Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Post Holiday Decor Deals - What to Buy Now

Trees / Wreaths 


This is a great time to save money on those larger, more pricey items. Trees and wreaths are two examples of great things to buy this time of year. Stores are trying to clear out these items as fast as they can so you can find some awesome steals!


Home Decor (pillows, blankets, etc) 


Holiday pillows and blankets are an extra expense that many can’t justify paying high prices for since you only have them out for a short time. That is why buying items like these after the holidays when they are hugely discounted is the best time to do so. They can make such a cute addition to the rest of your holiday decor. 


Anything that Needs Replacing 
(lights, garland, ornaments etc.) 


Finally, take a look at your current holiday decor and see what needs replacing. Whether it be old lights, broken ornaments, or even faded garland, these are all great items to buy right now. You will be so happy when you go to pull out all of your decor next year to find you have replaced these old items already!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Holiday Decorating 101: The Table

Start with a Tablecloth or Runner
A runner and/or table cloth will act as a nice blank canvas for you to build from. It is a simple way to create a backdrop that ties into your colors. Even a simple, white table cloth can work wonders by making your other items stand out that much more. 

Choose your Colors
If you are overwhelmed with where to start with your holiday table, choosing your colors is a great way to get the ideas flowing. There are so many different color combinations people are using around the holidays now, it is easy to find one that appeals the most to you. Whether it be your classic reds and greens, or crisp whites and silvers, there is sure to be a combination that catches your eye. 

Go with a Theme
Choosing a theme is another easy way to make decorating your holiday table nice and simple. Once you have an idea, you can just slowly pick things up as you come across them that fit with what you are going for. It can be overwhelming to try and do it all at once, so try and have fun with it and take it slow! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Decorating 101: The Mantle

Decide on Colors 

When decorating your mantle for the holidays, first choose your colors. Some good go-to color schemes for your mantle include red and green, white and silver, silver and gold, and earth tones. This does not mean you must stick to only two colors, it is just a good place to start and you can add in other accents from there.

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Start with Garland

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Garland is a great place to start when decorating your mantle. There are garlands of all shapes, sizes, and colors to  choose from. Choose one that fits the look you are going for whether it be simple and understated, or lush and luxurious!

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Play up the Height  

Another helpful tip for decorating your mantle is to play up the height if you have it. This can be accomplished by choosing tall items like trees for your mantle as well as some shorter ones so you can see the variation.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Decorating 101: The Tree

1. Start with a Full and Fluffed Tree
Before you begin decorating your tree, you must first make sure your tree is full and fluffed. Chances are it has been sitting in a box for the past year and needs to be brought back to life. Make sure there are no obvious gaps or flat areas. This will give you a great base to start with. 
2. Choose Large Pieces for your Ornaments and other Decor.
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One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to tree decorating is choosing pieces that are too small. You don't want to end up with a cluttered mess of tiny items that get lost in the shuffle. This is not to say you need to pack the entire tree with oversized items, it is just a good place to start. It will create impact where you want it to be. 
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3. Fill in with Picks and other Flare!
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Once you have all of your larger pieces in place and you have a good balance going, you can start adding your smaller items like picks to the tree. This will finish off the look and give you a cohesive and balanced feel. The photos below are great examples of how to use larger pieces in your tree, and then incorporate your smaller items around them. 
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hot Decor Gifts for the Holiday Season

When buying decor gifts this holiday season, a good rule of thumb is to keep it simple and functional. You don’t want to get into buying things that someone would need to pick out themselves. It can be difficult to know what type of throw pillows or lamps someone may find attractive for example. Below are some great ideas that are, for the most part, universally liked and useful. They are also items that can go seamlessly with existing decor.

Picture Frames 
Picture frames are always a fantastic gift option for this season. You can always pick out a nice looking photo frame and give it to someone on its own. Getting a photo printed and placing it inside is a nice, personal touch as well. Frames are something that can always stand to be updated or added to in anyone’s home which is why this makes for a fabulous gift. 

Another great gifting option are trays. Trays have many different uses in the home. They can be used on ottomans or coffee tables to hold decorative items and remotes. Another great use for a tray is in the kitchen to hold containers, or even in the bathroom to hold products and other decorative items. The trick is knowing what style the person you are buying for is drawn to. Whether it be more traditional or more contemporary, there are countless options on the market to choose from. 


Bar Set
One piece of home decor that has gotten popular again recently are bar carts. While we wouldn't recommend buying one for someone, (unless they have specifically mentioned it of course) purchasing a bar set is a great addition to a bar cart or even just to the kitchen counter. There are all different styles of bar sets, but a simple silver set is a great go to!


Finally, coasters are always a great gift idea. These are useful for any household and can also be very appealing and decorative. Pictured below are some great coaster options. The black and white set are Kate Spade and are available at BedBathandBeyond.com These, and others like it are a great choice for your stylish friends and family. The other set we have pictured are from shutter fly and they are customizable in that you can upload personal photos and have them made. This is a great option for those more sentimental!