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We all love the Holiday season and that exciting and yet cozy feeling it brings. The time of year we spend a lot of time planning and budgeting for family meals, shopping for presents for family and friends, and getting our homes ready for the season. Who doesn’t want to have a new and exciting table setting, a new colour scheme for the tree and pops of Christmas throughout our home? But this would mean lots of storage for pieces that didn’t work year round, lots of packing and unpacking and lots of spending. The Dwellings Design team dishes on how to shop smart on Holiday decorations and how to choose practical and useful pieces which can be used throughout the year.

A simple table can be the most dramatic. Think of unique ways to create a statement look. as is done here with this branch centerpiece.

1. Bring in the Bling – When we think holidays we think sparkle and light. Introduce this through candles. This creates a huge impact! Opt for white pillars as these can be brought out at any time of year. Choose a clear vase and fill the bottom with beads or stones for a finished look. Don’t be afraid to use a vase with some color either. A mercury or silver vase can work into a modern or vintage look throughout the year.

Luminary candles create the perfect ambiance for a Holiday party by adding that warm glow. From BDS $29.95

Totally worth it! This gorgeous mercury blue pillar stands out! Light a candle and see this hue glow BDS $159.95

Decorating on a budget? These hurricanes have a great shape. Drop in a candle and some beads and create a dramatic centerpiece without the big price tag! From BDS $29.95

2. Ornaments don’t only have to go on the tree. Decided on a different colour scheme for the tree? Use the other ornaments as fillers throughout the house. Create a dramatic centerpiece by filling a bowl with different sized and shaped ornaments. Use ornaments to fill a vase or surround a candle. This is a great way to make a big statement without spending on something extra.

Choose a colour scheme for your tree then select unique ornaments in different sizes and shapes for a statement tree. Sea glass ornaments BDS$19.95 each

A favourite! This oversised ornament is perfect for decorating your tree or using as a filler. So worth it as it adds colour and texture and is sure to be noticed! Bds$59.95

Decorating secret? Don't just stick to traditional hanging ornaments. Fill your tree and vases with these stems with a bit of bling. After Christmas, these can still be used as they are reminiscent of sea glass and coral. BDS $14.95

3. Tabletop tricks- Not everything on your tabletop needs to be specific to the Holidays. Bring out your basic white dinnerware and work on layering from there. Use linens in your colour scheme for that Holiday touch. If you use a solid rather than something with a pattern this can be used on other occasions as well. Bring in more sparkle through your centerpiece display.

Bring in the holiday feeling through your linens! This dazzling placemat can be used for any special event after that! BDS $19.95. See the rest of the collection online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com

Sometimes it's just worth it to be Holiday specific. These are too adorable not to have. Mercury glass bottles are perfect for decorating the table top or your serving buffet. Add a cork and a pin to the top and use as place card holders 🙂 BDS $19.95

4. Decorate your door – Nothing is more inviting than a decorated door. A holiday door mat and a simple wreath is the perfect touch and let’s your guests know what to expect in doors. Even if you don’t have a tree, simple touches such as this are perfect ways to decorate.

Use clip on ornaments to personalize your wreath. Decorate your door for an inviting holiday home. Frosted Wreath BDS $99.95

This mat isn't overly holiday specific. Use with a wreath for the holidays or on its own afterwards! BDS $69.95

5. Small Space doesn’t mean you have to skimp on your decorating. Use counter tops for a small tree or decoration that you can lavish with ornaments. Layering pillows on your sofa with a bit of sheen or embellishment and a throw will add to that cozy feeling.

Perfect for a small space. This tree is clean and contemporary and still welcoming for the season! No storage space? Use it year round to hang your jewelry. BDS$59.95

Loving the sea glass colour scheme like us? Use these on your sofa or your bed to carry the look throughout. Once the holidays are over you can keep them for a coastal theme. BDS $49.95

Thanks for reading! Hope we have helped with some smart shopping solutions for your Holidays. We are fully stocked on ornaments and decor for the holidays so come in store, shop and spruce up for the season! Remember to start shopping early for gifts. Our new catalogue is jam packed with great gift ideas to fit every budget! Have a great week 🙂

Click to download our new Fall 2011 Catalogue!

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This year has been going quickly and it’s hard to believe it’s almost the Holiday season again! Dwellings has started to prepare for our Fall season and new items are already in store so you can start shopping early for gifts for friends and family and a new look for your home!

This season is all about loads of style and great value! That means you can get great looks for less and fab finds for your friends! We’ve all been saving for the year and it’s time for some serious retail therapy and lots of fun just in time for Christmas. Check out some must have pieces available in Dwellings right now and grab them before they are gone! Staff  picks and best sellers galore.

Take a fresh approach to a coastal look with these modern prints and funky pieces. Make sure to take advantage and shop while it's in stock. Come in store or shop online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com

Dwellings always has lots to offer for any style of shopper. Here’s a glimpse at two of our top trends for the season. We’ve taken our own twist on traditional vintage and coastal looks and amped it up for season with a fresh take on these popular trends! Check out some great pieces that we are super excited to share with you!

Check out our take on Vintage. This look is anything but old! Super trendy and full of interest check out these pieces in store now or online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com

Now we’ve only shared a tiny bit of what’s here for Fall and there is a lot more happening in store right now! Start shopping early for Christmas to avoid the rush. We are overflowing with ornaments, decor and gifts for the season.

Thanks again for reading! Remember we now post every other Week. With Christmas coming up make sure not to miss out on any of our blogs full of hot deals, tips and great new pieces! Got a question for the design team? Comment below or send an email to design@dwellingsbarbados.com and your question could be answered in our next blog! Happy shopping!

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