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Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Mountain Christmas

Do you feel like you need a secluded little hideaway to escape to when the holiday season reaches its frenzied peak? Mountain Christmas decor is all about coziness and relaxation—with a few rustic touches added to your home, you’ll be ready to snuggle under your plushest blanket and let those holiday stresses melt away as you sip cocoa in front of a crackling fire (real or virtual).

Take a look at how we brought some mountain-inspired magic to this living room.
Click here to view most of the seasonal and rustic decor we used.

  • We adorned the window and wall on either side of the fireplace with lodge-themed tier curtains, a lighted canvas depicting a vintage holiday scene, and a faux wood display ledge.
  • We warmed up the bare floor with a rustic area rug bordered in pine cones and plaid, then placed an accent chair topped with a throw pillow nearby.
  • We placed wilderness Santas on the floor and dangled snowmen Christmas stockings from the mantel. We opted for seasonal decor in earthy, muted tones rather than bright reds or glittery golds.
  • We gave some nature flavor to the area above the fireplace with a pair of decorative 24”H trees covered in pine cones and a pre-lit, frosted faux greenery wreath.

Mountain Christmas Holiday Decor

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Farmhouse Christmas

What’s not to love about farmhouse-inspired Christmas decor? This holiday decorating theme embraces the eclectic style, featuring rustic pieces with a modern edge. Nothing is too fussy here, so if your decor looks lived-in, or something’s a bit out of place, all the better. This decorating style will welcome your thrift-store finds, mismatched kitchenware, and weathered mementos from years past. Get ready to give your home plenty of country Christmas flavor!

How to get started?

1. Homemade decorations

Let your DIY spirit flourish as you create holiday decorations by hand. Give your tree a one-of-a-kind look with handcrafted ornaments, or hang a Christmas card garland on your wall.

2. Textural interest

Mix textures to keep your farmhouse Christmas decor from looking staid. Burlap, felt, and galvanized metal are just some of the materials that will be right at home in this style. Hang a wooden plank sign or a plaque featuring a corrugated metal tree above your fireplace as a charming mantel accent.

3. Repurposed items

No need to stock up on new holders for this decorating style! Fill aged buckets, watering cans, or pitchers with faux holiday greenery for a fresh take on vase arrangements. Turn Mason jars or vintage lanterns into LED candle luminaries for safe accent lighting. Stock clear latch-lid canisters with peppermint sticks for old-time appeal. If you can reuse or restyle something to suit your decor, do it!

4. Unique statement pieces

Go on the hunt for those offbeat items that will make your farmhouse decor stand apart! Just a few ideas: a white resin reindeer head, a stack of vintage soda crates, an old trunk used as a table, or a darling antique sled or wagon.

5. Comfy accessories

Don’t forget plump decorative pillows, fringed throw blankets, and patchwork quilts to give warmth and comfort to living rooms and bedrooms.

Below are a few farmhouse-style Christmas decorations to inspire your inner decorator! Click on each image below to view the item shown.

Holiday Tartan Plaid Stockings Christmas Spirit Pillow Set
Sled Lighted Wall Art Set Merry and Bright Decorative Accent

Holiday Decorating Trend Spotlight: Scandinavian Christmas

If minimalism is your thing, you’ll love the Scandinavian Christmas decorating style. This pared-down holiday decorating theme draws inspiration from the Scandinavian region, with lots of natural touches and homespun accents. Simplicity and homey charm are key for this unpretentious Christmas look.

Here are a few basics you can use as a foundation for this style: natural wood decorations, greenery swags and wreaths, trees dappled with homemade ornaments, and presents wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine. To cozy it all up, you might want to add textural touches of snuggly faux fur—perhaps a rug, throw blanket, or tree skirt.

After you have the basics in place, you can enhance the Scandinavian holiday decorating style with one of three palettes (or use some combination to create a look that is all your own!):

1) stark black and pristine white

2) icy/frosted with metallic golden touches and candles

3) red and white or cream, especially Nordic patterns

Below are a few decorations that would look delightful amidst your Scandinavian-inspired Christmas decor. Click on each image below to view the items shown.

