Two orange-tufted, high-back chairs sit against a window with white drapes. A blue throw is on the seat of one chair and a blue floral pillow is on the other chair. A small, white table is positioned between the chairs and used to display a lovely bouquet of orange tulips.
If you’re entertaining after dark, you’ll want to make sure that pathways and stairs are properly lit. It’s easier than ever to add lights to your existing garlands thanks to battery operated LED light packs. Just make sure your string lights are the same shade (cool or warm) as your solar lights!
Let's face it: Boys' rooms and Christmas decorations don't usually go hand in hand. Make Christmas decorating fun with a boys'-inspired mobile Christmas tree decorated as a larger-than-life snowman. To do this, first create a snowman head and face from a large, foam floral sphere and place it at the top of the tree. Next, add two scarves just below the head. To create the look of coat buttons, line up between three and seven black ornaments in the center of the tree. Lastly, give the snowman arms with branches placed roughly two-thirds of the way up on each side.
Cloth napkins always take a party to the next level, but not everyone wants to spend on something that rarely gets used. Consider cotton dishtowels instead of traditional napkins. In addition to working perfectly for your event, they can continue to come in handy when washing dinnerware and flatware. Give the towels a party-centric update by tying them with twine instead of using true napkin rings.
Got wasted space? Put it to good use as a single wall pantry or as an efficient workstation by getting clever with ready-made cabinets. This 7-foot-by-20-inch pass-through wall was given new identity as a full-fledged workstation thanks to creative use of upper cabinets used both as the base of the station and along the walls for concealed storage.
Although the tight living room of Briana and Buzz's Brooklyn loft only has 10-by-12-feet of useable space, it seems open, airy and spacious thanks to a great space plan and a plethora of space saving solutions — some simply practical, others decorative.
“What I love about the living room is we have a neutral sofa and deep blue chairs so I could play with the color palette by layering different blues in,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “But to make the blue not too masculine we brought in pops of really pale pink and it makes the whole space totally grounded.”
Colorful maps add a classic touch to glass vessels and votives. You'll need the following materials for this project: an assortment of glass votive candle holders and vases, scissors, maps, a pencil, a ruler or straight edge and double-sided tape.