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Regardless of how we choose to decorate our home, we usually focus on the big things and focal points of the room. There is some hierarchy in filling up empty space, but in most cases, after the process is finished, most corners still remain empty. Seldom do we really have a budget large enough to actually cover everything regarding our home interior. In addition, the whole hassle is quite messy and it can be so overwhelming that we often forget about the little things and take a break once everything is functional. Usually, people stop at this point and take a rain check on the less important things. That often involves leaving all corners empty by accident. We’re here to give you some ideas on how to decorate them with style.

Potted plants

The first and most logical choice to filling up a corner is putting a plant there. Of course, you can’t put just a random plant in the corner. You need to find or make an adequate pot that is going to match the color and the design of the room. It would also be good if the pot was bigger so that the plant doesn’t look isolated and unfit for the corner. There can be a small cupboard or a tiny table underneath the pot, as well. And don`t forget to pay attention to the type of plant you choose. It would be best to choose a green leafy plant if your room has a lot of wooden furniture. This will complement the natural look of the room. Alternatively, choose a plant with a colorful flower that matches your wallpaper or room decorations.

TV corner

It may seem strange at first, but corners are excellent solutions for placing your TV. You can get those wall TV holders with a joint that enables you to tilt your screen according to your needs. It’s a fresh look that can allow you to reposition your armchairs or add a few extra pillows or tabourets that will be facing the TV. If you’re not a fan of this idea, you can put your music player and speakers or gramophone and records there and make it a themed corner with posters and musical details that will decorate it quite nicely. You can also add a single comfy chair that will enable people to sit and enjoy the music or read some magazines or a good book. 

Coffee station or bar

If you’re looking for a practical and innovative solution to decorating a corner, consider getting an espresso machine and create your coffee station in the corner of your living room. Add some appropriate photos, stickers or even wallpaper to complement the look. Make sure you make it practical and fun-looking and all your guests will admire the idea. It’s handy as you can easily make coffee without the effort of even leaving the room and it’s a creative solution that can fit into the room in a great way. On the other hand, you can also make a bar there. You’ll just need one plank and a tiny liquor cabinet and you’re finished. It would also be good to have that bottle shelf above the bar to store your favorite drinks. It’s a very nice touch.

Library

You can always have a custom-made book-shelf and fill the whole corner. However, you can also just have minimalist wall shelves and combine them with a nice lamp and a reading chair. It can be a reading corner you’ll decorate according to your own taste and preference. You can also play with the lighting and add several lamps of different shapes and intensities and make a very nice atmosphere at night when you turn them on. It can be your wine drinking corner or simply a quiet retreat where you’ll be able to rest in any way you like.

All in all, room corners can be filled with many different things. The options and ideas are many. Of course, you should make sure not to spend too much money, but at the same time, don’t just think about the aesthetics, but use as well. If there’s something you need and could be put into a corner, choose that over something that will have no use.

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s high time to prepare your home for the upcoming festivities. Since your front yard is the first thing everyone will notice when they come to visit, it can serve you as the ideal spot to show off your décor skills and inspire everyone to get into the Christmas spirit. In order to help you make your front yard absolutely festive in no time, we have singled out our top garden decoration tips for you to try out. Let’s spread the holiday cheer.

Fairytale vibes with Christmas lights

First things first, Christmas lights represent a great and easy way to add a magical touch to your outdoor décor. You can start by illuminating the walkway to the front door with multicoloured floodlights. Additionally, if you want to achieve the wow effect, you can hang solar-powered led Christmas lights on your trees which accumulate power during the day to create a romantic holiday atmosphere in the evening. On top of that, if you want your home to become the talk of the town, you can invest in remote-controlled laser lights which could enhance the look of your entire outdoor decor arrangement with a soothing ambient flare.

Have fun with front door ornaments

This Christmas you should try to express your creative side with front door ornaments. For example, instead of simply hanging your usual decoration, you can opt for a special faux wreath, add tiny pines to it and sprinkle it with fake snow for a beautiful statement piece. Alternatively, you can take a different route and design a nice garland by combining Holly, Spruce, Eucalyptus, various foliage and tie it all together with a red and green ribbon. Another easy way to style up your front entrance and brighten up everyone’s day is to switch your boring welcoming matt with one that has a funny Christmassy motif on it. Don’t forget to add a personal touch to the decor by hanging a classy banner over the door frame with your family’s name on it.

