Thursday, September 28, 2017

Holiday Decorating with At Home Stores

Thanks to At Home Stores for giving my house a festive makeover for the holidays!

Holiday Room Refresh

Now that the holiday season is quickly approaching, I've started thinking towards not only how I'll decorate, but also figuring out what type of decor works best in our new home, refreshing certain rooms in the house on a budget, and fun ideas for teacher or hostess gifts!

To get started for Fall, I found some great pieces to refresh our dining room, and create a table centerpiece that will be perfect for Thanksgiving! I also love that the tray is versatile and can be reused for other purposes in all seasons!

The LED lighted lantern was $14.99 and the ceramic pumpkin was $7.99. The wood tray was $24.99 and I will reuse it throughout other seasons as well!

You can check out the Fall centerpiece being put together on YouTube!

Winter Decor

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year, and decorating my home is a big part of that! This year I'm planning on continuing on with a whimsical gingerbread and snowman theme for our smaller tree. On my trip to At Home, I found all kinds of wonderful holiday decor items that would go perfectly with that room!

Throw pillows are some of my favorite items to pick up to refresh a room, and At Home has a great selection of pillows at every day low prices! I picked these two holiday pillows to make our couch more festive, and each were only $14.99!

I thought the snowman pillow was really unique because of its vertical orientation, and if you'll notice I even reused the Thanksgiving centerpiece tray from above, to become a great coffee or cocoa tray during the colder months!

Gift Giving

Giving gifts is another fun part of the holiday season and one that I look forward to finding special items that I think friends and family will love. I found a great selection of hostess or teacher gift items at At Home for really reasonable prices - everything I picked out was priced at $9.99 or less!

They have such a large selection of gift items that the options really are endless! This year, I gravitated towards more whimsical items and also especially loved their Winter Garden line! I even managed to find a mug, with one of my favorite holiday sentiments on it!

These ornaments and small signs are also great to use as hanging tags or to give as a small gift!

Check out my picks for hostess and teacher gifts under $15 on YouTube!

I'm looking forward to the holiday season and I love everything that I found at At Home to begin preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Check out At Home's website to find the store closest to you!

** This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Halloween Mantel Makeover from At Home Stores #AtHomeFinds

Thanks to At Home for giving my mantel a Halloween makeover! 

The holidays are upon us once again! We are getting settled into our new home and this will be our first holiday season decorating our house in Alabama! I have been looking forward to the holidays and I always enjoy seeing a bit of festive decor around the house for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and December.

This year, a big project was to tackle the mantel on the fireplace! It is a more traditional mantel than we've had at the past few houses, but with it being a smaller size than our previous fireplace settings and not taking up the whole wall - I wanted to make sure it sparkled and had plenty of its own personality!


Decorating with At Home

I found everything I needed at At Home for this awesome mantel transformation, and we are all ready for Halloween hosting now!

After: Halloween Ready!

At Home has a variety of decor pieces in all sorts of styles, at everyday low prices! So you can refresh an area of your home, without breaking the bank! I made over this mantel for under $75 and I think it totally changed the feel of the room. It feels festive and fun now!

Prices ranged from $1.99 for the spider webbing, $8.99 for accent decor, and $12.99 for the Haunted House Ticket pillow!

What I Used

I already had a burlap wreath base made from previous Fall seasons, that I used to affix the "Flying Lessons" sign onto the top of it - to become my mantel centerpiece. I thought this sign was great - and reminds me of Harry Potter for some reason!

To go along with the flying lessons theme, this sparkly orange broom jumped right out at me in the Halloween aisle, and I knew I had to incorporate it into the decor somehow! I wanted to add some color to the bottom of the mantel area, since the hearth is at the floor level and darker, the broom worked great to bring the eye down to the lower level. The orange pillow also works great against the black tiles on the fireplace!

I added in two types of garland across the mantel to brighten it up - a purple, orange, and black flag garland hanging from the front and a glittery beaded garland laying across the top.

Check out more of my At Home Halloween mantel makeover on YouTube!

You can browse through more great At Home Finds, locate the store nearest you, and more - at At Home's website. I'm loving the space and we are now Halloween ready at our house!

** This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.