fun to mix up that color scheme.
A good place to take a hint for Christmas colors is with the major paint brands’ colors of the year.
Sherwin Williams’s color of the year was Naval (SW 6244). This is a deep rich navy.
So, I would expect a lot of navy blue this Christmas.
I actually love blues for Christmas and think it’s really unexpected but also timeless.
To brighten up this dark shade, pair it with metallics like gold or platinum and bright white accents!
Seeing a pattern?! Pantone’s color of the year was 19-4052 Classic Blue. This is a true royal blue color.
Royal blue is another great option for decorating with blues. It is definitely blue-r than navy and is a lot brighter.
This is a great option for those who love color but want to decorate with blue!
This shade pairs really well with other bright colors – like bright red, pink, yellow, or green. If you want to go bold, this is a fun way to do it!
Blush might seem like a totally different color than the previous blues, but they actually really work well together.
Benjamin Moore’s color of the year was First Light (2102-70), a very light rosy pink.
I love that Benjamin Moore releases a whole palette of colors for each year. This year they suggested a lot of pastels including white, yellow, pink, blue, and minty green.
This color palette is great for Christmas and can have a light, ethereal effect. This is a really fun option if you want to have a whimsical tree, too!
Of course, COVID has been the trend of all of 2020, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it will creep into Christmas.
A lot of people will be going with tongue-and-cheek silly Corona Virus decor items, like funny toilet paper ornaments.
If your work was still having a White Elephant gift exchange, I’d recommend a COVID ornament, just for the laughs.
Small & Intimate
With social distancing guidelines still in place, many people will be having a much smaller celebration than usual.
This doesn’t have to be sad, though. If you will have just a few close guests, work to make each one feel special.
Consider adding personalized decor on or around your tree. This could be ornaments, stockings, special keepsakes, or fancy gift tags with each person’s name on it.
These special touches don’t have to be complicated – but they go a long way to making people feel special.
Boho is a major trend in home decor and fashion, so it’s not a surprise that it flows over into holiday decor this year.
Boho incorporates a lot of plants and greenery, natural wood tones, and woven textures.
Consider using raw wood for ornaments and accessories.
Or, pull out your macrame skills and create woven garlands or ornaments!
The boho look is easy to DIY and is extremely on trend.
While farmhouse style was most popular when Fixer Upper was live a few years ago, the neutral colors of that look are still very popular.
If you hop on Pinterest and look for “Christmas Trees” you will see what I mean. Tons of white, tan, and neutral colors everywhere you look!
When decorating with neutrals, focus on adding lots of texture. So, don’t just do shiny balls. Mix in textured ribbons, fur, or velvet.
Neutral colors with lots of textures is a beautiful holiday trend this year!
Recycling is always on trend, and as Generation Z is growing to be old enough to design their own holiday decor, recycled materials are getting even more popular.
An easy way to do this is with eco-friendly gift wrapping. This could include recycled paper, newspaper, fabric, or even part of the gift like a scarf.
You can also upcycle recycled items to create ornaments, string them together to make garlands, or re-purpose old or thrifted clothing into stockings or tree skirts.
People are staying at home, and many are feeling sentimental about the past. Nostalgic and vintage decor will be popular this year!
If you want to get this look on a budget, head to your local thrift show and see what you can dig up! There is usually plenty of Christmas decor that might just need a coat of spray paint to be fabulous.
Or, look deep in your attic or a family member’s storage unit for treasures from the past!
Decorate with vintage and pretend it’s not the dumpster fire that is 2020 🙂
Be sure to check out some of my favorite Christmas tree theme ideas!