St. Patrick’s Day Decorating 2016

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Are you looking for some St. Patrick’s Day home decorating inspiration? It takes just a few green accents to give your home some St. Patrick’s Day flair.

I focused on adding some St. Patrick’s Day spirit to my entertainment center area. As the focal point of my living room, I wanted to give the bookcases and dresser some green without going overboard on the holiday-themed décor. I added in just enough green to make it fun.

Take a look at how I decorated for St. Patrick’s Day and you’ll see how some bright pops of green can help you celebrate St. Patty’s Day, welcome spring and bring a happy mood to your home.

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How I decorated for St. Patty’s Day:
– Hung up a $3 “St. Pats Day” felt banner from the $1 spot at Target
– Added some green plants, books and bowls to my bookcases
– Spray-painted mason jars gold and added chalkboard signs (tutorial coming soon!)
– Added a green wine bottle and a gold wine bottle (that I spray-painted) to the décor
– Mixed in a $4 bouquet of daisies from Trader Joe’s

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While I’m not usually big on decorating for holidays that come and go so fast, I had some fun this year decorating for St. Patty’s Day, and I realized it’s nice to have an excuse to switch up your décor once in a while.

Here’s how I created a St. Patrick’s Day effect in no time.

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Decorate with green
I’m not reinventing the wheel here with the idea of decorating with green for St. Patty’s Day. But I do want to note that you don’t have to purchase new décor in order to decorate your home with green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Shop your house for whatever green items you have. Grab that green vase. Those books with green covers. And don’t forget the greenery. When you corral all of those green items in one spot—a bookcase, a shelf or a table—then you instantly transform that space into a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

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Add in touches of gold
Gold complements green and goes hand-in-hand with St. Patrick’s Day.

If you don’t have any gold items in your home, get ready to grab your can of spray paint. I spray-painted mason jars and wine bottles gold. (Tutorial coming soon!) I really love the look of mason jars spray-painted gold. Especially if they have etchings on them, such as the “Ball” logo. The etchings really pop when they’re spray-painted a color.

I don’t usually think of myself as a gold kind of girl, but I’m loving the color lately. Gold is pretty trendy right now, and you can never go wrong with adding metallics to your décor. They add texture.

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Use what you have
You don’t need to buy new décor for St. Patrick’s Day if you don’t want to. Use what you have on hand. Drape burlap fabric over your mantel. Create a table centerpiece with cut-out paper shamrocks. Make a wreath for your door using green fabric scraps. It’s easy!

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My St. Patrick’s Day decorating is simple and won’t take hours to take down. What do you think of it?



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Top 5 Posts of 2013

Top 5 Posts of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I thought I’d share some of my most popular posts from the year. I really tried to step up and post more this year. And, I tried to share new tips, projects and ideas that you hadn’t seen before. I truly want Red Leaf Style to provide inspiration and excitement about decorating your home because I have so much fun with it. Here’s to an even better 2014 and a look back at what you loved in 2013:

5) Are You Stuck in a Decorating Rut?

Bookshelf with books and potted plant.Do you ever think your home just feels boring? It’s just…the same? You want to change it up but you don’t know how? You’re in a decorating funk, my friend. I’ve been there too. You just have to get out of your usual way of doing things. Here are five ideas to pull you out of that decorating rut.

4) 15 Ways to Clean With Baking Soda

Baking soda and sponge.Do you have a box of baking soda in your cupboard? Lucky you. That humble little box holds the ingredient to clean, refresh and deodorize your entire home—and it’s completely natural. Here are just fifteen ways to clean with baking soda.

3.) How to Make Beeswax Candles

Lit beeswax candles.These pretty golden candles make lovely gifts. And, candles aren’t as hard to make as you might think. All you need is beeswax, wicks and some jars. Follow my simple tutorial to make your own beeswax candles.

2) 5 Best Vintage Thrift Store Finds Ever

Vintage white cart holding bowl and mixer.Whether you’re a regular thrift store shopper, like me, or just a once-in-a-while browser, anyone who loves vintage can appreciate a great thrift store find. Check out my five favorite thrift store finds from over the years.

1) 5 Ideas for Vintage-Inspired Headboards

Blue shabby vintage bed headboard.With the right headboard to frame your bed, you can change the whole look of your bedroom. Need some inspiration? Check out these five vintage-inspired headboard ideas.

Which one is your favorite post? Let me know in the comments!


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Christmas Mantle 2013

Garland on fireplace mantle decorate for Christmas.
Welcome to my Christmas mantle this year. I went with super traditional red and green, with a bit of gold metallic mixed in. What’s most exciting about my mantle though is that I decorated it for the holidays without buying anything new! After shopping around the house for items I liked, using last year’s Christmas ornaments and repurposing branches trimmed from the Christmas tree, I had a pretty display.

Christmas tree next to fireplace mantle decorated with red ribbon.I already had all of the containers, candlesticks and tins used on my mantle. I don’t remember when I bought the big wide ribbon. It was in my Christmas storage box, along with all of the ornaments.

Fireplace mantle decorated for Christmas.I guess I did buy the supplies to make these Christmas tree cones. (But it cost me less than $4 to make the three cones.) Instead of garland, I used the branches trimmed off the bottom of my Christmas tree.

Fireplace mantle decorated for Christmas.The antlers (found on the ground by my boyfriend) seemed appropriate for this time of year.

Fireplace mantle decorated for Christmas.Does it look Christmasy in my home or what?

What do you think of my mantle this year? Let me know in the comments…


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