A luxurious Christmas tree

Planting a fir tree in your front yard is a great idea since you can use it as a nice decor piece for many years to come. In order to make the tree more visible, you should go for fabulous electric candles that can shine in different patterns and colours. What’s best, they are usually controlled via an App. Furthermore, when one fir is not enough, you can find a couple of gorgeous pots and plant a few trees inside for an evergreen front yard look. As far as Christmas tree ornaments are concerned, feel free to experiment and hang small plush toys, candy, pinecones or even framed family photographs. Lastly, if you are bored of your regular star tree topper, go for an unexpected item like the Harry Potter sorting hat, or something geeky like a Death Star replica.

Create your very own Christmas theme

Last but not least, it’s time to transform your front yard into an enchanting scene with Christmas theme ideas. If you’re more into a traditional style, you can build a couple of snowmen, place plaques on them with heartfelt messages and cover the space around them with large gift boxes. However, if you want to express your humoristic side, you can place sitting rattan reindeer next to Santa’s sleigh and hang an “Out of Order” sign on it for a funny sketch. Finally, you can even get a light-up polar bear set to complete your Christmas theme and warm up everyone’s hearts with this magical decor idea.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort to create a winter wonderland in your front yard for the upcoming holidays. All you need to do is to follow your decor checklist, don’t be afraid to express your creative side and add your personal touch to the design. We wish you a Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of the year when your family starts gathering, looking forward to family time, cosy home atmosphere and delicious feasts. Yes, Thanksgiving is here and you should welcome it in style! Aside from giving your interior space that charming, comfy vibe, you should also style up your exterior. Thanksgiving-inspired outdoor décor will put all of your guests in a great, festive mood the moment they arrive.

Choose the colours of the season

Although Thanksgiving is a fall holiday, its colours are certainly warm and inviting. Nature’s fall palette will help you cosy up your exterior and create a truly welcoming atmosphere. When choosing your decorations for Thanksgiving, you should go with a fiery palette of burnt orange, rich brown, vibrant russet red and golden yellow. You can complement such a warm colour scheme with contrasting hues such as eggplant purple, navy blue, charcoal grey and black. Such a palette will help you combine traditional fall hues with unexpected shades, which will give your outdoor areas authentic appeal.

Bring out the festive lighting

Stunning lighting solutions will help you create a festive ambience of comfort and cosiness. They will also help you accentuate your Thanksgiving décor and your home’s beautiful features. You can place fall-inspired lanterns around your front door that will soon become an enchanting focal point of your home’s exterior. If you have a porch, you can also place lanterns and candles for a whimsical effect. As for your back entrance, you can create a garland using leaves and fall flowers and then pair it with string lights. Placing this arrangement around your door will make your entrance appealing and inviting. You can experiment with other lighting fixtures, as well, and use them to emphasise certain features. You can even find solar-powered pumpkins that you can scatter around your front yard and garden, creating a truly inspiring Thanksgiving setting.  

Turn your front door into a Thanksgiving focal point

As the focal point of your home’s exterior, the front door will be the most conspicuous detail of your Thanksgiving arrangements. There are so many creative ideas that you can try out. Placing a lush wreath made of leaves, flowers, tiny pumpkins and pinecones will make your front door stand out immediately. You can also line it using a mesmerising garland or place an arbour made of grapevines over the door. Of course, don’t forget to welcome your guests with a Thanksgiving-inspired mat that will feature your chosen colour scheme.

Create stunning décor arrangements

Placing decorative Thanksgiving arrangements in your front yard, back garden or on the porch will truly capture the festive spirit of this holiday. Gather pumpkins of all colours and sizes and stack them together. You can also fill wicker baskets with fall flowers, leaves and pumpkins and place them around your yard. Lining your garden path and front-door pathway with tiny pumpkins is also a beautiful option that will create a lovely trail. You can also use hale bales for a porch arrangement, combining them with festive lighting, fall foliage, wicker baskets, etc.

Welcome Thanksgiving into your outdoor haven

If you have an outdoor space where you can gather with your family, make sure to cosy it up and give it a Thanksgiving-inspired look. Introduce your fall colour palette into your outdoor area and use it for soft materials, garden planters and decorations. If you have a seating area with a coffee table, place a Thanksgiving centrepiece made of seasonal fruit and vegetables, leaves, flowers, etc. You can also place tiny pumpkins in glass containers and put them on the outdoor tables. Scattering leaves around your outdoor sanctuary will also create a Thanksgiving vibe. Finally, if possible, create a beautiful fire pit where you can gather around with your family and sip your hot beverages. This will be the perfect way to spend the Thanksgiving evening.

