Styling YOUR Everyday: Making Holiday Magic

Dec 14, 2021 at 10:14 am by RMGadmin

With Jenny Reimold & HomeGoods at Home Tips

Don’t rein it in

I like to take an out-of-the-box approach and re-purpose items in new ways when styling any space. I spotted an oversized metal reindeer punchbowl on that I styled at the base of my fireplace. Instead of filling it with punch, I stuffed it with faux greenery, glass and metallic ornaments, then wrapped presents to create the ultimate statement piece!

Cut & Tuck

Mix and match garlands for an over-the-top greenery mantle display! After securing faux cedar or cypress “foundation strands” with adhesive hooks, cut and tuck pieces from a second piece of garland and nestle those in amongst the first layer. By layering garland with faux greenery, you add extra texture and volume to any seasonal display. At HomeGoods, I always look for garland with pre-decorated ornaments or pinecones that add a pop of color and work well for this technique.

Don’t Skip the Swags

One of my secret styling tips is to use front door swags to style your fireplace mantle! It’s an easy trick that makes a big impact. Take two swags and join them together with wire to cascade over your mantel. I find some of the best swags at HomeGoods, and they are always affordable and have unique decorative details like pinecones, flocked fir, ribbon, ornaments and more. They’re perfectly pre-decorated, so it helps to save some time!

Overdo the Ornaments

Ornaments are not just for the trees! I love placing them in bowls, adding them to greenery and hanging them on garland for that extra pop of color. This year, I used them on my faux sprigs to create an illusion of a glistening gold waterfall cascading off my mantle. Adding ornaments doesn’t have to add up either – stores like HomeGoods have tons of unique ornaments in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes that you can find in bulk for under $15! Pro Tip: opt for durable felt, plaster or melamine ornaments for the areas that kids can reach.

Transform into a Tablescape

To make a space more cohesive, replicate your larger-than-life theme on a smaller scale with a top-notch tablescape! Since I was inspired by the oversized metal reindeer punchbowl, I leaned into metal reindeer silverware, napkin holders and a smaller reindeer punch bowl on my kitchen table. Similar to the presents at the base of the fireplace, I also incorporated faux fir and swags into the place settings to bring through that earthy energy!

Ski Chalet Guest Room Décor for all Ski’son Long

Transform a guest bedroom into a thematic ski cabin this holiday. First, create the perfect “pillowscape” using flannel and ski-inspired embroidered pillows. Next, for the bedding, layer buffalo checked quilts with Scandinavian-influenced tassel blankets to create a warm, cozy oasis for visitors all season long. The beauty of this look is that it doesn’t have to be taken down right after the holidays; enjoy it throughout the winter!

Serve Up the Season

When hosting, I love setting guests up with a themed room to make them feel extra special, and I always make sure to include some seasonal goodies for them to snack on. While it may be a traditional sign of hospitality to style a bed tray, get creative by using a decorative sled instead! Top a vintage-inspired sled with a Nordic mug set and fluffy, snowman marshmallows from HomeGoods, an extraordinary welcome that costs less than $30! 

Winterize the walls

Don’t forget to incorporate wall art to polish off your winter space. Hang standard 24” x 24” or 40’ x 40” canvas art prints on the walls to elevate any themed look. Changing out wall art doesn’t have to be expensive, stores like HomeGoods have a variety of affordable seasonal canvases, like this acrylic, downhill mountain piece that helped inspire my Ski Chalet guest bedroom. 

Create a Cozy Corner

Create the ultimate outdoor hot chocolate spot and transform an ordinary bench using a simple styling formula. Layer a fringed, holiday throw diagonally across the seat and then add two solid colored, textured pillows. Top that with a third printed or patterned pillow for a pillowscape under $50 and more than worthy of Santa’s annual visit. Now, you’ve got the perfect spot for sipping hot chocolate all season long. 

Ho-Ho Holidays Front Porch

Front Porch to Impress

Use larger-than life holiday décor on your front porch, steps or walkway to impress guests (and your neighbors). I love all the oversized accents at HomeGoods like Nutcrackers, moose, faux Christmas trees and wooden holiday signs which can create a grand entrance outside of your home for under $200. 

Oh, Christmas Tree

This year, for a dramatic effect and a bold statement, I grouped 10 trees together for the ultimate holiday runway. I love using faux greenery on my front porch as it’s less temperamental than real greenery and can be reused seasonally! I opted to include a variety of shapes and sizes to help add intrigue and keep it from feeling cookie-cutter. As a final touch, to give each tree its own unique flair, I added bright pops of color throughout the trees by layering felt pom pom garland, string Santas and faux berry sprigs. 

Designer & Media Stylist
Writer and Franklin resident, Jenny Reimold, is a local designer who serves as HomeGoods’ “Style Expert.”
Her work has been featured in House Beautiful, HGTV, People Magazine online, Property Brothers and Good Morning America. To follow her work, visit her Instagram @jennyreimold.