(StatePoint) There’s something magical about the winter holiday season -- perhaps it’s the moments spent with loved ones, the aroma of sugar cookies and peppermint, or the cozy, twinkling lights. But when it comes to decorating, there are hundreds of different styles and determining your personal holiday aesthetic can be difficult.
Whether you’re looking to simply spruce up for guests or go all out with elaborate centerpieces, well-trimmed trees and accessorized mantels, try creating the right ambiance by decorating based on your personality. From festive finishes to colors that are merry and bright, here’s a list of top trends and how to bring them to life this holiday season.
1. Mix metals
If you love combining gold with stainless or bronze with nickel in your everyday décor, there’s no need to stop mixing metals when it comes to holiday decorating. The glitzy combination of copper and silver or black and chrome look festive without overwhelming your year-round color palette. Consider combining various metallic accents through garland ornaments and holiday tablescapes. You can even extend the look to your bathroom faucet. With the dual-tone Fusion finish series from Moen, available on the brand’s Via bathroom faucet, contrasting matte black and chrome finish elements give the appearance of a surface etched clean to create crisp edges.
2. Infuse farmhouse vibes
If you gravitate toward shiplap, exposed brick and a rustic, cozy design vibe, you can still transform your home into the “Fixer Upper” of your dreams without a sprawling farmhouse. Infuse this charming style in your space with plaid accent blankets and reclaimed wood signs that spread holiday cheer. Consider adding in vintage elements, like decorative plates, cross-stitched tablecloths and clear vases filled with pinecones for a wintery look. This trend is sure to give your space that down-home feeling and radiate comfort for holiday guests.
3. Create an industrial aesthetic
Traditional red and green décor may not be for you, but you can still deck the halls, even with an industrial-chic style. The key to creating an edgier holiday look is to combine utilitarian design with worn textures from raw materials. Think galvanized metal accents, Edison bulb string lights, copper pipe candle holders and upcycled pieces.
If you’re in the market for a new kitchen faucet to help with holiday feast preparations and meal cleanup, a matte black Paterson spring faucet from Moen offers a commercial kitchen look with the reach, flexibility and functionality required for residential use. Plus, it’s equipped with Moen’s Power Boost spray technology to help you fill pots and pans faster and make cleaning plates and serve ware a breeze, so you can enjoy more quality time with loved ones.
4. A minimalist makeover
Those that embrace the KonMari lifestyle with minimalism can easily extend the “less is more” mindset to holiday décor. Achieve an uncluttered style by decorating only a few areas, or incorporate a simple and modern, yet feminine, gold and white palette. The powder room is a great space to adorn, as it will likely see heavy holiday traffic from guests. Delicate details, like Brushed Gold drawer pulls and accessories from Moen paired with well-placed greenery offer a simple design that speaks volumes.
‘Tis the season for your home to be jolly, so put a festive twist on your interior updates to create a warm, inviting environment that reflects your individual design personality.