Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Low cost decorating ideas

Canvas the Area

Hang canvases painted with interior latex paint to brighten blank walls. Think big: The canvases should fill the wall.

Create a Side Table

Stack modular storage units to make a stepped side table with surfaces for displays and lighting. Create miniature still lifes in the cubbies, or stack reading material that you’re going to get to...someday. 

Hang Plates

Plates in unexpected colors make a fresh wall arrangement. Vary hues (within a family), sizes, textures. Put the most dramatic plate toward the center (lay out the plates first to experiment); attach wire plate hangers and hang plates on picture nails.

Make Your Own Art

Even photocopied art looks sophisticated when it floats between two pieces of glass in Umbra’s Document Frames. The wall color shows through the glass, creating the illusion of a custom mat.

Reflect Your Style

Define a space—here, a foyer—with a mirror that adds both drama and light. This one is a hand-me-down dressed up with one coat of spray paint.

Cluster Candles

Candles look best when massed, particularly on a spacious surface, like a coffee table; the larger the surface, the larger the candles should be. Group four or five pillars of different heights (same color) in glass containers.

Repurpose Furniture

Rickety seating can be given a second life as a bedside table. If there’s a hole in the caning, place a tray on the chair to hold an alarm clock, a reading lamp, etc.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Centerpiece Ideas To Complete Your Table

We know some of you lovely folks decorate your trees, and just go crazy with the lights. Most people focus on those things that they forget that the Christmas table is the place where you’ll join together for the family meal. With that being said, let’s not neglect the table and make sure it’s also adorned and Christmas ready.

1. $5 Holiday Centerpiece

Did you know, all you need is $5 to make this easy Christmas centerpiece? Just get some vases, toss in some cranberries and hydrangeas, and voila! You’ve got an amazing table centerpiece.

2. Christmas Centerpiece in a Jar
If you’re short of time, you can easily make this beautiful DIY centerpiece in no time. Stuff a few trinkets like shiny Christmas balls, pine cones and other ornaments in your glass jar and that’s it.

3. Creative Candle Centerpiece
Let your creativity fly with this Christmas centerpiece idea. You can try this with red or green candles. Tie a couple of candles with twine, surround it with some ornaments, and pine cones and done!

4. Rustic Christmas Centerpiece
If you want to have a rustic feel on your dinner table, this is the Christmas centerpiece you should make. White definitely looks stunning for a table color theme.

                                                   5. Reindeer DIY Centerpiece
If you have some branches lying around, make it into an amazing table centerpiece! Make Santa’s favorite reindeer this season with a couple of supplies. Do you know what’s the best thing about this project? You can light it up!

6. Kiss-Mas Tree
I recommend not making this with the kids. The holiday edition of Kisses is just perfect for this sweet Christmas centerpiece. You can make a couple and line them up in the middle of your table and when all is done, you can have it for dessert.

7. Santa Hat Centerpiece
Santa has arrived at your dining table with this Christmas centerpiece idea. This may take some time since you will need to sew your own Santa hats and make the candy cane.

8. The Christmas Log
This would be the perfect Christmas centerpiece idea for a long table. It adds sophistication and elegance. If you know your way around a drill you can easily make your own. Just drill holes using a 1.5? drill bit, pop some tea lights in and that’s pretty much it.

9. Ornaments in a Bowl
This centerpiece is that straight forward. Who knew a beautiful centerpiece can be made by putting some Christmas ornaments in a glass bowl.

10. Cinnamon Candles
A lovely Christmas centerpiece that will also leave your home smelling amazing this holiday season. Just tie some cinnamon sticks to any candle of your choice and place them on your table. You can even decorate any part of your home with this amazing idea.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Simple and Spectacular Ideas

Want your home to look like it stepped out of the pages of a decorating magazine this holiday season? 

You don't have to hire a decorator. Just add an easy new twist to tried and true Christmas decorating traditions using these tips from the pros.