Snowflake Frosted Globes White Poinsettia Votive Candleholder Set
Snow Day Snowmen Stander Set Nordic Throw and Pillow

Holiday Decorating Ideas and Styles for 2014

What Christmas decorations will bejewel your home this year? Do you yearn to create a beautiful, cohesive look for the holiday season? If you’re short on inspiration, consider one of these holiday decorating styles.

Golden Elegance

Red and green will never go out of style as a Christmas color pairing, but gold, bronze, and champagne can look just as festive. Your home will be awash in luxury when you decorate with the regal hues of Golden Elegance. This exquisite style also includes figurines with an heirloom-like quality, elegantly resting on your display surfaces like cherished holiday treasures. Glitter and shimmer lend holiday twinkle to these sumptuous accents.

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Holiday Glitter

As a child, what captured your attention among all the holiday decor? Was it the reflection of the living room in a red metallic ball ornament? Maybe it was the silver tinsel that wound around your Christmas tree or hung, frost-like, in shimmering vertical drips? All the holiday sparkle that captivated you then can fill your home now. The Holiday Glitter decorating style is dazzling in red and burgundy, with plenty of shine and sparkle. Expect to see sequins, crystals, and glitter as embellishments.

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White Christmas

No matter what the meteorologist says, it will be a White Christmas this year. After all, you’ve been dreaming of it (and playing enough Bing Crosby)! This holiday decorating style draws its inspiration from freshly fallen snow, powdery and pristine, softly glittering in the morning sun. Christmas decorations in white and ivory radiate a gentle, delicate beauty, like winter in its quietest hours. Angels seem to glow from within, while other decorations mimic the intricate structure of snowflakes.

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Holiday Decorating Ideas and Styles for 2013

What special Christmas decorations will adorn your home this year? Those quaint caroler figurines stir up holiday nostalgia, but that silly snowman tickles your funny bone. Before you get caught in a flurry of Christmas decorations, it’s a good idea to have a guiding theme to help you along the way. Here are seven holiday decorating styles for the 2013 season. Let these holiday decorating ideas lead you to a festive and cohesive look in your home.

Christmas of Yesteryear

What if the holiday scene from some old-fashioned postcard or ’50s photograph could materialize before your eyes? This holiday style is a nod to the past, featuring Victorian- or retro-inspired decorations. When the seasonal frenzy is in full swing, this traditional holiday decor will feel like a welcome escape to another time.

Jolly Holiday

When Santa sneaks in to drop off gifts and gobble a few cookies, he’ll feel right at home. This festive holiday decor is cheery and lighthearted, just like the Jolly Elf himself. Red and green color bursts and fun Santa decorations are the trademarks of this Christmas style.

Juniper Forest

That rugged trek was worth it. A few more steps, and you’ll come upon Juniper Forest, glittering with frosted greenery. This upscale holiday decorating style is rustic yet polished, woodsy but sophisticated. Fall under the enchanting spell of this woodland holiday decor.

Nature’s Holiday

Not to be outdone by autumn’s brilliance, winter has its own color show with crimson berries, greenery, rustic browns, and bright red cardinals. Follow nature’s lead this winter season, and give your home plenty of color and country charm with this holiday decorating style.

O Holy Night

Keep the first and most important Christmas story ever in mind as you decorate your home. This religious holiday decor has the Holy Family at its heart, surrounded by shimmering gold and beautiful accents of color. Meaningful decorations and angelic figures make your home a haven of tranquility.

Snow Day

“Snow Day.” Ah, those two wonderful words that children everywhere long to hear. This holiday decorating style captures that sense of play and carefree fun, with nary a snowball fight in sight. Who can resist a happy snowman and his winter-loving pals?

Sparkling Snowflakes

No more watching at the window as the snow falls – you can have all the glistening snowflakes you want right in your own home. This elegant holiday decorating style blends rich, sumptuous colors of gold, silver, and white with sparkling snowflake accents.