3 Easy Holiday Crafts to Get You Feeling Festive

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Even when you’re eager to get in the spirit, the busy holiday season can make extra projects feel like a chore. That’s where these easy, how-to hacks come to the rescue! Fun, festive and functional, these DIYs provide the perfect opportunity to spend a cozy night indoors while also crossing a few to-do’s off the list for your next holiday bash. … Read More

The Secret to No-Fuss Holiday Decor? Use What You Already Have

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Hold your holiday decor horses! Before you purchase gobs of tinsel and piles of twinkle lights, take another look at items you already have – they may be the holiday embellishment you’ve been looking for. By hunting through your cabinets and closets, you can easily repurpose common household items into yuletide decor for your abode. Need a little inspiration? These … Read More

5 Holiday Looks on the Nice List

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If Santa’s decor has been on the top of your wishlist ever since he claimed his home on Zillow , now you can make it happen. We highlighted five ways you can easily incorporate his holiday style into your home. Related: An Insider’s Look at Santa’s House The Untold Story of Tiny Homes, Straight From the North Pole How to … Read More

3 Easy, Clever Thanksgiving Decoration DIYs

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Thanksgiving offers so many things to look forward to: the aroma of the turkey roasting in the oven, gathering with friends and family to share a meal, the excitement of the big game. Get ready to celebrate with three Thanksgiving decoration projects that will make your home extra festive. Here’s a quick look at all three: The party starts on … Read More

A Quick Guide to Holiday Houseplants

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Don’t let a silly houseplant add even more stress to your holiday routine. From now through January, poinsettia, amaryllis, and holiday cacti only ask for three things: the right drainage, sunlight, and moisture. After the holidays you can either throw them out with the tree and buy new plants next year , or you can follow these tips to get even … Read More

How to Decorate Simply for the Holidays (With Big Impact)

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You may have dreams of decorating your home like it’s a display window at a fancy department store, but then reality strikes: You’ve still got gift shopping and wrapping to do, holiday parties to attend and host … not to mention your everyday life to live. Don’t get overwhelmed. Go for intentional minimalism. Some years, less is more. Simple decor … Read More

Festive Porch Decorations That Go From Fall to Winter

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If you delight in decorating your home for the season or the holidays, make sure you’re extending that festive feeling to the exterior, too. Specifically, your front porch. It’s the gateway to your home, after all. “[Front porch decor] adds a homey touch,” says Whitney Johnson, the home editor for online retailer jane.com . “It’s really welcoming, and shows people your personal … Read More

Entertaining Essentials: 5 Items Every Host Needs

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Editor’s note: Whether you’re hosting the whole family for the holidays or just welcoming a solo weekend guest, entertaining at home can be the perfect chance to make happy memories with those you love. With our expert advice, opening your home to friends and relatives will be a snap. Look for home entertaining tips every day this week on Porchlight.  It’s that … Read More

Getting Your Home Ready for Trick-or-Treaters

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At summer’s end, once school is back in session, many of us start looking forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday adults can enjoy as much as kids. But, homeowners do have one serious obligation on this fun night: If you expect trick-or-treaters, you must make sure the path to your door is a safe one. Take no trips Inevitably, some … Read More

How to Plan a Celeb-Worthy Halloween Party

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Celebrities like Heidi Klum are known for having extravagant Halloween parties, taking the occasion to another level. To create a memorable, celeb-worthy bash of your own, we asked interior designer David Brian Sanders – whose A-list clients include “Desperate Housewives” star Marcia Cross – as well as event planner Emily Cann to share his tips. Pick a theme “My first Halloween party I planned … I … Read More