Decorating with bright Christmas red and holly green is a holiday institution. But that doesn't mean those colors necessarily work well in your home. "Look at the color of each room," advises Robin LaMonte, principal designer for Rooms Revamped, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. "Take that color and decorate around it." For example, if your room is blue or mauve, use that color, plus accents of pinks, or rich burgundy, or white as your predominant color theme. Then add metallic accents like silver or pewter, burnished copper, brass, or gold to add sparkle, she suggests.

Trimming the tree is a family tradition that's etched in stone on most family's lists of "holiday musts." However, you can update the tree's—and your home's—holiday look by making some easy substitutions or additions.

Complement the ornaments you have collected over the years with bunches of baby's breath, dried Christmas flowers, or clusters of holly with berries.

For a totally fresh look, go monochromatic: Select ornaments, ribbons, strings of beads and everything for the tree in all white, or gold, or silver. Not only will the tree complement any type of room d├ęcor, but it also will become a fantastic and totally elegant focal point of any room in your home.


Using fresh greenery to decorate for the holidays is hardly a new idea. But which one you choose can be. Bay laurel and cedar branches impart wonderful, spicy, pungent scents and are a fresh take on traditional pine.

Spruce up any type of fresh greenery with embellishments like ornaments, colorful ribbons, pine cones, and berries.

Pomegranate and pepper berries, bay laurel and lemon leaves, cut boxwood or clusters of berries nestled in fir, and seeded eucalyptus leaves will awaken the senses of those who come to your door.

If you choose to use fresh pine sprays, bring the greenery inside; wrap it around banisters, door frames, mirrors and even your dining room table. Spruce up picture frames and vases for the holidays by attaching bundles of any type of greenery sprigs tied with bright ribbon.

"Almost every room should have a tree, suggests LaMonte, who likes to fill her home with Norway spruces and topiaries. "It doesn't matter what size it is." Simply decorate them with ornaments and ribbons.


Nothing says the holidays have arrived at your home like a stack of wrapped presents waiting to be opened or delivered. Leave a few artfully wrapped packages on your entry table or under the tree to do look holiday-ready.

You can create the same sense of holidays with a pyramid of poinsettias in your entry way or living room, . Simply turn a few small wastebaskets or clay potting containers upside down to form the shape of the pyramid. Cover the wastebaskets or pottery with a Christmas skirt, a throw of shimmery fabric, or even a small bright tablecloth whose edges have been tucked underneath, keep the total effect neat and trim. Simply set the poinsettias on top.


Tired of the same-old red poinsettias? A cluster of white or pink poinsettias can be equally gorgeous, and particularly effective in a room that doesn't lend itself to red flowers.

Or use other seasonal flowering plants to brighten your entryway, living room, and any other room in your home. Cyclamen, Christmas cactus, miniature roses kalanchoe, and gloxinia are just a few of the other holiday plants that are available in just about any nursery at this time of year.

Most holiday plants display showy flowers in luscious shades of lavender, white, light pink, fuschia, orange-red, and coral—colors to suit virtually any room decor.

Velvets, brocades, plaids, rustic raffia, shiny satin, and sheer organza. Holiday ribbon comes in so many fabrics, patterns, and styles that ribbon can be a mainstay of holiday decorating, and used to add a splash of color to almost every room.

Use ribbon to hang ornaments or last year's Christmas cards from your banister. Tie ribbons around topiaries and trees, vases, wreaths, or bunches of white birch branches.

For instant centerpieces or table decorations, fill your most beautiful crystal bowls with colored tree ornaments. To add fragrance, substitute sprays of fresh greenery, pine cones, and berries. Or arrange apples or pears in a bowl and place cinnamon sticks among the fresh fruit. Sprinkle cloves to add yet another holiday scent. Or instead of apples and pears, use clove-studded oranges.

Another familiar centerpiece or fireplace mantel decoration is a grouping of candles. This year, intersperse different-sized vases of the same type of fresh flowers among the candles, placed at different heights.

Or skip the candles in some places, and substitute small vases of flowers atop the candle pillars,  Add a few small ornaments and sprigs of fresh greenery to fill out the display.

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