If you've been reading my Christmas posts over the last couple of weeks, you've probably heard me say that I'm not a big fan of traditional festive colours. But that doesn't mean I don't like decorating for the holidays. Far from it in fact - it just means I try to think outside the box when it comes to the colours I use. And after scouting around online it seems I'm not the only one! Read on to see my favourite alternative colour schemes for Christmas.
While I love the leafy look as much the next person, a lot of the prettiest Christmas wreaths don't have a shred of green in sight. Surprised? I was - before I found these clever projects that is. Read on to see some of my favourite alternatives to the traditional evergreen wreath.
The holidays are expensive, there's just no way around it (unless you forgo gifts altogether). But if that's not your cup of tea, there are ways to save a few bucks. One easy way is to download free printables to use for gift wrap, tags, decor, etc. So we've rounded up ten of our favorite free holiday printables - we think you'll like them too.
A bunch of years ago I wrote a roundup of 20+ Inexpensive DIY Gift Baskets Ideas We Love, and apparently, you love them too, because the article still gets plenty of viewing action. Although we STILL love those ideas, we thought it might be time to expand on the idea. As mentioned in the original post, gift baskets are great to receive, but giving them can be surprisingly expensive. Pick a basket, add a little of this and a...
Once Thanksgiving has passed, winter starts to feel like a reality... which means that it might be time to switch out some decorations outside. Here are ten of our favorite front porch ideas - some with a holiday feel, some without.
December is right around the corner, which means that the gift-giving season is almost upon us. While it can be overwhelming, it doesn't have to be - because we're here to help! Today I'm sharing ten of the most well-received items I've ever given as gifts.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and if you're like me, planning the menu has been your priority thus far. But don't forgot about the table... here are ten gorgeous, non-traditional tablescapes that are sure to inspire you.
Of all the decorative elements that come with the holiday season, tablescapes are my favourite to get creative with. There's so many details that are perfect to DIY, like the centrepieces, place mats, table runner, place cards... the list goes on! I've been intending to make some napkin rings for my place settings this holidays so I've gathered a few together as inspiration - click through for the full list.
Just in case you haven't seen the Target commercials, plaid is in. I don't really believe it ever went out of style but it definitely is taking center stage lately. Here are some fun ways pops of plaid can be added into your home and decor.
If "modern farmhouse" sounds like an oxymoron, take a gander at Lauren's recent bathroom re-do. She took a builder's vision and turned it into a cozy retreat worthy of any spa treatment. Particularly delightful is her use of textures. A
I don't know about you, but the holidays bring out my desire to snuggle up and just be with my family. Maybe it is because of the busy nature of the season, but I long to cozy up with my hot cocoa and escape. Here are 10 modern rustic cabins that make you want to live life in the woods...for good.
How cool would it be to be a professional LEGO builder? Fun? Probably. Easy? Probably not. That's because companies like Bright Bricks ("THE professional LEGO building company") have to keep topping themselves, building whatever is floating around in a customer's imagination like a full-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer and even a working--yes, working--jet engine. In comparison, a
IKEA is often thought of as solely a furniture retailer, but they have so much more than just furniture... and many of their pieces lend themselves to entertaining. And with the holidays sneaking up on us, I thought I'd share some clever IKEA hacks that would be perfect for your next gathering. Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite hacks for entertaining.
We are a family who loves sports so it doesn't surprise me when my son wants to add in his "fan gear" to his bedroom. I want my kiddo to have things in his room that inspires him, and being a "fan" of something is also something I want my kiddo to experience. Here are ten bedrooms that incorporate sports decor yet the basic elements are timeless and grounded in style.
Happy Back to the Future Day. (The day Marty McFly travels to in the second installment of the franchise.) The talking heads have been going absolutely tweaky pointing out the successes of the movie's prognostications (visit Gawker to see 14 things that came true, and, yes, there's a hoverboard
While I've never been a fan of Halloween, I've always loved the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) that takes place from October 31st to November 2nd.
Having grown up thinking of death as a very sombre occasion, I find myself drawn to the beautifully joyous way the deceased are honoured in at this time of year in celebrations full of colour, vibrancy and positivity.
If you're planning to decorate your house for Día de los Muertos, click through for some of my favourite Day of the Dead DIYs.
If you followed our Curbly House renovation over the last few years, you probably know the highlight was getting to work with designer and stylist, Emily Henderson, to makeover four rooms in our home in just five days. Trust me, just going vintage shopping with Emily is like a college-level course in design, styling, and good taste. Well, now Emily's out with her very first book, Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves, and it is absolutely spectacular (we got our hands on one a little early and have already read it cover to cover).
For some people spooky only happens at Halloween and for others its art. Here are some decor and interiors that make "spooky" and "quirky" stylish.
I have to admit that Halloween isn't my favourite holiday - I'm not a big fan of blood, skulls or any of the any of the other motifs that generally come out to play when this time of year rolls around.
But lately I've been spotting plenty of Halloween projects that I'd be more than happy to decorate my home in; ones that are still full of Halloween fun but don't have cobwebs or severed limbs anywhere in sight! Click through to see my favourites...
When autumn rolls around, there's nothing I like better than getting out all my chunky knits and soft woollen blankets in preparation for the cooler days ahead. But why stop there when you can add that snug feel to your home as well? Click through for 12 super cosy textile projects for fall and winter.