Looking for the top Christmas decorating trends for 2021? We’ve scoured Pinterest, Twitter, and Google search trends to find the best inspiration for you. Start with a fabulous holiday centerpiece and center your decorating around one (or more!) of these four popular themes.

Christmas decorating trends 2021 featuring silver tree with paper flowers by Twinkie Chan
Photo and decorations by Twinkie Chan

Santa Claus and the Nativity scene are icons of the holiday season. But now, a lot of 2021 Christmas décor trends feature a nod to Mother Nature. The emerging eco-conscious lifestyle has us thinking of more ways to celebrate the holidays in an ingeniously sustainable way.

Get creative with the family and have fun repurposing or upcycling. Work on fun DIY crafts fit for the Christmas season. Try your hand at any of these fun Christmas decorating ideas using materials you may already have at home:

Create a whimsical Christmas tablescape with The Grinch as guest of honor.
Take inspiration from a family-favorite Christmas movie or book for your tree décor theme.

In keeping with the spirit of both the season and sustainability, consider upcycling your Christmas wrapping paper, too. And once it’s time to retire your holiday centerpiece, find ways to recycle your artificial Christmas tree. Think outside the trash bin!

Nostalgic Christmas Decorating Theme

Out with the new, in with the old. Another style picking up steam this year is all about “throwbacks” to decades past. We love a good irony, so we say, “Kick it old-school when it comes to picking trendy Christmas decorations.”

Mine your grandmother’s classic ornament collection for some gems. Or hit thrift shops for vintage holiday décor. Reinvent your haul into something unique. Here’s a list of items seen in nostalgic Christmas decorating trends for 2021:

  • Classic Christmas figures rendered in wood and tin
  • Traditional red, green, and gold glass or metallic Christmas balls
  • All things tinsel

Keep a lookout for them when you shop for new Christmas decorations. Go all out with the vintage vibes and make our Silver Tinsel Stardust Tree your Christmas centerpiece. Or go for the space-saving Essentials – Silver Bells Tree. We have other silver and gold Christmas trees to select from, too.

Homey and Rustic Decorations for Christmas

One of the most popular Christmas decorating trends to come out this year is the farmhouse Christmas decorating theme. Ride the cottagecore trend with a holiday twist. Create a cozy and inviting atmosphere with elements from the English countryside. Add playful accents like flowers, mushrooms, and other nature-inspired ornaments.

Turn to classic and homespun decorative elements in a neutral palette to complement that homey feeling. Choose natural textiles and rustic accessories. Some of the popular Christmas decorations under this theme are:

  • Burlap tree skirts
  • Wooden Christmas village mantel décor
  • Wreaths and garlands adorned with acorns and pinecones
  • Valerina of Miami (Treetopia customer review)

A green Christmas tree is a classic choice. Another option is a bright white tree, which makes a great backdrop for neutral and rustic decorating palettes.

Consider Treetopia’s Winter White Christmas tree. It glimmers with the addition of tinsel and already looks amazing on its own. If don’t know where to start decorating a white tree, check out our Ultimate Guide to Decorating White Christmas Trees.

Merry and Bright Christmas Colors for 2021

Play up the color on your tree by way of jewel-toned Christmas tree lights. Nothing says “merry and bright” like a Christmas tree with multicolored lights. You won’t be on short supply of holiday cheer if your tree is lit from top to bottom. Let the sparkle be the star of the show by keeping ornaments and other décor at a minimum.

Want to do away with the guesswork of stringing your own lights? Choose from Treetopia’s selection of pre-lit colorful Christmas trees. Options include classic and energy-saving LEDs and our customizable Color Blast lights. These trees allow you to choose and change colors with just a swipe of a button.

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Tip: As a focal point of the trend you’re trying, find a unique holiday centerpiece that suits your style and personality. Check out Treetopia’s tree-mendous variety of artificial Christmas trees to find your match.


Let 2021’s Christmas decorating trends inspire your holiday decorating plans. Care to share other creative ideas? Write them down in the comments section. And share this post with friends and family who are also preparing the holidays.

1 Comment

  1. Sandy Porter Reply

    Wonderful article. Really enjoyed the tips and all the fantastic pictures! Will definitely save this and hope my phone monster doesn’t gobble it up and then it’s lost and gone forever. Thank you so very much for publishing this. Until next time, Merry Christmas to all!

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