What’s in store for holiday decorating this year? A survey of U.S. Houzzers found that one in six holiday decorators plan to go “over the top” (16%). Another 60% describe their décor style as “festive” and 22% take a “minimalist” approach. Making things merry and bright doesn’t mean breaking the bank, however. The majority of holiday decorators plan to spend less than $50 on new items this year.
Holiday décor isn’t just about seasonal sprucing. Sixty percent of survey respondents expect to host overnight guests this holiday season. Of those, one-quarter plan to redecorate a guest bedroom and/or bathroom (25%), and one in ten plan to renovate (10%). Making sure the fridge/pantry is stocked and deep cleaning the house top hosts’ to do lists (87% and 78%, respectively).
While the jury’s still out on whether or not Santa is real, the survey revealed that the majority of Christmas trees are not. In fact, artificial trees are twice as popular as real ones (72% vs. 35%, respectively). Candles top the list of must have holiday decor and will make appearances in four in five homes (83%).
Nearly half of respondents reported that pulling their decor out of storage is the most stressful part of the holiday decorating process (44%). Perhaps in an attempt to curb this stress the following year, nearly one in five report that donating/throwing away decor they no longer want is their favorite part of the holiday decorating process (18%).
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season!