Five Festive Trends in Seasonal Decor

Season’s greetings! From the snowy slopes of the Berkshires to the white sand beaches of Honolulu, families near and far are celebrating with wintry traditions. When it comes to holiday decor, every home has a unique point of view. Below, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite festive trends in 2017 seasonal style.


Evergreen Home: If your tastes lean toward clean lines & contemporary decor, consider the subtle addition of fresh and fragrant greenery. Tie springs of sweet rosemary to cloth dinner napkins, place an air-freshening arrangement of eucalyptus in the guest bathroom, place packages wrapped in naturals around the home and frame the foyer mirror with boughs of blue spruce and bright crimson berries. Before sitting down to a holiday meal, sprinkle a handful of pine needles over the table, then top with vanilla candles for a deliciously fragrant dining experience.

Glitter & Tartan — Nothing says cozy like a cabin-chic combination of glitter and tartan. Stacks of heavy plaid blankets, birch logs, speckled camping mugs, and dark fabrics add to the festive atmosphere. Gold trimmings and greenery add a bright pop of nostalgia; trim the tree with this sparkling garland for a touch of handcrafted whimsy. This look is ideal for a rustic retreat. Head up to the mountains or down to the family lake house, then grab your mittens and gather around the bonfire for cocoa and carols.

Photo by Tieghan Gerard for Halfbaked Harvest

Cocoa Cozy: Like a steaming mug of hot chocolate, this cocoa-conscious trend is rich and indulgent. Treat your sweet tooth to decadent shades of cinnamon, coffee, and chestnut. Luxe textiles are essential; think raw silk, crushed velvet, and buttery soft suede. Accentuate the deepest cocoa colors with swirling ribbons in caramel & honey hues, and add a dash of sparkle with glittering gold wrapping paper. If guests are coming to town, create with a magnificent hot chocolate bar stocked with copper drinkware.


Candle Charm: Light up any holiday gathering with an arrangement of pretty candles. Add a few embellishments such as red berries or greenery for a festive vignette. Simple white pillars of varying heights can make an impressive and inexpensive display for the holidays. Illuminate your table with a layered look that has the added bonus of giving off a wonderful holiday fragrance.



Trim the Tree: Make your Christmas tree the centerpiece of your home this holiday season to evoke memories for years to come. No matter how big or small of a tree you choose, the tree should reflect the personality of your family. Placing ornaments in several shapes and sizes help to add interest to the tree while tucking in neutral-colored branches and feathers can help add dimension. Shimmering and sparkling ornaments also add energy and pops of color to the tree.


Show us how you style your #SummerClassicsHome for the holidays!