For savvy home decorators, an ultra-polished, well-coordinated home doesn’t always entail choosing happy pastels or soft textures and creating a warm, fuzzy feeling. Style can come from a range of perspectives.

Inspired by all the Halloween fun, Treetopia is going bold with one design aesthetic typically associated with the grim and haunting: Gothic. We’re blending striking colors of black and purple (or shades of it), ornate lines, and various textures to transform a style once seen as gaudy into something oh-so gorgeous.

A Gothic-inspired entrance that features pointed archways
Eclectic Entry by Austin Architects & Designers Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

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Hosting a ladies-only Halloween bash? Read on as Treetopia shows you some wickedly smart tips for ensuring your party is a monster hit!

Pick a Theme for Easier Party Planning

Choosing a specific theme will not only make your ladies-only Halloween bash more cohesive, it will also cut the planning time in half. A theme gives you a nice start-up and direction, making the whole process so much simpler. If you like to have a party with some serious scare, why not center your ideas on scary female villains from books and movies? If you want a more historical approach to your party, ask friends to dress up as famous women throughout history. You can also host an Oscars-style gala if you prefer to party in Hollywood fashion.

house decorated with cobwebs and other Halloween decorTraditional Exterior by Atlanta Media & Bloggers Between Naps on the Porch

Don’t Do Everything Alone

Passing some responsibilities and tasks to your friends can relieve you from a huge amount of stress. Make a list of all the tasks that need to be done, and get things running smoothly by asking the help of reliable and capable people. Meet with your girl friends to talk about food, entertainment, and everything else on your list. Plan the menu as a group, and check if anyone has any special food preferences for their diet. Discuss who brings what if it’s going to be a potluck party. Other tasks to consider delegating are decorations, music that fits the theme, and the after party clean-up.

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Halloween trees are becoming increasingly popular as a decorative holiday piece. As a Halloween treat, we’ll show you how to dress up your Treetopia Tuxedo Black Tree in spooky decorations that match your stylish Gothic design scheme for October 31st.

black tree with clear lights from Treetopia

Dark and mysterious: Tuxedo Black Tree from Treetopia

One of our most popular trees, the Tuxedo Black Tree has a striking and elegant appearance that makes it the center of attraction at any gathering. Dressed in sleek, jet-black needles, this tree is the natural choice for chic fashionistas or lovers of Goth culture.

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Gathering your friends every now and then for a night of fun can help you feel invigorated to take on busy days ahead. This weekend, get your friends all glammed up for a night of lovely concoctions and a fun-filled dance fest.

Here are some tips on how you can graciously host a stress-free cocktail party right in your own living room:

Make Plenty of Room for Your Guests

Arrange your living room furniture so that guests can move throughout the area easily. Push big couches and other bulky pieces against the walls to open up floor space, if necessary.

Gray couches on the side and a bigger floor area

Remove area rugs to make room for a dancing area. The rule of thumb is three square feet of dance floor per dancing guest, so tuck away any thing that might get in the way of dance moves.

Scatter a few podium bar tables where guests can gather around to encourage party movement and conversation. Setting up these mini tables also provides space for people to put down their drinks in case they want to dance or need to go to the powder room.

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As nature’s greens turn into gold this fall, let your home become more in tune with its surroundings with a tree that not only exudes radiance, but also highlights the elegance of your interiors.

Treetopia helps you celebrate the start of a new season with its very own Toasted Champagne Gold Tinsel Christmas Tree.

Here are some ways to adorn this tree for the fall up until the holiday season ends using popular Christmas color schemes:

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The change in seasons brings about a wonderful opportunity to redecorate your home. This fall, look beyond the traditional maple leaves, pumpkins, and warm colors, and turn to the runway for great ideas to spruce up your spaces. With classic prints and luxurious leather, the fashion trends of Fall 2013 are a rich source of inspiration that will give your home a fun and stylish edge.

Shades of Gray

Among all the trends from this year’s fall runway, gray is one of the most sought-after. From charcoal to slate, gray graces the collections of Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, and is heralded as the new neutral. Incorporate this versatile shade in your home by taking down your summer drapes and replacing them with subtle, silvery gray curtains.

Gray curtains add elegance and sophistication to a room without weighing it down like black often does. To counterbalance gray’s natural coolness, choose a warmer shade of gray or complement the room with wood tones.

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The sun has finally set on summer, and it’s time to welcome the invigorating freshness of fall. This season is bursting with glorious colors that entice us to spruce up our home décor to follow suit. Here are some ideas on how to adopt the wonderful bounty of Mother Nature to cozy up your home.

Decorate with Fall Foliage

Decorating with fall flora takes very little effort since the foliage is already stunning all on its own. Start off by welcoming guests with an entry table topped with a lovely arrangement of leaves and branches in a large vase. Use a combination of scarlet maple leaves, golden ginkgo, or bittersweet branches to give your foyer a colorful and cheery ambiance. Complement the arrangement with some fruits in an earthenware bowl and an inviting bottle of wine for maximum impact.

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There will always be times when we need to bring home some work. Try to take the stress from getting office work done at home by making your home office more efficient. Here are some steps you can take to improve your level of productivity in your own space.

Pay Attention to Ergonomics

Ergonomically designed office furniture enhances the work experience as it makes work less stressful for the body.

Improve productivity by using a desk that allows you to be comfortable while working.

Home office desk

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Living in a small place? No problem! Check out Treetopia’s three-step guide to maximizing your space

If you’re living in or moving to a small studio unit and you’re trying to determine how to make a decent living space out of that small area, worry no more! Treetopia is giving you the three basic ideas on how to make the most out of your small space.

Maximizing small spaces

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Learn how to incorporate the eclectic look into your home

If you’re looking for a fresh way to design your home and you have items from different eras, there’s no need to worry about discarding your beloved treasures. Showcasing an eclectic style is a fabulous way to incorporate a variety of items with different styles into your décor.

To incorporate an eclectic style into your design, you must first understand what eclectic is all about. The inspiration for eclectic style is derived from a variety of styles and a wide range of sources. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that you can just take pieces of décor from different styles and put them all together. In order for the design to be called eclectic, it must achieve harmony among the several elements in spite of their differences. If you’re worried about how to start, check out these simple ideas on how to add a touch of eclectic to your home:

Living room with an #eclectic style

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