This will be quite a different holiday season than we’ve seen in past years, and people will inevitably be using their homes differently over the holidays with small gatherings and intimate family get-togethers. Modsy surveyed 2,000 people across the country to gain some insight into their home design priorities for the holiday season and what matters to them most when it comes to spending time at home over the holidays.

hygge living room with beige sectional sofa and white fluffy rug93% said it’s important to them that everyone is comfy, warm, cozy, and together at their house.

No surprise here: This year, folks are placing a major emphasis on ensuring their home is a relaxing, comfortable space for everyone to spend time together. In decor, a Hygge design style is all about coziness, comfort, and warmth. And this year, ‘tis the season to get your Hygge on!

84% said the kitchen is the most important room to keep the holidays running smoothly.

Aside from all the cooking and baking that will take place over the holidays to ensure everyone’s tummies are full and content, the family room was the second most important space to keep everything running smoothly.

sculptural tan and white vase

black and white fuzzy throw pillow

red woven throw blanket

69% of people plan to go above and beyond with their holiday home decor this year.

From the sound of it, we’ll be seeing tons of twinkling lights, beautiful Christmas trees, and stockings hung by the chimney with care. According to the survey, people are more excited than ever for this holiday season after the challenging year we’ve had.

Where are folks plan to channel their inner Clark Griswold and go overboard with holiday decor?

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COVID’s impact on homes this holiday season:

59% said they’ll have an increased focus on their house’s entryway, foyer, mudroom, etc. to maintain sanitary areas.

69% said their family will be spending much more time doing traditional at-home holiday activities this year and less seasonal outings.

cozy white sofa with layers of holiday themed pillows

If decorating for the holidays feels like one more overwhelming task you’re not ready to tackle quite yet, you can always check out Modsy’s 2020 Holiday Decor Lookbook for some great ideas and inspiration.

Bonus: Holiday Zoom Backgrounds

Although there likely won’t be any holiday office parties this year, you can still spread some holly jolly cheer during your Zoom meetings with a festive background. We’ve put together some dreamy holiday-inspired designs that will make the perfect seasonal backdrop for your next call.

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