We made choosing our holiday decor easy this year by finding everything we need at The Home Depot! We always get a live tree. But didn’t have time to go out to a farm and cut one out this season. Instead we picked out a beautiful fresh Noble fir from our local Home Depot store. And picked up three 15’ fresh cedar garlands there, too!
Tree and Essential Accessories for Christmas Decor
We decked out the tree with other essentials from The Home Depot, like this beautiful light-up tree topper and these glass ornaments in “Smoke”. (HD has a glass ornaments in tons of colors, great way to add a specific color and I love the quality!) We also got this genius waterproof under-tree mat in Khaki (very close to our floor color). It’s covered by the tree skirt, but it protects the floor and provides a great base for the tree stand.
We also bought some new lights. We used to run into the problem of two strings in one color white and another strand in a warmer or cooler color… no good! We bought this roll of 300 lights–it’s over 98’ of LED lights that stay lit even if a bulb gets damaged or missing. Such an upgrade!
Garlands and More Greenery
I like to do a lot of natural elements like evergreen pieces as the foundation for our holiday decor. It’s classic, naturally beautiful, smells great, and goes with everything! I love to start with fresh greenery and add in some faux for fullness and variety. On our mantel, I combined a few old faux garlands that with a couple of the 15’ fresh cedar ones from The Home Depot. Asymmetrical garlands on mantels are trending and I’m so glad I tried this look!
I hung our stockings with these stocking clips this year instead of the weighted stocking hangers we’ve used before. These stocking clips are like magic and stretch to mantel ledges up to 3-in. tall.
I used the other garland to hang over the arched openings in our historic home. I used these medium wire Command hooks so we don’t damage the walls, and they are working great. The wire hook is easier to hook onto than the plastic kind. (Tip: if you hang the garland over an opening low enough, you can see it from both rooms!)
Throughout the House
In our dining room, I brought in this mini Christmas tree on the sideboard. I love adding holiday decor in more than just the living room. This tree comes pre-lit, super easy! I added a few small ornaments and garland for fun. (Side note: the blue-grey paint on this buffet is Dawn Gray by Behr from The Home Depot!
I also accented a large window in our dining room with a 24″ wide mixed greenery wreath with ribbon matching those on garlands. These old windows just scream for a wreath in front!
I added two more of these mixed greenery wreaths on the living room windows for a cohesive look (and LOTS of greenery!). Tip when buying faux greenery: choose pieces with a mix of varieties of faux evergreens. It looks more natural. That way if one of the types isn’t super realistic it blends in and you don’t notice. I hung all these wreaths with these small clear Command hooks.
You can’t miss the big black chandelier in this large room! We actually just added that this Christmas season. This light fixture connection was capped since we bought the house and I think long before that, too. For such a large room, it’s hard to get enough lighting for certain tasks with accent lighting. Adding a 6-light chandelier has been a huge functional upgrade! Plus, it’s super wide so it has great presence and just enough traditional shape, while still being modern enough for our tastes. If you have a small, basic light fixture in a large room, consider replacing it with a piece that adds to the overall look of the room!
I’m absolutely in love with our holiday decor this season and love our new pieces from The Home Depot!
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