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…)

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…)

Discover the many wonderful ways to make your Christmas tree look as gorgeous as can be with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. We’ve asked some of the country’s best design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and we hope the results will inspire you to create a fabulous holiday masterpiece of your own.

Kami Bigler’s practical and less-is-more style makes everyday holiday decorating simple and enjoyable.

Kami Bigler of NoBiggie.net

If simplicity is the epitome of sophistication, we can confidently say that Kami Bigler of NoBiggie.net is one sophisticated designer. She enriches her audience’s everyday lives with practical ideas stemming from her love of crafting, cooking, decorating, photography, and thrifting. More than the absence of clutter, her less-is-more approach to decorating enhances her projects, which is evident in the Frost Flocked Christmas Tree she decorated for her Christmas Home Tour 2014 post.

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You only have one chance to make a first impression. It’s a rule of thumb that applies to everything from meeting people, all the way to decorating. To make a great first impression when having guests over for the holidays, you need to make sure your home’s entryway is suitably dressed, and suitably stylish. This holiday season, take a different route and decorate your entryways with these fun and unique ideas!

The Stacked Outdoor Topiary

Greet your guests with fun Christmas decorations that you can make yourself! Instead of having a conventional topiary, use gift boxes for a refreshing take on an old classic. The hardest part of this project consists of wrapping the boxes, so if you’ve got that down, this project will be a breeze.
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I have a big tattoo of a hot pink deer smack in the middle of my left forearm. Some people might say deers are brown. Those same people might also say Christmas trees are green. I say that your tattoos and trees can be any color your little heart desires. Even ombre or rainbow!
Some-Like-It-Hot-Christmas-Tree
Choosing the right color tree for the right room and then of course the right decorations makes all the difference. Just as if you were choosing the perfect throw pillows to match your sofa you should take the same care in choosing a Christmas tree. Match your tree to your decor and you can’t go wrong. Consider further incorporating your tree into the decor with custom ornaments. As with most things, it is all about the details.

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Adding a Christmas tree is a natural choice for welcoming the holiday season into your home. However, ranging from traditional to colorful and small to large, Christmas trees are anything but natural in the world of home furniture. Whether you plan on putting your Christmas tree in your family room, front room, or dining area, here are five things you should consider before choosing its final place.

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Happy Fun Ball Lights

Mix and match the colors of your holiday decorations.

Even the simplest of décor themes can become works of art if you put a little more thought into the colors used. Whether you focus on your Christmas ornaments, tree, or wreath, the success of your Christmas decoration relies largely on your ability to mix and match colors. As subtle an element color can be, it can make or break a design composition if you don’t have even a basic understanding of color combination. Intimidating? Maybe. Impossible? Of course not. Start by studying the color wheel and some basic color relationships and you’ll be able to play it by ear—and by eye—in no time.

Find out more about the concepts of color harmony and color context, and see how you can apply them to your holiday decorations.

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Thanksgiving is a beautiful tradition, but even this wonderful holiday can become dull and uninspired if you celebrate it the exact same way every year. To make Thanksgiving or any other annual occasion exciting again, try adding a touch of gold to your merry-making décor. A few choice gold accents bring sparkle to the rich palette of the fall season, making your celebrations look and feel extra special. Try out some of these quick and easy Thanksgiving decorating tips.

Make a Grand Entrance

Wreaths are a festive decoration not only for Christmas but also for any holiday or occasion. A lovely expression of hospitality, a wreath on your front door instantly makes your home cozier and more inviting.

Treetopia gold wreath with matching garland

Treetopia’s All That Glitters Wreath and Garland

Pre-made fall wreaths are available in many designs and are easy to purchase online. If you want a wreath with more glitz and personality, why not try repurposing a gold Christmas wreath? The All That Glitters Wreath from Treetopia features gold and silver tinsel needles, which make it a dazzling sight during Thanksgiving.

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