Saving money and the holidays might seem like a lost cause, what with all of the high priced gadgets and overly expensive seasonal home accessories on the market. Never fear! You can take back the joy of having an affordable yet fabulously decorated home for the holiday season. All you need is a little time and . . . → Read More: Wreaths, Throw Pillows and Snowglobes Scream “Holiday”
From yards of burlap to vintage accessories, rustic, natural decor is one of this season’s hottest holiday decorating trends. This week, we’ve seen rustic decorating tips popping up all over Pinterest and lifestyle websites like Southern Living and HGTV. From bottle brush tree crafts to rustic décor how-to, here are four of our favorite decorating tips:
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This week’s weekly roundup focuses on a fantastic winter duo — nostalgic decorating and holiday cheer. According to the New York Times , the peak of chic right now is borrowing from the past, and Jennifer Boyles is the master of this strategy. Pulling together a motley arrangement of items inspired by her favorite decorators . . . → Read More: Weekly Wrap-Up: Holidays and Nostalgia
After the excitement of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the other winter holidays comes the new year. While many people choose to celebrate the beginning of a new year by attending a party or event with friends and family, others choose to watch the ball drop from the comfort of their couch. No matter how you decide to . . . → Read More: Top 10 New Years Resolutions
Although some would argue that completely secular decor is necessary for accommodating all beliefs during the holiday season, there are plenty of ways in which you can celebrate your faith without excluding loved ones from diverse backgrounds. These four decorating tips not only achieve this goal, but also create a more inviting environment.
1. Festive Tablecloths
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Your loved ones spend roughly a third of their lives in their bedrooms. Why not give bedroom linens to everyone on your holiday gift list this year. Not only do items like warm down comforters meet a practical need, but they also dress up a room and make it an inviting oasis everyone on your list . . . → Read More: Bedroom Linens for Everyone on Your Holiday Gift List
Stockings hanging from the mantel just don’t look complete without a mantel scarf and a row of glittering decorations. Since the family all likes to crowd around the fireplace during the cold winter season, why not turn your fireplace into a work of art? Decorating the mantel is simple, inexpensive and inspiring, which gives home decorators . . . → Read More: Enhance Your Mantel Scarf: Switching Out Your Setup for Each Week in December
The bathroom isn’t always the most pleasant-smelling room in the house, but it can quickly earn this title with a little more attention to scent as a core decor complement. You’d be surprised how much creativity you can put into the room’s overall atmosphere by having a little fun mixing and matching scents. After all, it’s . . . → Read More: Scents and Sensibility: Complementing Bathroom Decor with Holiday Scents
Holidays are for kids and kids love presents. If you check the special kids wish list in your life you are bound to find at least a few of these top favorites.
Kids Themed Beds: What is more fun than having your bedroom be your playground? When kids retreat to their bedrooms, especially at nighttime, they want . . . → Read More: 10 Top Kids Gifts for Your Favorite Kid
For most people gathering this holiday season, it will be chilly outdoors and warm and cozy inside. That’s why you should prepare your deck or outdoor area to receive guests. Let them enjoy refreshing winter air and a beautiful twinkling night sky panorama amidst a cheerful and welcoming space.
Better Homes and Gardens offers several excellent ideas . . . → Read More: Weekly Wrap-Up: Decorating your Deck for the Holidays