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Archive for November, 2012

It’s our favourite time of the year to decorate and we can’t imagine what the holidays would be like without shiny ornaments, warm reds, rustic bling, garlands, wreaths and of course our famous upside down Christmas tree!

Pop in store and be inspired by our upside down Christmas tree.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Dwellings Design team hosted their third decorating class for the year. The class focused on how refresh your interior for the Holidays by incorporating your existing decor and adding just a few affordable new items and some clever ideas. If you missed the class, here are a few easy tips to add some festive flair and cheer to your home this holiday season.

Dwellings’ Top Holiday Decorating Tips

1. Create Depth – When decorating the tree, avoid hanging all the ornaments on the end of the branches and bury larger ornaments deep in the tree to add depth and interest.

Ornaments and trimmings can be found in all shapes, colors and sizes think outside the box and add depth and interest to your tree with unique picture frames, dried flowers or even glass ornaments.

2. Choose Your Colors Well – Choose two to three colors for your holiday palette and keep it consistent. Add interest by bringing in various textures through ornaments and other décor pieces.

Using contrasting décor and textures will really make your tree pop and building on the traditional colours you already have (reds, golds and silvers,) will pump up the glam on any tree.

3. Mix & Match Trends – Don’t be afraid to pair two contrasting looks. For example, rustic ornaments can look lovely paired with some silver or platinum mercury glass ornaments or winter white tones. Remember, sometimes opposites attract!

Give your space a different look and feel for this special time of year by mixing and matching trends.

4. Ornaments Aren’t Just For The Tree – Use them to embellish napkin rings or create a stunning centerpiece by filling a bowl with different sized and shaped ornaments.

Use any leftover decorations to create a dramatic centerpiece or place setting by filling a bowl or glass with different sized and shaped ornaments.

5. Make it Personal – make guests feel extra special by selecting an ornament that best fits their style and personality for each place setting. This could even become a new tradition!

Dress up your place settings by adding festive votives or napkin rings to each setting. Simple additions to your settings complete the look and adding a personal touch can grow into a family tradition.

Now that you’ve got all the tips, it’s really beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Decorating for the holidays can be so much fun, so get creative and start planning this year’s theme. Whether you’re entertaining for the season or having a small family gathering make sure to visit Dwellings in store or online at dwellingsbarbados.com for all your holiday and gift giving needs.

This year Dwellings is making Holiday shopping stress free. Avoid the mad rush, traffic and lines by shopping online from the comfort of your own home and get free delivery on all online orders over $100 until December 19th. Click on the image below for more information and to start shopping now.

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The coastal look is hotter then ever these days! With its airy and soft hues, coastal elements and natural textures, this trend lends a casual and relaxed atmosphere to a room. Even though we still love gorgeous seashells, starfish, palms and other coastal inspired elements, we wanted to give this look a new life. This Fall we’re upping the ante and taking everyday coastal to sophisticated glam with the Coastal Couture trend!

Create a glamorous room reflective of your style and personality. Coastal Glam is perfect for any room in any home.

Coastal Couture decor embraces the relaxed elements of coastal living and infuses them with upscale flair. Sandy beach hues and cool aqua tones give a sophisticated modern edge with the addition of sleek chrome finishes, rich textures and an underwater palette of iridescent, pearl and crystal. Whether living room, bedroom or kitchen, you can bring this breezy and stylish look into any room in your home. Get the look by following this easy step-by-step guide.

1: Color Palette – Bring in colors from the beach such as seaglass green, aquas and creams. Pillows are a great way to easily add color to a room. Check out these great throw cushions available in store now.

2: Floors – Soften your floors or add even more color and texture with a natural or colorful rug.

3: Lighting – Choose a lamp with an upscale contemporary design; look for a statement piece that incorporates glass, crystal and chrome.

4: Furniture – Use streamlined furniture pieces in light wood colors, metal or mirrored accents to perpetuate the sense of airiness.

5: Accessories – Pick some bright or sparkly accessories that will add that final touch of va-va-voom to your room. Sometimes less is more – choose one larger centerpiece or print rather than clutter the space with lots of small items. This is especially relevant for smaller rooms to give them a greater sense of space.

Ready to transform your home into a glamorous sea-side retreat? Check out featured items all available now in store and online at http://www.dwellingsbarbados.com.

Remember to check out the blog every other week for a new and exciting posts. Have a great weekend!

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