Articles in: Christmas Decor

4 Easy Ways to Give Your Christmas Tree Decorations a Fresh Look

Posted by: on December 12th, 2012 | 2 Comments

4 Easy Ways to Give Your Christmas Tree a Fresh Look

 

In our Holiday Style Challenge series, some of our favorite bloggers brought you new and creative ideas for decorating your home for the holidays. In this series, several of our bloggers added fresh flair to their Christmas tree by adding customized touches, and we loved the way they weren’t afraid to add a little sparkle, paint, and yes, even succulents to their Christmas traditions.

1. Update Your Christmas Ornaments with Paint

Update your Christmas tree ornaments with Paint

 

For the new DIY-er to the seasoned pro, paint is the most essential material when it comes to updating, well, anything.

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3 Ways to Use Flameless LED Candles in Your Christmas Table Setting

Posted by: on December 5th, 2012 | One Comment

Mix flameless LED pillar candles with real candles to create warm, inviting candle light on your dining room table

 

In our Holiday Style Challenge series, some of our favorite bloggers brought you new and creative ideas for decorating your home for the holidays. In this series, several of our bloggers used LED candles as part of their dining room table settings, and we loved how each of these stylish ladies added their own twist to these innovative holiday helpers.

1. Mix LED flameless candles with real flame votives

In the photo above, Katie of the blog Modern Eve blended Home Accents Pillar LED flameless candles (which come with a timer and remote control!) with real votive candles to create maximum impact in her delightful holiday dining room. By blending real and flameless candles, you can create a dramatic candlelight table setting, plus by incorporating real votive candles into your table setting, your guests won’t even suspect the flameless LED candles aren’t real, too!

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A Gorgeous Christmas Mantel in Turquoise, White and Silver by Fabulous K

Posted by: on November 19th, 2012 | 3 Comments

A beautiful Christmas mantel in turquoise, white and silver

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

When Kelly participated in our Patio Style Challenge this past spring, she wowed us with her colorful, casual outdoor living space. We knew she had to participate in our festive Holiday Edition, and we were thrilled when she accepted the challenge! Take a look at how she managed to mix and match various textures and finishes to create a gorgeous Christmas mantel.

When I start thinking about holiday decor, two things come to mind:  sparkle and a pop of color. I love to use unexpected color to add a modern twist to classic elements like a wreath and garland.

This year, I’m using a palette of turquoise, silver and white; pairing Martha Stewart Living ornaments with a collection of mercury glass bottles, vases and votive candles.

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Star Wars Themed Christmas Tree: DIY Ideas from 7th House on the Left

Posted by: on November 16th, 2012 | 5 Comments

A Star Wars-inspired Christmas tree by Ashley and Greg Brown of 7th House on the Left | For The Home Depot Style Challenge

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

We were anxious to see what Ashley and Greg Brown would come up with when we sent them a big box of Home Depot Christmas decorations for our Holiday Style Challenge. On their blog, 7th House on the Left, Ashley and Greg write about renovating and decorating their home. But for us, they show us their geek sides by creating a Star Wars-themed Christmas tree. Greg explains how they came up with the Star Wars theme. And check out their clever ideas on how to give ordinary Christmas ornaments a Star Wars treatment.

Everyone who knows me knows I’m what you might call a “professional geek.” I’m a web developer, Doctor Who and Star Wars are at the very top of my “favorite franchises” list, and one of my favorite pastimes is tweaking my computer. So when Home Depot sent us this bonus item in our “Mystery Box,” we knew right where it needed to be … my office.

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Christmas Decorating for the Dining Room by Erin of House of Earnest

Posted by: on November 15th, 2012 | 14 Comments

 A beautiful dining room decorated for Christmas

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Erin Souder, the founder and editor-in-chief of House of Earnest, is constantly burning up the blogosphere with her creative DIY projects. Her limitless creativity and fantastic taste never ceases to amaze us! We thought she’d be a natural fit for the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge series. We sent her Christmas decorations from The Home Depot, which she used to create a beautiful dining room ready for the holidays. Take a look at the beautiful photos, and pick up some stylish DIY Christmas decorating ideas for your home.

One of my favorite parts about getting older has always been that I become more and more in tune with my own style, and this is especially true around the holidays. I’ve always been one to make things my own by using unconventional materials, and heading to The Home Depot for decorating supplies is one of my secret weapons! From contractors paper to twine and hooks, there is so much that can be done to turn a home into a festive Christmas retreat.

Home Depot boxes arrived at my doorstep filled with wintry, snowy, woodsy flair and I couldn’t have been more excited. I love adding natural, neutral elements to my home decor, and Christmas is no different.

 

A festive, woodland-inspired dining room, designed by Erin of House of Earnest | For The Home Depot Style Challenge

 

A black and white stitched table runner with a little Scandinavian flair works as a foundation for the reds, golds, and greens that I had to work with for the challenge. I used packages of Martha Stewart ornaments with manila shipping tags to tie together bundles of gold flatware and name tags for each dinner guest.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: A Silvery Winter Palette for the Mantel

Posted by: on November 14th, 2012 | 10 Comments

A beautiful Christmas mantel in silver, white and green


In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

For the Holiday Edition of the Style Challenge we invited Kate Riley of Centsational Girl to share her Christmas decorating ideas for her mantel. She offers us a gorgeous Christmas mantel that’s both elegant and homey. 

