Holiday decor season is upon us, so now is the time to start thinking about how you want to trim the trees and deck the halls. Luckily, some retailers have already released their holiday collections a little early, including Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Market.
We've been covering plenty of fall decor, Halloween decor, and Thankgiving decor, and I know first-hand that things can sell out pretty quickly. It might only be October, but it can pay off to plan ahead.
This year’s Magnolia holiday collection features the usual farmhouse Christmas decor vibe with an elevated, antique-inspired twist. Some old favorites have returned, but this year sees slightly darker colorways and brasses that are perfect for cozy decor.
Whether you’re into a more cottagecore aesthetic or want to incorporate traditional rustic vibes into your holiday decor, Magnolia is a great place to shop for Christmas decor.
The Best Christmas Decor From Magnolia's 2023 Holiday Collection
Whether you’re in need of a stocking refresh or want to add a few more accents to your bookshelf this year, Magnolia’s holiday collection has everything you need to create a spark of holiday magic. I sifted through the collection to find my favorite pieces and found six holiday decor items that can transform your home into a festive winter wonderland this holiday season.
If you’re looking to refresh your Christmas stocking situation this year, the Amaryllis Embroidered Stocking from Magnolia is one of my favorites that I’ve seen so far this season. I love that the stocking has a handmade cottagecore feel with the embroidered detailing and botanical design, but it still feels super fresh and modern. The stocking also features a simple color scheme and lots of texture that would pair well in a mix-and-match stocking collection.
Nutcrackers are a fun and festive way to bring a timeless Christmas trend to your holiday decor, and the Carved Wood Nutcracker from Magnolia is one of the more adorable options I’ve ever seen. I love the hand-carved, rustic look of this mango wood nutcracker, and the brass candle holder makes it a much more interesting choice than the usual options.
Tree collars are one of the most popular holiday decor trends this year, providing a clean base for your festive decor. I am obsessed with brass accents and think this gorgeous antique-inspired tree collar is a fun way to bring a touch of brass to your holiday decor. The tree collar also features cut-out designs that can illuminate the room if you place a few battery-operated puck lights or fairy lights at the base of your tree.
If you’re looking to invest in a versatile Christmas wreath that you can use year after year, the Real Touch Cedar Mix Wreath is my top pick. This artificial holiday wreath is designed with faux cedar sprigs and boasts tons of gorgeous texture. I love it on its own, but you can also easily decorate it with added faux botanicals, clip-on ornaments, or chic velvet ribbon bows.
For a festive accent piece, consider the Gigi Etched Brass Bell, which features a similar style to the brass tree collar. This whimsical bell comes in a small and large style and would look stunning on top of a pile of coffee table books, on shelf, or as part of your tablescape decor. Additionally, you could tie a thick velvet ribbon through the top loop and transform it into a holiday wall hanging or as part of a wreath.
I’m not usually drawn to holiday signage, because it can be right on the line of tacky. However, I think the Merry Christmas Metal Wall Sign is a chic and subtle way to incorporate festive messaging in your space. I love the idea of hanging this in an entryway or front porch, but it would also look beautiful on a picture frame easel in on a bookshelf.
When should I start decorating for the holidays?
There's no official date – it's really whenever suits you. Most people start getting in the swing of things around Thanksgiving or the first weekend in December, but it depends on family traditions. There's no such thing as too early or too late, but if you leave it too long you may find that some of the best decor pieces have sold out.
What is Magnolia?
Magnolia is Joanna Gaines' store, one of the first to sell and promote the modern farmhouse aesthetic.
Is Magnolia's Holdiay collection the same as Hearth & Hand?
Although both have been designed with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Hearth & Hand is a Target exclusive.
Magnolia aren't the only ones to go early with holiday decor. They were beaten to the punch by Anthropologie holiday decor a week ago. Sorting out holiday decor before we've even had Halloween feels a little premature, but getting in before the rush could make for a much less stressful Christmas.
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Jessie Quinn is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer with work published in The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Well + Good, PEOPLE, and more. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in fashion journalism from Academy of Art University and uses her background in fashion to inform her home decor coverage. Her personal home decor style falls somewhere at the intersection of eclectic vintage and modern maximalist, but she's drawn to all types of designs and styles. When she's not writing, you can find Jessie working on a variety of DIY and craft projects, including crocheting, sewing, and jewelry-making.
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