Архив автора: Arlyn Hernandez

8 Rooms in Pantone’s Color of the Year We’re Totally Crushing On

Purple is not an easy color to design with. On a shirt or boldly patterned dress it’s wonderful and bold, but in a room, it can be incredibly tricky and go from bad to worse with one false move. Where blue is basic and the everyman of the color world (I mean, it goes with everything and near impossible to mess up), lilacs and plums and, well, ultraviolet, are as easy to work with as a prickly cactus. (далее…)

No Fireplace Needed: The Clever Stocking Hanging Idea Taking Over Pinterest

One of the most charming things about holiday decor are the stockings lined up across a mantel—but what happens if you don’t have a fireplace? Ah well, then of course you dot your staircase banister with them. What? No staircase either? Never fear! This clever idea taking over Pinterest works for everyone, no matter your architectural shortcomings. (далее…)

The Affordable Holiday Decor That Makes My Costco Membership Worth It — Cheap Thrills

On the first day of Christmas, Costco gave to me, super cheap Christmas trees (and huge rolls of wrapping paper and ribbons and old-school English gift crackers and fresh double-wire wreaths). On the second day of Christmas, Costco gave to me…well, it gave me back my life because I didn’t need to go anywhere else to round out my Christmas prep. (далее…)

The Affordable Holiday Decor That Makes My Costco Membership Worth It — Cheap Thrills

On the first day of Christmas, Costco gave to me, super cheap Christmas trees (and huge rolls of wrapping paper and ribbons and old-school English gift crackers and fresh double-wire wreaths). On the second day of Christmas, Costco gave to me…well, it gave me back my life because I didn’t need to go anywhere else to round out my Christmas prep. (далее…)

The Deals Keep Coming: Holiday Decor Is Up to 60% Off Today on Amazon — Amazon Deal of the Day

The holidays are just a few short weeks away and the awesome online shopping deals are still coming on strong. Case in point: For today only, Amazon is offering up to 60% off some of their top-selling holiday decor items. This means that everything from faux trees to snow globes to tree ornaments and string lights are majorly marked down until midnight, so you can spread some more seasonal cheer throughout your home without breaking your holiday budget. (далее…)

The Paper-Free Gift Wrapping Technique You Need to Try This Year

I did not grow up in a house that delicately opened gifts on Christmas morning. My mother did not collect all the intact gift wrap, fold it carefully and stash it away for another use. We were savages that ripped open presents with abandon. The more shreds I could get out of each box, the longer the unwrapping lasted, which made me a happier child. (My mother did, however, always save gift boxes—the kind you put shirts and pajama sets in—as well as gift bags because she was no fool.) But re-used or recycled wrapping paper? I’m a child of the ’80s/’90s, come on now, those were not things thought of back then unless you were a certified hippy (thankfully, things have changed). (далее…)

The Movie Homes That Seriously Upped My Holiday Decorating Expectations — The Movies That Molded How I Decorate for Christmas

As a child, I took decorating for Christmas far, far too seriously. Every year, I’d wrangle some twinkle lights out of the outdoor-designate bin in the garage to hang all throughout my bedroom. I made every red-and-green construction paper countdown chain you could imagine. I strong-armed my parents into buying a real tree every single year while I still lived at home when what they really wanted was a simple, mess-free artificial tree. And you know what I blame? Not my child-like wonder, but movies — these five Christmas movies to be exact — because they made me think that when Christmas comes to town every year, there’s no excuse to not go all out. (далее…)

The Surprisingly Affordable Gift Idea to Steal Straight From Kate Middleton

With this week’s announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, it seems like royal fever is running high. And while the soon-to-be Mrs. Prince Harry and current victor of the world’s favorite ginger is a news outlet favorite at the moment, we haven’t forgotten about the darling Duchess of Cambridge. In fact, the incredibly stylish Kate Middleton may just be the key to the perfect gift this holiday: her surprisingly affordable customized Merci Maman necklace. (далее…)

Everyone On Pinterest Is Obsessed With This (Slightly Ridiculous) Holiday Decor Idea (& We Don’t Hate It)

In a day and age when social media and inspiration-heavy sites like Pinterest make you feel like everything you create for your home or how you decorate for the holidays has to be (literally) picture perfect and super chic, there are rays of hope that sometimes the internet is up for something slightly ridiculous. Case in point: the recent obsession with not-the-least-bit-elegant-but-maybe-pretty-great giant balloon Christmas lights. (далее…)