I was so excited to be one of the participants in this year’s Holiday Style Challenge and my mission was to create a beautiful mantel scene in my home. I’m a big fan of color but I was inspired this year to create a quieter setting, focused on a silvery winter palette with small touches of lime green.

 

Snowy garland adorned with a 'merry' message on a Christmas mantel

 

The snowy garland from The Home Depot is swagged across the mantel and embellished with a “merry” sentiment created from letters found at a craft store.

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Christmas Mantel Ideas from Jenny of Everyday Occassions

Posted by: on November 12th, 2012 | One Comment

A cozy, nature-inspired mantel by Jenny of Everyday Occassions

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Jenny is an entertaining expert who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the author of the blog Everyday Occasions. One look at her table settings and menus, and you’re sure to want an invitation to her next soirée. We challenged Jenny to style, not a table setting, but a cozy, fireplace mantel in her family room. Here, she shares with us her gorgeous Christmas mantel ideas.

For the Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge, I transformed my mantle into a Cozy Snow Dusted Fireside Escape. I tend to decorate during the holidays using natural materials when at all possible. I love the look of brown craft paper wrapped packages, burlap ribbon, pinecones, and fresh greenery. In the past, I have gravitated toward using a lot of white and gold for decorating the holidays that resulted in a sophisticated look, but since we’ve had our daughter, Emma, I’ve made a turn to the more cheerful and traditional colors.

 

Cozy, Nature-Inspired Mantel Ideas from Jenny of Everyday Occassions | Glittered clip-on birds

 

When I opened the first box from Home Depot for the Style Challenge that appeared on my door step, I was thrilled to see these glittered birds.

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Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas from The Everygirl

Posted by: on November 7th, 2012 | 2 Comments

A holiday mantel from The Everygirl

 

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

We recruited Alaina Kaczmarski and Danielle Moss of The Everygirl for the Holiday Edition of our Style Challenge series. They came up with some wonderful Christmas mantel decorating ideas in a classic red, green and gold palette. 

It’s no secret The Everygirl loves decorating and the holidays. So when November rolls around and the time comes to decorate for the holidays, we’re on cloud nine.

We both recently moved into new apartments that have fireplace mantels. Sadly, neither of the fireplaces are in working order. We’d like nothing more than to cozy up to a warm fire as the nights grow chillier and winter settles in. But we’re excited to hang stockings from the mantels and deck the halls nonetheless. For this Style Challenge, we used Alaina’s new home as the setting for incorporating festive, colorful holiday décor.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for Your Front Door from Kyle of Knight Moves

Posted by: on November 6th, 2012 | 6 Comments

A beautiful night scene of a front door decorated for Christmas

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

Kyle Knight of the blog Knight Moves is a budding interior designer in Dallas. Beyond just having great taste, she certainly knows how to create a beautifully designed space. In the Holiday Edition of our Style Challenge series, we challenged Kyle to take her talents outdoors to give us her Christmas decorating ideas for a festive front door. 

I’ll be honest … there have been years in the past when I didn’t execute a full-home Christmas décor operation, but I never fail to hang a wreath on the door and put out some twinkle lights. The front door is just one of those must-decorate spots, don’t you think? During the holiday season, it’s pretty much a sure thing that your entry door will be seen by at least a few visitors and guests, so why not make it merry and bright? A wreath paired with a garland around the doorway is a simple, classic pairing and thus it’s a good place to start.

I’m not one for over-the-top outdoor decorations (but I do love seeing them in other yards) so a wreath + garland suits my decorating ethos because the combo is understated, but still welcoming and festive. This year, I was given some goodies from The Home Depot to spice up my front door and of course, there was garland and a nice, full faux pine wreath in the mix. With my holiday bounty, here’s the look I put together …

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Christmas Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room by Katie of Modern Eve

Posted by: on November 5th, 2012 | 5 Comments

Holiday decorating ideas for your dining room | From The Home Depot's Apron blog series Holiday Style Challenge and Katie of Modern Eve

 

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

After taking part in our Patio Style Challenge in Spring 2012, we begged Katie Anderson of the lifestyle blog Modern Eve to participate again in our Holiday Edition. To our delight, she agreed! She wowed us with her gorgeous Christmas decorating ideas for the dining room.

 

Holiday decorating ideas for your dining room | From The Home Depot's Apron blog series Holiday Style Challenge and Katie of Modern Eve

 

The dining room seems to get a lot more use around the holidays. Husband and I love inviting our friends and family over for a home-cooked meal and warm cider during the cooler months. Since we spend a lot of time here, the dining room is always the first place I decorate for Christmas. Thanks to this Style Challenge I was able to get a great head start.

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