Holiday decorating can get overwhelming. So many people have told me they’ve got to be in the spirit, they’ve got to have the money, and they’ve got to have an enormous amount of inspiration to even begin. In years past, we haven’t put many Christmas lights on the house due to time restraints and budget. Okay, and maybe because my husband loathes the whole process.
This year, however, we decided we would outline the house in colored lights, but where do we start? Do we go for LED lights and what’s the difference? Thanks to our Home Depot, we shopped for exactly what we wanted at a great price and came home, well…. inspired.
Thanks to Latina Mom Bloggers and Home Depot, we did a little Holiday Decorating of our own. From lighted geese to candy cane baseball, we had a blast at our local Home Depot! Check it out:
Holiday Tips for Decorating:
With so many types of holiday decorations to choose from, it can sometimes be overwhelming to coordinate everything. Sarah Fishburne, The Home Depot’s Director of Trends & Design, offers her tips on how to coordinate your home and decorate it like an expert.
- Always test lights before stringing them on the tree to save you the hassle in case they don’t work.
- Use extra ornaments in unusual ways. Place some in a bowl or vase for a centerpiece, hang them on a ribbon from your mantle or chandelier or use them on top of wrapped gifts for an extra splash of color.
- Mix up your décor with multiple themes throughout your home using the Martha Stewart Living holiday décor collections. For more formal rooms, I recommend the Woodlands collection. For secondary Rooms and more casual homes I recommend North Pole or Celebrate collections.
- Rearrange your furniture so that the tree or stockings on the fireplace become the focal point of your room.
- Have Christmas trees in multiple rooms. If you have a large tree in the family room, try placing a smaller tree in the dining or living room on an end table.
- Smaller trees are great for creating “themed trees”. You can create a decorator look with ornaments in one color palette.
From energy-saving LED decorative lighting, shatterproof ornaments and other home decorations from Martha Stewart Living to yard décor and trees, The Home Depot is THE place to go for all of your holiday home decorating needs
Oh, and what about those lights? The experts at Home Depot, one of the largest sellers of holiday lighting, informed me that LED lights last up to 10 times longer than incandescent lights and use up to 80 % less energy. You can find multiple brands of LED lights, like Holiday Home Accents (this is the brand we purchased), Martha Stewart Living, EcoSmart, GE and Sylvania.
To create your own decorative project, visit www.homedepot.com/holiday to download instructions and view a video on how to create an ornament frame or an ornament tree.
We want you guys to do a little Holiday Shopping too! One lucky Momma Findings reader will win a $50 Home Depot gift card.
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