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5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s one of our favorite holidays. Besides all the festivities and happenings here in San Diego, it’s one of the most cheerful and bright days of the year in terms of decorating. St. Patrick’s Day decor is instantly recognizable and is also one of the easiest holidays to prepare for. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day ideas and themes to help you get ready!

Glitter: One of the Most Popular St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Obviously, green is going to be the dominant color for all St. Patrick’s Day themes. In particular, green glitter has become wildly popular for sprucing up decorations for St. Patrick’s Day. Some great uses for the glitter include:

  • Outlining lettering and words
  • Creating awesome borders
  • Sprinkling on shamrocks
  • Jazzing up party invitations

Pro-tip: other metallic glitter colors look very good with the green glitter, especially gold and silver glitter.

Use Green Tinsel

Tinsel isn’t just for the December holidays. It also works really, really well for creating St. Patrick’s Day-themed decor. However, don’t just use it for hanging on walls! You can use green tinsel to form fun decorative shapes.

For instance, try your hand at making a funky St. Patrick’s day hat out of tinsel. Or, you can try shaping them into fun messages or a greeting banner for your guests. Wrap beer mugs with the tinsel for added fun! Also, metallic green tinsel will go super well with your glitter.

5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

Serve Green Drinks and Snacks

Food can be decor too! For St. Patrick’s Day, consider making or setting out some green drinks and snacks. Green cupcakes and cookies are a yearly favorite, and green-tinted cocktails can liven up your array as well. Green salads and finger veggies can also add some healthy choices to your spread. Whatever your choice, don’t forget the matching napkins and plateware!

Use Some Felt Backdrops

Along with the green tinsel that we mentioned, green felt is your best friend when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day themes and decor. You can use the felt to fill out plain background spaces, and to lay down as cover on your table or counter tops. Felt also looks really cool if you add some of the glitter for a touch of sparkly shine.

If you want to get really fancy, you can create a felt board with moveable felt cutout items on it. This is great for announcements, menus, games, and other fun uses.

5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Decor and Party Prep

Deck Your Pets Out

Why do humans get to have all the fun? Don’t forget to deck out your pet’s areas with some decorations as well. Using the materials listed above, you can easily decorate your pet’s home with some special touches.    

In San Diego, many establishments are dog-friendly. So if you plan to bring your pooch with you to some events, it’s also a cool idea to deck them out in some green or other festive get-ups.

Prepping for St. Patrick’s Day is both fun and easy. Follow these tips to take some of the stress out of decorating so you can focus on the good times! If you needed more extensive decor and home presentation options, contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental. Our rental items and combos can help save you time and money. Give us a call at (858) 550-8009 or shoot us an email here — we love helping you get your home to look its best!

 

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Fall is officially here! It’s that time of year again that so many of us love. Football games, Halloween candy, and Thanksgiving pie — what more could you ask for? As the weather cools off and the leaves change colors, we should also adjust our home decor to reflect on one of the more quiet, contemplative seasons of the year. As you’ll see, all themes are easy to integrate into your decoration or home staging scenes.

You might be familiar with some basic fall themes and decor ideas. Rather than restricting you to specific projects, this week we’ll lay out basic principles and concepts for you to build upon. Have fun with these ideas!

Fall Themes Begin with the Colors

Whether it be a table centerpiece, hallway decor, or a window treatment, the foundation of any fall display is the choice of colors. As can be expected, fall decor themes will basically mimic the changing colors of the falling leaves. You’ll want to use plenty of orange, yellow, and dark red (like bordeaux wine) to signify the autumn seasons.

Other colors also work very well, such brown for a background, or deep purples for accents. Of course, as Halloween approaches, black and orange is a given combination.

Pro-tip: Throwback Padres gear is perfect for fall with the brown, orange, and yellow colors. Hang a banner or shirt for some seamless team spirit decor!

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Fall is the Time for Harvest and Abundance

The fall months are dominated by two holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving. However, apart from these themes, the main overarching fall theme for most people is that of harvest and abundance. An easy way to decorate your home is to incorporate items that are typically associated with traditional harvesting activities. These can include:

  • Baskets
  • Wagons
  • Garden tools (like pitchforks or rakes — those related to gathering rather than planting)
  • Garden boots and other clothing items
  • Cornucopias
  • Hay and scarecrows

Use Vegetation to Highlight Your Fall Themes

Along with the theme of abundant harvest, the use of vegetation and plant life can help you to create spectacular fall decorative creations. Again, your choice of items should indicate harvest; also, there are plenty of plant and vegetable items that are associated with fall due to their colors. These can include the following:

  • Pumpkins, squashes, and gourds
  • Persimmons
  • Dried corn (especially with the husk still on)
  • Sunflowers
  • Cranberries and other berries
  • Dried grass, twigs, and branches
  • Apples

For maximum effect, you can combine several different fruits and vegetables to really emphasize the idea of plentifulness.

Fall Themes for Decor That Will Wow Your Visitors

Outdoor Decor is Very Important

Out of all the seasons, fall is one that is more associated with the outdoors than others. Thus, you’ll want to make sure the outside of your home is decorated appropriately. You can line the porch steps with pumpkins and other harvest items. Use outdoor lighting to set the mood on the lawn and in the backyard.

You can take this a step further and “bring the outdoors inside.” Use leaves and other outdoor pieces to decorate the inside home. In fact, if you look closely, that’s what we’ve been doing all along — bringing the harvest inside for the family!

Overall, fall is the time to slow down, reflect, and prepare ourselves for the upcoming winter months. This can be reflected in your decor and staging style if you opt for an easygoing, relaxed, and warm feel.

