Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor

With the rise of farmhouse decorating, barn doors have seen a surge in popularity, too. It’s not hard to see why. The classic design adds a lot of character to a home and is very versatile not only in where it can be used, but also how it can be styled.

For function, sliding barn doors work in a myriad of spaces, from adding privacy to a room without a door (such as a den or dining room) to hiding things such as a television or laundry area in a hallway. And for decor, they can work as a vignette or even a creative DIY headboard.

There are tons of barn door DIY tutorials on the internet for various sizes and uses and you can easily customize them as you see fit. If you don’t want to make one, you can find vintage barn doors at thrift stores, junk yards, and garage sales.

Here are 10 inspiring ideas for using barn doors to add character to your decorating.

Barn Door Decorating

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA sliding barn door is perfect for hiding the laundry area in a hallway in a stylish, though very functional way.
Source: Home Bunch

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comDon’t want to see the television? Put it behind a couple of charming barn doors.
Source: Homedit

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo reclaimed barn doors are a creative and rustic alternative for a headboard.
Source: Harpers Bazaar

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your pantry look like a small town grocery store with a couple of barn doors and a wooden sign.
Source: Country Living

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comWho needs curtains or blinds when you can install DIY barn door window treatments? They add so much character!
Tutorial: The Home Depot

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA barn door doesn’t have to be functional to be a stylish asset to your decor. This one is such a cute focal point for this vignette.
Source: Liz Marie Blog

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comAn antique barn door fits perfectly into the old railroad theme in this boy’s room.
Source: Country Living

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comBarn doors are a great way to close off a living room or home office while still maintaining plenty of style and space.
Tutorial: Thrifty and Chic

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comOrange gives these sliding barn doors a bold, modern edge.
Source: House Beautiful

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more industrial flavor, go with a sleeker barn door in a neutral such as black.
Source: Jeff Lewis

You can’t go wrong with a barn door.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year

Doing DIY projects is one of the things my family and I look forward to the most during the holidays. It’s always fun to see what new ideas we can come up with and to put our creativity to use. Anything we make also makes our Christmas decor even more special because wonderful memories are attached to each project.

Sometimes we come up with our own ideas and other times, we go looking for inspiration. The internet is full of creative people sharing their amazing DIY holiday decor ideas. You could decorate your entire home with just DIY projects! There are endless ideas and inspiration out there.

Here are 10 of my favorite Christmas DIY ideas I’ve found this year.

Christmas DIY Ideas

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comThese little pinecone Christmas trees can be used in a variety of spots, including a holiday tablescape in the centerpiece or as place cards.
Tutorial: Babble

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comGive your Christmas decor a chic minimalist touch with these adorable planters.
Tutorial: The Merry Thought

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your own advent calendar in the form of glamorous gold stars.
Tutorial: A Beautiful Mess

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comDress up your walls or lean this adorable Rudolph artwork against a fireplace mantel for some rustic chic decor.
Tutorial: Simply Made Fun

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Pottery Barn inspired Grinch pillow is stylish and charming.
Tutorial: Woodshop Diaries

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your home feel like a Christmas cabin or farmhouse with these custom galvanized metal buckets.
Tutorial: Lil Blue Boo

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comNeed a place to hang your stockings? Here’s an easy tutorial for a stylish stocking post.
Tutorial: Shades of Blue Interiors

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comLove how charming yet simple this sign is. It could add some character to a variety of spots in your home for the holidays.
Tutorial: Love Create Celebrate

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cute are these DIY buffalo check coasters? Your guests are sure to love them.
Tutorial: Lydi Out Loud

10 Charming and Fun Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year | HomeandEventStyling.comNeed a place to hang your greeting cards? Try this tutorial for a rustic card display!
Tutorial: Lolly Jane

Love them all! Which ones are you doing to try?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree

Who doesn’t look forward to dressing up the tree for Christmas? It’s one of the most important traditions of the holiday and really kicks off the festivities. Every year, we like to add new ornaments to our collection. To make this tradition extra special, it’s a lot of fun to make a few of our own, too, besides just purchasing some new ones.

Doing some DIY projects makes the holidays even more fun and ornaments are a great place to start. There are so many great ideas out there and you can always customize them to make them even more unique and special.

