I love the holidays – who doesn’t! So if The Home Depot I was thrilled to be part of their Holiday Style Challenge this year. I was excited! My theme for this challenge is holiday foliage, which is perfect because trees, wreaths, and garlands are exactly what our entrance needs.
We moved into our house last spring so we’ve only had one Christmas in this house so far. Last year my focus was mostly on decorating our living room, so this year our porch and foyer are being shown some love.
Planning and shopping
When I sat down to plan where and how I would decorate, I knew two things. First, I wanted to add some holiday joy to the exterior of our home, and second, I wanted to create an inviting scene that stayed true to my love for neutrals in our entrance area. Thanks to the wide range of high quality and affordable products at The Home Depot, I easily achieved both goals Website. To say the least, they have everything you need to decorate your home for the holidays! As a mother of two with a newborn during a pandemic, the fact that I could ship everything to our door with contactless delivery made my life so much easier
Outdoor holiday decor
Do you want to hear something crazy? We owned three different houses but never put on outdoor decorations for the holidays. That ends this year. Since our porch is very small and completely uncovered, I knew I wanted to keep things simple while using products that could withstand the elements.
Step into this beautiful 7.5 foot LED angel We stand proudly next to our front aisle and are wonderfully full pre-lit wreath hang on our doorstep. These were the perfect items for our home and I love the way they look – especially at night!
I commissioned my husband to assemble the angel and was surprised how quickly he got it set up and ready to go. The height of this display is really impressive and makes the perfect statement for your lawn or porch.
The wreath is battery operated and only requires a couple of batteries and a quick fluff out of the box. Its 30-inch diameter is the perfect size for our front door, and I love that it has a few different settings, including a timer!
Potted flocked Christmas tree
It may seem fun to some, but one of the things I think about when we look at a new home is what it will be like over the holidays. This house was no different. From the first performance we had here, I thought of a potted Christmas tree would be the perfect addition to this corner. I never got around to adding one last year so made sure to include one this year! This one is the perfect size at 6.5 feet tall and about 40 inches wide. You can certainly decorate it with ornaments if you want, but I’m in love with the way it looks on its own.
Decorate our entrance table
The small table in our entrance area is one of my favorite decorating rooms and one of the most important as one of the first things our guests see! I was able to achieve the look I wanted with a pre-lit 3 foot flocked Christmas tree and a beautiful white poinsettia arrangement. I like the look of this rundown tree and the height it adds to the table. It would also be a great addition to a dining room sideboard or even a fireplace mantle! It looks so nicely lit too.
In my opinion, no entrance table is complete without a floral arrangement and I absolutely fell in love with these pretty white poinsettias. You’re ready for a sturdy ceramic vase and I think they add the perfect amount of vacation flair to this small space.
What makes the garland ready for a railing? A couple of things: battery operated lights so you don’t have to worry about wires around your stairs, realistic green, and lots of length. This garland checked all those boxes and the fact that it is flocked made me pass out from the start. I was able to decorate our railings with no additional hooks, tape, or accessories by simply tucking or wrapping the malleable garland around the existing features and fittings. Voila!
The perfect wreath
This lovely 36 inch wreath is battery operated and equipped with a timer. It’s the perfect addition to your front door, window, or even over your coat! I plan to use it as it is, but it would also be the perfect base wreath for additional picks, ornaments, and figurines.
Neutral accent elements
I wanted to make our foyer a little more comfortable. So I picked a few items with a neutral accent to decorate. We usually keep a green plant in a basket on the floor, but during the holidays I’ll be removing the plant and replacing it with this insanely soft knitted blanket. This throw looks adorable in a basket, but would look just as pretty draped over a sofa, comfy chair, or even the foot of a bed!
I also opted for this rug made from natural jute to place under our front door and went with a large 4 × 6 size to add a nice texture to the room. I think a jute rug is the perfect statement for neutral lovers like me!
It was so much fun taking part in this year’s Style Challenge with The Home Depot! Hope this post has given you some ideas and suggestions for decorating this holiday season!