Keep Your Holiday Décor Safe with these Storage Accessories
Many Christmas decorations hold more than just monetary value. Since a large bulk of your Christmas decorations are probably homemade by kids and loved ones, these holiday items are special to say the least. To keep your precious holiday decor and your tree protected year after year, upgrade to one or more of these Christmas storage accessories. Continue reading
The Roots of the Christmas Tree: Discovering the Origins of 3 Common Christmas Decorations
There are several classic Christmas decorations we put up year after year without ever taking a step back and asking ourselves questions like, “Why am I putting a tree inside my home?” When you think about it, some Christmas decorating traditions are a little odd. Continue reading
Get Your Festive On with These 4 Holiday Decorating Tips
There are always new trends emerging when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, but sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. Digging into your storage closet for your holiday decorating antiques could reveal unexpected treasures. The key is knowing how to use them. Classic Christmas decor can give your home the same look and feel you remember from childhood, capturing the magic of the holiday season. For some fun and fashionable ways to decorate your home for the holidays, take a look at these approaches to enhancing your decor the old-fashioned way. Continue reading
3 Decorating Tips to Make Your Holiday Even Brighter
You have shopping to do, cookies to bake and a house to clean. So when it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can use all the help you can get. Instead of spending time trying to come up with Christmas decorating ideas, use these helpful pointers from the expert elves at Tree Classics to achieve the home decor you’ve been dreaming of. Continue reading
Pinterest can be a great source for fun holiday decorating ideas. From handcrafted ornaments to adorn your artificial Christmas tree to tasty cooking ideas to warm you on a cold winter night, Pinterest offers creative, easy and unique ideas for all styles and budgets. Continue reading
Christmas can give you and your outdoor space the opportunity to shine. When Christmas season comes around each year, it’s time to let your creativity ignite and your spirit glow for all your friends and neighbors. Continue reading
Cinnamon and the holidays are a perfect pairing. There’s something about the spicy scent that calls to mind cozy meals with family and delectable holiday treats. This year, try putting this delicious holiday scent at the center of your festivities by infusing your tree with baked cinnamon Christmas ornaments. Continue reading
A GRITS (girl raised in the South) who loves decorating and thrifting, Rhoda began her blog, Southern Hospitality, in early 2007. What started out as something ‘for fun’ became Rhoda’s personal journal as she faced drastic changes in her life, from a failed marriage to financial breakdown. In her journey, Rhoda shares her life’s ups and downs and her ideas on how to make a house into a home. A collector who loves giving old objects a new lease on life, she hopes to inspire others through her adventures in establishing a beautiful home without spending a fortune by unleashing inner creativity. Read on and learn about this steel magnolia and her heartwarming passions.
Photo by Rhoda M. Vickers of Southern Hospitality
Q: You chronicle your home renovation journeys so well in your blog. Readers are involved with your step-by-step narration and the helpful advice that comes with it. Do tell us what it is about home decorating that triggers you to share your experiences with your readers.
A: I have loved decorating ever since I moved in my first house back in 1985. The decorating process is so personal and such a big part of my life that sharing online became a natural outpouring of that creativity. I’ve been online since the internet began and loved hanging out on decorating boards way before blogs began. Blogging was the next step and sharing with my readers has changed my life in so many ways. I’m so blessed that I have such a loyal following of readers who love to watch my home renovation and enjoy seeing all the decorating shared too. I love keeping up with new ideas and staying fresh with my home decor too.
Since July 2007, Melissa has been inspiring thousands of readers by sharing her ideas on how to create an authentic life and home. A pastor’s wife and a mom of three, she has extended her personal journey and embarked on a mission to motivate women to do the same. In just five years, her home decorating and interior design blog, The Inspired Room, has earned a readership of 300,000 unique readers each month. Read on and find out more about Melissa and her passion about stress-free and budget-friendly DIY decorating that leaves time to appreciate life’s little wonders.
Quick and Easy Wreath Centerpiece by Melissa Michaels
Q: When did your interest in DIY decorating begin, and how do you think your taste has evolved since then?
A: I’ve been interested in DIY decorating since I was very little. I used to decorate cardboard boxes for houses for my Barbies, so it was definitely an interest from an early age. My style has always evolved with the times and yet my taste has always tended to be a mix of old and new.
Stroll down any street during the holidays, and you’re sure to be inspired by the wide variety of lighting arrangements you will see. Creating a beautiful light spectacle using your home and landscape as your canvas isn’t as difficult as it may seem – it just takes some vision, planning and lights – plenty of lights.