10 Ideas for a Haunting Halloween Entryway

One of my favorite spots to decorate for Halloween is the entryway. Decking out your front door in festive spookiness makes the experience extra fun for trick-or-treaters and anyone else who may visit or walk by throughout the season. There are so many cool things you can do with this space. It’s great to take advantage of the […]

Mother’s Day Gift Wrapping Ideas

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No one appreciates beautiful, creative gift wrapping as much as a mom (I speak from experience!) so with Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try some new ideas. I love to take the time to do something unique with gift wrapping because makes the gift itself seem that much more special. […]

Tabletop Tuesday: 10 Romantic Table Settings For Valentine’s Day

Tabletop Tuesday: 10 Romantic Table Setting Ideas For Valentine's Day | Decorating Files | #valentinesday #romantic #tablesetting

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve been seeing a lot of adorable decorating ideas. The romantic table settings are my favorite. (Because you know how much I love tabletops!) I’ve seen inspiring dining tables that have styles ranging everywhere from casual and quirky to glamorous and elegant. No matter who you are sharing […]

Christmas Decorating Ideas: 10 Fun Ways to Decorate Stairs

Christmas Decorating Ideas: 10 Fun Ways to Decorate Stairs | Decorating Files | #christmasdecoratingideas #decoratingstairs

Staircases offer prime real estate for Christmas decor. During the holidays, a staircase without something seasonal adorning it always feels a little bare. Every year I like to do something a little different for mine. Everyone knows the tradition of decorating a staircase with garland, but there are lots of ways to add your own spin to […]

Christmas Table Settings Round-Up: 27 Fabulous Ideas

Christmas Table Settings Round-Up: 27 Fabulous Ideas | Decorating Files | #christma #christmastableideas

Set a festive mood for your holiday gathering by dressing your table to celebrate the season. Whether you’re having a sit-down formal dinner or setting up a buffet, you can compliment your delicious food with a lovely table setting. I’ve featured many beautiful tablescapes on this blog since I started it. Today, I’ve done a round-up […]

Last Minute Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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In the November holiday issue of the newsletter I shared tips on how to stay calm and organized when preparing holiday meals and helpful hints to make clean-up easier. I also shared some last minute hostess gift ideas.  In the past week I’ve received so many requests in Ask the Decorating Files for ideas for last […]

10 Christmas Buffet Table Ideas on Tabletop Tuesday

10 Christmas Buffet Table Ideas on Tabletop Tuesday \ Decorating Files | #christmasbuffetable

An easy way to serve your guests during a dinner party is by employing a buffet. It makes serving time swift and ensures everyone gets some choice in what they eat. It’s also another great opportunity to have some more fun decorating! I’ve used a buffet many times for dinner parties and I always enjoy […]

Christmas Crafts Round-up: 20 Fun Projects

Christmas Crafts Round-Up: 20 Projects | Decorating Files | #christmascrafts

At Christmas time, everyone seems to be getting their “craft on”. It seems like whenever I get on Pinterest, I find some fun new Christmas craft project that I want to make. If only I had enough time…and enough space to put them all! Last year I featured some very creative projects. Before I begin with […]

28 Christmas Centerpiece Ideas: Quick & Easy Tabletop Tuesday

28 Christmas Centerpiece Ideas That Are Quick & Easy! | Decorating Files | #christmascenterpieceideas

The centerpiece is a wonderful focal point of any holiday table.  And your fabulous focal point doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated to be beautiful.  With everything that you have to do over the holidays, it’s nice to be able to save time and money on a few things. To inspire you, I’ve found […]

10 Creative Christmas Wreath Ideas

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It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday. I know I did. 🙂 Now it’s on to Christmas decorating! One of the staples of Christmas decor is a great wreath. If you’re the type that likes to think outside the box, then this is a great […]