Revealed: The most popular Christmas trend on Pinterest

The gonks aren't going anywhere but there are some exciting new festive trends emerging

mantelpiece decorated for christmas with candles, mini christmas tree and garland next to shelf
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Pinterest's most popular Christmas trends have been revealed, and there are some surprising new additions to the list. 

This festive season seems to have come earlier than ever, with many of us already stringing up the festive lights. With everything from window displays and natural decor to gonks, the list is sure to spark some fun Christmas decorating ideas of your own.

living room decorated with festive ornaments with wall-mounted wreaths, paper Christmas trees and fair lights

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Interiors experts at WeThrift have used Pinterest trends data to work out which Christmas trends we’ve been adding to our mood boards this year. And it looks like toned down ornaments, natural tones and window displays are proving particularly popular this year.

1. Window displays

christmas window decoration with light-up stars hanging against the glass panes

(Image credit: Lights4Fun)

Window displays stole the top spot as the most pinned festive trend. Searches for Christmassy window displays have seen a percentage increase of 4,000 on Pinterest since January 2021.

Creative Christmas window displays will make your home look festive and cozy. Try snowflake stickers, twinkly lights or garlands to give your windowsills a merry makeover.

2. Christmas Wreath 

christmas garland around a mirror on a consol table with Christmas decorations - Lights4Fun

(Image credit: Lights4Fun)

Next on the list are classic Christmas wreaths. Now more than ever, we're decorating our homes for Christmas with wreaths, whether you DIY it with fir, berries, dried oranges and lights or order one online.

Experiment by placing one on the wall as you would a mirror or framed print to add a festive feel to any blank walls.

3. Boho Christmas

wooden plates on Christmas tablescape with floral decorations and cheese

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Many people will be incorporating natural ornaments, woods and electric patterns to their festive decor for a Bohemian feel. This free-spirited design style works well with a color scheme of earth tones paired with metallics.

Boho decor offers a chance to play around with unexpected materials and textures with plenty of tassels, wicker and rattan.

  • Minimalist Christmas tree - 2600%
  • Christmas lanterns - 1833%
  • Natural Christmas decor - 1750%
  • Scandinavian Christmas - 1233%
  • Nutcracker - 651%
  • Dried orange decoration - 366%
  • Gonks - 300%

The anticipation for Christmas feels much greater after quiet celebrations last year. We're excited to decorate our homes in all the festive decor we can get our hands on. 

Out of the top trends, we're particularly keen on trying natural festive decor with more sustainable options like paper decorations, and we'll be hanging the biggest wreath we can find.

Millie Hurst

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.


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