The top Christmas Decorating Trends for 2020 and 2021

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Ready to decorate home for Christmas?

Definitely this Christmas 2020 will be different from the past ones.

And never like in this year it feels really difficult to imagine what will be the trends for Christmas 2021. From the other side, however, it’s fun to think forward and to me always very inspiring to look for new ideas and think about what can be in the next year.


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This year again, after last year’s post success, I asked an expert – Kristel Kuipers – to give you some extra inspiration and insights in the latest Christmas decorating Trends .

Kristel in fact, has an impressive track record as a sales and market/trend specialist in home deco and she is sharing today with us the top 5 trends she spotted in her researches. Driven by her passion for retail, Kristel has started her own consultancy agency early this year through which she supports retailers in responding successfully to new market developments, by creating new concepts and through (sustainable) product design. When she isn’t glued to her pc screen she spends her time travelling, with photography and learning Italian. As she loves to meet new people please feel free to reach out to her instagram here 

Enjoy her report and let us know how you are decorating your home by tagging @italianbark on Instagram!
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Top Christmas Decorating Trends for 2021



Christmas Decorating Trend 1 /  The beauty of nature

This is a modest trend where materials remain in their natural shape.

Nature inspired colours with vibrant greens.

Old craftsmanship is being revived.

Materials: dried flowers, seed bulbs, bark and grass combined with metals.


Sostrene Grene


Ferm Living




Michael Michaud




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Christmas Decorating Trend 2 /  Gather together

At Christmas time, we spend our days with family and friends in our homes filled with delicious food, laughter and decorated with jewel and spice tones, bringing a rich yet cosy look to our homes.

The moody colours make this trend cosy and cocooning, whether your style is classic or modern.

Dark Springs as a new alternative to the classic black combined with warm colours.




Eleanor Stuart


Living Etc

Living Etc




Christmas Decorating Trend 3 /  Nostalgia

This nostalgia trend connects us with past times.

Where heritage is the key word, that comforts us with it’s warm colours and soft materials.

Flowers, art, embroidery and beadwork.


Zara Home




John Lewis

John Lewis




Christmas Decorating Trend 4 /  Hello New World

Colours that encourage us to face our new reality and enlighten us with their fun and playfulness.

This young style creates an optimistic perspective with cheerful and vibrant colours.

Bringing back joy in our lives and happy thoughts about traveling and freedom.






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Addie Juell

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From the last year:

Top Christmas Decorating Trends for 2020





Key Trends:

1 / Furoshiki ( aka, giftwrapping with fabric)

2 / Experiental gifts (the way to go creating memories)

3 / Sustainable / conscious (hand made) items

4 / Personalising items


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Christmas Items:

1 / Advent calenders

2 / Insects

3 / Dried flower wreaths


1 / The white Company (with jewellery) – 2 / Happy Socks – 3 / Coppenrath – 4 / Joanna Buchanan – 5 / Harrods – 6 / Native Poppy


Christmas Decorating Trend 1 /  Winter wishes


The colours of a beautiful winter sky, early in the morning.

Verdant foliage and frozen shades, nestle together to create an elegant, feminine theme.

It works both for a romantic or contemporary interior. Be bold and add a dark bottle green, this will give the theme a bit more spark.

Think: soft plaids, honey comb ornaments and felt animals.




1 / – 2 / Hayneedle – 3 / Pinterest – 4 / These four walls – 5 / – 6 /



Christmas Decorating Trend 2 / Starry Night


The splendor of a cold Christmas night under the stars.

By mixing cool and warm tones, this theme creates a modern, calm and minimalistic atmosphere into your home.

Think: Metal, velvet, marble, zodiac signs and abstract faces.



1 / Interior Magasinet – 2 / Ferm Living – 3 / – 4 / Marmor Paperie – 5 / / Pinterest – 6 / – 7 /


Christmas Decorating Trend 3 / Christmas spice



A family walk in the forest on Christmas day.

Warming shades of reds and orange, with rich, verdant greens are giving us a northern feeling.

Think: wood, ceramics, wool, chunky knits and (faux) fur.


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Be inspired also from the Archives

7 Christmas Decorating Trends for 2018

christmas decorating trend 1 | PINK


2017 has really been the year of Pink. So if you want to hazard an original and unconventional color for Christmas decorating, no doubt you should go for Pink.



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broste copenhagen

ferm living


christmas decorating trend 2 | RUST


The metallic trend lately became warmer and less shiny. The rust color recalls that one of the oxidized iron and, with its particular hue between red, orange and brown, it is another modern and unconventional color to decorate home this Christmas


elle decoration

ferm living


house doctor


christmas decorating trend 3 | WABI SABI


I think that the Wabi Sabi Japanese word -the vision a beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” -is perfect to reasume in two words the current aesthetic and the mood we are going to see next year as well. The feeling is given by raw surfaces, by a design focused more on the material aspect: you can easily put a little bit of this mood into your Christmas decor by choosing objects with a new texture, by adding imperfect and wrinkled fabrics, by choosing handmade ceramics for your table. Colors are muted and raw as well, grey above all.



Chris Tonnesen via Bolig Magasinet

elisabeth heier

my scandinavian home


christmas decorating trend 4 | UNCONVENTIONAL STARS


Ok if you are looking for some conventional, you can always decorate with stars. To make it more interesting feel free to match different materials, textures, styles, playing with the star shape!



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elle decoration

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christmas decorating trend 5 | MOODY


Even if for me Christmas is still in white, moody and dark colors are now the trendiest way to decorate home and to decorate for Christmas as well. I think also that moody athmospheres are much more realistic for the winter season and it’s long nights, right?







christmas decorating trend 6 | RUSTIC


Raw woods and natural green, better if in dark hues: the latest Christmas decorations are simple but not minimalist, green but not too much green. Don’t forget to add some natural green, from spure and fir tree,  on your Christmas home and table!



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Be Inspired by last years Christmas Decorating Ideas :

         Christmas in Green                    |                     Christmas in Indigo                     |                    Christmas in White




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