Christmas Decorating Ideas for 2020 That Will Keep Your Holiday Decor Looking Fresh

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We can all agree: 2020 has been a pretty tough year. But with all these challenges has come a new appreciation for embracing the coziest of decor, making our abodes feel like safe, warm nests.

In that spirit, we think it's time to talk about Christmas decorating ideas for 2020. Since we all are spending a lot more time at home these days, a refresh of your holiday flair could help you feel lighter and brighter this season.

Whether it's embracing a new color palette, weaving in soft textures, or stepping out of your Christmas decorating comfort zone, we're sharing six ideas that will make your interiors look refreshingly festive.

1. Natural Touches

This year, we've seen an increase in bringing natural materials indoors: think fresh-picked greenery, branches, and wood elements galore. You can apply this trend to your Christmas decorating ideas for 2020 by introducing seasonal greens into your space. Valentina of House of Valentina included leafy branches, fragrant juniper, and a wintry wreath in her sunroom, and the result is a look that perfectly nods to the great outdoors.

2. Shades of Black

Black has been a top color choice this year — even Christmas decorating ideas aren't immune. If you're not big on traditional holiday palettes, you may want to consider black as a moody and dramatic alternative. From the walls to the tapered candles to the ornaments, Shauna of The House of Silver Lining has mastered the art of black-hued Christmas decorating. We think it makes her dining room look incredibly cozy.

3. Navy Blue Accents

Navy blue has been another favorite color for 2020, falling in line with the dark shades people have leaned toward this year. If you only want to include hints of it here and there, think about tying a navy blue bow on your wreath, which is what Beth of 1111 Light Lane did here.

4. Cozy Textures

Nubby, tactile textures have become a thing this year, perhaps acting as an homage to our desire to hunker down and feel cozy. Texture feels decidedly boho in the form of tassels and macrame, two elements that Jessica Sara Morris of White Picket Farmhouse showcased beautifully in her living room.

5. Warm '70s-Inspired Palette

The '70s made a comeback this year, and we're so here for it. You can bring those warm, throwback colors to your Christmas decorating ideas by incorporating yellows, beiges, and pinks, something that we are loving in this living room belonging to Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth.

6. Brass Details

Brass continues to go strong as everyone's favorite metallic finish, from hardware to cabinets. But it's also proven to be a popular Christmas decorating idea for 2020, too. As witnessed in this holiday scene, created by Leigh Anne of Houseologie, a few lustrous details like framed artwork and a wall sconce can provide a bit of sheen and even more warmth.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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