You don't need gory decorations to spook your guests. HGTV fan debbiedoos set a frightening table with a metal skull centerpiece, red skull wine glasses and plastic bones on the place settings. To add more of a scare, she hung yellow CAUTION tape on the windows. This dinner table is sure to lead to a thrilling night.
The classic mid-century modern style sofa in the living room has bright throw pillows and a wire magazine rack beside it as decorative elements, as seen on HGTV Fixer Upper. Yellow tulips displayed in large glass jugs compliment the yellow pillow and add brightness to the room. A distressed, wood country door adds lovely texture in the background.
While not a fussy affair, this is a bridal shower — think white, white, white and a touch of "something blue" when it comes to your decorations. If you don't own white plates and linens, consider renting some for the event; rentals are surprisingly affordable. On the table, opt for stems of full-blossomed flowers like hydrangea, roses or peonies tucked into individual vases for a centerpiece that doubles as favors for the guests. Delicate ribbon details give the table its finishing feminine touches.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dark and cramped basement into a bright recreation room full of amenities for a growing family of four. Neutral blues, grays and whites are used throughout the space's decor for a style that's beautiful yet functional for all. A chevron-patterned area rug is the perfect complement to the vintage herringbone wood coffee table and its blue and gray decorative accessories.
Send your guests home with a tasty reminder of the day. Using a reindeer-shaped cookie cutter, bake up a batch of gingerbread cookies. When cool, let the kids help decorate with melted chocolate, red candy melts and edible glitter. Package each cookie nicely into a clear favor bag topped with a printable favor bag label.
Add an extra layer of creativity and color to your floral arrangements by placing fruit wheels inside of decorative vessels. To do this, you’ll need two vessels slightly varying in width. Place the smaller vessel inside of the larger one; then fill the gap between them with 1/4-inch slices of oranges, limes and lemons. Then add water once they’re in place. The innermost vessel will be used to house your featured floral.
To create a clean, balanced look with a touch of eclectic flair, symmetry is key. Jamie Laubhan-Oliver of D Home suggests buying bedside lamps, nightstands and coordinating accessories in pairs. "Since I tend to decorate in a very eclectic style, duplicates of items help to keep it from looking chaotic," she says regarding her master bedroom style. In her antique-inspired retreat, Jamie uses a matching pair of metallic table lamps and an elegant crystal chandelier as the room's primary light sources. "Chandeliers are the jewelry of your home; whether small or large, they add drama to any room."
Instead of letting your garden tools gather dust this winter, use them for decoration. This project does require a bit of commitment since you’ll need to drill holes to hang larger pieces, but it’s so much fun when it’s completed. Hang your garden tools in the shape of a Christmas tree and add ornaments and garlands for a festive touch.
Danger ahead! Put caution tape to decorative use as a yellow-and-black crime scene wreath. Pick up a roll of caution tape from your local hardware store and a foam wreath form at the craft store. Wrap the caution tape around the form, ensuring the letters face out. Use strong tape or straight pins to secure the end of the tape to the wreath's back. Complete the look with a caution tape bow.
Decorate your mantle or your favorite wall this autumn with an all natural leaf tapestry. Gather up your favorite fall leaves and press them until they are fully dry. Use removable adhesive to attach your dried, pressed leaves to the wall in overlapping rows. You can create a solid geometric shape, or space your leaves out at the top or bottom to give the illusion that they are falling.
This ombre tree is an updated look to a monochromatic style. To decorate your tree like this one, pick one hue (I chose teal). Hang ornaments on your tree going from light on the top to dark on the bottom, which creates the ombre effect. Finish off the look with a long, wired, ombre ribbon. Place crisply wrapped gifts in the same colors as your ornaments underneath the tree.
Mix summer memories in with your holiday decorations this year by stringing sand dollars, starfish and shells onto narrow rope or twine. To attach the starfish, carefully drill a small hole near the end of one arm then slide the twine through. Just loop the twine through the hole on each sand dollar and attach shells either by tying them on or with a dollop of hot glue.
T'Challa's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) is the Steve Jobs of Black Panther, a talented inventor in the tradition of the James Bond character Q. Here the tech genius is a teenage girl who creates rocket gloves and defensive body armor in a typical Afrofuturist brand of off-the-charts female empowerment and intelligence. In this scene Shuri battles T'Challa's nemesis Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in an outfit that blends cutting-edge technology and the kind of face decoration and dress that evoke indigenous African design.
Decorative lanterns, vintage or new, are one of the easiest and most attractive ways to add lighting to an outdoor space. Cluster them on the dining table, group them at points around the edges of the space or line them up on a wall — the options are many and varied. You can use real wax candles or outdoor LED “candles.” The San Nicola Lantern shown here, $99, from Grandin Road, comes with three battery-operated flameless candles.
Create DIY ornaments for an adorable tabletop display or to decorate your full-sized tree. You will need the following materials: 5 five-gallon paint sticks (about 1 1/2 inches wide), acrylic paint with brush or spray paint, black wire (available at craft supply stores), scrapbook paper (light colors work best), accents such as stars, snowflakes, etc. (available at craft supply stores, optional), Mod Podge, printer and templates (available free at Today’s Fabulous Finds).
Decorated solely in shades of white, event designer Camille Styles uses the tone-on-tone style in this dining room to create a holiday soiree which blends timeless elegance with a wintry aesthetic. The key to creating an all-white tablescape that's not flat or sterile is to layer different shades along with a mix of textures and metallic accents.
The owners of this home love being outside, so they wanted to bring that love of nature and its beauty home with them. To make this happen, they have installed a bathroom with lots of natural features. The floor of the shower is crafted from decorative stones and is made to look like a natural stone river bed. The tile on the walls and the floor help to highlight the natural look of the space with complimentary colors. The final touch is the tub, which is tucked neatly below the window so that bathers can look out onto the scenery while still maintaining their privacy.
To create a stylish centerpiece, fill a compote with water and whole limes, and tuck flowers – stripped of most stems – in amongst the limes. Pinecones, ornaments or fresh, colorful vegetables like artichokes and radishes also serve as sturdy anchors for blooms. In addition to candle-filled votives set casually on the table, succulents placed in water-filled votive cups make charming tabletop decorations.