No matter what decorations you choose, the key is that they matter to you.
"People are looking for connection and authenticity," said stylist Giovanni Amenta.
The owner of Pink and Grey, an image consulting and styling firm, is also the stylist for Willowbrook Shopping Centre.
The centre just has its White Hot Christmas event which attracted about 3,000 on Nov. 20 and raised money for several local charities.
For holiday decorating at home Amenta said people should take the lead from their home's existing style. Blingy holiday decorations will not fit in with a home decorated in French country.
"Only put up things if you totally love them," Amenta said.
Trends for 2012 are a bit of a throwback.
The big colour is tradn-tional red, with gold and silver being the other hot tones.
"The biggested trends, both in clothing and in home decor is monochro-matics," he said.
While the royal blue of recent years is out, people have also moved to the peacock spectrum with the deep jewel tones that can be seen on the graceful bird.
Some of the must unique trends he's seeing is a nod to rustic and homey Christmas with natural materials, and even fur accents.
Amenta encourages people to look at DIY and craft projects to decorate. He said don't overlook the beauty of simple elements. He's going with a traditional string of Christmas cards above the fireplace.
His key tip - don't overdo things.
It shouldn't look like a Christmas decoration factory threw up in the living room.
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