Decorating for the Holidays

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Rachel of @thecraftedlife's home for the holidaysIt’s that time of year again y’all! As you know, Christmas is one of my all time favorite things about life. The music, the food, the movies, being close to family, and of course the decorations; I’ll take it all, please and thank you.

This year I’ve teamed up with Lowe’s to give my apartment a holiday makeover and to share some tips for how you can stretch your decor into the new year. Something a little fun and different about this post is that product sources are tagged a few of the photos so that you can shop the items directly without having to search around for links (just hover over to see).

Now, to the decor!

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Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

If you’ve been shopping in any stores lately, you’ve probably noticed at least one item that was velvet. It’s really hard to escape this season. The fabric has come a long way it seems in recent years and is no longer that stuffy, cringe-worthy crushed velvet you may be thinking of right now. It’s actually nice enough, especially if it’s a blend, that you can cover yourself in head to toe and still feel totally comfortable. Perhaps that’s a tad too much, but you can at least have a velvet sofa without dating your home!

Here are just a few that I’m totally crushing on, including the one I own:

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Rachel of The Crafted Life gives her living room a much needed colorful makeover![Source]

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Trend Crush: Velvet Sofas[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

So y’all know me. I love all things bright and colorful. But I have to confess that I am totally obsessed with all these dark interior paint colors I am seeing pop up. I don’t think I would be bold enough to use them in my own home, it wouldn’t probably feel too heavy for my space, but boy are they pretty. They also remind me of Italian Renaissance paintings in a way.

What do you think? Are you into the trend? Would you use it in your own home?

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

Trend Crush: Dark Interior Paint Colors[Source]

10 Gorgeous Dining Rooms

10 Gorgeous Dining Room Spaces[Source]

My dining room is the last room in my home to get a makeover, so naturally I’ve been scouring books, magazines, and Pinterest trying to figure out which route I’d like to take with the space. I’d love to be able to throw dinner parties, so a lot of focus will be on the dining room table, but I don’t want to overlook the rest of the space.

After finding these ten gorgeous spaces, I’m full of so many ideas (a big hello to big chairs!). I’m also considering a fun wall color or heck, even wallpaper. I’d love to know for future planning, which one of these rooms is your favorite?

10 Gorgeous Dining Room Spaces[Source]

10 Gorgeous Dining Room Spaces[Source]

10 Gorgeous Dining Room Spaces[Source]

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