Archive for December, 2015

Spruce Up Your Home For the Holidays

Monday, December 14th, 2015

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It is officially that time of the year when chaos breaks out around the holidays and festive decorations get left by the wayside. But fear not! There is still time to whip up some great decorations to get your house in the spirit of the holidays. You can make this craft paper “Be Merry” wall art fairly easily and for pretty cheap! Just cut out holly berries and leaves from green and red paper and adhere to a feature wall in your home. You can find stencils here and use Zots to stick them up and remove easily!


Try this DIY on your stairs to add a whimsical holiday twist to your decor. You can buy temporary adhesive letters at Target and spell out each reindeer’s name on every other step. And you can even switch the lettering to red when you get to Rudolph’s name!

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Grab some branches on your next winter stroll & hang number-stamped muslim bags to create this festive Christmas countdown calendar from Better Homes and Gardens! You can get already made muslim bags on Etsy as well!

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And lastly, try something new this year when you wrap your presents! You can use old newspaper, white butcher-block paper or brown burlap for the base of your presents to keep consistency. Then add colorful bows and large letter tags to tie in the holiday theme! Make presents easy to organize by labeling with a large letter for each person’s name.

So it’s time to get decorating and spreading cheer – the holidays are around the corner and now you have quite the arsenal of decorating tips to try!


Accent Walls Series #3

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We’re in the third and final part of our #AccentWallSeries now so we’re going to take a look at more ways to execute this design technique! We’ve talked about adding wallpaper and installing reclaimed wood or trim, but now we’re going to adventure into more unconventional ideas.


Need more storage space in your home? What better way to add storage then to make it into a statement piece. Accenting a wall with built in bookcases is a great way to give your space depth and perception. Painting them the same color as your walls will help blend them in so they’re not too overwhelming. BONUS – they provide the perfect excuse to go shopping for nic-nacs!


Stone or tile can also be a great way to accent a wall, especially in a kitchen or bathroom where these materials will stand up against wear and tear. Try extending your kitchen tile backsplash up to the ceiling or tiling behind the toilet or vanity in the bathroom. This will help add color, texture and variety to the space where just plain paint might not be enough.


Textiles are another fabulous way to get into the groove of accent walls. They are simple and easy to place, and provide detail to spaces that lack it. You can hang a tapestry on any wall and switch it out depending on your mood. Textiles are great for seasonal decor – so hang a floral print in the spring and a more rustic print in the fall to help spice up your room!

There are many other ways to incorporate accent walls into your space, not just the examples listed in our series. You can use ceiling tiles combined together to form an accent wall, leather or other fabrics, large art pieces or even natural looking elements such as fake flowers. Let your creativity flow!

Whether you are looking for a more permanent design or a seasonal switch up, accent walls are a great way to go. Do your research and investigate the different types that suit your lifestyle and home decor. Don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and try something new. An accent wall could be just what your space needs!


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