Holidays & Entertaining Home & Decor

Dazzle Holiday Guests with a Mini Home Makeover


With presents to buy and decorations to hang, the holiday hustle will keep you busy, leaving little time to prepare your home for festive entertaining. The Home Depot Canada has made a list – and checked it twice – to help you turn your home into a functional space this season.

Give guests a warm welcome

The right lighting brings warmth to an otherwise stark guest room. Add a dimmer to adjust brightness or top bedside tables with new lamps or shades. And don’t forget fresh linens and seasonal florals for that personal touch.

Fashion meets function

Nothing says cozy more than a shag rug.  Soft, thick rugs in solid neutrals become a focal point for any living area or bedroom.  And with a nod to the retro flair of the 60s, consider bold geometrics and oversized patterns to add some drama.

Glam up the guest bathroom

Impress your guests with boutique hotel amenities like custom soaps and oversized, plush towels. Bring that spa feeling into your home by changing up the showerhead to a rainfall or massager style.

Revitalize the kitchen

With open concept living the kitchen becomes a part of the entertaining space, with guests gathering around the table or island for food and friendly chatter. This season, give your kitchen a facelift by replacing the cabinetry hardware. This is a simple and cost effective way to update the look without breaking the bank. A new faucet can add a big impact to a well-used space – not to mention more functionality.

Holiday hang up

Make sure you have enough space for guests to store their winter gear. Pick up extra wall hooks and hangers for your visitors’ coats and scarves. Purchase extra floor mats to keep snow, salt and dirt contained and to prevent spillover onto your floors.

More helpful hints on making the most of your space can be found at or at a store near you.

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