Expert tips for adding top home design trends to your holiday decor
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(BPT) - From decking the halls to trimming the tree, everyone loves the tradition of decorating their home for the holiday season. It's a time to pull out heirloom pieces and blend them with modern elements to make your home truly one of a kind. This year, refresh your holiday motif with a few top decor trends for a look guaranteed to impress.

Design expert Kate Law, who has designed flowers for the likes of Ellen and Jennifer Lopez, lends insight into the top holiday decor trends and how you can easily integrate them into your home:

Relaxed rustic

Taking cues from classic holiday stories set in the countryside, beautiful rustic decor sets the tone for a festive season whether you live in the city, a suburb or rural area. Rustic elements can be easy to incorporate into your home's holiday look. Start with a centerpiece that features live greenery, such as the Burlap Rosemary Tree or Incense Cedar Candle Ring from ProFlowers. A quilted table runner and stockings in appliqued felt complete the rustic design.

Personalization

Personalizing your holiday designs can help make your home decor special. Unique touches enhance your enjoyment of the holidays and can serve as conversation starters when guests visit. The easiest way to add a personal touch to your holiday decor is through customized items, like monogrammed pillows and towels, personalized wall hangings that feature a special message, and ornaments and figurines that highlight the family name.

Bold patterns

The holiday season is full of colors and designs that delight the senses, and bold patterns have never been more popular. Polka dots and chevrons are trending for the year and bring personality to any home's holiday celebrations. Welcome guests in style with a Chevron Monogram Doormat from Personal Creations. Try your hand at homemade polka dot and chevron ornaments. Make your time baking even more special by treating yourself to a whimsical polka dot sugar cookie apron.

Mason jars

One of the most affordable and accessible holiday trends of the season is mason jars. You can find these at your local craft store, grocery store or even at second-hand stores. Try using jars as candle sleeves and place tea lights within for a warm holiday centerpiece. Fill with various shades of holiday candy for colorful decor throughout the house. Complete your punch or eggnog drink station with mason drinking jars for a fun alternative to traditional glasses.

Succulents

The thick and fleshy skin of succulent plants like aloe, jade plant and echeveria varieties make them great indoor ornamental plants. During the holidays, succulents can be a beautiful alternative or complement to traditional evergreens. Even the whitest of winters can benefit from a dash of greenery, so add succulents throughout your holiday home. The Living Succulent Candle Ring or Living Succulent Wreath from ProFlowers are a stunning addition to any holiday decor and will last well into the following year if cared for correctly.

Feeling as jolly as Santa and his elves starts with creating a festive environment in your home. These top trends for seasonal decor will ensure you and your guests have a very merry holiday and start the new year in style.
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