Thanksgiving is the holiday that you should spend with your loved ones. Using these ideas will not only help you set the tone for this occasion, but also make your friends and family feel welcome and cosy.

Bringing a baby into this world and the loving embrace of your family is one of life’s greatest blessings, and we’re all excited for you and this new chapter you have turned in the book of life. Along with the never-ending joy of waking up at 3AM every night to feed your little bundle of joy and lull them back to sleep, you also have to prepare everything well-before the munchkin arrives.

This means that you’re in for one heck of a decorating project, transforming the guest room in your home into a nursery equipped with everything a modern mom (and dad) could need. The importance of functionality notwithstanding, there is also a need to create an enchanting setting with colors and decor that will portray a dreamy nursery you and the baby will love. Let’s dig in.

Going neutral with pastel accents

Choosing a neutral foundation for the walls and ceiling is always a great idea, as it gives you the unimpeded freedom to decorate and accentuate to your liking. After all, everything goes great with white and off-white hues.

What’s more, you can easily complement such a backdrop with quirky pastels in the corners, on the windowsills, on the floor, and everywhere in between. That said, a neutral foundation is not your only option, as a modern nursery design can truly come to life with a backdrop that tells an enchanting story.

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Creating a fairytale-like backdrop

Painting the walls in interesting scenes and patters is another great idea that never fails to bewilder, enchant, and amuse the observer, no matter how young the baby or how tired the parent might be. If you’re not skillful with a paintbrush – no problem. There are plenty of professional and amateur artists that would relish the opportunity to bring a fairytale-like setting to life. You can also simplify the entire process and paint the wall in a solid hue, such as aqua blue, and then add some creative decals to achieve a similar effect.

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Complementing the furniture with photos

Every nursery needs three essential features: a crib, a changing area, and a nursing nook. But that doesn’t mean that the decorating should stop there. Quite the contrary, this is your opportunity to enrich the space with beautiful accents such as family photos.

Picture frames look amazing when overlooking the crib or the changing table, gracing the wall and bringing in a beautiful motif imbued with love and happiness. One great aesthetic idea is to keep the frames identical in design, but different in size to give the room a clean yet creative look.

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Setting a theme the baby will love

Of course, there is no rule that forbids you from decorating the room in a specific theme, so all of you Star Wars fans, fire away! Even if the force is not strong within you, there are plenty of interesting design themes to choose from.

You can start by choosing an overarching theme that will allow you to decorate and complement the setting accordingly. So, for instance, the nursery could enjoy a detailed space theme, boasting stars, planets and galaxies on the walls and the ceiling. On the other hand, you can choose to bring nature in and decorate with paintings of trees, animals, whole valleys even – the possibilities are endless; just let your imagination run free.

Bringing functionality and aesthetics together

Lastly, it can be pretty easy to get caught up in all the decorating and forget about the importance of functionality. The nursery needs to be a place of comfort in every sense of the word, so you need to find the best layout that offers capaciousness and maneuverability.

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To that end, consider placing the crib next to the wall at the door, then move to the second wall where the changing table and shelves will be, and then introduce a nursing nook in the corner and a reading area in the far corner of the room. Be sure to leave plenty of space in the middle of the room for playing and don’t forget to baby-proof the floor with a fluffy area rug.

Designing a dreamy nursery for the whole family to enjoy is an easy and rewarding task you and your partner can take on together over the weekend. So, let this simple guide help you decorate and arrange a dreamy nursery your baby will love.

Although the first thing that comes to mind when designing a stylish bedroom with a masculine vibe is simplicity, this decorating task actually requires more effort and skill than you might think. You need to create a balanced look that will be both functional and stylish, while also creating an ambience of comfort and tranquillity.

Choosing the right bed

Not only should your bed ensure that you get a good night’s sleep, but it can also be a stylish statement piece in your bedroom. It’s important that you choose the right mattress that will provide appropriate support for your back. Buying a mattress separate from the frame will provide you with more options when it comes to design and comfort. Since the bed is also the focal point of the room, you should opt for a frame that reflects your personal taste and the general style of the room. You can go with a bold design, conspicuous hues and stylish materials, such as metal or rich wood. Since your bed will bring both comfort and style to your room, you shouldn’t hesitate to invest a bit more to ensure the best quality.
Bedroom

Setting the mood with lighting

Lighting is an important element of interior design, and it can greatly influence the general atmosphere of the room. Subtlety is the best policy when it comes to lighting. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use lighting fixtures as stylish details. Dimmers are always a trendy and functional solution because you can adjust the light depending on your needs. You can have brighter light when reading, and then reduce the intensity when you want to create a relaxing or intimate atmosphere. Downlights are another great choice because you can experiment with their position and spread them across the ceiling.

