Casual Modern Playroom Decor

Gbeke Omosebi of Simplicity For Designs renovated her children’s playroom with the help of The Home Depot. These simple and inexpensive touches added a great sense of personality to the room for her kids.

The reveal of our kids’ playroom is here! Completing this playroom has been on our to-do list for awhile. Our kids are growing and we knew it was time to work on this project and have it functional for them.

Transforming the Playroom

I’m excited to share this transformation with home decor products from HomeDepot.com. Not only does our kids’ playroom feels casual, comfy and modern, but there is so much functionality. Best of all, it’s become our kids’ favorite hanging out space!

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

The playroom is located on the second floor in our home. It’s a pretty large area and I knew I wanted to do something unique with it. On the walls, we added shiplap planks vertically and painted it white for a timeless, airy and modern feel to the space.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

Creating a Space for Multiple Uses

We wanted our kids’ playroom to be relaxing yet beautifully styled. The playroom is a space where they should feel safe to play and be creative. We can also use it for family movie nights and for playdates with friends.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

We looked for a sofa that was family-friendly, durable and modern. I found this gray upholstered fabric sofa that consists of straight modern lines, and we chose a shade of grey that is perfect for hiding stains. The cushion covers are also removable and machine washable, a must-have feature for a family with little ones.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

Picking the Perfect Color Palette

Sticking with a neutral palette, this white kids’ play chair is a great find on HomeDepot.com. They are sturdy and easily wipeable.

Finding the perfect rug for the playroom was a tough one because there were so many attractive options on HomeDepot.com. We also had to have this navy blue striped rug to round out the space. We love the simplicity of the pattern and the bold color won us over.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

Finding the Perfect Decor Accents

Friends! Are you like me and love a good set of pillows? We found a great selection of accent pillows at HomeDepot.com. Some of my favorites include this white and black striped pillow, off-white and grey accent tassel pillow and grey squared with tassels pillow.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

Every room needs cozy and comfortable throws, and I found this textured throw at HomeDepot.com, too. I love to drape throws on the arm of the sofa for easy accessibility.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

To add warm tones into an all-white playroom, I knew I wanted brass light fixtures. This mid-modern brass light fixture was a perfect find at HomeDepot.com. I like the frosted globe to prevent the kids from accessing the hot bulb.

Storage and Organization

In a playroom, the goal is to have adequate surfaces to keep things organized. I installed this floating shelf to organize the children’s stationery.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

We all know that a must-have in a kids’ space is adequate toy storage. I found this huge storage basket which was the perfect storage solution. They are durable and flexible so they can accommodate a lot of toys.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

Our kids have a lot of artwork that we wanted to display. I found these simple matted frames at HomeDepot.com. I like to mix different colored frames and textures when putting together a gallery wall. Here, I mixed wood frames with white frames and black frames for contrast and in different heights for interest on the walls. Instead of hanging the frames on the shiplap wall, I used this picture ledge shelf (available in multiple lengths) to group and display their artwork.

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

The ceiling fan was also updated in the playroom to this modern, streamlined and wifi-enabled smart ceiling fan found at HomeDepot.com. We love that it’s simple yet easily controllable by smart devices and the instructions to install it were straight forward but always consult an electrician if you’re unsure of the wiring steps.

Our Playroom

Casual Modern Playroom Decor

We love how our kids’ playroom turned out, with every corner furnished and styled with home décor pieces that fit our style. The space is still kid-friendly, casual and functional. We’re truly excited that our kids can express their creativity in a space they love.

I hope our kids’ playroom inspires you to create a functional and comfortable space for your kids. You can shop all these home decor products on HomeDepot.com.

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Traditional Nostalgic Christmas Tree

For many, the holiday season is about family and those traditions that evoke nostalgia and snap us into the spirit of Christmas. Ashley Thurman of Cherished Bliss was able to share the simple but timeless tradition of decorating a tree by picking up a few vintage-inspired Home Depot products and showcase her holiday style.

Every year as we say goodbye to Thanksgiving, we start to plan our Christmas Decor (or maybe even sooner). I typically decorate multiple trees, but I love nothing more than a fresh, live tree in our home. There’s just something about a real tree that adds a whole new level of coziness to our home.

