Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Traditional Christmas Made Fresh

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Traditional Christmas Made Fresh, by Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love


You don’t have to be traditional to love the traditions of Christmas. Lifestyle blogger Jewel Hazelton shows us here some easy ways to give traditional Christmas decorating an updated, modern look. 

Jewel is the author of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love. She’s among the gold star bloggers who agreed to take part in our Holiday Style Challenge. We sent a mystery box of Christmas decorations to each of these creative people to use in their homes. They came up with glorious holiday displays and some very practical Christmas decorating ideas.

Take a look at the clever ways Jewel makes the traditional red and green color scheme look fresh for Christmas. 


I’m looking forward to celebrating my first Christmas in my new home this year. My inspiration behind decorating my living areas was tapping into the classic Christmas. I wanted to incorporate traditional elements with an upscale modern flair.

I love entertaining guests all year-round but my favorite time of year is during the holiday season. Making your home cozy and comfortable for guests is always important when entertaining at home.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Candy Stripe Pillow with Green Bow

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Christmas Throw Pillow, Cookies for Santa


I wanted the Christmas tree to be the focus for everyone visiting my home from all angles. It’s the first thing people noticed when they walked in the door, sat down in my living, ate at the dining room table, or grabbed something from the kitchen.


Christmas Decorating Ideas: Martha Stewart Living Jingle Brights Decorative Gift Boxes


Many people are stepping away from using the traditional greens and crimson reds when decorating for Christmas, but I really wanted to play up those colors when decorating my home. I used red and gold to make the living area really pop, while adding touches of greens throughout the space. Above, you see the Martha Stewart Living Jingle Brights Decorative Gift Boxes that added a lot of color and sparkle to my tree.


Christmas Decorating Ideas: Mesh Bow, Pine Cones on a Christmas Tree

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Monogram Ornament


There are also several easy and affordable ways to decorate your home for Christmas without breaking the bank.

You can fill glass jars or vases with red, green, and gold candies and place them on your table so guests can grab a treat while they enter your home. I also recommend buying flowers to place around your house.


Christmas Decorating Ideas: Candies and Ornaments Decorate a Snack Table


I really love how my home turned out, and I can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with friends and family. Happy holidays!

Jewel Hazelton writes about food, fashion, design and travel on her blog Eat.Drink.Shop.Love. She lives in Atlanta.

To decorate her home for Christmas, Jewel used these 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.



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  1. Sherry Hart says:

    Great styling! Love the first picture with the wrapped up pillow!!

  2. I love how you styled the apothecary jars! Great job- it looks fab!

    -Monica (fellow Holiday Style Challenge Blogger)

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