lighting

Introducing mirrors

If you have a small bedroom, adding mirrors will help you create an illusion of spaciousness and openness. However, there’s no reason why you can’t use mirrors as stylish accessories at the same time. You can experiment with the size and shape, and use intricately designed frames to emphasise the style of your bedroom. When it comes to placing the mirrors, there are several options. If you don’t have much space, you can always place them on the closet doors. According to feng shui principles, you can bring calmness into your room by placing a mirror opposite the window. Since a mirror directly facing your bed isn’t actually advisable, you can opt for a subtler solution – place it either on the side or in the corner of your room slightly facing your bed.
Bedroom decor

Trendy colour scheme

Long past are the days when only blue was considered to be the colour for boys. The colour scheme for your bedroom can include a variety of hues that will introduce a masculine vibe. A popular trend is mixing black, grey, white and gold, but if your bedroom is really small, you should go with more neutral and brighter shades. If you’re not a fan of white, you can always go with a pale grey for the backdrop and then use bolder hues for accent pieces. Of course, if you like blue, you can always experiment with different hues – deeper shades of blue combined with yellow is quite a stylish choice.

Colour scheme

Adding a personal touch

Your bedrooms should reflect your personality and style, so don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to your room. Artwork is always a great way to add both character and style to your bedroom. You can display your favourite pieces and use them to create a cohesive look. For example, you can use colours and shapes that reflect the style of the room. You can also display your favourite books, or a collection of personal items. Interior design provides a lot of opportunities for self-expression, so don’t hesitate to use them.

man with his book

With the right approach and several trendy ideas, you can easily design a unique bedroom with a masculine vibe.

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to get into the mood. A simple way to get the fire of love started is to decorate our everyday living space so that it reminds us of love and shows our appreciation, affection and feelings for our beloved. Your home décor can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish, but here are a few of our favourite DIY ideas for the love season.

Make L.O.V.E. pieces

Any craft store will probably have big size letters made of wood or cardboard, so you can get your L, O, V, and E and decorate them. You can cover them in glue and immerse them in red glitter to get some sparkly elegance. You can for example paint them red and draw white and pink little hearts on them, or simply paste heart shaped stickers on them. A creative way to decorate the letters is to wrap them in yarn in different colours; they will look great in any combination.

Make a Valentine’s Day shelf

Dedicating a shelf or a central place like the mantel to Valentine’s decorations will make it the focal point of our home and show the importance we give to love. We can decorate this shelf with a vase with red flowers, Valentine’s cards, sweets and candies in red and white colours, a favourite picture of you and your partner together, and anything else that comes to your mind when you think of love. Add a nice little garland with red chord and paper hearts and there you go.

Make a floral centerpiece

Nothing expresses love like flowers and you simply can’t go wrong by sticking to this tradition. Get a of at least the double of the amount you would usually buy. Decorate your vase by wrapping it in nice wrapping paper with heart prints. Then cut out little strips of paper like the ones you find in fortune cookies and write love messages for your loved one to read, roll them up and attach them to the flower stems using some thread or yarn.

Turn your wall art into love art

Most people have at least some wall art hanging on their walls all year round and with time we simply stop paying attention to it. For Valentine’s Day and the time around this holiday, we can change this by simply temporarily pasting something over the original art using tack or transparent duct tape, or removing the art from their picture frames and replacing it with love themed cards or art prints. There are many art prints to be found online or we can draw and paint something ourselves. If nothing else, cut out big red paper hearts and place them over all wall art pieces.

Love bomb your home

You can always get red and pink paper and cut little hearts out, put some thread through them and make little hanging hearts. Only, our idea is to make hundreds of them and hang them all around the house, on your lamps and light fixtures, on your mirrors, door knobs, chairs, along the sides of the dining table, on counters and windows, everywhere. You can make heart garlands and add love notes and balloons to them if you wish. Pretend it’s someone’s birthday and make a big banner made of hearts or even a splendid surprise with a farm-fresh flower arrangement.

Heart themed home

The predominant symbol is of course the heart, and the colours are red, pink and white. Add a scented candle, some chocolates and let love flow in!

Many people today are facing the challenge of having a small living space. This is one of the most common disadvantages of living in urban areas. Instead of making it a problem, it would be best to accept it as a fact, and take advantage of what you have until you find something better. Small apartments usually have small bedrooms – which are big enough for a bed, and not for anything else. The key to happy living is to use all the tricks you can in order to turn your small-sized bedroom into a nice and functional one, and yet save space for other things.

