Get The Look: 5 Themed New Year’s Eve Decor Ideas For Your Holiday Party

Throwing a New Year’s Eve party can be stressful. In fact, it can even be difficult to know where to start. However, we believe that the easiest way to get a party started is to build the decor around a theme. With that in mind, we’ve brought you five themed New Year’s Eve decor ideas to help you get set for this year’s bash. Look them over to see which one best fits your personal sense of style.
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Black and gold is a classic New Year’s color combo for a reason. Image: SMART ARCHITECHTURES

1. Go classic with black and gold

There’s nothing more traditional – or classic – than a New Year’s affair that’s decked out in black and gold. In this case, pulling the look off is all about creating a sense of balance throughout your entertaining area. Too much black may end up looking somber while an
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5 Creative Ways to Get Bold Colors into Your Space

Bold colors make a delightful addition to just about any space. They add an eye-grabbing element that just pulls you in. They also work well in a variety of styles, from the children’s room to artistic or boho spaces for adults. An accent color in a single piece can also work well in modern and minimalist spaces to provide a subtle pop of color. Take a look below for some creative ways to work bold color into your home. These ideas vary depending on how much effort you’re willing to put in, from retiling a bathroom to placing a few colorful furniture pieces around the room.
Bold Colors Jelly Chairs

These jelly chairs add instant color. Image: St Margarets Renovation and Kitchen Extension

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The jelly chairs in the photo above offer a neat idea. Their see-through quality casts bright hues on the space behind them. Going for different shades in each
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National Kitchen + Bath Association Reveals Key Design Trends in U.S. Kitchens

Want to know the trendiest styles, colors, materials, finishes, appliances and lighting fixtures in U.S. kitchens? Sure, you do! The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) queried hundreds of designers, remodelers, architects, manufacturers and dealers to discover the most dominant preferences and the biggest kitchen design trends. Freshome asked trend spotter Elle H-Millard, Certified Kitchen Designer and Industry Relations Manager at the NKBA, for photos and insights regarding the key U.S. kitchen design trends.

The 3 Most Popular Kitchen Design Styles

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Farmhouse kitchen. Image: NKBA

Farmhouse kitchens have emerged as the most popular style. “A signature statement in a farmhouse-style kitchen is the apron-front sink,” says H-Millard. “But let’s not leave out the rugged wood beams and large dining table that give the space its charm,” she says. “Farmhouse style lends itself to a cozy atmosphere with a nostalgic flair.”
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Transitional kitchen. Image: NKBA

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Benjamin Moore Metropolitan: 2019 Color of the Year

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Benjamin Moore Metropolitan is a soothing backdrop for any decorating style. Image: Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Metropolitan AF-690 has been chosen as their 2019 Color of the Year. In a year when bold and bright colors have earned the Color of the Year spot for many other paint brands, Benjamin Moore chose a soft and sophisticated gray for the honor. “Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence.

A gray like Metropolitan is the perfect canvas for your favorite blue and green accents. Because this is a solidly cool color, it works best with other cool colors or soft neutrals of any color temperature. “Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance,” O’Neill explains. “It’s a
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See Chip And Joanna’s Hearth & Hand Holiday Decor

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new Hearth & Hand holiday collection is out now. It’s modern, crisp and perfect. Black and white are their Christmas colors of choice. Their collection includes plenty of wonderful holiday decor as well as gifts for kids of all ages. Here’s the best of the collection, including two fab farmhouse-style doll houses.

Joanna’s favorite Hearth & Hand holiday picks

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A selection of Joanna’s personal favorites include a blue and red tartan throw pillow with tassels as well as a wall-hung advent calendar. All images: Target

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Holiday tabletop collection

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Freshen up this year’s Christmas table with a black and white table theme.

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Mantel decorating pieces

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Black and white with green and grey are this year’s Hearth & Hand holiday theme.

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See Chip And Joanna’s Hearth & Hand Holiday Decor

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new Hearth & Hand holiday collection is out now. It’s modern, crisp and perfect. Black and white are their Christmas colors of choice. Their collection includes plenty of wonderful holiday decor as well as gifts for kids of all ages. Here’s the best of the collection, including two fab farmhouse-style doll houses.

Joanna’s favorite Hearth & Hand holiday picks

hearth & hand holiday

A selection of Joanna’s personal favorites include a blue and red tartan throw pillow with tassels as well as a wall-hung advent calendar. All images: Target

hearth & hand holiday
hearth & hand holiday
hearth & hand holiday
hearth & hand holiday
hearth & hand holiday

Holiday tabletop collection

hearth and hand holiday

Freshen up this year’s Christmas table with a black and white table theme.

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hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday
hearth and hand holiday

Mantel decorating pieces

hearth & hand holiday

Black and white with green and grey are this year’s Hearth & Hand holiday theme.