I decided to let my kids take the wheel this year! I’m more of a neutral kind of person, but the kids all wanted color and fun this year, so we built upon this adorable Christmas Ornament Set.

Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree

When you head out to look for a Christmas tree there are a few things to keep in mind. Knowing how you want to decorate your tree beforehand can help you determine which tree species to go with. Since I knew we wanted a nostalgic Christmas Tree, I was looking for something imperfect and a little sparse. I love how ornaments look on trees with lots of space between branches.

We used a Christmas Tree stand for trees up to 8’. It’s very important to choose the correct stand. Then we wrapped it with a tree collar instead of the more traditional tree skirt option. I love how this particular tree collar is magnetic, making it very easy to access the tree stand for adding water.

Stringing Lights on a Live Tree

After years of stringing lights on trees, I have determined the best way to do this is to go up and down vertically with the lights versus around. Not only is this easier to do with one person, but it also requires less lights and isn’t as difficult to take down at the end of the season. We used the 300-Light LED Mini Constant-On White String Lights. These came on a spool making it a breeze to unwind as I strung the lights on the tree. The spool also makes it great for storing after Christmas. To make things easier, I also purchased this basic timer so I don’t forget to to turn my lights off.

Traditional Nostalgic Christmas Tree

Decorating a Nostalgic Christmas Tree

Since the kids were in charge of decorating the tree, you can guess what they wanted to start with. Ornaments, of course!

Traditional Nostalgic Christmas Tree

The next step was to use the plain white Christmas balls to accent the decorative ornaments. Followed by these smaller ornaments to provide depth. I always suggest adding either white or black ornaments as an anchor in a tree color scheme. Since we were going with a bright and happy theme, I chose white.

Traditional Nostalgic Christmas Tree

Ornament Hanging Tips

When hanging the ornaments, we hung the mini ornaments and the icicles on the ends of branches. There’s just something nostalgic about ornaments that look like they are about to fall off. Probably because my kids have broken many ornaments this way. However, with all these shatterproof ornaments you won’t need to worry about that!

Traditional Nostalgic Christmas Tree

Add Beaded Garland

Now that the ornaments have been hung, it’s time to add the garland. I know it might seem silly to do these things out of order, but I truly believe these little details are what makes a difference in trying to get something feel a certain way, and layering things so that it is in fact seen in a certain way.

When adding the beaded garland, I started at the top and draped it as it worked with the branches. For a 7’-8’ tree, I used two boxes which gave us three layers across the tree.

Traditional Nostalgic Christmas Tree

Creating Memories

When decorating a tree, it’s important to add those personal touches. It’s not just about choosing the right colors, or the right size to create this perfect blend of everything. It’s ok to step back into childhood for a few minutes and break some decorating rules. Don’t feel like your tree has to look like anyone’s except your own! Every year I buy my kids special ornaments to remember as the years go on, and this ornament set was the inspiration for this year’s tree! We have so many new memories and funny little jokes from decorating our tree this year and I can’t wait to pull these ornaments back out next year and reflect on all the good moments!

Traditional Nostalgic Christmas Tree

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Luxurious Holiday Decor

Rashida Banks of Rashida Banks blog was able to take advantage of a few Home Depot products available in store and online to show how to create a luxurious holiday decor space this season.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

There’s something about equal play of mixed metals on a tree that is so luxurious. Blacks, browns, bronze, and polished nickel ornaments give a flocked tree great depth. In today’s post we’ll talk through the elements of luxurious holiday decor and the many options that The Home Depot has available either on their website or in store.

First, let’s start with the tree. The foundation of Christmas decor is a great tree. I love full, tall and flocked trees, which is why I chose this 7.5 ft Home Accents Pre-Lit Tree. The flocked touch adds a nice pop of texture, and looks beautiful straight out of the box. You can even add more “snow” to a tree by pulling apart a snow cover blanket and tucking balls of “snow” around the tree.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Adding Texture in Decor

