From the front door to the entryway, living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and beyond, there are ideas to suit every space and style. The first step is to select the right place to set up your tree. If you are decorating your tree with electric lights, the tree should be convenient to an electrical source. This is a good time to mention that you should check your lights for frayed wires, loose connections and broken bulbs. The tree should be placed in a spot that does not get direct sun. Nor should it be below an air duct that will blow warm dry air on it when your heater comes on. Make sure it is not near a fireplace, and that it is out of the normal traffic patterns.

Green, vibrant plants are one of the key feng shui items for the home. Scovad/Getty ImagesIn feng shui, your entry represents how energy enters your home and your life.

Felt Christmas Trees

Work on it and finish it and you’ll probably find that gives you motivation to keep going. Use up extra decorations by stringing colorful Christmas ball ornaments on a strand of ribbon and hanging them from a wall sconce, like this kitchen from Casa Watkins Living. If you don’t have a fireplace mantel to decorate, hang some garlands and colorful stockings from a wall-mounted shelf to create a focal point, like this living room from Arbor & Co.

A regal, blue-upholstered chair is pulled up to a pint-sized Peter Lovig Nielsen desk, while a rattan lamp and sunny Slim Aarons photograph are reminders of the dreamy seaside setting. Like many home offices, this WFH area in a house designed by Timothy Godbold is in a bedroom. Use a grid pattern, black and white photos and black frames to create a classically elegant photo display.

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Remember that Pinterest is a great source of home decor inspiration and can definitely help you in your journey of how to decorate. Your house needs to be a place that you love coming home to. Your home shouldn’t be a compilation of the most current trends on Pinterest, just for trend’s sake. Decorating your home can be overwhelming if you have no idea where to start. Follow these 10 steps to guide you on how to decorate without getting overwhelmed. Decorate a cardboard box with a white marker to create a gingerbread house that you can trot out every year. The House That Lars Built made these simple cardboard houses to use as gift boxes, but you can easily use them to decorate around the house.

If you have been around my Instagram account for any amount of time you probably know that I am a brave NEW houseplant mama. For years, Y-E-A-R-S, I brushed off my potential to fervently keep anything alive except my 4 small children. Now that they are getting a tad older and semi – self sufficient I decided that 2020 would be the year that I take on the loving care of something new.Well, let me tell ya. Im kind of a go big or go home kind of person and I’ve accidentally acquired a total of 6 (!) houseplants in the past month. I said MONTH.In this past month I have managed to give them all of my plant babies names, decorative homes and I’ve also downloaded an app to keep track of their care/watering schedule.

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Be Inspired

Even if you’re not the boss, after scrolling through these you’ll certainly feel like one. Though it may seem like a bright white is a good way to make a dark space feel more open, that’s not always the case. Atwood credits designer Emily Henderson with this realization. “Everyone loves white walls, but they can look very dirty in a space that doesn’t get a lot of natural light,” Atwood explains. “In that case, you’re better off picking a midtone or intentional gray, not a white that ends up looking gray because of the lack of light.” Looking to spruce up your front porch or living spaces for the holidays? From unexpected materials like gutter guards to classic ornaments, there’s a festive topiary for every style.These step-by-step guides will walk you through the crafting process.

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