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Candles have always been a practical and beautiful ornament in our homes. Apart from providing an additional, source of mild light, candles also have numerous other purposes. They embellish every room and provide it with the subtle scent, making the air in the room fresh and pleasant. Today, candles of various shapes, colors and scents can be bought, but our choice usually depends on their price. However, what would you say if we told you that you could make a candle on your own? Homemade candles are affordable, since you practically make them out of things you already posses. They represent your uniqueness, since you can personalize them choosing the shape, dimensions, scent and even colors of the candle on your own. Amazing, isn’t it? The entire process entails several phases that need to be strictly followed if you want to achieve positive results.

How to make a candle?

The process of making your own candle is creative and not difficult at all. Firstly, is buying the ingredients needed for making your own essential candle, such as wax flakes, essential oils, crayon pens and finally, a container for a candle. When it comes to tools, you should have chopsticks, scissors and a pot. When you have found all these things, you can begin. The first step is melting wax flakes, after which you are supposed to add colors and scents according to your tastes. The wax is then poured to the candle container, in which was a candlewick was previously placed and fastened by two chopsticks. Finally, you need to leave the candle for a couple of hours to cool.

How to make and decorate candleholder?

Now, here is more creative process. Choosing a perfect candleholder and its decoration is one of the most interesting parts of this procedure. Firstly, you have to determine what kind of a candleholder you actually want to make. You can choose the design and the material you want to use.

One of the most creative ideas is making an indoor candleholder from a small piece of branch. All you have to do is to have an appropriate tool in order to drill it from inside, making enough space for a candle. Since the candle is practically within the holder, its light and scent are reduced. This technique of making a candleholder is quite simple, cheap and it serves its aesthetical function.

You could also make tiny candleholders out of plaster, which looks really nice. However, although it seems as more complicated process, don’t be discouraged. Following the steps for making it, you will definitely succeed.

You can use jars as candleholders, as well. One way to do it is to paint the jar with translucent glass paint and put the candle inside. The light provided with such a candle will be more intensive and colorful. You can use them even for a party, as an embellishment, which is especially interesting when you several of them.

Finally, you can make a candleholder out of a tin can. The procedure is quite simple- all you have to have is nails and hammer for punching holes. You can decorate it whatever you want, making those holes in different shapes and dimensions. Such candleholders are really elegant and fascinating.

These are just some of the possible ideas you might use when decided to make your own candle. These instructions will simply help you to achieve your goal, but you can choose any design and method you like. Such candles will bejewel your home, giving it sophistication and mild scent. Since they are a result of something you were trying to do hard, they can also serve as unique presents for everyone you love. So, don’t be lazy for, once you try it, you won’t regret for sure!

Modern crib is simply not complete without some cool artwork to bring in some style and life to it. It seems that art has never been so available in all its forms, especially when it comes to interior design.

The rules and trends about art pieces are flexible now and there are some very interesting art pieces that could easily find place in some of the modern style cribs.

Here are some examples of this cool modern day art.

Inside Graffiti

Urban style looks really cool. So, it comes logically to try and bring in some of the street art inside. This is a very cool and a very interesting example for it.

This is Chris Brown’s apartment in which he left a really awesome graffiti piece on the wall. Those bright colors are well supported by pretty basic and dark color of the floor and furniture and the light is just perfect for that street charm. The whole apartment is just fun because of it.

 

Graffiti
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Wall Sculptures

When there is enough space and the design of the room allows it, a way to go with the sculptures nowadays is to make them into wall sculptures. In that way, it seems like a fusion of wall painting and sculpture and the texture and the ambiance that such artwork creates makes the home a very interesting place to be at.

This third dimension added to the place on which you expect to find a painting is just the touch of modern at that makes it interesting and more enjoyable.

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Artsy Furniture

Modern art is all about blending, redefining, reinventing and making new uses of the old things. Therefore, it is easy to imagine that some forms of contemporary art pieces can very well and very easily serve as furniture.

In that way, you get usable art that brings in style and adds real quality to your everyday life. We all know about the big, red, lip shaped, pop art sofa. Here is something in that direction and how such stuff look in modern versions of home.

You need a really big place to have this sculpture in, but if you consider that it can be used as a bed or a type of sofa at the same time, it seems a bit easier to decide on using it in your home.

However, the really cool design of it justifies the space it will take up.

