6 Christmas Décor Trends—According to Pros at Etsy, Pinterest, and More

Prepping for the holidays early? See which holiday trends our décor experts recommend.

Whether you start listening to Christmas music in March or prefer to put off decorating until post-Thanksgiving, it seems like the holiday season begins earlier each year. According to data from the coupon and deals website RetailMeNot, in 2020, 31 percent of consumers planned to shop earlier. "In-store foot traffic is down…so we will continue to see shoppers shifting to shopping online throughout the holidays," says Sara Skirboll, the shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot.

Eager to welcome some holiday cheer into your home? We asked the trend experts at Etsy, Pinterest, Home Depot, and Bloomingdale's for top holiday décor trends, so you can shop early and start decorating ASAP.

Rainbow Brights

technicolor whiskey glassware from Bloomingdale's

"Technicolor [is] a big decorating trend that we'll see," says Kelley Carter, the home fashion director at Bloomingdale's. "It's all about embracing vivid colors as a way to brighten up a room and bring joy to a space." To get the look, embrace multi-color retro string lights and vibrant barware.

To buy: Moser Whiskey Barware Collection, from $93; bloomingdales.com.

Decked-Out Front Doors

Red Front Door of House in Winter with Snow on Porch and Stairs - Balcony, Staircase, and Pillars decorated for Holidays
David Sucsy/Getty Images

According to Pinterest, door décor is popular during the holiday season. "Pinners are decorating their front doors to express holiday cheer while staying in, with searches for 'Christmas door decorations' up 125 percent," says Swasti Sarna, the insights manager at Pinterest. Decking out the front door is an easy way to share the holiday spirit with the rest of your neighborhood.

Blue Christmas

Blue indigo dyed table runner from Etsy, with matching folded napkin, pink flower, and bowl of fruit on top

For décor with a handmade touch, search for indigo-dyed accents. "We [were] wild about tie-dye [in 2020], so we're pleased this natural, often earth-friendly design is here to stay," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's trend expert (and one of the designers of the 2020 Real Simple Home!). "There are so many ways to showcase this striking motif—try a festive tablecloth or a bold Christmas tree skirt."

To buy: Matchstick Indigo Cotton Table Runner, $183; MaraVeraTextiles.etsy.com.

Natural Elements

Natural decor ornament set of 3, made from wood and dried flowers

Natural touches—think, fresh greenery, dried foliage, and raw wood—will make welcome additions to holiday decorations. "Add it to your front door via a beautiful wreath, to your staircase within a festive garland, or to your table with textured placemats," suggests Johnson.

To buy: Woodland Ornament Set of 3, $56; Lot450shop.etsy.com.

Let It Snow

slim artificial flocked Christmas tree with powdery fake snow
Home Depot

Sarah Fishburne, the director of trend and design at The Home Depot, says, "If you see something you like, get it now." One trend she predicts will sell big: flocking. The powdery fake snow will appear on artificial Christmas trees, tree skirts, and décor all around the house.

To buy: Flocked Trees, from $99; homedepot.com.

Farmhouse Holiday

Green flocked holiday decor Starry Light Wreath
Home Depot

Just as the modern farmhouse style shows no signs of stopping, Fishburne predicts that the look will be big for holiday décor, too. Shop online for subtle accents in neutral colors, like a flocked evergreen wreath for the front door.

To buy: Flocked Starry Light Wreath, $60; homedepot.com.

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