When the neighbors start blowing up the inflatable snowman and sticking candy cane fence posts into their lawn, you know the holiday season is here. Pretty soon, every house on the block will be adorned with blinking lights outside and sparkling ornaments and jingle bells inside.You don’t have to match their over-the-top decorating style to spread holiday cheer, though: as long as you pick your holiday decor wisely, you can make every room in the house look festive without compromising your personal style. Best of all, you don’t have to journey to the North Pole to find stunning holiday decor: it’s all available at Lowe’s. Here’s how to bring sugar, spice, and everything nice to three trending decor styles — without going overboard on tinsel.
No other time of year stirs up quite as many memories as the holiday season, so lean into that sense of nostalgia in your decor. Look for pieces with a slightly retro vibe, like this metal sign that looks like it once hung at a Christmas tree lot.
When you’re trimming the tree, keep the ornaments similarly old-fashioned. Use a variety of classic shapes — like round ornaments and dangling teardrops — in the same color family for an elegant yet traditional look. A miniature three-foot tree is small enough for even the tiniest apartment but still makes a big visual impact when placed in the entryway.
Though minimalist design is all about clean lines, you don’t want to oversimplify and risk your space looking bare. Play with the shapes of your furniture — like the geometry of this glass-and-metal bar cart* paired with square wall sconces — to create subtle patterns.
Minimalists probably also don’t want to introduce a ton of bright colors to the space — even during the holidays. Plants (whether real or faux) are the best way to add a pop of color: The muted wreath and colorful plant in a minimalist vase both bring just enough variety to the otherwise metallic neutral color palette.
The elegant farmhouse aesthetic — think lots of shiplap and antiques — isn’t going away anytime soon. That said, you can update your country chic vibe for the holidays with a few small tweaks. Though farmhouse style typically favors neutral tones, take the opportunity to throw in a pop of seasonal color through a red throw blanket or pine garland. Just keep the rest of your accessories — like this faux-fur stocking — neutral.
While shopping for new pieces, keep the distressed, antique look in mind. The slight patina on this tree-shaped stocking holder looks worn, even though it’s actually brand new.
Best of all, you don't have to spend hours scouring flea markets or high-end boutiques to replicate any of these interior design trends. All of the holiday home decor on this list are available at Lowe's. You can even shop for your favorite pieces online, then pick them up at a store near you. Getting your home ready for the most festive time of the year has never been easier!
Photography: Tara Donne; Art Direction: Samara Grossman; Prop Styling: Katja Greeff; Production: Cassie Doyle