Artsy Furniture
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Another chair like that is this lovely rattan chair. Its form resembles a real sculpture, while it is obvious that it is still furniture. However, not only does it look good, but it also redefines the way you sit and keep your entire body while you talk to somebody.

You have to lean over and turn. This forces you to pay attention to the person with whom you are communicating. This is a far more artistic piece of furniture that it may seem on the first glance because of this function that it has.

Artsy Furniture
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Modern Day Animal Trophies

Of course, you won’t go killing animals and severing their heads just to put them on the walls. Something like that would be totally inexcusable.

However, we all know that there used to be such way of decorating homes and it is fun to see the modern version of art that communicates with that old style of decoration and still introduces the modern form, material and look in general. Wyatt Ellison has made this elegant and interesting bear head to be mounted on the wall.

It is just a perfect piece for a modern home that wants art with a good message but not too pretentious so that it can still find its place in a home rather than in a gallery.

Modern Animal Trophies
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Outro

If you want a very elegant and cool look for your crib today, it means that the art that you are bringing in and choosing to be a part of your everyday life has to be thought provoking but it also needs to stay within the limits of the interior design and not overstep it as too much art in home renders it useless and misses out the point of art.

And of home.

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the house became too small for a family? Well, there are several practical solutions to this situation. Firstly, the space can always be expanded, both horizontally and vertically.

However, when even this doesn’t help enough, there is one more thing to be done- reorganizing and utilizing your attic. There are many problems that can be concerning, such as the height of the room, heat, insulation and even, the additional windows.

But, don’t worry, because the answers to all these questions are available and the realization of your plan is easily attainable. After all, it doesn’t seem as a no win scenario at all.

Height Is The Most Important

First thing first, you need to measure the height of your attic. Depending on the measurements, you will know whether the attic is appropriate for utilizing or not. This also depends on how you plan to use the attic.

If the attic is used as a bedroom for an adult, it has to be at least 2.4 meters high. On the other hand, if you want to turn it into the children’s room, the height of 2 meters will be sufficient.

Attic

Let The Sunshine In

Another crucial factor, without which the whole process would certainly be impossible, is the existence of windows. As any other room in your home, the attic has to provide healthy environment for both you and your family.

This means that the fresh air needs to circulate all the time, and a lot of natural light needs to be provided. But, one question needs to be posed. How can we construct the windows in the attic?

There are two solutions to this problem and they are highly dependent on the position of your home. If the house faces north-south direction, then the windows can be constructed on the walls, which is undoubtedly the best solution.

On the contrary, if the orientation of the house is in the east-west direction, then the windows can be inserted on the roof, which could be more exhausting and complicated process.

Warm And Comfy

Also, you should pay attention to the additional insulation on tile. However, during the winter and the summer time, there is a considerable difference between the temperatures in the attic and in the rest of the house. It is cooler during the winter and warmer in the summer.

Attic insulation

 

That is the reason why the insulation is highly recommended. There are several types of it, and the most commonly used are aluminum foil, glass wool or polyurethane layer, which could be easily installed beneath the tile.

You should also keep in mind that you need to be extremely careful when it comes to the selection of the materials you want to use for the construction. Lightweight materials, like wooden floors would probably be the best solution.

All in all, following these tips, you would certainly be able to give a special purpose to your attic.

Instead of having an additional room for pilling up the unnecessary stuff and clutter, you could expand your home by adding a whole new room, then organize and personalize it on your own. Finally, choose the interior details and the furniture and enjoy!

 

Have you ever had a feeling, while observing a particular home décor piece that it will never go out of fashion? Well, that is completely true.

No matter what their initial purpose was, some elements will always embellish your private space, giving it a sense of elegance and sophistication.

These essentials can be either certain pieces of furniture or even some ornamental details. More importantly, their use can be extended to various purposes.

Comfort In The First Place

While some pieces of furniture could look overly aggressive or require a lot of space, the other ones add style and personality to it. Such things are Bruno chair and Chinese garden stool. Bruno chair is of simple contours and it is a great mixture of modern and classical features.

 

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As its design is very plain, it could be used on various occasions, from the office to the dinning chair. However, Chinese garden stool is of smaller dimensions, but very elegant and gives the room an exquisite tone. Also, the diapason of its use varies from a garden chair to a stool or even a footrest.

 

Chinese Garden stool
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However, another great option for your room could be a Saarinen-style table, which simply radiates with its beauty and simplicity. Its elegant but at the same time simple looks can be used on various occasions, from a casual place where you can drink your morning coffee to a formal dining table.

