Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018

Get inspired by these Christmas decor ideas for 2018 to make your holidays merry and bright with festive decor themes: preppy trad, pastel glam, frosted forest, and vintage maximalist!

I like to change up my Christmas decor theme each year. I always re-use my decor, but I do a bit of a different theme in each room or subtlety change how it looks by focusing in on a specific color. Last year it was winter botanicals with a green and white look in my living room, and the year before that I went for a preppy plaid style.

This year I’m having trouble deciding which direction to go. Not because of a lack of inspiration mind you, but more because there are so many festive possibilities! I love the preppy trad look with classic red and green and plaid, but the glam pastel style speaks to my feminine chic heart! Since I’ve been hunting out Christmas decor inspiration, I thought I would share with you four Christmas styles that are inspiring me right now.

Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018

Preppy Trad

The first of these Christmas decor ideas warms my preppy, traditional loving heart! This style features plaid, classic green and red, traditional motifs like nutcrackers, and elegant greenery with boxwood, magnolia, thistles, and pine. Opt for this Christmas decor style if you are a traditionalist at heart with a bent towards symmetry, clean lines, history, and rich color.

The playful boxwood trellis wrapping paper, bold plaid ribbon, and inclusion of navy keep this Christmas decor idea from being too staid and boring. It also never hurts to throw in an unexpected pattern like polka dots to add visual interest.

Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018: collage of preppy trad decorations

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D. Stephens Plaid Ribbon //White Sugar Paper boxes // Sheep Skin Rug // Polka Dot Pillow // Boxwood Wrapping Paper // Cable Knit Blanket // Antler Candle Holder //Thistle Wreath // Nutcracker Serving Tray

Who is epitomizing preppy trad?

Frosted Forest

I noticed this Christmas decor idea last year, but it was a more garden inspired winter wonderland whereas this year I’m feeling more rustic, woodland vibes. Think beautiful green tones with an abundance of white and crystal juxtaposed with rustic willow, pinecones, and fur. I think this Christmas decor style is so simple, yet chic.

I will definitely be re-using this theme again in my house. Possibly in a tablescape!

Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018: collage of frosted forest decorations

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Willow Christmas Tree Skirt // Snowflake Lanterns // White & Pink Poinsettia // Velvet Ribbon // Fur Trim White Stocking // Christmas Crackers // Gold Lantern // Birch Slices // Pine Cone Garland // Hobnail Glasses // Faux Cedar Garland

Who is frosted forest festive?

Mary Macdonald Dining Room via Veranda

Poinsettia, juniper, paper whites, velvet ribbon, and gold accents mingle merrily in my green & gold Christmas living room!

Me with last year’s boughs and blossoms living room

Pastel Glam

This Christmas decor style is for all you lovelies out there who just cannot get into the red and green color combo. Pick your favorite pastel (mine happens to be pink) and embrace it for Christmas! Use gold and silver accents to make the theme feel festive and glam.

To keep this Christmas decor idea from becoming juvenile decorate with sophisticated greenery like bay leaves, magnolia, eucalyptus, and boxwood; use varied textures: gilt surfaces with fuzzy sheepskin; and sophisticated patterns like marbleized wrapping paper.

Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018: collage of pastel glam decorations

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Bay Leaf Wreath // Marble Dessert Stand // Pink Christmas Ornaments // Beaded Stocking // Flowering Candelabra // White Sugar Paper boxes // Gold Lantern // White & Pink Poinsettia // Sheep Skin Rug // Marble Wrapping Paper

Who is lovely in pastel glam?

Vintage Maximalist

Calling all decoristas who love to mix old and new, funky pattern, bold color, and playful accents – this Christmas decor idea is for you! Whether you love mid-century mod, retro-rockabilly or palm beach glam, this vintage maximalist Christmas theme is sure to please. From the pineapple tree topper to the reindeer mugs, these Christmas decorations are playful and bold.

This is one of my favorite Christmas decor ideas for 2018 because there is so much joy and playfulness!

Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018: collage of vintage maximalist decorations

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Red Sugar Paper boxes // Vintage Ornaments // Holiday Pillow // Joy Door Mat // Tinsel Pom Pom // Candy Cane Wrapping Paper // Tartan Stocking // Pineapple Tree Topper // Wreath Cards // Reindeer Mugs

Who is rocking vintage maximalist?

Blogger PMQ for Two

Natasha Lawler in Southern Living

Natasha Lawler in Southern Living

So what would happen if I mixed all my favorite elements from these four Christmas decor ideas?

A mixup collage of elements from each of these Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018

LOL ???! I think I could almost get away with it. See how my Christmas tree turned out here. Happy and merry y’all!

What’s your favorite Christmas decor idea this year?


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