Are you looking for more expansive design and decor options? You may wish to explore furniture rental options. Contact us today at Signature Furniture Rental for top-of-the-line rental packages and items to help you acheive the fall look you’ve always dreamed of!

Fun and Amazing DIY Earth Day Projects

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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This year, Earth Day is on Friday, April 22. Earth Day is a special day that is set aside to celebrate environmental protection and to increase awareness of various issues affecting the planet’s health. It is one of the most “active” holidays, in that many people choose to perform various acts which contribute towards the betterment of the environment. For instance, classic activities include planting a tree or biking to work instead of driving.

Here are a few great DIY earth day projects that you can do to help decorate your home and increase awareness for guests and visitors. Most of these Earth Day projects feature eco-friendly materials, and can easily be recycled or repurposed after their use.

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Where to Find Your Winter Wonderland in San Diego

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Where to Find Your Winter Wonderland in San Diego

San Diego is known for being one of the most spirited cities in America. Whether it be for a Chargers game, a Padres game, or a military celebration, we love to get all decked out and dressed up for special occasions, especially the winter holidays. Participation is a key word around here—so many neighborhoods and establishments love to participate in all the holiday festivities and decorations.

If you’re looking for activities, lights displays, and elaborate decorations to visit in San Diego County, here are some suggestions for you to try out.

 

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Staging With The Seasons: Six Winter Home Staging Tips

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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Make no mistake, winter home staging is a challenge. There are more factors that stagers must keep in mind to avoid having potential buyers leave feeling cold, both figuratively and literally. More than the warmer months, winter home staging requires stagers to combat the elements to make a home feel attractive to potential buyers even when the weather outside isn’t ideal.

That’s why we thought it was important to make this guide for winter home staging so your sales can surge while the temperatures plummet. Read on to see our six best winter home staging tips.

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DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Give thanks because it’s Thanksgiving time yet again. While we all love sitting around and stuffing our face silly with Thanksgiving dinner, it takes some work to get your home ready for the festivities this fall. But don’t worry, a little work goes a long way when it comes to DIY Thanksgiving decorations, because just a little love and time will transform your home into a Thanksgiving paradise. See our six favorite DIY Thanksgiving decor ideas right here.

DIY Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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Enjoy Turkey Day Like a Pro: Thanksgiving Entertaining Tips

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Like it or not, holiday season is coming. You’ve already made it through Halloween, but now Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And while everybody loves getting together with loved ones and stuffing their face silly with turkey, it’s not quite as relaxing for the person in charge of actually entertaining everybody on Thanksgiving day.

With so much to do and prepare for Thanksgiving, it’s no wonder why some people get stressed during the holidays. That’s why we’ve made a list of our favorite Thanksgiving entertaining tips to help you have the most stress-free Thanksgiving ever, even if you are the one hosting.

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Creepy DIY Halloween Decor

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

We’re only 10 days away from Halloween, is your home ready to be the creepiest one on the block? Go beyond the standard store-bought decorations that aren’t actually creepy at all and DIY your Halloween decor this year to create some actually scary decorations that are super fun to make. Read on to see our 5 most creepy DIY Halloween decor ideas that are sure put a fright into your guests or trick or treaters.

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How To Recycle Holiday Decorations

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Don’t let the holiday season cause you to send your festive decor to the landfill – end the year in a green way with tips from Signature Furniture Rental!

As we de-holiday our house and transition into January, most of us are left with a mountain of items that we simply don’t know what to do with. It can be overwhelming to throw everything away, with the knowledge of the sentiment with which each thing was given, but we don’t always have the room to store everything from year to year. We know that recycling is a better option for the planet, but there are so many rules for what can be recycled and how that it can turn into just another overwhelming task to put off. Here is a quick guide to how best to reuse, upcycle, or recycle holiday decorations.

How To Recycle Holiday Decorations

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Unfortunately, a mountain of traditional satin wrapping paper, shiny ribbon, tape and gift bags can’t be recycled. The kraft paper, newspaper and recyclable wrapping paper can be recycled, of course, but not everybody uses planet friendly materials when playing Santa. Even if you end up throwing everything into the recycling bin, it’s common to have one contraband item spoil the chances for the rest of the load to be recycled due to the sheer volume of garbage to be sorted through. The best thing to do in this case is to reuse the wrapping paper and ribbon for another gift, or to save it for another DIY project. Pinterest and the blogosphere are great resources for upcycling ideas and instructions for projects like framed art and wreaths.

Christmas trees are another issue. Buying a natural tree, which can be recycled into mulch or compost, is a greener option than purchasing an artificial or flocked tree. When artificial trees have ended their run, they cannot be recycled, and must either be donated or thrown away. However, the each local community has their own rules and methods for recycling natural Christmas trees and wreaths, and often if these strict guidelines aren’t followed, a perfectly compostable holiday plant will end up in the landfill instead.

Some communities have curbside pick-up for their trees, while others have collection stations at local parks or schools. Be sure to look up your city’s post-holiday procedures, because they might be limited time events held on just a few dates (and definitely don’t keep that totally brown tree around till Valentine’s Day…).

When in doubt, check out http://www.earth911.com in order to find out how to recycle your household items, and learn new ideas for reusing your old things.

Last Minute Holiday Decorations That You Can DIY

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Whether you’re low on cash, time, or just decided to get into the spirit last minute, sometimes the holidays sneak up on you before you’ve had a chance to prepare. With just a few days until Christmas and New Year’s lurking right around the corner, there isn’t much time to deck the halls extravagantly, unless you hire a team of elves to do it overnight.

Here are a few ideas from Signature Furniture Rental for fun, easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself projects to make your home beautiful in no time flat this holiday season.

Last minute holiday decorations to DIY - Signature Furniture Rental

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