Wednesday, November 15, 2017

One Wreath, Two Seasons

Take one pine wreath...

24" Norway wreath

Add one wooden Santa head...


16"x8"x2"

Grab a bow and throw in a few sprigs of berries, and TA-DA...

You have just created a simple, yet adorable Christmas wreath. But what's a girl (or boy) to do after Christmas?

Take that same pine wreath...

24" Norway wreath

This time, add a wooden snowman head...

18"x9"x1"

Grab another bow (you can use those same sprigs of berries if you want), and TA-DA...


You have now created a wreath that will last you the rest of winter. 

So, in a nutshell, you used one pine wreath for two different seasons. How easy was that?



Friday, November 10, 2017

More Fun Than a Barrel...

Remember those barrel planters you bought for your petunias this summer? No need to stash them in the garage until next spring...winterize them by using them inside your home. 😀

Image courtesy of  http://www.lizmarieblog.com/

Whether you have a green thumb or not, poinsettias (live or artificial) look splendid nested in a barrel planter. Especially if you're going for the farmhouse-Christmas feel.



Another way to use the barrel planter is by flipping it upside down and using it as a tree skirt. That's what Courtney at Hamby Home Decor did.

Instead of using it as a tree skirt, you could also use it as a tree stand. I found this image on Pinterest.



I find by extending the life of seasonal items, you get more for your money.What are some seasonal items you use throughout the year?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

How Many? (Christmas Edition)

"How many lights do I need on my Christmas   insert greenery of choice here   ?

Good question.

It all depends on the type of display are you wanting. (Probably enough to outshine your neighbors, am I right?) Below, you will find a handy guide to help you decide on your level of holiday illumination.






In the video below, Kevin explains about the LED Christmas lights that we carry. (He speaks about Lumineo lights but we also sell Designer Excellence, which carries the same warranty.)




Let us know if this was helpful!



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rule of Three

Walking through Trees n Trends, you find two of the most perfectly-coordinating photos that would work so well in your living room. Without hesitation, you buy them; not considering the consequences of your actions. You bring them home, and when you go to hang them on the wall, an overwhelming sense of dread comes over you. It's then that you remember...

THE RULE OF THREE

If you're unaware of this specific "decorating decree", I found the perfect explanation at www.apartmenttherapy.com. Dabney Frake explains, "the guideline of threes say that things arranged in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable, and effective than even-numbered groupings.Three seems to be *the* magic number, but 5, 7, or 9 work nicely as well. The principle holds weight in interior design, to be sure, but also pops up in graphic design, photography, storytelling, etc... (so you know it's really a thing)." 

So, what do you do if you have a grouping of only an even number of items (i.e., two of the most perfectly-coordinating photos" from the store)? Get creative. 


All three items can be found at a Trees n Trends nearest you. For locations, visit www.treesntrends.com/locations.

In the photo above, you will see that you're able to use the two photos when you pair the duo with something else. The "something else" can be anything, but what I paired with this coo-ing couple is our 18x22 boxwood wreath that's on sale this week for $49.99 (reg. $69.99). 

Keep in mind, the Rule of Three doesn't apply to only wall art, it applies to every aspect of design. Psychologically speaking, it's supposed to be more appealing to the eye and makes for a more visually appealing experience. 

For more design advice, check out the rest of our blog and be sure to visit us at www.treesntrends.com.





Friday, June 23, 2017

Shedding a New Light on LED Candles




I'm confident when I say the greatest inventions in the 21st century has been the LED candle.

(Okay, maybe the AbioCor artifical heart was the greatest, but the candles come in a close second.)

How great are they? Well, for starters, there's no fire. No flame. No heat. Nothing. Therefore, there's no risk of burning yourself. Also, you can leave the "lit" candles unattended without the fear of burning your house down.

Secondly, LED candles are more economical than real candles. Most candles have 20-40 hours of burn time. After that, you have to go buy another one. If you buy one LED candle, which ours comes with batteries, it will last you well over a year. After that, you're just out the cost of 3-AAA batteries. You don't have to go out and buy another candle.

Thirdly (is that a word?), most LED candles are now scented. This allows you to add a subtle hint of vanilla to your home. The aroma of most scented candles hits you in the face -hard- when you walk through the door. It's like "Bahama Breeze" is more like "Bahama Typhoon".

Another great thing about them is that they are very versatile. There is a multitude of ways you can incorporate them into your decor. For instance:

1.



LED candles were made for lanterns! (Don't quote me on that.) Think about it, there's no wax to clean up and you don't have to remember to blow out the candles (most of them have timers now). In the rare chance you do have to "blow it out", it's usually done with the press of a button, via remote control.

2.

Since there isn't a true flame,  they don't require oxygen to glow. (They usually only need 3-AAA batteries which are included with the 3pc set.) Therefore, they can be confined to a closed-in space. 

3.

Just because I said they were made specifically for lanterns (don't quote me on that), that doesn't mean you can't use them in a whole new way. In fact, walking around Trees n Trends the other day, I was able to come up with new uses for them. If YOU think of any, I'd love to hear them. 😊

4.

Summers where I live mean two things:
  1. High heat
  2. High humidity
Even after the sun goes down we are sometimes stuck with the high humidity. And setting around a blazing firepit is not what your friends had in mind when you invited them over for the evening. To keep your friends from getting hot under the collar, replace the fire with LED candles.




To celebrate summer in the coolest way possible, our 3pc LED candles are only $19.99. Hurry, because this price lasts only until 7/02/2017.