10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

Your entry not only welcomes guests—it immediately gives them a sense of an interior’s aesthetic. With the Christmas season comes a flood of guests to entertain, so styling your front door becomes even more important. Here, we share 20 welcoming Christmas front door decorations to help you make a stylish statement.

Maximize Garland

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

Extending garland from the door to the railing can make a major statement. Opt for garland that features a mix of fir tree branches and lights for an attractive look.

Traditional Wreath

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

If you veer towards understated decor, not elaborate arrangements, opt for a traditional wreath without too many extras.

Fruit Mix

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

Dressing up greenery with a mixture of fruits like apples, pineapples, and lemons is a fun way to celebrate the season—and embrace nature at the same time.

Red Lanterns

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

If your front door already boasts a festive color, like green, don’t overdo it. A few red lanterns on your step can easily serve as the finishing touch.

Look to the Stars

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

Dress up a rustic, wooden door with a cluster of small red and white stars.

Potted Plant

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

Complement a natural green wreath with a potted plant that’s filled with vibrant red ornaments.

Welcome Sign

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

Encourage guests to get into the holiday spirit the second they set foot at your door. There’s nothing more charming than a sweet little welcome sign to get them in the right frame of mind.

Dried Flowers

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

Step outside your comfort zone by hanging three rows of dried flowers.

Matching Floral Arrangements

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

If you’re looking to mix things up this year, matching floral arrangements with pops of red are the perfect option.

Advent Calendar

10 Christmas Door Decorations Your Neighbors Will Envy

An advent calendar is a unique and unexpected way to liven up your front door.

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The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

If you’re going to be entertaining in it, it might as well be fun. Whether you want to go super bold, or just find a way to make neutral look less boring, we’ve got ideas upon ideas to get you started. Need more dining room inspiration? Check out our favorite dining rooms of all time.

Climbing Vines

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

This botanical wallpaper hints at a California home’s verdant surroundings. Metal chairs are topped with Ikea sheepskins for extra warmth.

Steel Blue

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

Is it blue? Is it gray? You decide. Either way, it looks killer with a brass, geometric pendant.

Vibrant Yellow

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

The bold walls, geometric chandelier, and abstract art turn this formal dining room into an eclectic, but totally gorg, space.

Pale Pink

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

Here’s how to paint your dining room pink and have it not look like a bottle of Pepto Bismal (or like you’re 5 years old). Flamingo artwork optional, but highly encouraged.

Patterned Alcove

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

You don’t have to go color crazy to make an impact. Cover an alcove with a subtle patterned wallpaper, and then amp up the color with a matching rug.

Bold Blue

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

This Malibu house’s bold blue dining room is broken up with glossy white trim. It keeps it from overwhelming, and also plays up the architectural details of the room.

Forest Green

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

A green lacquer looks bold in this San Francisco home. Vintage sconces and a sunburst mirror add drama.

Shades of Gray

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

This Charleston rental opted for gray in the dining room. This particular shade changes throughout the day depending on the light in the room.

Jungle-Inspired

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

After a dramatic makeover, a Texas dining room now bursts with high-octane design, from the jungle wallpaper to the green molding.

Sunny Yellow

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

Bright yellow walls and an even brighter citron table brought the dining nook of a North Carolina house to life. Even though it’s a bold color, a sunny yellow still keeps a space feeling light.

Warm Cream

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

White can feel way too stark, so to warm up your space but still keep it neutral, choose a cream. It’ll help your dining room feel lighter and brighter.

Mauve

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

Mauve is not too gray, not too violet. Add contrast to the serene gray by upholstering chair backs with burlap.

Garden Green

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

The green latticed wall in this Wisconsin home is serious goals. No matter what the weather actually is outside, you’ll feel like you’re eating in a garden.

Wine

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

Wine walls are flattering, warm, and lively. Over seven coats of lacquer create this mirror-like sheen.

Teal

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

A dark blue creates moody drama in the dining nook of this upstate New York house. It feels a bit more relaxed than a formal dining room, but still totally elegant.

Canary

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

A soft yellow palette makes this Southampton, New York house’s dining room feel sunny. A heavy, dark table helps anchor the room.

Mustard

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

In this Florida house, the dining room walls are painted mustard yellow, because yellow goes so well with candlelight. We can practically feel the ocean breeze.

Classic Blue

The 18 Most Colorful Dining Rooms Ever

In the dining room of this upstate New York house, linen upholstery picks up the blue walls. White trim and chairs help add contrast.

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15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

We never want to wake up.

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

White walls always look clean and classic , but without the right styling, it can get boring, fast. Whether your design aesthetic is coastal, boho, or minimalist, we’ve got ideas for how you can make an all-white space have serious swoon-factor. This is white living its best life.

Boho Farmhouse

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

A crisp, matte white is totally timeless. It makes this already expansive living room feel even larger. Though it’s got the frame of a classic farmhouse, the boho decor adds seriously unexpected character.

