The best holiday decorating trends this year focus on natural décor and unique lighting. From greenery throughout your home to geometric lights, there are a number of ways to get your home ready for the holidays.

While we may be a little biased, we love this season in Nashville! The area has many art events and unique shops to find décor for all styles.

Use Greenery Throughout Your Home

There are a number of great ways to use greenery throughout your home, even if you don’t have a Christmas tree. Many tree lots and stores like Home Depot have evergreen wreaths to decorate your front door. You can also use branches on your mantle, placing some decorative pieces throughout.

Hosting a holiday party is a great excuse to create a beautiful table. While you want to keep the decorations to a minimum so you can fit every platter and cake stand, some tall candles with greenery in the middle of the table can add to the festive excitement.

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Use Different Shades of Holiday Colors

While the traditional holiday colors are bright, don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit! Use a deep burgundy and a dark green in your place settings, or use a deep blue paired with silver to decorate your living room.

You can also use these colors outside, whether in the wreath on your front door or with wide outdoor ribbon on the porch posts. This is a perfect way to decorate your home for the holidays, especially if you prefer muted tones instead of bright colors.

Regardless of how you’re celebrating the holidays this year, there are ways to take the traditional decorations and make them your own.

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Light Your Home Based on Its Architecture

If you’re planning on hanging lights outside, here’s how to truly make your home stand out. Use your home’s architecture to determine how to hang lights. If you have bay windows, try using icicle lights to accent the wide window shape.

Use white lights on the eves, and don’t forget about the trees! Geometric shapes like Moravian stars are a fresh way to light trees, and can help break up the string lighting on your home. Hanging them throughout the tree helps illuminate it, and their unique shape adds some character to your home’s appearance.

Pro Tip: If you’ll be traveling or want one less thing to remember, use a lighting timer to set an on/off schedule.

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Showcase Your Oriental Rugs

The holidays are a time for parties, and one of the best parts is thinking about how you’ll decorate! This certainly includes some seasonal décor, but you can also use existing décor to create a welcoming atmosphere for your guests. Oriental rugs are often a focal point in a room, and can be the perfect unexpected decor for your party.

Chances are, though, it’s been a while since you’ve gotten your Oriental rug cleaned. Even indoors, dirt and grime can mute the colors in Oriental rugs. To ensure a beautiful rug with vibrant colors, make sure to get it cleaned before your party.

The holidays are one of the best times of the year, and it’s time to get your home ready. These are some of our favorite holiday home décor ideas, and can help make your Franklin, Nashville, or Brentwood home ready for the season, whatever it may include.

If your Oriental rugs are looking tired and dirty, it’s time for a cleaning! We clean your Oriental rugs in your home with non-toxic, citrus-based cleaning products and limited water. This process safely brings your Oriental rugs back to life for a vibrant holiday season.