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35 Small Wine Cellars and Wine Room Ideas You Can Recreate

If you look forward to wine o’clock every evening, why not turn a spot in your home into a stunning wine room or wine cellar? You don’t need a large wine cave or hundreds of thousands of dollars to build one. All you need is a small area like a closet, pantry or corner to create your very own small wine cellar. Here’s how to emulate the most chic wine cellars out there.
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Turn a section of your cabinets into a wine cellar by adding shelving backed with a mirror to expand and lighten the space. Glass doors add a high-end feel to your new wine cellar. Image: Interior ID

The secret to a successful wine room is climate control

Wine is delicate and doesn’t do well with big temperature and humidity fluctuations. The most important facet in your collection of wine room ideas is how you’re going to keep your
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Millennial Pink Christmas Ideas and Decor for a Blush-Worthy Holiday

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Pink is so hot in home design it even got a new name – Millennial Pink. And the MP trend continues into the holidays. It’s an easy pink to work with since the slightly muted tone is softer and earthier than some other pinks, flowing well with neutrals, blacks and whites. These Millennial Pink Christmas ideas and decor will convince you of why the color is so popular for the holidays. Whether it’s a few ornaments and accent pieces or a Millennial Pink tree, this color is a great way to brighten your holiday season.
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A Millennial Pink Christmas home is a combination of everyday blacks and whites with gold hardware and accents. The pink decor works perfectly with the existing decor.

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Millennial Pink Christmas Ideas and Decor for a Blush-Worthy Holiday

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Pink is so hot in home design it even got a new name – Millennial Pink. And the MP trend continues into the holidays. It’s an easy pink to work with since the slightly muted tone is softer and earthier than some other pinks, flowing well with neutrals, blacks and whites. These Millennial Pink Christmas ideas and decor will convince you of why the color is so popular for the holidays. Whether it’s a few ornaments and accent pieces or a Millennial Pink tree, this color is a great way to brighten your holiday season.
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A Millennial Pink Christmas home is a combination of everyday blacks and whites with gold hardware and accents. The pink decor works perfectly with the existing decor.

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How to Keep Pets Away from Holiday Decor & Other Hazards

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  The holidays are a time to gather with your family members, and that includes those with fur and four legs. This is a sweet season to enjoy with everyone you love – including your pets. But it’s also a particularly risky time of year for our animal friends. To ensure that everyone has a holly, jolly, vet-visit free season, it’s important to keep pets away from holiday decor and other seasonal safety risks. This isn’t rocket science, but it does require a little forethought. Thinking through the potential hazards for your pet now, before the season really picks up, can make it easy to avoid disasters and expensive vet bills (the last thing you need after gift shopping). Here are a few tips
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8 Holiday Decorating Secrets You Need This Year

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Holiday decorating with colorful greenery adds curb appeal. Image: FrontGate

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Every year we tell ourselves that this will be the year we throw ourselves into holiday decorating by creating a Pinterest-worthy home for the holidays.  It can happen this year, with a plan and these easy tips for seasonal decorating.

Your idea of decorating for the season could be an every-room-decorated extravaganza or simply adding a few holiday accessories. Whether you go big or keep it simple, you can make decorating easier with a little bit of planning and organization. Here’s how:

1. Find Your Inspiration

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Setting the perfect holiday table starts with inspiration. Image: West Elm 

You can start your seasonal decorating any time during the year by scouting out decorating

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Should You Decorate for the Holidays If Your Home is on the Market?

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but should your home reflect the joy of the season if you’re also trying to sell it? If you love to decorate for the holidays, missing out on this once-a-year opportunity might sound like torture. On the other hand, you don’t want to miss the chance to sell your home because of your decorations. So, should you decorate for the holidays if your home is on the market? We’ve got some “nays,” “yeas,” and “other considerations.”

No, Don’t Decorate

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An elaborately-decorated home in Houston. Image: Regina Gust Designs

Our first two realtors are against decorating for the holidays if you’re trying to sell your home. According to Anita Springate-Renaud, licensed partner and broker at Engel & Völkers Toronto Central, your festive decor can distract buyers from looking at the home’s raw design. “Elaborate decorations can distract and shift a prospective buyer’s focus
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Fire Pits and Outdoor Fireplaces to Keep You Warm and Toasty in the Fall

Just because the temperatures are cooler doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy being outdoors. While you may not be able to use that outdoor shower for a while, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are a great way to enjoy the beauty of this season. They make it easy to enjoy the perfect balance between the sweltering heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter. Whether entertaining family and friends or just enjoying the peace and solitude of your own backyard, these fire pits and outdoor fireplaces can keep you warm and toasty.