Try An Open-Concept

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

An all-white palette looks amaze with an open-concept layout. It’ll help make the room feel even brighter and spacious.

Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Spoiler: White looks even better in a bathroom if you have tons of natural light. Add a plant and you’ll feel like you’re in a spa.

Think Nautical

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Live by the sea (or just wish you did?). Paint your room white, then decorate with coastal accents.

Cool Minimalist

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

White is the obvious way to make your kitchen feel dreamy, but this minimalist kitchen takes it to another level. Less is more, and we’re here for it.

Use Your Green Thumb

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

All white can get boring, fast, so liven it up with potted plants and greenery. It’ll feel like an actual oasis in your living room.

All The Cozy Feels

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Even though this bedroom is massive, it still feels intimate thanks to a mostly all-white color scheme, and maybe the most comfortable looking bed ever. We’re now convinced our beds need an oversized, chunky knit throw.

Play With Texture

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Warm up a white room with texture—think woods, seagrass, rattan, or anything natural. It’s perfectly minimalist, but still feels inviting.

Keep It Simple

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Super high ceilings, white walls, a streamlined bed—this bedroom is super simple but the effect is so calming. We’d have sweet dreams on repeat.

Make A Statement With Lighting

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Your white walls definitely aren’t making the statement, so let your lighting do the talking. This metallic pendant adds a cool, modern, glam vibe to the dining nook.

Shiplap For Days

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

White shiplap walls in the bedroom of this Nantucket boathouse create a nautical vibe that still feels timeless.

Go A Little Off-White

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Pure white can sometimes look stark, but if you want to keep your space light and bright, there’s a solution. Try cream or off-white—the warmer tones feel more inviting.

Marble Goals

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

This is the marble bathroom our Pinterest dreams are made of. Even though this bathroom is mostly white, the black and grey veins in the marble give the space depth.

Wood-Paneled Everything

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Between the pale oak floors and butcher block counters, this Florida kitchen embraces an informal yet cozy aesthetic. Black latches on plank cabinetry lend extra vintage charm.

Accent With Black

15 White Rooms That Feel Like An Actual Dream

Is there anything sexier than a black and white combo? If it’s a small space, keep it mostly white to make the room feel more spacious, then accent with black.

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The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids’ Rooms

They’ll outgrow you long before they outgrow these colors.

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and then endure that god-awful smell for days, so before you decide to paint your kiddos room, you want to make sure they won’t outgrow it, like, tomorrow. These shades are foolproof colors that’ll last them from their terrible twos to their even more terrible teens.

1. Cerulean Blue

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

Baby blue is for just that—babies. Go with a darker, richer shade of blue that’ll make him or her love the room even when they hit the stage where you’re not allowed inside of it.

2. Yellow

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

Fact: If their room is bright and cheerful, they’ll be more energized to get their homework done.

3. Eggshell

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

Pure white can feel a little stark, so warm up the space with an eggshell shade. That way, you’re still in the neutral family, and you can add contrast with decor and accent pieces.

4. Chalkboard

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

They’re going to be drawing all over the walls anyway, so you might as well embrace it. Just get ready for all their friends to be begging to come over on the regs.

5. Aqua

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

This shade of blue may be the most versatile color ever, because it works with almost anything, from coral, to pink, to green, to yellow.

6. Beige

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

A classic sand color is neutral enough to work over several years and can act as a foundation, so the details can change as the child starts exploring his or her own personal style.

7. Pale Green

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

The brightness of this color makes the room feel bigger than it really is and abundant in natural light, even though the window is relatively small.

8. Sea Blue

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

Bonus points if you buy them a ship-shaped bed.

9. Lilac

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

When dolls and finger paintings are packed away, this particular shade of purple can actually look seriously sophisticated, so she (or he) won’t be wanting to repaint the room the second they enter junior high. It’s a true light purple, with no hints of blue or gray.

10. Sky Blue

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

This more toned-down blue gives the room a relaxing vibe (so hopefully they’ll actually fall asleep by their bedtime).

11. Light Pink

The Best Paint Colors For Your Kids' Rooms

It’s a classic for a reason.

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13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That’s Perfect for Fall

It doesn’t get more inviting than this.

Just in time for fall, we’ve rounded up a selection of stylish spaces that are filled with cozy touches ranging from warm hues to layers of textured accessories. Get inspired to try these simple design tricks to make your interior more warm and inviting for the chilly season.

Opt for a Bed with Texture

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

The combination of an headboard upholstered in velvet and a plush throw at the foot of the bed make this bedroom design by Sasha Bikoff feel warm and cozy.

Go for a Monochromatic Look

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

A monochromatic look makes this guest bedroom in a London townhouse even more inviting. To add warmth and texture to the space, hotelier and designer Kit Kemp chose a black-and-white Brunschwig & Fils Toile de Jouy fabric for the walls, canopy, pillows and bedding.