Saarinen Style Tulip Table
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It Is The Little Details That Are Vital

The fundamental fact is that there are many other details that would fill your private space in such an exceptional way. Light fixtures have always been a great idea both to brighten and embellish your rooms. One of them is certainly a porter floor lamp, which is a great mixture of modern and traditional design. It offers a lot of diverse purposes, and most importantly, it can fit almost anywhere.

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Plug-in sconces could also be a great solution, since they require very little room. They are undoubtedly adequate for places that require moderate lighting, but also serve as an additional source of light beside your bed or at your desk. However, there are also many other ways to brighten and decorate your space at the same time, and the statement mirrors could certainly be a great solution for you.

 

Plug-in sconces
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They are edged with the finest, polished metal in various forms and shapes that are chosen by the customer. Except they look as a real piece of art, they emphasize the beauty of your room giving it a completely new dimension.

Since they can fit anywhere, you can choose to install them wherever you want. If you think that your living room or your bedroom is too plain, Mongolian pillows could undoubtedly serve the purpose. They are fluffy, soft and always bring a taste of sophistication.

 

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Their will associate both you and your guests with the warmth and elegancy, for sure. Also, if you are a well-organized and creative type of person, take into consideration the use of a bar cart in your bathroom or in a bedroom.

This unconventional, but innovative idea would be great for you store your personal stuff and keep them ready for use.

All in all, the sole fact that there are so many home décor pieces that could serve numerous purposes is quite amazing.As it has been said in the aforementioned tips, these details will not only serve a certain purpose in your home, but also, they will give it a sense of luxury and warmth.

Nowadays, as the negative effects of the global warming have finally started showing up and endangering our existence, many people realized how important the preservation of natural resources is. There are numerous controversies about the possible solutions that could help us save our planet, and some of them should be taken really seriously.

Some people have decided to use the materials that can be recycled or not to use the substances that can endanger the ozone layer. However, those with more creative ideas, and of course, with large amounts of money, undertake some more extreme ventures, such as building eco friendly houses. One of such people is Diane Cheatham, a renowned builder and contractor.

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Life In Harmony With The Nature

Diane Cheatham’s home is situated The Lake Highlands, a residential area that is built around streams and pounds in order to conserve water. The main purpose of this luxurious, 4,500-square-foot house is to present all its positive effects on the environment.

The materials used it the construction of the sole house are concrete and steel, with geothermal heating and cooling, high-performance windows and spray-foam insulation.

The interior of the house is really amazing. The rooms are immense and classy, designed and organized by many eminent architects and designers. As Cheatham stated, the most prominent part of her house is the kitchen since she loves to cook, but also to throw parties and have dozens of people around. Natural materials, such as walnut cabinets and gray-veined statuary marble counters make the kitchen look upscale.

Another enormous and beautifully designed room is the dining room, with the astonishing view from floor-to ceiling windows. However, there are many details in the room, such as a long custom table or simple leather chairs that are simply charming. The bench by a famous architect Christian Liaigre takes up a special place in the room. The vivacity of the whole place is achieved by adding elements such as tiny vases that hold fresh orchids.

Moreover, the exterior of the house is also fascinating. In a luxurious patio, which was completely sheltered from the sun, takes one’s breath away. Apart from furniture, there is a beautiful koi pond. Also, the house has large pool and the outdoor kitchen.

The Touch Of The Nature

All in all, there are many facts about the house that simply have to fascinate us. Firstly, the house looks magnificent, and undoubtedly resembles one of those houses from a fairytale. On the other hand, it has refuted beliefs that the eco friendly houses have to be plain, and probably uncomfortable.

Cheatham herself stated that this house is the most worthy and the best of all her residences. Well, you didn’t misunderstand anything. She has several residences, and believes that there isn’t anything wrong about it. Since she doesn’t spend much time there because of the nature of her work, she decided to make the house accessible to everyone who wants to visit it.

So, if you are interested in a tour around this beautiful house, here are several pieces of information. The price of the ticket is 15 dollars in advance and 20 dollars at the door.

So, if all these facts impressed you, don’t waste your time and visit it.

There are lot of gullible people today who are falling for something that is called the art of feng shui. They hire expensive consultants who advise them on how to choose a house or rearrange their furniture in respect to some ancient belief.

Although it is an old practice, feng shui has spread widely all over the western world and people are paying lots of money for it. It is easy for feng shui masters to target the misinformed and exploit their superstition. They even go as far as saying that feng sui is a science.

