Decorating your House this Christmas 

 
Hello everyone and welcome back to Styling with Jade, Christmas is just around the corner which means it’s time to start decorating your house for the festive season. In some parts of the world it’s cold and snowing while in other parts of the world it’s hot and summery, but we all share some common Christmas decoratives. So today I’m going to take you through some of my favourite decorations to make your house feel festive with a touch of Christmas spirit. 

The most obvious thing we all put in our houses for this holiday is a Christmas Tree, there are 2 options a real tree or a fake one. Here in Australia we generally opt for the fake one, less maintenance and you don’t have to buy a new one every year. Putting the Christmas tree up is one of my favourite things to do and it allows your family to come together and have some fun. What you decorate your tree with is entirely up to you but I have left some photos below of some inspiration both traditional and alternative. 

 

Christmas Tree 1Christmas Tree 2Christmas Tree 3

I have to talk about this one because it’s one of my favourites and that is candles. If you live in Europe or America or any other country that celebrates Christmas in the winter than these are perfect for you. Candles give warmth to a room, they look great and if you buy the scented ones they create a beautiful aroma throughout your house. Down below I’m going to leave the link to some of my favourite places to buy candles aswell as others I have heard good things about. I definitely reccomend checking them out and if you do please leave me a comment below. 

Yankee candlesThe White CompanyBath and Body WorksDusk

Now there’s a billion other things you can decorate your house with this Christmas I’m just going to list a few and put together a big collage full of inspiration for you to decorate your house with. Otherwise it will take you till Christmas to read this post. 

   

Joy VasesReindeer & Candles SettingLanternsCushionsWreath (you can buy it here)Snow Globe 

So that wraps up some of my favourite things to decorate my house with in the Christmas season. If you have any special traditional items or just something cool that I haven’t covered than please leave it down below in the comments. Especially if your from a different culture and your Christmas is very different to mine let me know I’d love to hear about it. Also if you would like to share your photos you can tag me on Instagram, facebook or Twitter I will leave all my details at the very end. 

That’s it for today, thankyou for reading I hope you enjoy the special festive month of December. I’ll be back next week with another Christmas inspired post. 

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Living in a Loft 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Styling with Jade, today I want to talk about one of the biggest interior design trends of the present and that is the loft style living. There are so many variations of this style now and I thought while I’m having a little look I may aswell take you guys along on the journey aswell.

I think the most popular style of loft living is the bedroom. From kids rooms, to adults this trend has grown and is only getting bigger. One of the major upsides to using a loft style is that you can maximise the space within your house. 

image via home-designing.com

 
The next one is the study, a lot of homes these days are being built with a loft style study. This allows the room to be up and out of the way, and is especially good if there is not enough room in your existing home.

 

image via studded-hearts.com

 
Another popular room being transformed into the loft style is the wardrobe/closet. If there is a lack of space on the ground floor and plenty of room up towards the ceiling than why not build a space to expand your closet. 

image via decordots.com

 
The last popular way of using a loft style in the interior of a home is simply by opening up an area of your upstairs which is exposed to the downstairs. I think this all came about due to the desire to have an open plan living area. Below are some of my favourite ways to create this loft style inside someone’s home.

image via eclecticlivinghome.wordpress.com

 
The only downside I can think of when it comes to loft style living is the heat. As you’ve all probably been told a million times hot air rises and thus would leave your loft area a little hotter than the rest of your house. Obviously there is solutions to this and that would be considered during the planning process. 

So I hope you all enjoyed this weeks post, if you have any comments please leave them below and like and share with your friends. If you have a loft style room in your home than please let me know I’d love to hear about your experience. Also just quickly all my written posts (Sunday’s) from now until Christmas will be festive inspired so if you are a big lover of Christmas like me than make sure not to miss out. Thankyou for reading everyone.

  

Designing a Home rather than a House

Hello everyone and welcome back to Styling with Jade, this week I wanted to direct a post to the way houses are being decorated by both professionals and individuals. If you have a quick look online or in magazines you will notice a lot of the images depict set up living spaces that lack a sense of homeliness. I’m a big believer in that you are the only one that can really make your house yours. 

So you splash out some money on a professional interior designer you tell them the style you like, your visions for the room and what you expect of the finished product. They work endlessly to create the vision that you had and at the end you love it. A week or two passes and you feel like there’s something missing. 

This is exactly what I’m talking about, interior designers are highly talented people that can create a room that you never thought possible. The one problem is there not magic and they don’t have special powers. They can’t read your mind or pick the furniture you’ve been dreaming of for 2 years without you telling them.  

In the end you are paying a high amount of money for a quality result so get involved and don’t be afraid to share your ideas. If the person you have hired doesn’t like your input than find someone else. There’s going to be nothing worse than having a finished room that you don’t like or aren’t happy with. 

Now it doesn’t just stop there, if you love your home and want it to feel like your space you have to go one step further by adding those little touches yourself. Photos, awards, trophies, sentimental items, books, vases basically anything that means something to you. By adding these items you will make your house into your home that has a showcase of your life. 

I just want to say all of this is personal preference, I’m not saying you have to do this but for me I love going to other people’s houses and seeing parts of there memories and life in the place they live. Not only does it give the house character it creates a vibe, this is such and suchs home and not just anyone. 

As always thankyou for reading, I appreciate all the support. Also I apologise that this one is a day late I had a few problems with my internet connection. I’ll be back next week on time with a new post for you all to enjoy.

  

The Indoor Garden 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Styling with Jade, I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. This week I’m bringing the outdoors in and talking about the indoor garden. Most people think gardening is to much of a chore or that they will kill the plants after a week. But I’m here to give you some ideas of really simple gardens that are fairly easy to maintain which will hopefully ensure your experience with an indoor garden goes smoothly and successful the first time. So if your willing to take the leap and delve into the world of indoor gardens than please keep reading.

 (To see how the terrariums above were made please click the appropriate link Image 1Image 2, Image 3

I’ve started with the easiest indoor garden ever the terrarium. If you haven’t heard of a terrarium before it is simply just a small garden inside some kind of glass containment. The best thing about the terrarium is you basically spray your terrarium every few days with a spray bottle and that’s it. Not only is the terrarium easy to look after its fun to create. You can buy your own materials and create something magical or you can buy a kit and create one using the materials included, don’t be afraid to experiment and add decorative items such as fairies or toadstools. If you would like to learn more about the terrarium than I have included a link that you can check out by clicking here.

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Next is the indoor herb garden, not only does this look great in your kitchen or elsewhere if you choose its super practical. Above are a number of images of indoor herb gardens that are DIY, you can find all the links with the details on how to make each of them under the image. Be creative when it comes to these, make them your own and experiment when it comes to the design. If these aren’t what your looking for than head over to pinterest where there are a million other different options that you can use for your next DIY job. 

 Image 1, Image 2

Lastly is the vertical wall garden, this one is definitely a show stopper and will have people talking about your house even after they have left. The 2 pictures above are a DIY version and the instructions on how to build these are in the links above. If you feel you aren’t very handy on the tools or you just don’t have the time for a DIY job than there are a number of store bought or online vertical gardens that you can purchase. 

That’s it for my indoor garden inspiration, I hope this has given you some ideas and encouragement to create your very own garden inside your home. Please give this a like if you enjoyed it, leave some comments below, and tell me what you would like to see in the coming weeks in a Sunday post. Thankyou for reading everyone.