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My Balsam Hill Home: An Elegant Outdoor Escape

The outdoors is a remarkable place where you can just sit, relax and stare at the stars while you renew yourself for the next day’s work. Create a tasteful and warm spot for your family in the backyard with this decorating guide from Balsam Hill.

Creating an outdoor retreat

Decks, patios and porches can be treated much like the inside of the home where you can use your own sense of style. Add a few pieces of furniture as you would in the living room, but vary according to how you want the space used.  For example, if you want to have a picnic area, invest in an outdoor grill and an outdoor dining table.

If you wish to have an al fresco lounge, adding the comfiest couch will do. But a couch is only as good as how warm it feels. Make your seats comfortable by cozying them up with a few throw pillows or blankets.

The Plaid Pendleton Blanket from Balsam Hill is made of wool, a natural thermal insulator that keeps you warm no matter how lightweight the fabric is. This premium plaid throw does not only make your seats look elegant and inviting, but also makes you feel cozy. Just relax on the couch with the blanket on your lap and you will find how warm and comforting your outdoor sanctuary is.

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Balsam Hill Special Feature: Heavenly Lights™

Christmas tree with lights

Whether your Christmas tree comes pre-lit or unlit, no tree is complete without a medley of bright lights. Clear or multicolor, your choice of lights will depend on your personal preference, the type of look you want and whether you’re going for a certain décor theme. With the myriad of Christmas lights available today, it can be a chore to choose the one you want—the perfect one for your home.

Color+Clear™

Color+Clear™ lights

Many pre-lit trees from Balsam Hill come with the Color+Clear™ option; this is an innovative combination of our clear and colored Heavenly Christmas™ lights. Our clear Christmas lights give off a soft glow, while the colored ones feature rich jeweled tones. Color+Clear™ gives you the power to experience the best of both worlds, giving you the ability to change the light color to suit your holiday mood. It even comes with a handy remote control that allows you to choose between clear lights, colored lights, or both even from a distance. Our clear and multicolor lights are also offered for purchase separately.

Candlelight™ LED Lights

Candlelight™ LED lights

Mimicking the soft, warm glow of natural candlelight, our Candlelight™ LED lights provide a sense of warmth during the holidays. Unlike candles, however, these feature premium energy-saving LED lights that never burn out. The warm glow of our Candlelight™ LED lights is a nice contrast to the cold light emitted by traditional LED’s.

Multicolor LED Lights

Multicolor LED lights

Using the same premium LED lights, our multicolor lights are guaranteed to make your holidays glow with vibrant color for years to come. As festive as a rainbow and as elegant as a peacock, these multicolor lights are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. If you’re looking for splashes of color in your home décor, these multicolor lights will ensconce your home in a cheerful mood throughout the season.

Why pre-lit trees?

One major benefit of pre-lit trees is that you don’t have to string the lights yourself when setting up your tree and then unstringing them after the holidays when you need to store your tree. This ensures that your tree looks evenly lit every year and that you don’t need to worry about untangling wires and light strings when it comes times to decorate for Christmas.

Patented trunk design with Easy Plug™ technology

A number of our pre-lit trees also come with our patented trunk design referred to as Easy Plug™ technology. These trees are designed to make lighting a breeze. It comes with pre-made light connections within the trunk, hiding unsightly wires and connecting all the tree’s lights. Lighting Easy Plug™ trees is as easy as plugging it into the wall.

The next time you’re planning on decorating for the holidays, don’t fret about what type of light to use. After choosing from the options listed above, all you need to worry about is what type of tree you want and what other décor to use with it.

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Ask Balsam Hill with Dagmar Obert: On Decorating the Front Porch

Dear Dagmar,

I would like to impress my visiting friends and family with my entryway. Can you suggest some elegant ways to decorate my front porch?

Kathy

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Hi Kathy,

I totally understand you. The front porch is definitely the spot that you should focus on if you want to make a great first impression with your home.

Creating an elegant and welcoming porch should start with comfortable furniture. Good seating is necessary to invite people to convene and converse, or simply just enjoy the natural elegance of the outdoors. Make your guests feel comfortable by providing the right couch.

You can never go wrong with the rustic charm that wicker brings. Porches with tiles or stones feature clean lines that boxed dark synthetic wicker chairs can complement. Pair them with bright-colored cushions for a fresh and modern touch.

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Everything You Need to Know About Wreaths, Garlands, Swags, Teardrops, and Centerpieces

Decorated mantel showcases the colors of the seasonThe autumn grows nearer and the holidays are just around the corner. Now is a good time to begin planning your next holiday décor theme. The style you choose will be a major factor when it comes to choosing the right items that will help achieve the look you want. In this post, we will show you what you need to know about the most common holiday décor pieces in order to give you a better perspective on how you can put each to good use.

The Wreath

Fall-themed wreaths hang on a shelfIn choosing a wreath for your home, it’s important to consider the size. Larger wreaths provide a more festive look; smaller ones exude a more elegant, understated appeal. Of course, the important thing is how it will look on your door. Your door’s size is a major determinant of the size of the wreath. Larger ones should also hang higher than small ones so it won’t look out of place. Read This Entry