 

What is Feng Shui?

It is very hard to define it and not sound too offensive at the same time. Basically, it has to do with physically adjusting your environment in accordance with the flow of qi- the invisible forces that are running the universe. It already sounds fake, doesn’t it?

It is also associated with the position of stars and with bodies of water on earth’s surface. Feng shui is a diverse mix which has something for everyone and that’s why it is so widespread and popular.

 

Contemporary Use

People in tough economic or any other difficult situations often resort to desperate measures and one of them is hiring a feng shui consultant who would take their money for doing absolutely nothing.

They would tell you that your house is not positioned in accordance with the flow of qi and try to scare you with their ghost stories. If you can’t see through the lies, you fail to understand how real science works.  Always demand firm evidence and facts that support theory claim that feng shui can make your life better.

When they say that it can not be scientifically explained, which they will, kindly ask them to leave you alone.

 

Pen & Teller Sum It Up

The fact that feng shui is nonsense is demonstrated by Pen & Teller in one of their episodes.

They invited three consultants to help design the interior of a house according to the art of feng shui.

What happened was that every ‘expert’ gave different pieces of advice to the house owner on how to  move around her furniture to improve the quality of her life.

While one ‘master‘ claimed that red is not a good color for the living room couch, the other two said it was perfect and so on. This proves that these so called feng shui consultants have absolutely no clue what they are talking about and yet at the same time they are charging enormous rates for their useless advice.

 

The Compass

Since the invention of a magnetic compass alleged feng shui masters started using it in their practice. Contemporary consultants use a luopan – a disc marked with formulas in concentric rings around a magnetic compass.

Whoa!

That’s some hardcore science, right?

Wrong.

Real experts claim that the compass degrees are inaccurate because the device is not able to measure fluctuation of a magnetic field.

That’s bad news for feng shui consultants because it is yet another evidence that what they advise people to do is completely ungrounded. Moreover, it is a rip off.

 

Feng Shui On a Major Scale

The Chinese believe that if your building has a clear view of water, be it a pond or a river, you are likely to have success and wealth in life. Sounds like a harmless superstition but it is not. Huge amounts of money are wasted on it.

The building of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation has a wide space in front of it with a view on the harbor.

They even had help from the government of Hongkong to keep that space. But that’s not all. They installed two cement cannons on the roof of the building so that they point directly at the Bank of China, to balance the negative feng shui energy directed toward it.

HSBC Headquarters

 

I imagine that such a project would cost millions and the fact that it is based solely on faith in feng shui is somewhat disturbing.

At The End

So, feng shui is obviously a hoax, a trick for the gullible. Even the consultants don’t know exactly what they are talking about, making the fraud even more transparent.

I think that they should throw away their magnetic compasses once and for all and stop taking people’s money based on a pseudoscience.

It’s that jolliest time of the year again. And, as always, it’s time to decorate your home, but you think you’ve used up all your ideas last year? Luckily, we’ve got quite a few fresh ones straight from the fountain of ideas so that you can bring the true spirit of holidays and set your mood for enjoyment.

EXPERIMENT WITH COLOURS

If, like the rest of us, you can’t resist buying new baubles each Christmas, then, like the rest of us as well, you’ve made quite a significant pile of them in your attic. So, try to organise them by colours. Try something different this year – use only one colour, or combine two – for example, something you’ve never tried before, like green and brown, pink and purple, or white and red. Or, you can decide to use classic colours – green and red.

ALT IS IN

If you feel innovative, then you will agree that a Christmas tree needn’t be a real tree at all. You can make your own tree with the right resources. For example, put the lights on the wall in the shape of a Christmas tree. Another easy solution can be to arrange decorations inside your bookshelf in the shape of a tree. Or, pin them to a pinboard. Instead of baubles, you can try with big buttons. An eco-friendly solution can be to find a cardboard or some old shelf and cut it out in the shape of a tree and then decorate it, matching it with the rest of your less-is-more assembly.

WREATH

This year, you can put your Christmas wreath not only on the front door, but onto the tree as well – and let it be the only decoration you’ll have. Or, you can try to sew one from buttons and cloth. It won’t even take time, and it sure will be original!

DECORATIONS

Instead of buying new baubles – go to a park and collect pinecones. If you’re not thrilled with the idea of putting brown pinecones, you can paint them and give them a modern look. See how they will look hanging off a chandelier, curtain or a lamp. Wrap up your couch pillow or coffee table so that it looks like a present, or just put bows and ribbons to give your pillow a designer look.

