The secret to decorating your home for the holidays, no matter your budget or vibe

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There seems to be a heightened sense of excitement around the holidays this year as people host gatherings more than they did during 2020. Families are putting extra effort into decorating and updating their homes as they welcome guests for the holidays.

So, how can you keep up with the decorating trends, stay true to your budget and make the holiday magical? I am here to help with tips and shoppable items that will not only fit your vibe but also won’t break the bank. My name is Shahla, I am the owner of Treehouse Threads, a lifestyle blog, and it’s one of my jobs to forecast the latest holiday trends. The most important style tip that I can share is: Stay true to yourself! Trends will come and go, and there are many different holiday style trends. Choosing a style that matches your vibe is what is guaranteed to make your home feel cozy and inviting for the holidays.

I love finding affordable ways to help you capture the magic at home, whether you are looking for inspiration for an entirely new holiday look or updating a few decor items to help you feel more inspired. Here are the top three holiday trends for 2021 and tips on how you can decorate beautifully on a budget this year.

The Neutral Palette

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If you prefer to keep your home decor simple with muted colors, you can stay neutral and capture that whimsical holiday feeling. When decorating with a neutral palette, I incorporate natural elements, such as greenery and wood, with cozy textiles. This year we are seeing a lot of boucle fabrics styled with rattan and cane. Look for natural tree collars and baskets or neutral-toned stockings made of cozy knits. Mix these items with some piney greens or a flocked tree, and you have created the ultimate calm and cozy holiday at home.

Holiday Time Cream Classic Cable Knit with Faux Leopard Fur Cuff 20″ Stocking

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Spread holiday cheer with this classic, faux leopard stocking that doubles up as beautiful decor and brings smiles to your loved ones. This stocking comes in a neutral palette, which easily adapts to your holiday decorations. It measures 20 inches, making it a suitable size for all your stocking stuffers.

Mainstays Seagrass & Paper Rope Baskets, Set of 2, 10.5″ and 9″, Storage 

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Whether you prefer a neutral or colorful palette this holiday season, these multi-purpose rope baskets adapt to your style. It combines beauty and functionality, neatly storing all your holiday essentials, while still enhancing your overall home decor.

Alpine Corporation Outdoor Holiday Rattan Reindeer with Halogen Lights  

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Light up your holiday display with this cheerful, rattan reindeer. This statement piece is sturdy, making it perfect for your garden or yard, while still suitable for indoors.

The Colorful Holiday

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This trend is perfect for the maximalist who does not shy away from color. This year, we are seeing more pinks and other vibrant tones mixed together for the ultimate kitschy holiday celebration. When decorating a colorful holiday scheme, look for jewel-toned wreaths, oversized ornaments and colorful bottle brush or glass trees to add to your tabletop. This style definitely shouts “the more the merrier,” so don’t shy away from mixing colors and textiles to up the festive factor.

Holiday Time Indoor and Outdoor Multicolor Mini Christmas Lights, 59′, 300 Count, White Wire

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You can’t go wrong with Holiday Time’s multicolor mini lights. They are suitable for indoors and outdoors, with 59 feet of continuous lighting that bring life and excitement to your home.

Gymax 24” Pink Artificial Christmas Wreath w/ Golden Bow Decoration Balls

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This eye-catching pink wreath will capture your guests’ attention as soon as they enter the door. It comes fully assembled, making it easy for you to set the festive tone..

Packed Party ‘Jolly & Merry’ Christmas Tabletop Blocks, Holiday Decoration, Multi-Color, 5 Pieces

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These fun decorative blocks add some extra color to any holiday display. They’re super versatile, look great on either a tabletop or mantle and come two-sided so you can pick your saying.

The Glamour Lover

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For those who love a glam-themed holiday, you absolutely can add luxe without paying luxuriously. First, choose a luxe color scheme, like black and ivory with gold accents. Then, build your look by incorporating faux fur, brass accents and some sparkle. Gold and brass can be incorporated through flatware, wrapping paper and gold frame mirrors. Pull out that gold bar cart, stock it with gorgeous glassware and dinnerware and get ready to shine.

Whatever your holiday style vibe is, I hope you have fun and find these tips helpful. Shop some options below, available at Walmart, and follow along with me here for more of my tips.

Thyme & Table Dinnerware Black & White Dot Stoneware, 12 Piece Set

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Thyme & Table’s 12-piece dinner set adds some extra beauty to your dining table. With its black and white accents, it glams up your dining table while complementing your delicious holiday meals. Your guests will sure be eating in style.

Better Homes & Gardens 20 Piece Arlo Flatware Set – Mirror Finish

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If classic and sophisticated defines your decor style, these stainless steel flatware by Better Homes & Gardens make it easy for you to dazzle your dining presentation. They are simple, yet have a striking aesthetic.

Candle Holders, Gold Metal Candlestick Holders, Taper Candle Holders Decorative Candle Stand

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Create a warm and romantic atmosphere with these simple, elegant candlestick holders. They’re designed with high-quality iron metal, making it ideal for you to use it this holiday season and beyond.

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You’ll find a wide selection of quality holiday decor items for every style at Walmart. From glam to modern, Walmart offers all of the stylish designs at prices you’ll love. To decorate your home without draining your wallet this holiday season, shop at walmart.com.

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