Try a Dark Color Scheme

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

Certain rooms can benefit from a dark color scheme. In the inviting den of this West Village loft, black walls complement a custom sofa— a 1960s Harvey Probber design that’s covered in a grey Ralph Lauren silk velvet.

Layer, Layer, Layer

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

Warm design needn’t be reserved for the den or library. Make your sun-filled living room cozy, too, with abundant layering. This room, at its skeleton, is cold with its exposed brick walls, black window frames and white wooden beams. A plethora of layered rugs, throws and pillows, however, instantly warms it. Try the trick seen here: Layer two rugs on top of each other under the coffee table, then leave a few pillows on the ground to welcome guests to sit wherever they please.

Add Knits Wherever Possible

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

Knitted materials have a way of making you feel cozied up and at home, and there are many ways to incorporate them into your living spaces. This reading nook pairs a knitted pouf and a knitted blanket with textured pillows, warm woods in the side table and mirror, and a fluffy rug layered over the carpet.

Blend Warm Hues With Books

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

It’s common to think about color first when designing a warm space—and there’s a good reason why. Warm hues like gold and chestnut create an inviting, cozy atmosphere in this living room. Adding a collection of books, like that in the coffee table here, also gives a room a sense of quiet, thoughtful coziness.

Consider Your Overhead Lighting

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

Warmth is cast from above in this white living room. A stunning fixture spreads light from all angles, illuminating the layered rugs, sheepskin and knitted blankets below.

Mix Pastels With Brass

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

This bedroom blends a rosy pink with two warm brass mirrors, whose color is reflected in the bedspread’s front-and-center textured pillow. Golden orange flowers illuminate the dresser, and a soft rug underfoot keeps toes warm in the mornings.

Include A Touch Of Leather

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

Even if you prefer a minimalist color scheme, just one leather item can warm up the entire space, as the armchair does in this room (even when paired with a cooler gray blanket and pillow). Adding greenery, like potted plants and flower bouquets, can also prevent a warm room from becoming too stuffy and brighten your design in the winter months.

Cool Tones With A Warm Blanket

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

If your color palette preferences err toward blacks and grays rather than, say, warm browns and mahoganies, offset the coolness of your color scheme with a warm, furry throw. In this room, it instantly heats up the space with soft texture.

Warm Photos And A Reading Lamp

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

This cozy living room has all the elements of warmth and comfort: a surplus of pillows, a textured rug underfoot and a luscious green plant. Perhaps most striking, however, is the quadrant of warm-hued photos that add shades of orange and yellow to the room, and a curved reading lamp that makes the space feel like a relaxing reading nook.

Use Texture Wherever You Can

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

Texture is important for a warm space, but not just when it comes to a blanket or a pillow. Case in point: This room features woven plate hangings, textured window shades and basket to hold furry textiles. A bright blue rug adds a pop of color to the warm browns that fill the space.

Mix A Glam Element With A Woodsy Element

13 Easy Ways to Craft a Cozy Room That's Perfect for Fall

Just one woodsy accent, like the antlers shown here, won’t make your space feel like a cabin—especially if you pair it with a playful element, like the “XOXO” marquee sign. While a forest element can make a space feel cozy, a playful accent makes the room welcoming and relaxed (key elements of warm interior design).

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Create Interiors With Character

Create Interiors With Character

Interior design should be fun, so experiment with texture, colour and pattern in your home, says the Australian-born, London-based interior designer

Colour When choosing colours, think about how you will use a room. Be brave in reception areas and opt for calmer tones in bedrooms. Pops of colour in a dining room are perfect, because here, you’re looking for visual stimulation and can experiment. Bedrooms should reflect the cocooning instinct, so I use deep, warm shades. Finally, don’t restrict colour to walls: if you want to maintain a simple look, add a colourful rug or upholster one chair in a contrasting hue.

Create Interiors With Character

Pattern and texture Entrance halls and bathrooms are ideal for patterned wallpapers, as you’re only in them for a few seconds at a time. Textured wallpapers create a smart, cosy feel.

Artworks As Zaha Hadid once said, you don’t always have to show art in a white box. Brightly coloured or dark textured walls can help to lift a painting. Consider frames, too: I like old wooden ones in casual spaces and gold ones in smarter rooms. I often study how artists such as Francis Bacon framed their paintings when putting together a scheme.

Create Interiors With Character

Finishing touches Don’t worry too much about excess when it comes to putting together cushions, art and objects. Certain pieces can look odd on their own, but will work perfectly well in combination. Leave them together for a day or two, and then adjust things if you need to – I often move a lampshade or a few cushions to a different room.

Final words Interior design should be fun, so find a decorator that you enjoy being with. Go and have cocktails together! I often take my clients antiques shopping or go to art fairs.

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