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Use what you have

If your small bedroom does not have enough space for a nightstand, you should use what you have at hands. For example, if you have a deep window sill, move your bed next to it and it can serve as a nightstand. If you have a wall-mounted shelf beside the bed, you can add another one, which would be deep enough so that you can use it as a computer desk while you are sitting on the bed. If you have a desk next to your bed, it is perfectly fine to give it a double duty – to serve as a nightstand as well. A lamp is simply a must at your bedside, so instead of taking up space on a nightstand, you can simply hang one on the wall – this way, you will get direct light from above your head, which is great for reading. Mind you that it should be high enough so that you do not hit your head while sitting up.

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Additional storage

In a small bedroom, the walls are your best friends. A general rule for small bedrooms is to hang everything you can on the walls. If you have a narrow bedroom, you can put a simple shelf beside or above the bed to make up for a nightstand, and you will get extra space for something else. If you lack space for keeping a bike, you can simply hang it above the bed – the only thing you have to do is to clean its tires every time you mount it on the wall. If you lack storage space, you can find high beds which have enough storage space underneath the mattress – a space which you can use for winter/summer clothes, sheets and blankets, and the like. Do not be afraid to even add cabinets above the bed – they are simply made for small bedrooms.

And finally, the key to a happy home and normal living is not the size of your living space. Rather, it should be the joy of waking up next to the person you really care about and enjoying every moment with them. Even though you cannot magically make the space bigger than it is, you can create optical illusion – by painting the walls white, and using light-coloured sheets (which will additionally make you feel calm and you will be able to take a good rest in it) and hanging mirrors to visually enlarge your small bedroom.

The place you live in usually reflects who you are as a person. If you live alone, that is, lead single’s life, you are bound to decorate it the way you feel it is right, and make it feel warm and welcoming when you come home.

We all know that there are some stereotypes, and when someone shows us a picture of an apartment we would immediately know if there is a girl living in it or a guy. When you were in college, the only difference was that boys’ room was always messier and full of junk and dirty plates, whereas girls always keep their rooms fresh and clean, with the smell of vanilla in the air from one of those scented candles and sticks.

When they grow up and get their own places, both guys and girls spend a little bit more time and imagination when it comes to decorating their home to suit them, their needs, and personality.

 

His Place

In a bachelor’s apartment, you are bound to see more darker tones, from the walls, hardwood floors to furniture, and it is probably because one of the stereotypes that start as early as ‘baby boys wear blue and baby girls wear pink’. That is why a guy will always have black, grey, dark brown or olive things surrounding him, making him feel manlier.

Even though you are a guy, if you are a true bachelor at heart, you will always look neat and polished, and your wardrobe will have to be full of high quality suits. Trust me, a good walk in closet is not just for girls.

The most important thing every guy needs is a corner in his apartment where he will keep his gaming gear, with a comfortable couch where he can lay back, relax, take a joystick in his hands and stare at the screen all day. Here he will spend a lot of time with his other single friends, but also invite the ones who have already tied the not, but are looking for an hour break from the real life.

 

Her Place

On the other hand, girls will have livelier colors in their apartment. They are much bolder with colors, and if it is not on the walls, then there are a lot of red, yellow, orange and pink details that give the space that warm feeling.

In a girls apartment you will always have that one corner with comfortable couch with a coffee table in front of it, where they gather with their gal pals for a regular Sunday gossip session. There will be many cushions, colorful covers on the furniture, and most commonly flowers or scented candles on the table.

In a single girl’s bedroom you will find the most comfortable bed ever, covered with colorful linens, and way too many cushions. Above the bed, if there are not any shelves with books, then she will undoubtedly decorate it with interesting pictures and paintings.

And like in the guy’s apartment, girl will also dream of having a big walk-in closet filled with designer clothes, shoes, and accessories. She will need a big mirror so she could try out different clothes and combinations when preparing for a night out with her single girlfriends.

The Bathroom

Probably one thing that will differ the most when it comes to girl vs. guy’s place is the bathroom. Men tend to have only the most necessary things like shampoo, shaving cream, razor, perfume and maybe, but just maybe, some would have a comb. However, in a girl’s bathroom you are bound to find a lot of different beauty products, and a guy could not identify at least half of them.

 

Things change as we grow up, and stereotypes that say how guys do not worry about their looks, or design of their apartment break. Both girls and guys spend a lot of time thinking about decorating, the only difference is color, the amount of details used for decorations, and how they spend their free time in there with their friends.

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!

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.