Hello,i vacuum my house almost daily (literally every day ) but even after that dust magically comes back (and a lot ) (which is not easy for me because of breathing problems : i have asthma + allergies ) 🙁
I got recently something with some kind of ioniser which worked great but stopped using (as I know it’s not something which is not good )
What can i do improve the situations ? I saw some dyson air purifier but i wonder if these even work!
We are purchasing a spec house and temperatures for the next week or so are predicted to be in the 50s during the day but approach freezing at night
Should I be worried that they plan on pouring concrete for the driveway at this time? Since it’s a spec house I really don’t have any recourse. He is saying you just can’t pour when it’s freezing so the water in the mixture doesn’t freeze but once it’s hard it doesn’t matter
Rashida Banks of Rashida Banks blog was able to take advantage of a few Home Depot products available in store and online to show how to create a luxurious holiday decor space this season.
There’s something about equal play of mixed metals on a tree that is so luxurious. Blacks, browns, bronze, and polished nickel ornaments give a flocked tree great depth. In today’s post we’ll talk through the elements of luxurious holiday decor and the many options that The Home Depot has available either on their website or in store.
First, let’s start with the tree. The foundation of Christmas decor is a great tree. I love full, tall and flocked trees, which is why I chose this 7.5 ft Home Accents Pre-Lit Tree. The flocked touch adds a nice pop of texture, and looks beautiful straight out of the box. You can even add more “snow” to a tree by pulling apart a snow cover blanket and tucking balls of “snow” around the tree.
Adding Texture in Decor
An important element of luxurious holiday decor is texture. When searching for ornaments and other decorative items, go for various textures. Think velvet, shiny and matte finishes, glass, glitter, feathers, because all of these play well together in a space. When I was shopping on homedepot.com, I came across these beautiful matte black, and gold ornaments. Although they’re quite simple, the varying textured are an easy way to add dimension to the tree.
Since I added the matte ornaments, I had to find the equivalent shiny version, but this time in a different size. This brings me to my next tip for luxury holiday decor, which is having various sizes and shapes of ornaments. Go big and small, round and rectangular. I added these silver ornaments to switch up the roundness of all the others. The polished nickel look also makes them stand out. These ornaments are also shatter proof, so no need to worry about them accidentally falling off and breaking.
I found an assortment of ornaments different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs while shopping in-store. I love bundles like these because it pretty much designs the tree for you. You don’t have to think too hard about combining ornaments, and wondering if they will go well with each other or not. I picked up the big and medium size at my local Home Depot, but you can also order them online as well.
Adding Special Ornaments
And speaking of combining ornaments, I always like adding specialty ornaments to a tree. Check out these 3D Bird in a tree design. This is the ornament that set the mood for the whole holiday design. I also added some glamorous owl ornaments too.
The final touch that really adds luxury to a tree is ribbon. There are so many textures, patterns, and widths to choose from. I recommend starting with wide and adding another that’s smaller in width.
Accenting with Garland and Wreaths
Now that the tree is decorated, don’t neglect the rest of the house! No matter the size of your staircase, adding garland is the perfect way to carry that luxurious feel throughout your home. Decorating a space with a pre-lit battery operated garland is even more fancy. The Home Depot carries various options in store, or if you’re too busy and can’t make it in, the same options are online
, plus even more!
To jazz up the garland, add some ornaments. I picked up some matching smaller ornaments in store, and I also added some matching ornaments from the tree so that everything flowed. Christmas decor is best executed when decorative items are repeated throughout your house. So, if you put black and gold ornaments on your tree, add those same colors to your garland.
Did you know that wreaths don’t only belong on front doors? Add them to your walls! You can add them to a blank part of your wall, or hang it directly on top of a mirror or piece of artwork.
Adding the Final Touches
The last step in creating a luxurious Christmas is to grab all your glass jars, and fill them up with left over (matching) ornaments and some battery operated lights like these.
Light your candles, start your fireplace, get some holiday tunes going and enjoy!
This is my favorite tree I’ve ever owned. It took about 10 minutes to set up from opening the box to tree fully set up in our living room. Chuck and I only needed to insert two pieces together! I couldn’t believe how simple the set up was and can’t overemphasis this point enough. This was also the first pre-lit tree Chuck and I have had. It was so nice not to have to worry about draping lights all over the tree!
Who doesn’t love garland during the holiday season?! I love that this garland has a beautiful poinsettias scattered throughout! I styled this garland on the fireplace, but this would also look amazing framing a window or door!
The Finished Look
Since all three of these pieces are statement items, I wanted to ensure they weren’t all styled in one room. I wanted each piece to stand out on their own!
My husband and I have an open floor plan on our first floor, so I added the garland over the mantel and hung the wreath on our dining room wall. I anchored all of our Christmas decor with the gorgeous flocked tree! Adding the tree in-between both rooms ties our entire floor together.
Chuck and I couldn’t be happier for how our Christmas decorations came together! I hope you all feel inspired to style your home for the holidays.
Ashley Brooke of Ashley Brooke Designs loves hosting her friends and family any time of year, but especially over the holidays! Ashley was able to take advantage of a few Home Depot products by showing how to decorate for a wonderful entertaining Friendsgiving.
We love hosting our friends and family any time of year, but especially over the holidays! There’s nothing better than slowing down to celebrate friendship with your nearest and dearest over a good meal and homemade pie. And let’s be real, Friendsgiving is truly the official kick-off to the holiday season, so there is little not to love about this very special holiday!
Over the years and many parties, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that have made putting together tablescapes feel like a breeze instead of chore. When you are busy in the kitchen making sure the meal turns out, the last thing you need to be worried about is the decor.
I use these five rules below as a guideline when I’m setting my tables for any party. Instead of a chore, it’s become the fun preamble to the main event. Hopefully these tips will help you as you put together a special Friendsgiving that your BFFs won’t forget!
5 Tablesetting Tips
Flowers: This is an easy one! Fresh flowers make a world of a difference. Whether you are a snipping some greenery from your yard, picking up a bundle from the bodega, or ordering in something fancy. You can never go wrong with fresh flowers!
Texture: I say, the more texture the better! Like this woven table runner and these linen napkins. Adding in texture will make your space feel interesting and give the table depth.
Ambiance: Candles, candles, and MORE candles! Using tea lights or filling beautiful vases like this one, can make a huge difference in the atmosphere. Also, I’ve noticed that people tend to stay at the table longer when there are candles… it relaxes everyone and keeps the conversation going!
Personalization: Whether it’s a handmade place card, or a little daisy tucked into the napkins, a little thoughtfulness goes a long way!
Comfort: Last but certainly not least! When looking for a dining room table I had two things in mind: comfort and size. I wanted the table to fit into the room design, sure… but more than that, I want my dinner guests to be able to comfortably cross their legs under the table and be able to cut food without elbowing each other! It seems like a tall order, but this table from Home Decorators Collection was exactly we were looking for!