Celebrate the Season with Whimsical Holiday Décor

Need some holiday inspiration for your home décor? Our Creative Director Broc Clark has identified three important holiday trends for 2018, each with its own distinct style and twist. Get a peak at the dramatic and unique Starry Night or stay true to traditional holiday style with Classic. This week he offers the latest look, Whimsical holiday style.

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Bright colors

Evergreen trees are lovely, but why not go unexpected and use a pink tinsel tree instead? Imagine the surprise on the faces of your friends and family as you color outside of the traditional holiday lines. Decorate it in all white, tropical colors or even black ornaments. You could easily leave it as is and simply string lights. Your holiday will be extra bright when you find a way to use vibrant colors.

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Flamingos

Flamingos are iconic—and they’re also the “it” creature of the moment. Make your front door extra festive by adding this whimsical rug. It might be snowing outside, but you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every time you come home.

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Tropical colors

Red and green are classic holiday colors, but add a sense of whimsy by choosing tropical colors for décor, instead. Turquoise, pink and purple ornaments will bring your tree to life. Or choose metallic chargers in tropical colors to add fun to your holiday entertaining.

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Wreaths

Your front door will set the tone for your holiday décor, so make sure your wreath reflects your penchant for whimsical. It can be as simple as an evergreen wreath with blue and silver ornaments. Or choose a wreath in an interesting shape, such as a square, or in a unique texture, like metal.

What do you think of Whimsical holiday décor? Let us know in the comments, and dare to try something different this season.

 

Classic Holiday Décor

Need some holiday inspiration for your home? Our Creative Director Broc Clark has identified three important holiday trends for 2018, each with its own distinct style and twist. Last week he shared the dramatic and unique Starry Night. This week he offers the latest nuance to Classic Holiday Décor.

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can never go wrong with a traditional look. It’s timeless and elegant, and will never go out of style. Here are five of its signature elements:

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Color

The combination of red, green and white are classic, and they form the foundation for the Classic holiday trend. Look at earthy versions of these three colors, such as a brick red, snow white and pine green. They are the colors found in nature as opposed to their more vibrant counterparts. The look is rich and refined with understated elegance.

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Accents

Mercury glass is an important accent in this season’s Classic trend. Add mercury glass trees to your mantel, sideboard or holiday table. Use a mercury glass vase to hold greenery or branches. Or enjoy the charm of this year-round by using a mercury glass lamp in your décor.

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Greenery

Deck the halls with lots of greenery this season, draping garland on bannisters, mantels and chandeliers, and wreaths on doors and windows. This season’s Classic style uses designs that complement the earthy palette.

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Motifs

Accessories and patterns in Classic holiday style feature woodland creatures, birds and botanicals. Use them in ornaments, accents, pillows or wall art. These nature-inspired motifs add the elegance of the outdoors to your indoor spaces.

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Texture

Quilts and coverlets that are rich in texture and color are an important part of the Classic holiday style. Simply add a layer to the foot of the bed, or swap out your comforter for something more festive. Quilts can also be used in living spaces, allowing you to curl up by the fire with a warm blanket.

Starry Night Holiday Décor

Tis the season to start decorating for the holidays. This year, why not think outside the box when it comes to your décor. While traditional red and green are timeless and elegant, consider choosing a palette that’s fresh and fun. Our Creative Director Broc Clark has identified three important holiday trends for 2018, each with its own distinct style and twist. First up is Starry Night. This look is inspired by the rich colors and drama of the Van Gogh painting, setting a tone that celebrates a calm winter’s night. Here are its signature elements:

Navy, Gold and Pink

Three important colors for Starry Night are navy, gold and pink. Navy and gold combine to bring the look and feel of an evening sky to your home. Pink touches provide a playful twist and a rosy glow. Imagine decorating your tree in navy, gold and pink ornaments. The combination will feel quite refined.

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Gold Finishes

The important metal of this palette is gold. Look for places to spread its richness. Gold pillows and frames would set your rooms aglow. Use gold silverware, chargers and candlesticks at dining room table settings. And decorate bannisters and chandeliers by embellishing them with gold garland.

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Rustic Accents

While Starry Night features elegant colors and finishes, rustic touches keeps things grounded and fun. Look for textures plucked from nature as well as shapes and accents that feel like they belong in the woods. This sweet Santa Gnome, for example, is sure to make you smile.

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Faux Fur

The elegant colors of Starry Night are complemented by rich textures, especially faux fur. Drape a warm minky throw on the arm of your sofa, or swap out the toss pillows on your chair or bed with some covered in faux fur.

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Forest Animals

Finally, add the feel of the forest to your holiday setting with woodland animal inspired accents. Add a small trinket or statue to a tabletop, or look for animal shapes on pillows, such as this sequined velvet variety. The sparkle will catch the light and make your room feel like an enchanted forest.

Trends: More Holiday Color Palettes

The holiday season is the time for surprises, so why not extend the excitement to your décor? While red and green, and silver and gold are traditional color combinations, HGTV recently shared some unexpected holiday palettes that could shake up your festivities. Which is your favorite?

 

White + Gold

Give gold accents a contemporary twist when you pair them with white. “The juxtaposition of gold’s warm undertones and white’s coolness strikes the perfect balance,” says HGTV.

 

Hot Pink + Lime Green + White + Red

Bright colors make a big statement. Combine hot pink, lime green, white and a pop of red for a whimsical, playful twist to the holidays.

 

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Robin’s Egg Blue + Red + White

Give your holiday a retro twist by combining Robin’s egg blue, red and white. This color combo is a natural if you love midcentury modern style.

Trends: Holiday Color Palettes

Traditional holiday color combinations are well loved, but sometimes the season can feel more festive if you choose unexpected shades instead. HGTV recently offered ideas for holiday palettes, and we’re sharing two more. Which one is your favorite?

 

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Kelly Green + Baby Blue + White

Combine Kelly green, baby blue and white for a fresh take on the holidays. The key is using lots of white, says HGTV. Give it a festive slant by adding whimsical patterns, such as polka dots or snowflakes.

 

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Violet + Brown + Bronze + White

For a more masculine holiday, combine violet, brown, bronze and white. The key is to use brown and bronze as the dominant colors with violet as the festive accent, says HGTV.