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The Treetopia blog hopes to inspire you with fabulous decorating and entertaining ideas that celebrate your personal sense of style. Liven up the look of your home with our exciting selection of decorating tips and tricks for every holiday and season.

Receiving generic, duplicate, or generally unnecessary Christmas gifts is an unavoidable part of life. Throwing useless gifts away seems wasteful, but storing them eats up precious storage space. Donating them to charity is always a great option, but turning them into something better is a worthwhile task that can also be a lot of fun. Here are some easy ways to put your unwanted gifts to good use.

1. Return

For safety reasons, most charity shops are unable to accept electrical items, perfume, and perishable goods. If you know the store where that automatic hotdog maker or pop celebrity fragrance was purchased, try returning it even if you don’t have a gift receipt.

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In the previous installment of How to Create a Stylish Home with Treetopia, we focused on modern design elements and approaches to home décor. In part 2, we focus on the days of old when English elegance was the norm and madcap modern was cool. The goal is to create a home décor theme with elements that seemed to have come together over time. (more…)

Nothing brings people together quite like the Super Bowl. From the action-packed plays to the electrifying halftime show, Super Bowl Sunday has something for everybody. Make the most of this exciting sporting event by hosting a championship-level party for your friends and family. Here are some simple tips to make your gridiron gathering super fun and super stylish!

The Rush of the Crowd

As we mentioned in our previous Super Bowl post, your guest list doesn’t have to be limited to people who love football. A good mix of guests can make a party more lively and interesting, so feel free to invite die-hard fans, casual viewers, and football noobs alike.

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After showing you how to bridge the decorating gap between Christmas and the months that come immediately after, Treetopia presents a two-part guide on how you can create a stylish home. By focusing on the relationship between traditional and modern décor styles, you can create your own personal approach to home décor that will leave your guests wanting to see more.

In part 1, we focus on change and how modern elements can refresh your home’s look. (more…)

When Pantone talks, designers listen. Pantone’s color forecast is so influential, it inspires trends in everything from fashion to furnishings to phone accessories. In this article, we tell you more about 2015’s hottest color trend and share some ideas on how to incorporate it into your home décor.

Pantone’s Color of the Year

Pantone’s pick for color of the year is Marsala, a beautiful, earthy shade named after the famous dessert wine from Sicily.

A rich, reddish color with a deep brown undertone, it leads a broader palette assembled by Pantone as a refreshing return to nature. Described as sophisticated yet grounded, Marsala is a robust color that is meant to evoke feelings of strength and confidence.
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As joyful as Christmas decorating can be, having to put decorations away until next year can leave you feeling a bit sad. The winter months can be gloomy, but there’s no reason not to give it a happier twist. Instead of focusing on the end of the holidays, why not focus on the vibrant colors of the coming spring?

In this post, we show you how you can declutter your home and put some post-holiday polish on it using your very own holiday décor. Look around your home before you take your holiday decorations down and you might be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll find. (more…)

Christmas is the time for sharing and giving, but after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s important to give a little back to yourself. Travelling, shopping for gifts, preparing for parties, and entertaining guests — all of these can stress you out and wear you down.

Here are a few ideas on how to de-stress and revitalize yourself for the New Year.

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With the holidays being a once-a-year event, it can be a challenge to master storing Christmas decorations because it’s not something you get to do all that often. Now is as good a time as any to perfect the art of organization, though, and Treetopia’s here to help you do just that.

Before you start organizing and storing your holiday decorations, keep these three simple steps in mind: Declutter, categorize, and store. (more…)

Take Part in Treetopia's Most Creative Wreath Contest!

No matter the season or occasion, wreaths are a wonderful way to spread the beauty and cheer of the outdoors to your home. The fact that many artificial Christmas wreaths come with minimal to no adornments at all presents people with a great opportunity to embellish them any which way they want. We previously shared some simple tips for sprucing up your wreath with you, and now it’s your turn to show off your wreath decorating flair!

To join Treetopia’s Most Creative Wreath Contest, head to our Facebook page, submit a photo or description of your decorated Christmas wreath, and tell us your inspiration for it. Wreaths are a fabulous sight any time of the year, so feel free to dress up your wreath according to your personal style or favorite season, holiday, or theme. Winners get a chance to win great prizes and be featured in Treetopia’s 2015 product line!

Contest Period

Submissions are accepted from January 12, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. PST to January 16, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Voting will be open from January 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PST to January 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

Judging by Treetopia will be from February 1, 2015 to February 2, 2015.

The winners will be announced on February 3, 2015.

How to Enter

1. Visit and “Like” the Treetopia Facebook page

2. Use the Treetopia Photo Contest Applicationto submit a photo or description of your decorated wreath. Include your name, email address, entry title, and a short explanation of what inspired your design.

3. A maximum of three (3) photo entries per person and per email address is allowed, provided that each entry is unique and submitted separately. Please note that photos must not be larger than 3MB and must not include any visible signatures, watermarks, or credentials.

Winner Selection

1. Facebook users can vote for their favorite wreath once every 24 hours via a Third Party Photo Contest Application from 27-01-15 to 31-01-15. Participants are allowed to share their photos or descriptions, and encourage friends and family to vote for their entries.

2. The 12 entries with the most number of votes will be judged by Treetopia based on the following criteria: 40% Originality, 35% Creativity and 25% Entry Description.

3. The top three (3) best overall entries will be declared the winners.

Prizes

1. The 1st prize winner will be awarded one (1) Treetopia Gift Card worth $150 USD, and get a chance to be featured in Treetopia’s 2015 product line.

2. The 2nd prize winner will be awarded one (1) Treetopia Gift Card worth $100 USD.

3. The 3rd prize winner will be awarded one (1) Treetopia Gift Card worth $50 USD.

Show us just how fun, creative, and original you can be with your wreath and get a chance to win big, exciting prizes! Visit our Facebook page to find out more about Treetopia’s Most Creative Wreath Contest.

From lush Christmas wreaths and exquisite tree ornaments to dazzling lights, your holiday decorations are precious no matter how modest or pricey they may be. Storing them properly not only preserves their beautiful condition, it also saves you the trouble of buying new ones next holiday season. Here are some tips on how to store Christmas ornaments and décor the right way.

Christmas Ball Ornaments

There are many other ways to store your ball ornaments if their original packaging has been lost or damaged. One cost-effective way is to wrap them individually in tissue paper or bubble wrap, place them in empty plastic cups, egg cartons, or apple trays, and stow the lot in a large plastic bin.

Treetopia red ornament storage bag

Treetopia’s 72 Piece Ornament Treasure Keeper

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