This holiday season focus on the important things: loved ones, warm drinks and coziness. There’s nothing better than curling up with a warm blanket and getting extra cozy, especially during the holidays. We aren’t shy about our feelings when it comes to being cozy, we love it! But why not bring that idea to your home decor?
It should be easy when it’s cold and Christmas time is here. It’s an easy process of elimination and addition to get your home ready for maximum holiday cheer and cozy comfort. All you have to do is ask yourself these very simple questions.
Question 1: Does it keep me warm? If the answer is yes, then we keep it, add it, buy it, love it and get warm in it. If the answer is no, then we get rid of it. Simple as that. Pack it up and bring it back out once it gets warm again.
Question 2: Can it be used as holiday decor? If the answer is yes, then we keep it, add it, buy it, love it and get cozy with it! If the answer is no, we do it anyway! Okay, maybe not because there’s only so much space for holiday decorations, but you get the idea. If it isn’t serving a festive role then time to pack it up until the holidays are over.
That’s all it takes. It really can be that simple. Little effort, maximum result! Get your home more cozy and more Christmas-y with those two simple questions. Stay warm and don’t forget to have fun!
This Thanksgiving try using natural and organic elements to decorate the home. Fall foliage is a great way to provide a fun, festive look! And if you still have a few pumpkins left over from Halloween that weren’t carved they just became Thanksgiving decor.
Use those beautiful fall leaves and flowers to bring those fall tones and style into your home. Look into small gourds and pumpkins to use as table decor or as small decor pieces in the living room. Bringing in a few natural fall pieces to mix into your existing decor can give the appearance of a well decorated and festive home.
If you’re looking for a little design inspiration then we’ve got you. Check out how these spaces have been decorated for the fall! Get inspired and get creative!
Preparing for the holidays is half the battle. So this week we have a post that will help get you prepared for any hosting of friends and family you might be doing during holidays. Let us help you take some of the stress off your plate because we’re focusing on table decor. Let’s get your table ready for the holidays! We’ve got 3 tips to help you and your table make it through these holidays. Ready? Let’s go!
1. Stack & Layer
Let’s give your table depth. We can accomplish this with table clothes, runners, place mats, and stacked dishes. Layering your table linen will instantly give your table depth and if you want to play with colors it can even add contrast or fun pops of color. Don’t limit yourself by placing each and every dish, utensil or napkin on its own. Stack them up under napkins or other dishes to add dimension to the table.
2. Simplify The Centerpiece
We love gorgeous and stunning centerpieces, but they can be large and take up valuable table space. This year remove the stress and save your time for what’s important. Go with a simple yet elegant centerpiece design. Depending on your table size, you may be able to leave your stunningly simple centerpiece out for the actual dinner. Another option is to create a centerpiece design with quick and easy to remove pieces. No extra time spent removing every piece one at a time. This will make clearing space easy and no one will be left out of the conversation during dinner.
3. Prepare For The Mess.
Holidays are messy – plain and simple. So lets be prepared for them. Mentally preparing for that stain that’s going to happen on your new or favorite table runner is probably going to help you cope with it a lot better when it happens. With that in mind, maybe we don’t want to use our newest or best during actual meals. Lets show them and then remove them. Unless you’re using white runners. Then we can bleach them after and be done.
Now that fall is in full swing, before we know it, winter will be here. Is your home ready for the cold season? More importantly, is your entryway ready? Getting your entryway ready for the wet seasons is necessary when your layers deep trudging into your home. Make it so when you get home on a wet day that you’re greeted by warm, accommodating entryway. Accommodating? Yes. It’s ready to fulfill your wishes of getting out of those wet shoes or rain boots fast. We’ve got 3 very easy and quick tips to help make your wet season easier. They will help, check them out!
1. Grab A Seat.
Get yourself a bench or something to sit on you can get out of those wet shoes fast! You can also catch your breath and then continue stripping off all the layers.
2. Toss The Coat.
Get a couple coat hooks for the wall or a coat rack. You want that coat off your body ASAP to get the cold weather off of you so you can start warming up in the house.
3. Lay Down A Rug.
You’re gonna bring a little Mother Nature in when you get home, so make sure you have your indoor/outdoor rug ready and in place to help against the mess.
These 3 simple tips will go a long way during the upcoming seasons. I know they are easy and almost common sense, right? Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is to overlook these simple ideas. Don’t forget and be ready for the cold weather!
Are you looking for a cozy style tip for the up coming cold months? Here it is – reclaimed wood.
Reclaimed wood is the ultimate choice when it comes to cozy style. Think about it, it gives any space that rustic feel. The one we associate with cabins and staying warm. Plus it looks pretty darn stylish too! The best part about the reclaimed wood is that you can paint on it. That means you can get it to match any color palette or even just have fun mixing and matching different colors to create unique looks.
Take a look at how these designers have used reclaimed wood throughout these homes. Get inspired by beautiful reclaimed wood and think about designing or decorating with it in your home!
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It’s time to brighten up that kitchen! One way to bring more color into the kitchen is with your dish ware! Dish ware is an easy way to spice up the kitchen and bring some new, fresh color to it.
You can use dish ware and other kitchen accessories to compliment or contrast the kitchen’s color palette. It’s a fun, simple and easy way to bring more color into the kitchen. Don’t forget about other accessories such as jars and bottles. And when you feel like designing with different colors you can just switch them out! It’s as easy as that!
Take a look at these kitchens and see what designers have done in them. See how they used dinnerware and other kitchen accessories to put the final touches on the space.
Are you getting enough summer? Are the sun filled beach days and warm nights not enough? Then you should try decorating with gingham print! This pattern is the perfect summer pattern!
When you see gingham you can’t help but think of a fun picnics and the great outdoors. This is why it should be in your home for summer! Get those instant outdoor picnic feels and enjoy your summer inside when it gets a little too hot outside.
Not sure where you can decorate with your new found gingham print? Well the secret with gingham print/gingham check, and it’s bolder sibling, the buffalo check, is a little goes a long way. It’s easy to go overboard with gingham. So like some things, less is more. Keep that in mind and have fun decorating your way through summer!