Looking for ways to decorate for Christmas this year? Here are 5 Christmas decorating trends for 2021.

With the start of the Christmas season, many are asking what the Christmas decorating trends are for 2021.

Since we are facing shipping delays, limited stock, and inflation this holiday season, creativity, ingenuity, and practicality will drive Christmas decorating trends for 2021.

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So what will we start seeing this holiday season?

Budget-Friendly Christmas Decor

For starters, we’ll be using more of what we have while sprucing up with more targeted decorating purchases.

What does that mean?

People will be more creative with the things they have and touch up their Christmas decor where needed for 2021.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

This might mean adding a new throw pillow or two.

New linens for the bathroom.

Fresh candles and more twinkle lights with festive greens and florals.

You get what I mean.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

The point is, we don’t have to buy thousands of dollars in Christmas decor to stay on trend with what’s hot for 2021.

Be creative, use what you have, and add a new item or two to spruce up your holiday decor.

Because this year, budgets will be smaller.

We won’t be spending a ton of money on Christmas decor so we have enough for Christmas gifts and holiday entertaining.

CLICK HERE to see 5 quick ways to spruce up your Christmas decor for 2021.

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Sustainable Christmas Decor

In addition to budget-friendly Christmas decorating ideas, recycling materials and repurposing old items instead of replacing and buying new is on-trend for 2021.

Use old wreath forms to make new Christmas wreaths.

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Cut fresh greens from your garden to make arrangements, centerpieces and more winter decor.

Recycle building materials to make Christmas decorations.

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Here are a few easy Christmas DIYs to get you thinking about ways to repurpose what you already have.

Not only is sustainable Christmas decor both budget and eco-friendly, but it is also unique to you and your holiday home.

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Farmhouse Christmas Is Still In

From modern to rustic to cottage and boho style, the farmhouse decorating style is still on-trend.

Whether you go with cozy neutrals, reds and greens, blacks, navies or other splashes of color, go with a Christmas theme that suits your decorating style and what you are feeling for 2021.

This year, I’m leaning towards a warm neutral color palette for 2021. And of course, using lots of winter greens, florals and other organic elements.

A few years ago, I decorated my home for Christmas with lots of cozy neutrals.

Last year, I kicked up the neutral color palette with pops of red and more organic elements.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas
Rustic Farmhouse Christmas

While I’m not sure how it will all come together just yet, there will be LOTS of twinkle.

And every year, I add a little more.

THESE are my favorite to mix with my winter greens. And THESE look gorgeous pretty much anywhere in the house.

Last year I couldn’t find them at all but this year, as of right now, they are in stock.

How many more months until christmas?

Vintage Christmas Decor

Whether you shop your attic or visit the local thrift store, vintage is in.

From ceramic Christmas trees and vintage dinnerware to big old crocks and crates, there are lots of ways to add vintage decor even if your decorating style isn’t totally vintage.

When we renovated our attic and I was sifting through old boxes of storage, I was surprised at the cool things I found up there from my grandmother’s that I forgot I ever had!

Shop estate sales, visit the local thrift store, or head over to grandma’s to see what she doesn’t need anymore.

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The unique pieces you find will make great statement pieces for the holidays.

Like this vintage maple sap bucket, I found in Vermont. It’s red, rusty and beautiful.

Perfect to use as a vessel for a small real or faux Christmas tree.

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Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

And this vintage toolbox. I bought it at a thrift store in Vermont 2 years ago for $15.

What a bargain right?

I’ve decorated it so many different ways as a centerpiece for the dining table. Here are some ways to decorate a toolbox as a centerpiece for the holidays.

5 Christmas Decorating Trends for 2021

Go Big or Go Home

With the smaller and lack of gatherings in 2020, this year will be epic with family and friends regrouping for the holidays.

So make sure you have extra room at the dining table. CLICK HERE to see how we made our dining table bigger for extra seating.

Do you have plenty of dinnerware, utensils, and table decor to set a gorgeous table for guests?

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And again, you don’t have to spend a lot of money.

Use what you have, add where you need more, and use readily available items to make your home look and feel festive.

Mix and match dinnerware to create a unique holiday look.

5 Christmas Decorating Trends for 2021

Don’t be shy mixing spode with fine china.

Or casual with elegant.

Once you start adding decorative touches, the look will come together.

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Layer table settings with runners, table linens, placemats, and chargers.

Grab some fresh greens from the outdoors to decorate the holiday table on a budget.

You don’t need to buy that overpriced centerpiece at the local market!

5 christmas decorating trends for 2021

Oh and while we are talking about going big for 2021.

Don’t forget about the front entry.

Nothing says welcome to my holiday home more than a festive front porch.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

And it can be decorated for free!

Decorate the front porch with outdoor winter planters that you design with cuttings from the yard.

Make your own Christmas wreath out of fresh greens from your yard or scraps from live Christmas trees.

The possibilities are endless.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

Stacy Ling
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  1. I love all these great ideas. Especially that shiplap tree. Lol. Seriously I appreciate you for sharing!

    1. Thank you Rachel – I love that DIY and that you used building scraps to make it! Like you should see my garage of stuff my husband has accumulated. I’m sure you’d have a field day in there finding supplies. xoxo

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