Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Black, White and Gold Living Room

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Black, White and Gold Living Room

We might not think of mirrored disco balls as Christmas decorating material. But maybe we should, especially in the hands of Kristin Jackson, the creative mind behind The Hunted Interior.

Kristin took us up on our Holiday Style Challenge, in which we send some of our favorite design bloggers a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorating goodies, and let them amaze us with their Christmas decorating ideas.

Kristin created a comfy and inviting holiday living room in a neutral palette of black, white and gold, with lots of wonderful shiny surfaces and unexpected textures. Take a look at the gorgeous photos of her family room for some real Christmas decor inspiration. 

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do… maybe it’s all the sparkle that’s involved?!? I am a self professed magpie. So when The Home Depot asked me to participate in the Style Challenge again I couldn’t have been more excited… And then I was given the free-for-all “Wild Card” space, meaning I could do whatever space I wanted with the items that arrived. Bonus!

I had a few ideas in mind before I received the mystery boxes of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot, but when I laid my eyes on the woodland chic mix of items… (that’s what I am calling it!) I knew exactly what space to tackle: Our Living Room.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Black, White and Gold Living Room

Wanting to showcase the gorgeous copper, bronze, gold and silver ornaments I received from the Martha Stewart Living Collection, I decided to let them share the spotlight with a little classic black & white. The glittered pinecones, mercury glass birds and my little collection of disco balls all played together nicely. I also disassembled a few of the wreaths I received in my mystery box, cut them into smaller branches and flocked them myself. I simply tucked a few of the branches into the tree to add another wintery layer into the mix.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Ornaments in a Basket

Not really a tradition gal myself, I was surprised to find myself not being able to let go of two holiday decorating elements this year… our Disco Ball Tree Topper and our faux fur around the tree base. I started incorporating these items into our decor last year and feel they will be here to stay for awhile, in our home at least. Rather than messing with a tree skirt I find the faux fur softens the look and adds a texture that immediately evokes a cozy and chic feel.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Throw Pillow with Holiday Message

The Marie Armchair from Home Decorators Collection was the perfect touch to our living room, not only for the holidays. Its traditional lines play nicely with our spotted drapery panels (that I just recently stenciled!) and our festive Eat Drink and Be Merry Pillow from Michelle Dwight Designs.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Starburst Mirror with Christmas Cards

Our Martha Stewart Living Starburst Mirrors (which are one of the best deals around if you ask me!) are a great place to display the many Christmas cards we receive throughout the season. I love how they become evolving works of art as more and more cards arrive.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Disco Ball Under Side Table Decorated for Christmas

Being a sucker for trees in urns, my heart skipped a beat when I unwrapped these two flocked beauties. Filled with snow, pinecones (& yes glitter!) these pre-lit trees would be great addition to any holiday decor. Adding some simple striped bows and a few metallic ornaments helped to tie these two trees to the main tree. Having them flank our handmade console allowed the warmth of the Christmas lights to fill this end of the room as well. One of my favorite parts of the season…

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Tree Topped with Black and White Striped Bow

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Wreath with Deer Wall Hanging

Our friend “Blitzen,” as our three-year-old has named him, was graced with a simple wreath and a classic bow. A few mini ornaments were tucked in for just a little more sparkle. I love how festive he looks.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Canvas Bag Advent Calendar

Wanting to incorporate an Advent calendar this year, I created one using muslin favor bags & Rust-Oleum’s Gold Glitter Spray Paint. Hanging them on our bamboo ladder is the perfect place for our daughter to come out and see each morning. This will be an exciting way to countdown to Christmas.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Advent Calendar Hangs Next to a Side Table with Black and Gold Christmas Decorations

I can’t wait to celebrate this year with our family. The magic will really be in the air with a three year old running around!

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Gold Ornaments Decorate a Table

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Kristin  |  the Hunted Interior

Kristin Jackson is an interior designer who specializes in creating luxurious spaces while making every dollar count. She shares her design ideas and tutorials on her blog The Hunted Interior. Take a look at the gorgeous holiday dining room she created earlier for our Holiday Style Challenge series. 