LIGHTS

This year, you can dress your tree with lights only. But, make sure to use a number of lights, because you don’t want your tree to look like bare bones. Or, dress your wall with hanging lights. Make it shine! You can try dressing the handrail with lights only. But, watch out when you’re going up or down stairs – you don’t want to pull them out!

COMBINE

Another creative thing you can do is to put ornaments into a bowl and give your dining room another touch of Christmas. Or, you can put them into candlesticks and arrange them at the corner of a room. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

We hope that these few tips will indeed add some festive spirit to your home, so that you can relax and dress your finery and celebrate the upcoming holidays in a cosy atmosphere.

Tired of walking into the same old home every day? Not having time or resources to hire a professional to redecorate your home from basement to the rooftop? Here are some of the tips you may want to try to refresh your home and make it sweet again.

RESHUFFLE

Sometimes, the best solutions are the easiest ones. The first thing that will take you literally 10-15 minutes is to reshuffle the furniture. Don’t think your furniture is pinned to the floor. You can easily move it around and see if the new layout would work. If your TV is, however, fixed to the wall and is at the centre of the entire room, then try to switch places of the couch and the chairs. Or, just move them under a certain angle. Try moving the lamp in a different place, or move the tea table a little to the left. You can also rearrange all your paintings, or drill new holes in different places just to give the space a new dimension. It may take you a day or two to get used to the new layout, but you are sure going to feel better than ever when you enter the room.

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LESS IS MORE

The truth is that the key to simplicity is to have as few things as possible. The space should not be crammed and you will feel a lot better if you didn’t have to pay attention to not breaking that decoration you’ve never even liked in the first place. So –  put all the objects you don’t really like and ditch them into a box. Give them to charity, or recycle – read the following few lines.

EXCHANGE

Ask your friends and family if they have some old furniture back in the garage and offer your old furniture in exchange for theirs. It is recommended to exchange, for instance, book shelves, or tables. To spice things up, organise a neighbourhood exchange – gather all items people are willing to give up, put names into a bowl, and see who gets what! It’s fun and risky – but every new item can revive your headroom. And don’t worry if the things look a bit shabby – rustic look is in, and you can always say that it was an antiquity!

FLYING COLOURS

If you, however, have enough time – such as to wait for the paint to dry – then roll up your sleeves and take the first object in your room into your hands, get some sandpaper, and get cracking! Mind you: white matches everything. So, if your kitchen is blue, nothing will look as fresh as new white chairs. Or, if you are not sure what to paint, try painting all your doors. Let your new green door be the entrance to your new home. If you, however, don’t want to change your designer’s furniture, then the simplest way is to paint only one wall. It will do wonders.

And finally, whatever you did, remember that, sometimes, even a detail – like a new carpet – can restore liveliness of your home.

It is of course hard to judge the aesthetic of a particular design, as tastes vary greatly from person to person, But nowadays, almost every design, at least in everyday homes, has become about incorporating functionality and design and making them work in total harmony.

What is not the modern bathroom is more about the practical use than it is about intricate décor of the room. The use of different materials was never more apparent, and different textures and colors make the room seem more interesting while still keeping that simple design.

The concept of a contemporary bathroom is that it should be the one place where you can have your personal time, and the one place where you can do everything- shower, dress up, get ready for work, do your make up, use the facilities and so on.

As the bathroom is a place where we spend a lot of our time, sometimes not even realizing it, it should be a place that makes us calm and looks appealing and soothing, reaching a spa-like ambience can be easily done, and with only some finishing details, but choosing what types of elements you are going to install in your bathroom will greatly influence the overall look and feel.

Bubble it Up!

 

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Choosing a cozy bathtub is essential. If the space allows it, make sure to not skip on the tub. Even though showers are much quicker and effective, some good essential oils and bath salts can cure almost any ache you might have.

Easy to maintain, geometric, clear cut bathtubs are a perfect solution.

And notice for just a few added touches completely transforms the look of this corner of the bathroom from plain and boring to fun and modern.

 

To Each Their Own

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image credit: dejongsanitair.nl

 

One of the most used and most important elements of the bathroom will of course be the toilet. Simple, clear lines, monochromatic and above all functional.

These are one of the main characteristics of modern, or better said contemporary bathrooms, but there are still choices to make and reasons why to make them.

