People Are Obsessed with Sparkly Disco Christmas Decor—Here’s How to Do It

Up the glitz this holiday season with disco-inspired decorations, like mirrorball ornaments, faux fur throws and gold-rimmed glasses

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It’s no secret that the best Christmas décor showcases the season’s signature sparkle. That’s what makes the holiday a perfect match for the trending “disco aesthetic” you’re seeing everywhere on social media right now. What better way to embody festivity and fun than with the hip, glittery, colorful designs of the ’70s? So strap on those platform boots and drop the needle on your favorite vinyl—it’s time to transform your home into a boogie winter wonderland.

How to Decorate for Disco Christmas

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Now that you’re convinced, it’s time to deck out your pad with fun accent pieces to evoke the era of Studio 54. The most popular embellishment by far this season is the literal disco ball, repurposed into ornaments, mirrors and garlands. Ornaments make a natural addition to your Christmas tree, while a disco wreath can be easily DIYed with some wire and garland.

If you plan to throw a disco holiday party, we recommend including some 70s-inspired Insta-friendly backgrounds, like a silver tinsel fringe curtain and a shimmery balloon garland. Guests will love striking a pose in their retro threads! If you’re feeling extra funky, Laura Aguilar, owner and principal designer at Aguilar Design Studio, suggests plugging in a neon sign. It will cast a colorful glow on the party and highlight all those mirrorballs!

Beyond the glitter, ’70s-inspired textural elements like faux fur are very on-trend and help create visual depth in a space. An affordable faux fur throw pillow provides extra comfort in the seating area, while a basic swath of faux fur makes an excellent Christmas tree skirt, rug, or blanket.

Finally, the ’70s were famous for glamorous hidden bars and colorful cocktails. Serve up your best Aperol spritz in gold-dipped glasses, or find a sleek champagne bucket to treat any holiday guests to a VIP experience. For those who don’t drink, an ice-cold bottle of sparkling cider is just as memorable when presented and popped!

Keep On Steppin’

Now that you’re thoroughly informed of the disco Christmas trend, we hope you’re excited to throw your very own boogie-down ball this winter. Cue up the classic disco hits and get ready to party like it’s 1979. Happy holidays, all you stone foxes and space cadets!

Van Van Cleave
Van Van Cleave (they/them) is a writer and artist working out of Oakland, CA. The youngest in a long line of DIYers and creatives, Van fancies themself an encyclopedia of practicable knowledge for better living. They are passionate about all things food, home, garden, and lifestyle. If you've ever dreamed of befriending the Fab Five, Van gets you, and may just be the next best thing.