January 28, 2015

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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January 26, 2015

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…)

January 25, 2015
Treetopia Winter White Tree with Mardi Gras decorations

A Mardi Gras Tree

If you can’t make it to Louisiana for Mardi Gras this year, bring New Orleans to you. Pick up a few supplies at the craft and party store for your tabletop Winter White Treetopia tree and you can almost taste the beignets.

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January 22, 2015

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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January 21, 2015

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…)

January 20, 2015
Some Like it Hot Pink Tree decorated with Valentine's Day decor

Love is in the air!

I just couldn’t bring myself to hide the awesomeness of my Some Like It Hot Tree in the attic after Christmas. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, nothing says love like a 7ft tall hot pink tree. Pack away your Christmas decorations, BUT don’t put your red and pink ornaments too far out of reach.
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January 19, 2015

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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January 15, 2015

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…)

January 14, 2015

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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January 14, 2015

Treetopia’s Rolling Tree Storage Bag

“Where do you put it all?” is one of the number one questions I get asked after every holiday. Well, it all goes in my attic; I have all the holidays separated by color and section. Ornaments can go in bins, I have cases for my wreaths, but my trees often just sit in the attic covered with sheets. Now that I have upgraded to Treetopia trees I want to protect these beautiful babies with something more solid than an old sheet. This is when I got my first tree bag.

Red, sturdy, spacious, and has wheels: no, it’s not an SUV. It’s Treetopia’s Rolling Tree Storage Bag.

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