6 Trends To Deck Your Halls With This Holiday Season

Whether you're the kind of person who starts feeling festive as soon as the red coffee cups come out or you're the wait-until-Black Friday type, there's no doubt that the true signal of the holiday season is when the holiday decor takes over: beloved department-store window displays, wreaths on apartment doors, generations-old ornaments hanging from the tree. But when it comes to decorating your home, as sentimental as some of your family heirloom decor might be, it's about time you switched things up.

So, inspired by Command™ Brand stylish decorating and organizing products — and its partnership with everyone's favorite fashion guru Tim Gunn — we decided to put together a lookbook of the top six holiday trends we're loving this year, based on what we've been wearing all year long. Whether you're riding out prairie style as long as you possibly can or looking for a sophisticated way to put your go-to leopard print on full display, the following trends will take your favorite looks from the runway to your home — so you can finally retire that popsicle-stick DIY ornament you made in middle school.

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Design by Tristan Offit.
Timeless Tartan

If there’s one holiday pattern that will never go out of style, it's trusty plaid. With effortless versatility, you can add a dash of tartan in absolutely any room (yes, even the bathroom). Start in the kitchen, with chic serving-ware and tablescape essentials. But don't stop there: Plaid can be seamlessly incorporated with classic winter greenery. Hang up garland and wreaths, and trim trees for all-American vibes.

Command™ Large Brushed Nickel Metal Hooks, $18.99, available at Target; Williams Sonoma Bay Leaf Wreath with Tartan Ribbon, $49.95, available at Williams Sonoma; Pottery Barn Denver Plaid Rectangle Platter, $59.00, available at Pottery Barn; Pottery Barn Hamilton Plaid Pillow Cover in Red Multi, $35.50, available at Pottery Barn; Pendleton Plaid 5th Avenue Throw in Highland Plaid, $179.00, available at Pendleton.
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Design by Tristan Offit.
On The Prairie

If you still intend to wear your high-neck, maxi prairie dresses even when it's snowing outside, we're right there with you. Take your love for vintage fabrics and handmade knickknacks to a new level by adorning your home with mixed woods and patchwork detailing. Add on plenty of plants (our pick is a mini living spruce) to give your entire space that rustic-pinecone-and-evergreen scent.

Terrain Little Living Tree, $88.00, available at Terrain; Anthropologie Treasured Tassel Stocking, $48.00, available at Anthropologie; Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal One-Of-A-Kind Kantha Throw Pillow, $79.00, available at Urban Outfitters; Pottery Barn Premium Flicker Flameless Birch & Stick Inclusion Pillar Candle, $69.00, available at Pottery Barn.
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Designed by Tristan Offit.
Bare Metals

Instead of using metallic shades like silver, brass, and bronze as accents, make them the main event. They're just as complementary as any other neutral but with an added luminescence that you just don't get with browns, grays, and blacks. Outfit your home with shiny mirrored objects, and hang brass geometric ornaments from metallic brass hooks (these ones from Command™ Brand are super quick to install and easy to remove once the holiday season comes to an end).

Command™ Small Metallic Hooks in Brass Color, $5.99, available at Target; CB2 Disco Ball Snowman, $39.95, available at CB2; West Elm Silversmith Menorah, $59.00, available at West Elm; CB2 Boxes Gold Ornament, $4.95, available at CB2.
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Design by Tristan Offit.
Electrifying Neon

Although deep, rich colors are normally associated with the holidays, there's something so fresh and unexpected about neon. A neon color palette brings a new feeling of warmth and fun into your space — like you're lying out on a lounge chair in Palm Springs — without making it feel too over-the-top. The key here is to not be too timid to pair together vibrant highlighter shades: Lime green, lemon yellow, aquamarine, and bright pink all work together harmoniously.

Pottery Barn Lit Ornaments, $69.00, available at Pottery Barn; Sophia Victoria Joy Neon Personalized Christmas Sack, from $24.11, available at Etsy; Lula Mena Diamond Tassel Pillow in Neon Yellow, $78.00, available at The Little Market; Vickerman Pre-Lit Slim Seafoam Ashley Spruce Christmas Tree, $599.99, available at Christmas Central.
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Design by Tristan Offit.
Animal Print

There’s almost nothing quite as miraculous as the skyrocketing popularity of leopard print in 2018. In less than a year, animal print went from the back of our closets with the rest of our early 2000s relics to front and center. So it only feels natural to carry the trend to our holiday decor. To pack on the print in a tasteful way, look for decor pieces with a sophisticated touch. Faux fur and gold accents make animal print look luxurious in a way that very well could be straight from a Fifth Avenue penthouse.

PB Teen Pony Faux-Fur Stocking, $29.50, available at PB Teen; Ballard Designs Leopard Accent Plates, Set of 4, $59.00, available at Ballard Designs; L'Objet Leopard Coasters, Set of 4, $150.00, available at Gracious Style; Pink Water Modern White Chic Faux Gold Foil Leopard Print Floor Pillow, $79.99, available at Society6.
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Design by Tristan Offit.
Grandma Style

The holiday season means spending a good amount of time at Grandma's house baking gingerbread cookies and listening to those bluesy Christmas albums. As luck would have it, grandma style is in. So when we're not hanging with the fam, we're decorating our homes with chunky sweater knits and quaint designs for the same cozy effect. Add baking gear and a few extra-fluffy blankets into the mix, and you'll feel transported straight to a family holiday dinner party (the good part, anyway).

Zara Home Fleece Blanket, $119.00, available at Zara Home; Williams Sonoma Holiday Striped Adult Apron, $34.95, available at Williams Sonoma; Juliska Country Estate Ceramic Serving Board, $95.00, available at Nordstrom; Crate & Barrel Cozy Knit Ivory Garland, $7.95, available at Crate & Barrel.
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