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Hot Holiday Decorating Trends

Your collection of holiday decorations is nothing short of festive. However, decking the halls the same way year after year has finally given you an acute case of the holiday ho-hums. Beat the blues by finally ditching your go-to style and indulge in one of this season’s hottest holiday decorating trends.

Back to Basics

DIY is on-trend for yet another holiday season. Hand knit stockings, felt wreaths, and festive buntings (as seen in the photo below) are all a must. This is a great trend for wannabe crafters, budget-conscious 20-somethings, or parents looking for a holiday project to do with kids. Not good with a needle and thread? Then use this trend to support local artisans. Holiday craft fairs abound right now. Find an artist you like and patronize him or her!

Be Bold With Colour

This season, step outside of your colour box by decorating in an unexpected hue. Bright colours like hot pink, lemon yellow, and lime green are all hot this holiday, as are pastel versions of the same colours. Though these candy shades aren’t for the faint of heart, they’re an unexpected, modern twist on the traditional red, green, and gold.

Go in Circles

The bauble is back! And we don’t mean just as a tree trimming. Fill a glass bowl or cloche with a few glass ornaments to create an elegant holiday centerpiece.

Light It Old School Style

Oversized vintage holiday lights are back this season. You can opt for the real deal, or be an energy-saver with modern replicas that contain LEDs. Use them to trim the tree, decorate your front porch, or even add a festive touch to your bicycle. String them up yourself or visit EiEi Home and search for a handyman in your area.

Have a Hoot

Yes, it’s still super trendy to put a bird on it. Forget the French hens and the turtle doves; this holiday season is all about owls. Use a few faux feathered friends to trim indoor or outdoor trees, or opt for accent pieces like candles, salt and paper shakers, and even stockings that sport their visage.

The best part about this year’s trends? They can be combined together (DIY holiday bunting shaped like owls anyone?), or used as a way to freshen up already existing decor. Happy holidays!
By Megan Mostyn-Brown

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