Depending on how much space you have and how much pain in the neck you want to have with maintenance, you can opt either for a wall-mounted or a floor-mounted toilet.

The function is the same of course, and both have their ups and downs. If you don’t want to struggle with a lot of cleaning and want to save up on space, go for the wall-mounted toilet; it is a bit more complicated and costly to install but the results will be worth it.

 

Hot Showers

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When we’re at the topic of combining functionality and aesthetics, have a look at this. This shower has plenty of space to move around and without the hassle of installing a regular shower bed or a bathtub.

What’s great about this is that the threshold can basically be installed during the making of the bathroom or the renovation, and it is made out of concrete and covered in tile.

You can use the same tile that you used to cover your floor or you can make a visual effect and use the tiles that are on your walls; this will also make the threshold more apparent and prevent possible falling over it and similar dangerous situations.

This will make the room look bigger as the major part of the shower will be almost invisible due to the glass door, and don’t worry, the glass door is lined with rubber so no water will escape from your hot shower.

 

All About That Sink

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Think about your morning routine. Does it involve another person getting ready at the same time as you are? Being shut out of the bathroom or showing each other in front of the sink and vanity is never fun and never time-efficient.

If this is the case with you, think about a double sink, more space for things and people.

You could also incorporate a big vanity drawer or cabinet beneath it to store all the things you need to get your glam on in the morning.

Let There be Light!

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It is very important how you position your lighting in the bathroom and for several reasons as well. First of all, you need to have in mind which parts of the bathroom have to have perfect lighting (i.e. in front of the mirror where women will be doing their makeup).

Apart from this, various lighting fixtures can be used to accentuate different parts of the bathroom and make it more pleasant to stay in this cozy part of the house.

Christmas is just around the corner, the sheets form the little Advent calendar started falling of one by one, and everywhere you go the atmosphere is jolly with Frank Sinatra’s tunes turning into ear bugs and colorful festive decorations hanging all around.

The time has come to bring out the wrapping papers and start thinking about gifts for our loved ones, but first you have to bring a bit of that festive feeling back to your home.

With so many ideas on the internet, and inspired by your own creativity, there are so many things to choose from, a lot of which you can even make yourself, or turn it into a fun thing to do with your friends and loved ones.

A Welcoming Token

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E beautiful wreath hung on your door will be the first thing people see once they come to your front door. Wreaths are usually made of evergreens, and thus symbolize strength.

However, it is possible to make a wreath any way you like it, and how it best fits the rest of your decorations so let your imagination run wild- get out your pine tree branches, garlands, lights and other decorations and put them into a unique combination to welcome your guests.

 

Stunning Garlands

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Decorate the side of your staircase or the edges of your fireplace with a simple and beautiful garland made out of evergreens. Of course, you can choose whatever material you want, but the evergreens will give it a natural feeling.

Wrap some lights and red berries around it, or even hang a few ornaments, the beauty with this is that you can do it any way you like. It’s a decoration that will bring a lot of the Christmas spirit to your home without being crazy expensive.

 

 

Just a Few Twigs and Branches

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This is one of the most simple and yet effective ways to put up small decorations in your house. Pick up some branches from outside and decorate them. They can be put in a vase like a centerpiece or laid down around some candles and other Christmas decorations.

The key is to make the branches look like they are icy. Sparsely paint your branches with white paint, glue on them and cover them transparent beads, a mixture of silver glitter and white flakes, and you can even put on a few pearls if you feel fancy.

Add a few sparkly snowflakes or a sparkly tree ornament and you have a stunning piece in no time.

 

 

Heartwarming Ornaments

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image credit: etsy.com

 

There are so many easy, inexpensive and creative DIY tutorials for tree ornaments that it’s even hard to choose which one you want to make first. If you’re a crafty person and you want to make some of these beauties for yourself or your friends, just buy a pack of clear transparent ornaments and start decorating.

From glitter to salt and even putting cute messages in them, these will be fun to make and beautiful to look at when they start twirling around on the branches of your tree.

 

 

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

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Ever since we were kids, snow globes were one of the cutest and most Christmassy things we could imagine. The constant snow twirling in the liquid inside the globe made it a wonderland for our little eyes. But beautiful decorations should not be reserved just for the young ones.

Make a little DIY project with your kids and play around making some snow globes.

It’s painfully easy and the results are stunning. You could use them as décor or for gifts!

 

 

Hang a Shining Star up on the Highest Bar…

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image credit: sheknows.com

 

… and have yourself a merry little Christmas night…