The Key Christmas Decorating Trends of 2020

Before you start hauling your holiday boxes up from the basement and bust out the ornaments, you might like to get some inspiration from this year’s Christmas decorating trends. 

Decorating for Christmas is so much more than just putting up a tree and hanging some twinkling lights. By choosing a colour scheme or theme, you can really create an experience and convey your very own style and personality. By varying your decor each year you add more excitement and get to create new memories. But before you start hauling your holiday boxes up from the basement and bust out the ornaments, you might like to get some inspiration from this year’s trends. 


The most outspoken Christmas decor trend of 2020 is the Safari theme. The trend is a mix of glamourous and quirkiness. You get to go wild with zebra, leopard and giraffe printed baubles, animal candle holders and bamboo lanterns.The colorscheme consists of warm hues like rusty brown, ochre yellow, brown, gold shimmering accents and orange.

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Twisted taper candles

Who would have thought that TikTok would be a catalyst for a Christmas decor trend? A DIY video went viral and soon everyone was making twisted taper candles. Decor brands like Hay are galvanizing the hype with a range of soft pastels and fun bold colors. 

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The Nutcracker

We all know Hoffmann’s 1816 fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King story of a little girl who goes to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve. This year, the story’s soldiers are much coveted Christmas ornaments, possibly because of the resurgence of vintage ornaments in general. Store shelves are packed full of sparkly modern versions and wooden traditional ones. They come in different sizes and forms. Whether you choose the traditional wooden dolls to decorate your mantelpiece, or the gleaming modern ornaments to hang in the tree, the nutcracker soldiers are back to being a staple item.

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Shades of Blue

Regal blue, midnight blue or peacock blue. You can’t go wrong with a blue Christmas house this year. Depending on the shade of blue you pick, you can create an inviting atmosphere. Peacock blue will add a luxurious look and feel, while ice blue instantly evokes a frosty and wintery atmosphere. Regal blue and midnight blue are classic and chic and easily paired with white, red or green. Also look out for the Chinese blue and white pottery baubles this year! 

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Nostalgic Christmas 

Nothing says Christmas more than Santa’s workshop filled with toys and candy. Spruce up your decor with striped candy canes, reindeers, toys and lots of pine cones. The style is easily achieved by using the traditional colors red and green, plaid fabrics and lots of bows and peppermints.

No matter what style or theme you choose this year, you can’t go wrong. In the end, Christmas is not about the ornaments but about the backdrop that you set for the memories you make together while decorating with the whole family.


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