An important element of luxurious holiday decor is texture. When searching for ornaments and other decorative items, go for various textures. Think velvet, shiny and matte finishes, glass, glitter, feathers, because all of these play well together in a space. When I was shopping on homedepot.com, I came across these beautiful matte black, and gold ornaments. Although they’re quite simple, the varying textured are an easy way to add dimension to the tree.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Since I added the matte ornaments, I had to find the equivalent shiny version, but this time in a different size. This brings me to my next tip for luxury holiday decor, which is having various sizes and shapes of ornaments. Go big and small, round and rectangular. I added these silver ornaments to switch up the roundness of all the others. The polished nickel look also makes them stand out. These ornaments are also shatter proof, so no need to worry about them accidentally falling off and breaking.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

I found an assortment of ornaments different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs while shopping in-store. I love bundles like these because it pretty much designs the tree for you. You don’t have to think too hard about combining ornaments, and wondering if they will go well with each other or not. I picked up the big and medium size at my local Home Depot, but you can also order them online as well.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Adding Special Ornaments

And speaking of combining ornaments, I always like adding specialty ornaments to a tree. Check out these 3D Bird in a tree design. This is the ornament that set the mood for the whole holiday design. I also added some glamorous owl ornaments too.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Luxurious Holiday Decor

The final touch that really adds luxury to a tree is ribbon. There are so many textures, patterns, and widths to choose from. I recommend starting with wide and adding another that’s smaller in width.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Accenting with Garland and Wreaths

Now that the tree is decorated, don’t neglect the rest of the house! No matter the size of your staircase, adding garland is the perfect way to carry that luxurious feel throughout your home. Decorating a space with a pre-lit battery operated garland is even more fancy. The Home Depot carries various options in store, or if you’re too busy and can’t make it in, the same options are online
, plus even more!

To jazz up the garland, add some ornaments. I picked up some matching smaller ornaments in store, and I also added some matching ornaments from the tree so that everything flowed. Christmas decor is best executed when decorative items are repeated throughout your house. So, if you put black and gold ornaments on your tree, add those same colors to your garland.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Did you know that wreaths don’t only belong on front doors? Add them to your walls! You can add them to a blank part of your wall, or hang it directly on top of a mirror or piece of artwork.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Adding the Final Touches

The last step in creating a luxurious Christmas is to grab all your glass jars, and fill them up with left over (matching) ornaments and some battery operated lights like these.

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Luxurious Holiday Decor

Light your candles, start your fireplace, get some holiday tunes going and enjoy!

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Christmas Decor Inspiration

With the help of The Home Depot, Julianna Christensen of Blush and Camo shopped online and ushered in the holiday spirit by creating a new, festive space in their home.

I’m so excited to partner with The Home Depot and take on the #HomeDepotStyleChallenge. Today, I’m sharing how I styled a few gorgeous pieces from The Home Depot’s selection of holiday home decor!

Christmas Decor Inspiration

Christmas Decor Inspiration

9 ft. Pre-Lit LED Flocked Pine Artificial Christmas Tree with 500 Warm White Lights

This is my favorite tree I’ve ever owned. It took about 10 minutes to set up from opening the box to tree fully set up in our living room. Chuck and I only needed to insert two pieces together! I couldn’t believe how simple the set up was and can’t overemphasis this point enough. This was also the first pre-lit tree Chuck and I have had. It was so nice not to have to worry about draping lights all over the tree!

Christmas Decor Inspiration

36 in. Pre-Lit LED Artificial Christmas Wreath with Pine Cones and Berries

This wreath also came pre-lit and I just needed to add batteries to add more light to our space. There was no set up needed! This wreath is perfect to hang on a wall or on your front porch!

Christmas Decor Inspiration

17 ft. Poinsettia Artificial Christmas Garland

Who doesn’t love garland during the holiday season?! I love that this garland has a beautiful poinsettias scattered throughout! I styled this garland on the fireplace, but this would also look amazing framing a window or door!

The Finished Look

Christmas Decor Inspiration

Since all three of these pieces are statement items, I wanted to ensure they weren’t all styled in one room. I wanted each piece to stand out on their own!

My husband and I have an open floor plan on our first floor, so I added the garland over the mantel and hung the wreath on our dining room wall. I anchored all of our Christmas decor with the gorgeous flocked tree! Adding the tree in-between both rooms ties our entire floor together.

Chuck and I couldn’t be happier for how our Christmas decorations came together! I hope you all feel inspired to style your home for the holidays.

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