The days are flying past, and the holidays will be here before we know it. If you’re wondering about the best way to bring some seasonal cheer to your home, we’ve collected some great suggestions from around the web.

In 2016, purple, gold, red and white are all colours that keep showing up in photos. We’re also seeing some very sophisticated looking black and white trees, and lots of plaid in some surprisingly chic looks.

Floral Christmas Trees

floral Christmas trees

This summer, large floral prints were a hit with fashionistas, and floral trees have been an up and coming trend for the past couple of years and are ready to break through. You can try a more traditional approach with poinsettia or holly, or go for a touch of spring with the big, beautiful fabric blooms seen here. There are lots more floral tree images in the original article.

Bunting and Signs

Christmas trees with signs

Signs are showing up on chalkboards above mantels, on bunting draped from bannisters, and on trees themselves. The one on the left is from this blogger.

Go Rustic

rustic christmas mantel

For natural appeal, use burlap ribbons, branch sections with bark left intact, and real pinecones like this blogger did. Jazz it up just a bit with subtle white lights and accents, and you’ve got a style that looks beautiful, smells great, and can even be composted after the holidays are over.

The rustic approach works for Hanukkah just as well. Check out the Star of David wreath and the burlap pillow below.

rustic hanukkah decor

Here’s a tutorial for making a burlap pillow, and a tutorial for the Star. The quilt is from the Festival of Quilts.


brushed silver minimalist menorah

If you have modern tastes you can have the best of traditional meets modern. A great example is this simplified menorah we found on Crate and Barrel.

Use Ribbon for a Pop of Colour

christmas trees with colourful ribbon

Oversized ribbon and contrasting ornaments make for a playful, colourful tree. Learn how this blogger did it in the full tutorial here. The purple tree was by Sugar Delights (Asya).

The great thing about using ribbon is that you can go for almost any kind of look, from traditional to rustic to glam. You can also go for a look that has a bit of both!

Break Out the Plaid

plaid ribbon frame sign from Etsy

‘Tis the season for cozy flannels and plaids. We’re seeing tartans of all kinds on Pinterest, including this pin from Etsy.

Wear the Holiday Sweater…Your Way

fun holiday sweater and tshirt

The “tacky Christmas sweater” meme is more popular than ever, but you don’t have to go for crazy colours as long as you don’t forget the fun. If wacky patterns aren’t your thing, you can still style a Holiday sweater. There are tons of ideas like the one above on the left from Stylist magazine. The dreidel tee is from Macy’s.

What’s YOUR Holiday Style?

Want to start finding your own holiday style? Check out our post on making the most of holiday decorating.

Find Your Holiday Decorating Style