Category: Home + Lifestyle

What to Hang by the Fire After the Holidays

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Every decorator feels it. The bah-humbugs after putting away the holiday decorations that so beautifully lit your home for the last month or more. But winter décor doesn’t have to bore.

Check out this photo gallery from HGTV for lovely ideas for decorating your mantel after the stockings are put away.

Incredibly Chic Modern Minimalist Christmas Trees — Minimalist/Maximalist

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(Image credit: Burke Decor)

Holiday decorating and restraint don’t always go together, but that doesn’t mean your Christmas tree can’t be as tasteful and minimal as you see fit. If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays in a streamlined, minimal way, look no further than these 10 beautifully trimmed minimalist Christmas trees, six of which showcase one of our all-time favorite tree stand alternatives.

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy

25 Household Hacks & Habits to Help You Survive Winter

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(Image credit: Pepper Design Blog)

The battle with winter is a long one, fraught with snow and cold. If you need a couple more arrows in your quiver, check out these 25 household practices that help you keep you warm as the temperatures drop, save time in the freezing mornings before work, and hopefully conserve energy during the dark months. Individually they don’t sound like much, but collectively they help you kick winter’s butt to the curb.

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy

Thanksgiving table ideas to impress your guests

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When it comes to the Thanksgiving table, the food could be considered half of the experience. Other key ingredients include the table setting itself, family, and friends. On the eve of the big meal, event stylist (Jeune Amour Events) and interior designer (Twelve Chairs) Courtney Webster shows us some easy, non-traditional ways to dress the table for the event. (Next week we also took a look at the loft she shares with her husband in Providence, Rhode Island.)

Read the source article at Curbed

Quick, Get the House Ready! Company’s Coming!

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The holidays are just around the corner. And there’s nothing like company coming over to inspire a long to-do list for the home.

If more than just the usual picking up and cleaning are in order in your home, you’ll want to see this. RealtyTimes put together a list of renovations that can be done in time for the holidays if you start now. Need ideas and encouragement? Check out this article!:

http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/homeownersadvice1/item/47925-20161010-renovations-to-think-about-now-if-you-want-a-holiday-ready-home.

But remember, on top of all the planning and readying, be sure you also take some time for yourself this holiday season. You deserve it!

5 Quick Cheats to Make Your Home Neater

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Do you wish you were just a little bit neater around your home on a daily basis? While you can definitely make successful, long-lasting tweaks to your weekly cleaning schedule, you can also do a little bit of cheating to make it look like you’re neater, too. Here are five favorite cheats to be a bit more neat.

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Read the source article at Apartment Therapy