Here are 10 of my favorite DIY Christmas ornament ideas I’ve found. I hope they inspire you as much as they did me!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese adorable burlap ornaments will add a rustic touch to your tree.
Tutorial: Bliss Bloom Blog

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comRecycle mason jar lids and turn them into charming ornaments with this easy tutorial.
Tutorial: The Everyday Home

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese three rustic and darling ornaments look store-bought but are actually completely DIY.
Tutorial: Vintage Romance Style

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comHow precious are these DIY woodland animal ornaments?
Tutorial: DecoArt

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comAdd an elegant touch to your tree with these icy eye-catching ornaments.
Tutorial: Crafts by Courtney

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comLove Disney? Here’s a fun tutorial for making some of your own Mickey and Minnie ornaments.
Tutorial: The Country Chic Cottage

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese gold leaf ornaments are sure to add a little touch of glamour to your tree.
Tutorial: The Sweetest Occasion

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comDeer silhouettes always look chic for a farmhouse vibe.
Tutorial: Love Create Celebrate

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comThese indigo marbled ornaments are stunning and a lot easier to make than you may think.
Tutorial: Alice and Lois

10 DIY Ornaments to Dress Up Your Christmas Tree | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing is quite as glamorous as black and gold. Love these!
Tutorial: By Stephanie Lynn

So many fun ideas! Which ones will you be trying this year?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s Serene Bahamas Home

When you hear the word “paradise,” one of the images that probably comes to mind is a tropical island. Country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw certainly felt that way when they saw the 20-acre private island in the Bahamas that they recently purchased and on which they built a stunning home.

Everything about the place is beautiful and serene. Hill and McGraw appreciated the natural beauty of the island so much that they turned to McAlpine, an architecture-and-interior design firm, to help them create a home that embraced that natural beauty as much as possible.

The result is a gorgeous estate that flows with the island. It is modern yet comfortable, primarily using white to promote a clean, airy feeling throughout the home and accenting it with other neutrals. Any pops of color have been inspired by ones found on the island, such as greens and blues.

Enjoy this stunning home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Home Tour

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe outdoor living areas are plentiful, especially around the pool, and all are surrounded by the incredible ocean views and tropical foliage.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe architecture of the home is stunning in its own right. Its design is simple yet creative as seen here where the walls look like they are curtains pulled to the side.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comMuch of the house is open to the fresh air so you can always feel like you are connected to nature when you are roaming the halls.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comNeutral tones, white furniture, and pops of blue all pull directly from the nature surrounding the home for a fresh, clean appeal. And of course, floor-to-ceiling windows and hideaway doors allow you to feel like you’re outside at any given time.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe outdoor dining areas is breathtaking under a modern pavilion. All the white and natural wood tones complement the stunning foliage surrounding it.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom faces an uninterrupted view of the ocean with sliding doors that completely disappear so you can enjoy the ocean breeze and sound of the waves.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA freestanding tub is the perfect spot in which to unwind by the water.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comAll of the decor, including the spare bedrooms, sticks to a neutral color scheme with accent colors that are pulled directly from the island.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comEven empty spaces like this hallway are breathtaking in their simplicity of design.

Amazing!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

It’s no secret that farmhouse is one of the most popular trends in decorating at the moment. That means as far as Christmas decor goes, you’ll find a lot of its influence there, too. Even if you don’t decorate with the farmhouse style year-round, you can still incorporate it into your holiday decor. It lends itself really well to a cozy, vintage, holiday cabin vibe that so many people love.

Farmhouse Christmas decor is very versatile. You can go minimalist or maximalist, casual or glamorous, colorful or neutral. It’s all about giving your decor a personal touch that feels warm and inviting. It’s also full of charming touches like quotes, comfy textures, and reclaimed wood.

Here are 10 inspiring farmhouse Christmas decor ideas that are bursting with charm, character, and style.

Farmhouse Christmas Decor

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black and white decor around this fireplace is full of farmhouse charm from the buffalo check stockings to the adorable sign.
Source: Our Faux Farmhouse

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPops of red look jolly against the crisp white in this farmhouse living room. The white decor looks like snow, especially when paired with the snow-tipped greenery.
Source: Craftberry Bush

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comDark wood contrasts beautifully with white in this entryway. The Christmas touches are subtle but festive.
Source: Pine and Birch

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the simplicity of this rustic Christmas vignette. The sign and the tabletop trees bring a lot of charm.
Source: Kindred Vintage & Co.

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Christmas mantel is comfy and cozy with classic Christmas touches sprinkled throughout. The birch wood is a nice touch, too.
Source: Nesting Blissfully

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comDon’t you just want to curl up on this adorable bench?
Source: Mrs. Rollman Blog

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can follow the tutorial at the source to create these DIY farmhouse planters for your outdoor space.
Source: Liz Marie Blog

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMuted red accents provide a softer look that has a vintage vibe for Christmas.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSnow-capped Christmas trees are perfect for farmhouse decor and help you create your own little winter wonderland.
Source: Cherished Bliss

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comChristmas decor doesn’t have to be restricted to your main living areas. Why not dress up your bedroom, too?
Source: Four Generations One Roof

So many great ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan