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Décor Trends

February 23, 2017

Your home is your sanctuary, so keeping its interior fresh and updated is an easy way to feel renewed. Each year brings new décor trends; here are a few that are easy to implement and will surely bring your home from winter to spring in no time.

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, pastel colors come into play. Whether it’s pale pink, baby blue or light yellow, these shades will add soft pops of color throughout the home. Get some throw pillows for the couch or silk flowers for the table, and see how quickly the season can change. The best part? Pastels are calming and will help make any room feel more peaceful and serene.

Silver and gold are nice, but this year try something different and incorporate copper into your home’s palette. This metal is not only inexpensive, it’s versatile and goes with a variety of colors. Start small with a copper vase, flatware or learn to make a Moscow Mule and serve it in striking copper mugs – the reddish-gold hue adds a subtle touch of glamour and will quickly become your new favorite.

While springtime means flowers in bloom, succulents still reign supreme when it comes to interior décor. These popular botanicals are low maintenance and instantly freshen up any space. Found in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, place small potted succulents on any surface that seem a little bare or match the pots to other colors in a room. They make for great DIY projects that add a little personal touch to any space. Start small and go from there, you will be surprised how a little greenery can go a long way.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

February 13, 2017

February has arrived and you know what that means – Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! So whether you celebrate with family, friends or that special someone, make February 14th a day to remember with festive treats and fun DIY everyone will love.

There are certain traditions that go hand in hand with the holidays, and cookies are one you don’t want to forget. This year, get in the baking spirit and don’t make just one type of cookie, try out a few great recipes. Keep it pink with homemade strawberry cake mix cookies or get fancy with chocolate dipped shortbread – it’s sure to be a delicious process!

Valentine’s Day is about being with those you care about, so make it a party with a cookie bar – get pink and red toppings and make your own sweet works of art. If sugar cookies are in the mix, be sure to impress everyone with this chocolate sugar cookie recipe – a delicious twist on a fan-favorite. Kids and adults alike will have fun decorating their very own desserts. And the best part? You can personalize everything and give them as gifts!

The holiday would not be complete without some fun DIY for the home. Try making these candle cozies for around the house. Take some ribbon or twine (whichever you prefer), wrap it around the candles and add a felt heart to the front. It’s a great way to add a little color to the mantle. And if you’re looking to share the love with your neighbors, make a tissue paper wreath! It’s an easy project with a big burst of Valentine spirit.

Whether you give them as gifts or enjoy these delicious treats and DIY tips for yourself, Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with those you love. So enjoy time together and bask in this sweet day.

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