Top 2023 Holiday Trends To Look Out For
The holidays are timeless, but holiday decorating trends change every year. If you struggle with how to decorate for Christmas, you’re not alone. Luckily, we’re staying up on the latest 2023 holiday trends so you don’t have to.
This blog will review popular decorating trends to try this holiday season. Discover tips and tricks for how to decorate your tree and home, and explore Stauffers of Kissel Hills’ holiday decor selection to take your decorations to the next level. Let’s start with your tree.
What 2023 Christmas Tree Trends Should You Be Aware Of?
There are many things to consider when picking a Christmas tree (opting for a real vs. artificial tree, for example). On top of that, how do you go about decorating your Christmas tree?
With so many aesthetics to choose from, we’re covering the most popular 2023 Christmas tree trends to keep in mind when deciding how you want to decorate your tree.
Minimalist Christmas Trees
An understated tree can say a lot. And we don’t mean minimalist as in Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, necessarily (although you can do that too).
Minimalist trees just mean fewer ornaments and more of a spotlight on the tree itself. If you’re going for a more organic, rustic, or natural aesthetic, a minimalist Christmas tree is an excellent choice.
Monochromatic Christmas Trees
Monochromatic Christmas trees have also started to catch on in recent years. These trees feature silver and champagne hues and offer a more polished look than traditional Christmas trees. If you want to put the tinsel in Tinseltown, a monochromatic tree is where it’s at.
Vintage Christmas Trees
In 2023 we will see another year of roaring ‘20s-inspired Christmas trees. Roaring ‘20s ornament sets have become popular, as well as glamorous, Gatsbyesque displays of silver and gold. If you’re going for a festive, nostalgic feel, a vintage tree look might suit your style.
Farmhouse Christmas Trees
Trying to achieve a farmhouse look? Farmhouse ornaments and plaid ribbons are going to be your best friends. A farmhouse Christmas tree look can be a nice way to add a cozy, rustic feel to your home during the holiday season.
Top Christmas Decorating Trends 2023 Edition
Need to refresh your Christmas decor? These decorating trends will be all the rage in 2023. Everything from Gingerbread Girls to grandpas and candycore—yes, you heard us correctly. Here are the top 2023 holiday trends for Christmas decorating.
Deemed “cottagecore’s baking-obsessed sister” by Etsy, Gingerbread Girl represents a return to rustic, simplistic living as an offshoot of cottagecore. However, the emphasis here is on holiday baking.
This style of decorating for the holidays is characterized by cheerful tones, vintage pieces, foraged decor, and cozy textures.
Items like wreath sashes, ruffled bedding, gingham bedding, personalized recipe boxes, and holiday cookie cutters are flying off the shelves this holiday season as part of the Gingerbread Girl holiday decorating. So dust off those baking trays and add some vintage decor to your home!
Similar to tablescaping, mantelscaping is essentially decorating your mantel in an elaborate fashion. The mantelscaping movement also encourages adding your own personal style and flair to your mantel.
For example, consider adding sentimental items such as holiday photographs or family heirlooms to your mantel display. Candle lanterns, tea lights, ceramic trees, and accent ornaments are some other examples of popular mantelscaping staples in 2023.
Candycore, as the name suggests, is inspired by over-the-top, playful sweets. Reminiscent of summer 2023’s Barbiecore but with a holiday twist, candycore leans into the sweeter side of Christmas.
Sugar plum fairies, candy canes, gumdrops, lollipops, and peppermints abound in this childlike sugar fantasy world. If you’re watching your sugar, you may want to sit this one out. But your kids will love it!
Remember the board game, Candy Land? Candycore is similar to that game, but with a little added Christmas magic. Its decor ranges from iridescent and sequined materials to scalloped placements, napkins, runners, and—of course—candy.
Etsy characterizes this trend as a ‘masculine spin’ on Grandmillenial and Coastal Grandmother trends.
In case you missed those trends (we did too), “Grandmillennial” is a combination of “grandmother” and “millennial.” It refers to an old-fashioned or more traditional aesthetic (think floral wallpaper, chintz fabric, and wicker furniture) that’s gained popularity among millennials in recent years.
Coastal Grandmother aesthetic refers to traditional or more old-fashioned looks in a beach context. White, flowy linens, vintage seashells, and seaside-prep are part of the Coastal Grandmother look.
All this to say, Grandpa Chic is less white linen/floral and more tobacco brown, dark wood, olive green, burgundy, leather, and plaid textile. In a sense, Grandpa Chic is cottagecore meets Ebenezer Scrooge’s pajamas. Apparently, Father Christmas is now Grandfather Christmas!
To decorate with Grandpa Chic in mind, lean into leather and wood items, wood and marble coasters, aged items, tarnished metals, and antique decor.
Old World Aesthetic
The Old World Christmas aesthetic incorporates natural elements into decor like linens, live garlands, oranges, cranberries, and pinecones.
Organic trimmings, such as nestling or wiring persimmon, lady apples, plums, and lemons in garland runners on stairways or mantels is one trend that’s become popular in certain Old World aesthetics.
Woodland-themed products like evergreens, traditional firs, and red berries also fall into this aesthetic category. Plus, you can even incorporate Old World Christmas ornaments into your decor.
Other Design Tips To Keep In Mind For 2023 Holiday Trends
- Be colorful. Don’t be afraid to experiment with non-traditional colors and just have fun with it.
- Decorate with plants. Traditional Christmas plants like poinsettias add a lovely touch to any home around the holidays. Just be careful with pets and poisonous plants!
- Metallics are your friends. If you’re struggling to find new, cohesive color schemes or you’re getting sick of traditional reds and greens, then metallics may be the solution. Shiny silvers, golds, and champagnes can give you a festive, Christmas feel with a more modern look.
- Capture warmth with ambient light from lanterns, candles, and string lights.
- Choose warm white over clear for string lights inside and outdoors.
- Simple is better. Keep outdoor and indoor Christmas decorations simple — don’t overdo it.
- Get creative with wall art. Switch out wall prints for winter landscape photography or animal-inspired illustrations around the holidays.
- Keep textiles neutral. There’s no need to switch out kitchen towels or throw pillows to red and green.