Have you finished your holiday decorating yet? Or are you just getting started? Me, I fall somewhere in the middle. The tree is up and trimmed, the mantel is mostly done (I think it just needs some greenery), and I have a few finishing touches to add to the rest of the house. One thing I can’t wait to hang is this Light-Up Holiday Star. It’s kind of amazing. Watch the video below to see how to make this project for yourself, and then read on to win some Pottery Barn stockings!
This show stopper of a star looks great indoors but since it’s made of foam and LED lights you can use it outdoors as well! It would look great next to your front door, don’t you think?
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The right lighting design can do so much for any room, especially the kitchen. After all, it’s truly the heart of the home. Just picture it. Your kids are doing homework at the table or counter. And you’re cooking dinner for your family and trying to read a difficult recipe – all while helping with geometry. So much time is spent in the kitchen, and so much work is being done. Doesn’t it make sense that the kitchen lighting design should cater to your family’s needs? So whether your life calls for bright natural lighting or atmospheric chandeliers, one of these stylish and functional lighting design ideas is bound to fit your needs.
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I thought I’d give you a little break from our Valentine-inspired posts (we admit that we enjoy the holiday a bit much at HGTV.com) and focus on lighting — “jar lighting” to be exact.
This 5-jar chandelier casts a soft glow when filled with vintage-style bulbs. Hung above tables, counters or in hallways, its lighthearted charm warms up any space.
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And now, back to our regularly-scheduled Valentine programming.
The eye floor lamp is amazing and creepy all at the same time. Though the light wasn’t designed for Halloween decor, it’s perfect for this time of year.
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This new colorful lighting series called “Daydream” from Tomomi Sayuda is made of Japanese hand woven paper.
Pretty dreamy, yes?
Brent Comber produced these lights for Dos Caminos restaurant in New York City. The lights are carved from solid cedar logs and suspended with chains.
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Was I the only kid that went through an origami phase? I think I was more drawn to all of the pretty paper than I was to actually mastering the craft. This amazing Origami Lamp from Moth makes me wish I’d been more diligent in my studies:
Or, maybe I should just leave this to the experts. With my luck I’d start a fire.
Yes, this is happening.
Do you love them or hate them? I think I love these ice cream cone lamps, or maybe I just need to visit a Dairy Queen?
I can’t keep plants alive to save my life. Especially orchids, which is very unfortunate because they are one of my favorite flowers. So I’ve decided to decorate my home with what look like orchids but are actually fake flowers with tiny lights. Even though I’m not normally a fan of fake flowers, I think these orchid branch lights by Graham and Green freshen up a room as if it were the real thing. Plus, I don’t have to feel guilty for killing any more plants! And for those of you who can keep them alive, you can display them in a stunning basket-weave container.
May is Home Improvement Month, and since improving your home doesn’t have to mean tearing down a wall or installing new countertops, I thought I’d share a very simple update you can make to your home. If you have dark walls then your white power outlets are probably too noticeable for your own liking. Emily from Jones Design Company found a great solution that only requires some decorative scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, scissors and a sponge brush. So if you can glue paper, this project is for you. You can check out her blog for the complete tutorial. What other decoupage projects would you like to try in your home? Tell us in the comments below.