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This fire bowl provides warmth and beauty. Image: Power Concrete Construction & Design Center

According to Katie Flaxman, director and co-founder of Studio 31 Landscape Architecture and Garden Design, “Fire pits can be invaluable during the cooler months because they not only provide a source of heat but can also offer a core social and
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Ways to Make This Thanksgiving One Your Family Will Cherish Forever

Looking for ideas to make this Thanksgiving special? Edward Perotti is an event designer who has worked with artists like Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas. From intimate settings to spectacular events at the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul and the Great Wall of China, he knows a thing or two about producing extraordinary experiences. We asked him for some ideas to make this the best Thanksgiving ever.
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“What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving?” Perotti asks. “Do you imagine a time of gratitude with your family, all the while counting your blessings? Or is it merely a day of eating, partying or watching sports on TV and showing your team spirit?” Perotti grew up in San Francisco in a very traditional Italian-American home. Thanksgiving was a day for
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5 Top Tips for Arranging Your Home for Entertaining

With guests coming over for the holidays, you may be wondering how to accommodate them all. This can be especially true if you have multiple people coming over from different sides of the family or other separate social areas of your life. Without proper organization in your home, you could end up with crowded clusters of people milling about awkwardly. Luckily, it’s actually pretty easy to accommodate all kinds of different people. Some of these ideas just involve changing the furniture around. Others might have you planning for your next remodel. Below, you’ll find multiple tips for arranging your home for entertaining.
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Your guests will appreciate intimate seating areas. Image: Scott Weston Architecture Design PL

Think Intimacy for Sitting Areas

A hallmark of a well-organized home during a party is having multiple intimate seating areas. The photo above shows an example of such an area. Multiple individual seats face each
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Jonathan Adler And Amazon Partner Up To Bring You Happy Chic at Amazing Prices

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Believe it or not, Amazon is just now rolling out their first exclusive home collection. And who better to collab with than designer Jonathan Adler, Mr. Happy Chic?  The line, called Now House, features luxe furniture, rugs and home decor – all at amazing prices when compared to Adler’s signature collection.

Here are our favorite items from the new Jonathan Adler Now House Line, exclusively at Amazon:

Breakfast In Blue

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This tall bar set featuring a mirrored top is perfect for small dining spaces or your terrace. All images: Amazon

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Pretty In Pink

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Every object in this living room setting features a fresh, new color, from Millennial pink to powder blue to teal.

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Think Wallpaper is Outdated? It Can Actually Update Your Bathroom

Wallpaper. Just the sight or sound of that word usually evokes 18th Century scenic or floral images or, worse, the gaudy, headache-inducing designs that were widely – and wildly – popular in the 1970s. However, wallpaper is making a comeback. Maybe “reincarnation” is a better word since, thankfully, the new trend in wallpaper looks radically different from the styles of yesteryear. In fact, wallpaper can actually be used in the bathroom to create glamour, elegance, drama and even fun. Below are some of the various options to consider:

Half-Wall Application

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This gold and white wallpaper helps to create a luxurious bathroom. Image: Moen

You don’t have to wallpaper the entire bathroom. Used sparingly, like the wallpaper applied below the chair rail molding in the photo above, it can still create a powerful impression. “Wallpaper done tastefully can add character to any room, especially bathrooms and bedrooms,” says Angela
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Decorating With Orange: 25 Ideas Using Apricot, The Hottest Hue This Fall

Apricot, pale terracota and salmon are the most common names for the hottest hue of orange this fall. The on-trend color is a lighter, earthier version of the standard orange. It’s blended with white or brown to create a color that’s not quite the vibrant pumpkin shade you normally see in the fall, but still very fresh and autumnal.
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Layers of various salmon, terracotta and tangerine textiles and pillows, paired with sage, add a warm and modern look to any room. Image: Jill Wolff Design

Here are fresh decorating with orange ideas using the new apricot color trend:

Fall And Thanksgiving Table Decorating With Orange

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An elegant holiday table features off-white pumpkins and china, sage-toned eucalyptus leaves and a combination of floral and copper glasses in apricot hues. Image: Maison de Pax

24 Thanksgiving Table Runners That Can Add Flair to Your Table

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  For as little as $18, you can transform your holiday table with a Thanksgiving table runner. You don’t have to go all out with fine china, pumpkins, leaves and a forest wonderland (although that would be pretty cool). All you need is a dining table, countertop or coffee table and one of these table runners. Layer as much or as little as you want to add Thanksgiving flair. Once you add a table runner, consider layering your table setting with candles, dishes and a centerpiece. The more the merrier this holiday season. And the more delightful your table will look!
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The foundation of your festive Thanksgiving table is the table runner. Add as much or as little as you like. Runner: Crate &

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What’s Trending in Bathroom Design? The National Kitchen + Bath Association Reveals All

Traditional bathroom designs are taking a back seat to a more spa-like, clean and minimal look, according to the National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA). The organization queried hundreds of designers, remodelers, architects, manufacturers and dealers to discover the trends in bathroom styles, sinks and tubs, cabinets, lighting, flooring, colors and other elements. Freshome asked trend spotter Elle H-Millard, Certified Kitchen Designer and Industry Relations Manager at the NKBA, for photos and comments on key design trends in U.S. bathrooms. Here are the NKBA bathroom design trends you should know.

The most popular bathroom styles

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A transitional bathroom. Image: NKBA

According to H-Millard, both transitional and contemporary styles are popular in bathrooms. “Transitional bathrooms have clean and classic lines, with painted walls and wood cabinetry,” she says. Undermount sinks, brushed nickel and cool color palettes are also features of the transitional style.
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A contemporary bathroom. Image: NKBA

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