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

Posted by: on November 15th, 2012 | 7 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 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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