Holiday Decorating Trends in 2020

With American Thanksgiving over, the Christmas holidays are officially in full swing!

This year Christmas is going to be different as families are modifying their plans in the wake of new COVID-19 restrictions. Even though some of our traditions may no longer be feasible, like large family dinners or sitting on Santa's lap, one tradition that stands the test of 2020 is decorating for the holidays. As we settle in for a new round of quarantine here in Alberta following a state of public health emergency being declared, it's becoming more appealing than ever to decorate our homes. If there is one thing we all need right now, it is holiday cheer and coziness.

There are consistent holiday decorating staples, such as a Christmas tree and stockings over the fireplace, but like everything else, other trends change. Here are some of the hottest trends in interior decorating for the holidays in 2020: 

Brushed Miniature Trees: These trees were originally popularized by the LEMAX Christmas Village Houses. Now, you can find them in all sizes and colors from places such as Michaels, HomeSense and even SuperStore. They are dainty and add a touch of Christmas to bookshelves and tablescapes. The great thing about them is they transition nicely into winter decoration and can stay on the mantle past December 25th. 

Wooden Block Houses: Norwegian simplicity has been dominating the design space for over a year now, and these fit in perfectly with that style. Simple and sleek, these little houses are easily brightened by tiny string lights or cotton snow. They are a modern twist on the LEMAX Christmas Village, and much more cost friendly. You can find these at Michaels, HomeSense, Walmart and a number of smaller retailers such as Steeling Home. 

Dried Goods Garlands: People have been using dried goods as decorations for the holidays for years, but this year they are coming back in a big way. Dried slices of orange, cinnamon sticks, cranberries, pinecones, branches, popcorn, apple and more are a beautiful, inexpensive, eco-friendly way to decorate this Christmas! This is also a fun project to do with loved ones while watching a Christmas movie.

What are your favorite Christmas decorations? Let us know in the comments below, and happy decorating!

 (Photo via Canva) 

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