Valentine table scape with your man in mind

Valentine’s day can be a lot of pinks, purples and well glitter! I don’t know about you but my boys aren’t so into that. But I sure do love them! So I am here to show you how I merged some classic valentine decor with a masculine touch.

Of course I used some reds because I think red is pretty gender nuetral. I also love to reuse items from one season/ holiday to the next. My red ruby glass dishes and glassware were used as my base. To give a little splash of pizzazz I used some gold chargers. You can find these at the dollar store or I have even found them at the local thrift stores.

Adding in natural pieces also lends itself to a more manly look. I found this table runner on clearance at Target and the wood slice at Ross. Two vesrsitile pieces I can use year round. I accented the table with this leaf garland. When I went looking for it at Hobby Lobby the greenery was not on sale that week so I had to get creative to figure out another option. No time to try another store so I searched the store and found in the bridal section this greenery on sale 50% off! Again another item that can be used anytime.

To really give it the masculine look I added faux leather. Cut a few strips as my napkin “rings”, a few cut out hearts as confetti throughout the table and the rest I simply draped inside a square glass vase. Simple geometric shapes is a better way to go for this look. The last element is the “happy valentine’s day ” wood cut out which I found last year in the Target dollar spot. One of my favorite places to shop!

I hope this gave you a little inspiration on how to make your little men or your big man feel thought of on Valentine’s day. I don’t think you need a special day to tell someone that you love them but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

Hope you enjoyed this and it inspired you to show those boys some love. Have a happy love day! Love on all those who are in your life.

Love, Jamie @turquoisebungalow

Bluetiful Fall Decor

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If you have visited your local craft or home decor stores recently you might have noticed a new color being featured in the fall decor world. Did you see it? It’s so many beautiful colors of blues and blue greens. If you follow me on Instagram you might get an idea why this excites me. Any shades of blue, turquoise, teal and aqua are my favorite! No worries though if your partial to orange they work so well together. If you are into a more neutral style it works really well with the neutrals of creams and wood tones.

 

I’m all about staying on trend but on a budget. Through a mini four part series I will be sharing simple tips and tricks to help incorporate this new trend with the items you may already have in your Halloween decor stash. Tomorrow I will be showing you how you can achieve these looks on a budget. Thursday I will show you whose styles this can work with and how it works. Finishing up the week on Friday with showing you how to do a lot of these looks.

 

If you haven’t seen it yet in your stores it’s a mix of creams, browns, and light turquoise with a patina feel. Some even have the traditional orange in it as well. Surprisingly it all works really well together. A lot of times holiday decor doesn’t necessarily match or blend with our everyday decor and style. Many times we see the traditional Halloween oranges, Christmas reds and greens, Easter pinks and purples but they clash with what we already have in our home. I love to try and come up with ways to make the hues work in my decor. Through this series I will be sharing ways to do this and you can take them to carry over into other holidays.

 

So I hope you join me each day to talk about one of my favorite times of the year….FALL! Don’t forget to follow along for our fun new hashtag over on Instagram @turquoisebungalow #bluetifulfalldecor each Thursday.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

 

Jamie at the Turquoise Bungalowfalledit7