Earlier this year, Anna and I went to Germany to attend Christmas World. We were so excited to see all the top trends for Christmas 2018. We took a lot of photos and notes! So today we’re sharing some of what we learned from this amazing event.

Below you’ll find a few ideas for each trend to inspire you for the holidays. Since the holidays are also a great time to get creative and crafty, you’ll see some of our DIY holiday décor projects in this list of top trends. 

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If you love following trends, or you just want some Christmas decorating tips, we’re here to help you get your home ready for the holidays!

In addition to Christmas World, we also went to Copenhagen for ideas. We love Scandinavian style, which is why you’ll see a lot of Scandinavian décor in this list of top trends for Christmas 2018. We hope this list inspires you to enjoy your favorite traditions, try something new, and create beautiful memories!


Jewel Tones

Think sapphire, emerald, ruby, amethyst, and topaz. These rich, vibrant colors can make rooms feel more elegant and glamorous. In addition to adding some sparkle, jewel tones instantly create a cozy, warm atmosphere.

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Using non-traditional colors for Christmas is a big trend this year. Especially pink! When decorating, think soft pink, rose gold, dusty rose, blush, and champagne. These dreamy, romantic colors also look gorgeous paired with metallics. 

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Lia Griffith Copper Wire Spiral Trees


If you want to go with a classic and timeless look for the holidays, choose a neutral tone like white. In addition to brightening up your space, white décor creates a calm atmosphere. It’s also commonly found in Scandinavian décor. 

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The minimalist trend values simple, clean designs. It’s not just about de-cluttering, though. It’s about focusing on the holiday décor that’s meaningful to you. The minimalist look is also very trendy and associated with Scandinavian design.

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Lia Griffith 3D Paper Tree Ornaments


Rustic décor focuses on natural elements and textures to create a cozy, inviting environment. Think natural materials like wood and natural colors found in greenery (real or faux). Woodland creatures, like deer, also fit into this trend. 

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Lia Griffith Wood & Paper Deer Head

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Think beyond your traditional Christmas tree! These creative ideas are great alternatives. And they don’t take up much space. You could go with a classic look, a more sleek and modern design, or something that incorporates natural elements.

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Lia Griffith Macramé Christmas Tree

What do you think of these top trends for Christmas 2018? Comment below and let us know! 

We’ll also be sharing new holiday projects and crafts on our social pages. You can find us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

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