To style her living room for Christmas, Kristin used the following items from The Home Depot:


Take a look at all the great Christmas decorations we have at The Home Depot, and get more Christmas decorating ideas on our Holiday Crafts, Ideas, and Inspiration board on Pinterest.

Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest contributors who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using Home Depot products as a starting point. Kristin received a selection of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot and a gift card to support the project, but The Home Depot provided no cash compensation. The opinions and ideas Kristin expressed are her own.

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  1. Morgan says:

    I love the black and white striped ribbon! Where can it be purchased and about how wide is it?

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  6. Paige says:

    How do you tie a bow like the one on the tree?? I bought ribbon and then realized I didn’t know how!

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  13. Jessica says:

    I’ve been looking for this exact ribbon for my wedding and have had no success finding it in any craft store, where did you get your ribbon from? This is a beautiful room!

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  16. sherry hart says:

    Beautiful in truly “Kristin style”… all of the textures mixed in and of course the black and white:)

  17. B. Anderson says:

    I must know where you got your bamboo ladder? I cannot find one anywhere!

  18. Julie says:

    Kristin; You are a super talented (and busy) lady! Congrats,your living room looks beyond fantastic!

    From a fan (and fellow designer),

  19. Impeccably done as always! Thanks Kristin for your inspiring work!

  20. I immediately went out and bought one of those mirrors. I have been hunting for one at a good price. What a deal!

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  22. Gorgeous! Kristen had me at hello with the sparkle, gold, and glam elements. What a great way to showcase The Martha Stewart Living items. Absolutely love how Kristen interpreted them into her chic style!!! Such great inspiration.

  23. Wendy says:

    You are on a roll! What beautiful inspiration you are providing. Thank you for sharing.

  24. These spaces are just stunning. Kristen, you did an amazing job of creating a warm, classy and modern holiday home. Love it all!

  25. It’s absolutely beautiful, Kristin! I love the color scheme. And that Home Decorators chair is FAB! Bravo : )

  26. Kristin is always always killin it. I love it all. And I’m totally coming to steal that huge disco ball. Consider this pinned ;)

  27. Kristin, you know I am such a fan! ;) I love everything about your style…so glamorous and chic yet completely livable. And that advent calendar! Love it! Gorgeous!

  28. Kristin…you know I am such a fan. ;) Your style is always so glamorous and chic yet completely livable! I am in love with your advent calendar, too! Gorgeous!

  29. So unbelievably gorgeous! Love all of the little details and how you carried the theme from room to room. Great job, Kristin! :)

  30. pam murphy says:

    So elegant!! I I just love it!! Great Job!!

  31. Barbara says:

    This room manages to look both sophisticated and adorable. Love the layered details, and color palette is perfect to offset any décor. Great job Kristin! Happy Holidays indeed…

  32. Jennifer says:

    Love her selections, especially the faux acorn and bird ornaments. Precious. Fresh. Lovely. And I still really dig her tv table skirt.

  33. So glamorous, Kristin! I love all that shiny, glittery goodness.

  34. Kimber says:

    Absolutely stunning. Kristin is so, so talented! Very chic. Bravo!!!

  35. Everything that Kristin touches turns into pure awesomeness!! LOVE her living room!

  36. Great work, as always! love how your space came together – sheer perfection :)

  37. You can always count on Kristin to come up with fresh new looks and ideas! Killer inspiration, once again!

  38. It’s going to be sooooo hard not to copy EVERY.SINGLE.ELEMENT. of this space!!! Kristen’s creativity blows my mind on a weekly basis, but her knack for holiday décor takes the cake! Awesome job!

  39. Kristin can rock the Christmas decorations like no one else, I didn’t know how she could top last year but she did! Super pretty!!!

  40. Love Kristin’s style, I think I want to spend Christmas in HER living room!

  41. Kristin, as always, you killed it! I love it all so much. I love the neutral color palette and most of all, I LOVE the disco balls! They’re at the top of my list to use in the Christmas tours! Will we see these coming back in yours??? Can’t wait :)

  42. I love EVERYTHING!!!!! The color scheme, the “chicness”, everything!!! Kristin, you are a decorating rock star my darling:-)