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On the Balsam Hill blog, we hope to provide our readers with inspirational decorating ideas the entire family will love. Beautifully appoint your home for every holiday with our decorating tips and tricks.

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Getting the Most from your Fireplace

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A fireplace adds warmth and comfort to your home, while providing a cozy spot for the family to gather around in. For it to work well, the fireplace needs to be optimized for maximum efficiency. Follow these tips on how to get the most out of your fireplace.

1. Use good firewood

Estate Fireplace Wood Holder from Balsam Hill

Keep your firewood properly stacked in our Estate Fireplace Wood Holder

Building an effective fire requires good wood. Make sure to use only properly seasoned firewood, which is chopped wood that was dried and stacked for at least half of the year. Wood burns best when the moisture content is less than 20 percent.

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Candlelight Dinner Table Setting Ideas

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Valentine’s Day happens only once a year, and so it’s important to make it special every time. There are different ways to celebrate this day, but you can always start with a classic candlelit dinner with your loved one. Dress up the dining table for a romantic dinner for two with these elegant table setting ideas:

Candles and Red Roses

Candles and red roses are a classic recipe for romance. Nothing sets the perfect ambience for Valentine’s Day better than the flickering light of candles and the intense red hue of roses.

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Balsam Hill UK Blogger Love

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Christmas has always been about spending time with family. It is an excellent opportunity to take a breather from work and catch up with loved ones. And for some, the Yuletide season is also the best time to build and strengthen bonds with new friends.

This is why we, at Balsam Hill UK, are happy to introduce our newest group of blogger friends. Each one of these amazing people embody the values that make celebrating Christmas much more meaningful and memorable. We are already looking forward for more collaboration in the future.

Carole King of Dear Designer

Carole King's Vancouver Spruce Christmas Tree

Carole King’s Vancouver Spruce Christmas Tree

For Carole King of Dear Designer, being an interior designer can be a challenge sometimes. There is always the pressure of having to come up with a picture-perfect display with each project. She feels that her guests expect to see a Disney-esque wonderland every time they step into her home, and for her Christmas display last season, the expectation was no different.

In order to create her charming Christmas display, Carole went with Balsam Hill UK’s Vancouver Spruce. Choosing to go with a more eclectic theme, Carole complemented the realistic foliage of the Christmas tree with a scheme of black ornaments and gold baubles. The evergreen needles of the tree allowed the metallic ornaments to shine especially when combined with the bright clear lights, creating a simple yet enchanting centerpiece for her living room.

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Balsam Hill’s 2 More Reasons to Smile for the Holidays

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Balsam Hill has had its fair share of mentions and “likes,” but it’s nothing compared to how much love we have been receiving from design and DIY bloggers this past holiday season. In fact, aside from the 10 reasons we presented before, we are very glad to add 2 more reasons why we are all still smiling at Balsam Hill.

A Collection of Traditions

Balsam Hill Snowflake Ornament Set

Create a winter showcase with Balsam Hill’s Snowflake Ornament Set.

Leslee of Her Happy Balance has been enjoying the beauty of our statuesque Blue Spruce tree for years. She and her family have made it a point to add to its ornaments every year, making it a holiday tradition that they look forward to each Christmas. This year, Leslee added Balsam Hill’s Snowflake Ornament Set to their collection. Here’s what she had to say about it:

“These clear glass, crystal flakes are the perfect touch of winter elegance to add to his decor. And because I liked the snowflakes so much, I’m thinking that one of our new traditions will be adding a new snowflake or winter hanging piece to his decorations collection each year.” Read This Entry