November 15th, 2013 by weblog

Christmas tips seems far away but when you star seen decorated malls, Christmas related TV ads and posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest…that means that it’s time to start planning.

I’ve already given to you some Christmas decoration tips in this post (http://www.homedesignideas.eu/christmas-decorations-make-your-house-stand-out/) but now its time to see what suggest one of the most amazing magazines in the world (for me it is).

Elle Decor has been publishing some articles online that will give to you some great ideas for the holidays.

Home design ideas has selected some of the best

Have a chic Christmas

Forget the so called cheap and cheerful decor. Plastic things always look good at first sight but, with time, they start losing appeal. This year go for the shiny and chic. Elle Decor suggests:

Festive Flock

“Forget furry red and white variety craft, these felt stockings are simple, classic, and have a childlike flair that makes them perfectly suited to the season. Three birds in bright grass green, teal, and red, will bring the mantle to life.”

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Ten Tiny Reindeer

“We’ve long loved Publique Living’s placemat designs, with perfect little paper cutouts that pop to life. This charming reindeer with swirling antlers will undoubtedly add character to the holiday table. Available in black, brown or white in sets of 10.”

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Not-So-Traditional Tree

“The beach might seem like a far-off dream around this time of year, but this unusual shell topiary brings a little West Coast charm to the Christmas tips scheme. We love how the different shells almost mimic the way that branches reach out from a tree while the white and cream colors make for a gorgeous accent.”

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Bring Nature In

“These rustic candles look almost like the base of a Christmas tree. Made from hand-poured wax covered in real birch bark, they burn straight down to create a gorgeous glow from within. A lovely way to create a warm, woodsy atmosphere.”

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Find other suggestions here http://www.elledecor.com/shopping/kitsch-less-christmas-62274-4#slide-1

After buying  these amazing objects you still have to create a festive, cozy and trendy look in your house. You don’t know how? Elle Decor comes to the rescue again!

These are some tricks you can do, but there are more here:http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/festive-decor-ideas-45535-6#slide-6

Table Trimmings

“If you’re in need of holiday napkin rings, no need to rush out to the shops to get them. Just top your favorite ribbon with a simple sprig of pine, and you have an instant hit. Continue the table decoration with a few glass ornaments to complement your place settings. They make for great party favors.”

Delicious Dining Room

“Scandinavian simplicity takes a turn for the tasty with the addition of peppermint candy and popcorn embellishments. Playing off the crimson stripe of the upholstered bench and chairs, the picnic-style plank table is topped off with a red ribbon runner. A centerpiece of seasonal greens and berries becomes the focal point, flanked by a pair of glass vases filled with pieces of swirling candy canes and topped with popcorn balls dotted with hypericum berries.”

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Even if after all these advices you haven’t had that fantastic idea for your  Christmas tips decorations, take time to think and… watch a movie perhaps. You don’t know what movie? Elle Decor comes again to save the day.  See a classic Christmas movie and why not recreate in your home some Hollywood festive decor? Here’s the list of the movies: http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/ideas/a-hollywood-christmas-62540

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Enjoy your decor work.  🙂

Source: Elle Decor

 

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November 4th, 2013 by weblog

Christmas is a month away (sort of) and it’s time for you to start thinking how to make christmas decorations of your house for the holiday season.

We all want to have our house styled to stand out, to show everyone that we’re modern and fashionable.

This year the trick is to be original.

 

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How to decorate the tree?

 

The Christmas tree is the main character of  the season. It’s the masterpiece.

First: the lights. Choose a set that has a strand in the same color as your tree.That way, the wires will be less visible. See also what kind of lights you prefer. You can opt for more traditional light balls or go for the recent LED lights. It’s up to you.

Start by hanging them from the base to the top of the tree while wrapping them in the major branches.

After the lights hang the tree ornaments. First, choose the ones that you really want to see in your masterpiece. Start with the big ones. Space them evenly around the tree and the fill the blanks with the medium and small items. Don’t forget to decorate the space near the trunk with care. A good decoration in this area will create a notion of depth that will make your tree more interesting.

Like everything in life don’t overdo it. A crowded tree isn’t pretty.

 

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How to decorate your fireplace

First: get rid of your everyday fireplace decoration. Create a fresh new look that will transform the whole space around it. Mix some colors. The most traditional christmas decorations are red and green but you should use tones that combine better with your Christmas tree.

 

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Tips for a pretty, functional Christmas table

 

A crowded table isn’t good for style, for practicality, for nothing really, so keep this in mind: quantity isn’t quality. Take a simple approach. Make your table look elegant instead of exuberant. Remember: you and your entire family will have to eat in it.

Don’t go for the gold, green cloth. Choose a simple tone with some small touches. It’s classy and elegant. Avoid confusion.

The centerpiece is always a problem. It’s hard to choose the item that will get the most attention in your table. It’s important to select an object that won’t fill half of the space. Pick just one thing that will blend in with the theme of yourChristmas decorations instead of stealing the show. Candles are a great pick, but stay away of the scented ones. No one likes that “weird smell” when eating.

If you´re having a lot of people over, make some cards with their names so that they’ll know where to sit. You can personalize every single card.

 

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The outside must shine

 

Brighten up your home and the whole neighborhood with christmas decorations.

Start by dividing your front yard in zones. Pick a feature for each and every one of them. Choose a theme that combines with the indoor’s decorations

Add an outside Christmas tree, decorate your driveway, style your mailbox, your windows, doors and so on.

Highlight your house with the most beautiful lights.Just make sure that you install illumination that’s waterproof.Safety first.

 

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Have fun decorating your home. Involve all of your family and create something beautiful yet functional.

If you need some, trendy, modern, fashionable items to decorate your house for Christmas check these brand new options from Koket. Just click here: http://www.bykoket.com/blog/luxury-christmas-decorations-ideas/

 

Fonts: Channel 4, Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV.com 

 

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