Category Archives: Inspiring Home Decor Ideas

A collection of decorating ideas that give your home that signature Balsam Hill elegance

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My Balsam Hill Home: Welcoming the Harvest Season

Autumn is a wonderful prelude to everyone’s favorite holiday season, what with its wonderful splash of color and somewhat somber atmosphere providing a melancholic contrast from the festive mood of Christmas. Along with its palette, the fall brings with it its own décor style and theme. Bright orange hues, dark reds, and muted earthy tones are the highlights of the season, and the décor ideas presented here take these style considerations to heart.

As a warm welcome to autumn and the coming holiday season, this post shows how you can welcome your guests by using the colors of the harvest season on your porch. It’s amazing how some small accents can make the biggest difference. The following ideas show how they can be maximized for the best effect.

Decorate with the Splendor of Autumn

Harvest season foliage decorates the front door

Autumn is also the harvest season for many, and this ensemble of autumn leaves, red berries, and orange and red pumpkins is the perfect symbol of a bountiful crop. Decorate your front door with the Autumn Leaves Decorated Foliage from our very own Orchard Harvest Collection. Displaying the wreath on your front door will add vibrant color to your entryways. The garland, on the other hand, will wonderfully tie everything together, creating a showcase that completely captures the bounty of the season. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Ask Balsam Hill With Dagmar Obert: On Lanterns

Dear Dagmar,

A friend gave me a set of lanterns as a gift, but I can’t seem to make them match my home’s theme. Are there ways I can use such beautiful lanterns other than as light fixtures?

Vivian

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Hi Vivian,

Lanterns are one of those ordinary objects that take on everyday functions. They can even evolve into an art form when treated with creativity and imagination. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Ask Balsam Hill with Dagmar Obert: On Flameless Candles

Dear Dagmar,

I have always been intrigued by battery-operated candles, because they look like the real ones but without the typical hazards that come from flames. Can you give me tips on where and how I can use flameless candles in our home?

Bridget


Hi Bridget,

People have been in love with candles for ages. Whether it is an item for illumination or a simple accent to add a decorative touch in one’s home, people can’t seem to resist the appeal of this gorgeous classic. Unfortunately, a cultural shift has resulted in the ban of candles during gatherings in community centers, churches and other places of celebrations. Even my great Aunt almost shook with fear when I lit candles once at the table.

Flameless candles come to the rescue

Balsam Hill's Battery-Operated Candles

Balsam Hill’s battery-operated candles feature a realistic flickering effect.

The flameless candle technology is probably one of the most revolutionary home decor additions that have appeared in recent years. Many of these artificial candles are so realistic that you essentially get the lowlight ambiance you need without endangering your home. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Ask Balsam Hill with Dagmar Obert: On Front Door Foliage

Decorating your front door is one way to welcome each season with open arms and receive guests with warmth. In this post, Dagmar gives her take on what foliage to decorate your home with at different times of the year.

What type of foliage should I use to decorate my door front?

There are now many options for your front door decorations. From metal and wooden items, to plastic objects (if they have the right flair), you can turn your front door into a welcoming and interesting sight. All of these can be uniquely enhanced using foliage, which is one subtle way to add vibrancy to your front porch. So how should you select something that signifies beauty and life for your door?

To make it easy, let me answer the questions while addressing each season.

Spring

During springtime, leaves turn light green with a tad of yellow , showing off the ecstatic hues of the season. Most of the flowers in bloom like daffodils, tulips and cool-colored hyacinths are divine. Best of all, they cut the cold of winter with their saturated color. Decorate with foliage associated with these flowers. Some like to use a grapevine base with the chartreuse-like foliage or even eggs for Easter since this indicates the beginning of life. These ideas point to Spring and the anticipation you get once you think of the activities and the time you’re going to spend outdoors.

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