This year’s Christmas trend: Traditional as well as multiple shades of color

Evergreen wreaths are traditional holiday decorations that will welcome your guests into your home. Ashley Miller/Daily

Holiday trends are like the weather, they come and go. But decking those halls for the holiday season is something Brenda Miller, owner of The Miller House in Stephens City, loves to do.

A lot of people don’t know it, but Christmas trends really do exist,” she said. “The largest trend platform for the holiday season comes from the global show held every January called Christmasworld. Held in Frankfurt, Germany, it sets the stage for trends for the upcoming holiday season.”

But Miller said she believes that people create their own holiday trends based on their needs and wants, space, budget and, of course, family traditions.

Traditionally, Christmas trends celebrate the beauty of the season with traditional colors like reds, greens and golds. Now, more than ever, Christmas trends are showcasing multiple shades of color.

The Christmas tree trend this year is the rainbow tree,” Miller said. “As well as a nature-inspired trees.”

Start decorating after Thanksgiving, from the outside in. Ashley Miller/Daily

Rainbow trees allow movement through the spectrum of colors from top to bottom, creating a show-stopping centerpiece for any home. Nature inspired trees capture the beauty around you, while including frosty, bark-like textures, she said.

Miller said Christmas décor continues to be natured-inspired again this year.

It’s fun to go outside in nature and collect pine cones, twigs and small cedar trees for tabletop decorations,” she said. “Together as a family, you can spray-paint twigs, add glitter and put your own touches on your natured-inspired theme.”

Easy ways to update your home for the holidays is using throw pillows with the colors of the seasons, Miller said, while table runners add color. 

She suggests decorating after the Thanksgiving holiday. “The weekend after Thanksgiving nationally still remains the most popular time to begin decorating.”

Miller said she begins decorating her home from the front entrance with a decorative garland or a wreath, or layering lanterns on the steps, Miller said she always wants to create a welcoming and festive statement in the front of her home.

The most important holiday accessory, according to Miller, is the holiday wreath on the front door. Not only is it a holiday tradition that dates back decades, but it’s also an invitation that welcomes her guests into her home.