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Our Favorite Decorating Trends for the 2020 Holiday Season

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As we near the end of September, it’s time to start devising your Christmas decorating strategy for the upcoming holiday season. Think it’s too soon? We beg to differ. Christmas decorating extends beyond purchasing or assembling a tree, wrapping it in a string of twinkle lights, and tossing some ornaments onto its branches. Rather, holiday decorating is about creating an experience for your family and visitors that ignites the Christmas spirit.

To create a cohesive environment, we suggest selecting a theme for your Christmas decorations, incorporating that theme into your home’s facade and weaving it continuously throughout each room of the house. Need some inspiration? Here are our favorite Christmas decorating trends for the 2020 holiday season.

2020 Christmas Decorating Trends

Rustic Glam

For an elegant twist on the popular Farmhouse Christmas trend, try a Rustic Glam theme. Layer glitz and glitter with the more understated elements of white and black buffalo check and greenery. Incorporate greenery beyond your typical evergreens, such as eucalyptus sprigs, for a unique texture and more variety of shades of green. Lastly, the most important feature of Rustic Glam is the mirrors and mercury glass decorative pieces — anything to reflect light!

Country Christmas

The Country Christmas decorating trend is a nod toward simpler times. Not to mention, after living through 2020, that’s exactly what we’ll all be wishing for! This traditional holiday decorating theme utilizes pinecones, antique Santas, and the beloved red Christmas tree truck. Country Christmas fabrics include red and black buffalo check and rustic burlap.

Coastal Christmas

For those who live or have a vacation home along the coast, the Coastal Christmas decorating trend integrates well with the location of your home and its existing decor. White starfish, shells, and driftwood paired with soft blues and seafoam greens create a serene atmosphere, allowing your holiday to be a time of much-needed R&R.


While a Scandinavian Christmas resembles Boho Christmas decor and the minimalist trend, it remains its own unique style, adhering strictly to a white color palette with warm wood tones. The only pops of color come from natural elements, such as greenery, berries, or potpourri. Additionally, white twinkle lights mimic the stars of the Nordic sky, carrying the theme of simplicity throughout your home.

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How Window Treatments Can Make Or Break Your Christmas Decorations

We may have gotten ahead of ourselves here. Before the candelabras, candy canes, crystal-studded garlands, and yes, even the Christmas tree comes the window treatments. Drapery, shades, or blinds can make or break your holiday decorations, either amplifying the Christmas decorating trend you selected or completely derailing the entire ambiance of your decor.

Consequently, it’s best to get the window treatment experts at Specialty Drapery involved early on in your Christmas decorating process. We enjoy working closely with holiday decorators to ensure your window treatments provide the perfect backdrop or focal point for your home at Christmastime, whichever your vision requires. Contact us today for your free window treatment consultation!

Since 1967, Specialty Drapery has provided the highest quality of window treatment solutions to the Mid-Atlantic region. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and relentless pursuit of customer delight. Contact us to schedule your design consultation.