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4 Rustic Fall Decor Ideas at Derby Park

cozy bedFall is the perfect time to change your decor from the pastel and sunny colors of spring and summer to the earthy and natural tones of fall and winter. A rustic-inspired decor embraces nature, simplicity, and a coziness that lends itself to chillier temperatures.

4 Ways to Transform your Derby Park Home to a Rustic Decor

  • A change of color. Create a charming space by replacing rugs, pillows, dining linen and dishware with fall colors that complement your walls and floor. Rustic colors don’t necessarily mean shades of brown and green. Blush and Boysenberry (a deep maroon color) can add an earthy elegance to a neutral decor. Pineapple and Cardinal Red can inject brightness, while Hunter Green and Orange will certainly elicit a fall mood.
  • Incorporate natural elements. Certainly, the fall season is a time of change—where nature begins its entrance into hibernation for rejuvenation. Infusing natural fabrics and elements from nature can quickly take your home from summer to fall. Consider natural fiber rugs made of cotton, hemp, jute or seagrass—and make sure your wood furnishings take center stage.
  • Add fall foliage. Switch out some of your plants for Autumn flowers. Begonia, Crocus, Dahlia, and Gladiolas are some hearty fall favorites. Don’t forget to keep a fresh bouquet of fall-colored flowers strategically placed within the home.
  • Create rustic fall crafts. Create your own elegant fall centerpiece or simply combine a harvest of gourds, pinecones, and dried fall leaves to embellish a spare side table. Add color to your front door with a wreath of dried corn tied together by their husks. Explore this list of fall decor crafts by Martha Stewart for refreshing DIY ideas.

Grand Prairie apartment living is all about creating a special space—a cozy home that fits your unique style and personality. Take a moment to view the available floor plans at Derby Park and discover our great location and distinctive amenities!

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Five Affordable Ways to Add Artwork to Your Living Room

The living room is a great space in our homes to portray our creativity and personality. No wonder that the focus of home décor should always be on the living room. However, chances are that you might be running on a budget. Thus, adding affordable and easily available artwork could be the possible solution. Here are 5 affordable ideas to add artwork to your living room:

Print Your Own Photos: We live in a time where we’re able to carry a camera with us at all times that’s attached to our mobile smartphones. Better yet, these cameras take pretty quality photos. Run through your photo library and find some photos to have printed. You can get your own, beautiful photos blown up, framed, and/or printed on canvas to hang on your walls.

Add a Bit of Greenery: Get some plants for your home or apartment. Greenery substantially livens up your space. See if your neighbors or friends are ready to share some of their plants with you. Just in case they do, find out a pot to host the plants, and voila you have a good arrangement at your place.

Show your Books: Remember, there can be hardly be anything more beautiful than books. Bring out the best possible books from your collection and arrange them in a harmonious way. The result could be refreshingly handsome and creativity-inducing.

Go Retro: Find some old, vintage objects laying around your home to turn into your own art pieces. For example, a metal wheel, mason jars, and unused plywood can be painted, cleaned, and hung as decorative wall designs. These are also very versatile in the ways in which you can dress them up and put them to use.

Shop Local: The best thing about unique artwork is that it can be found just about anywhere. There are talented artists in every corner of the universe, and it can be really rewarding to support your local neighborhood artists. Search around and find someone who’s selling their artwork for less than market value to get their pieces recognized.

5 Creative Holiday Party Theme Ideas

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The holidays are here, and you’re looking for a unique holiday party theme. Although white elephant gift exchanges and Christmas potlucks are seamless ways to entertain guests, sometimes it’s a good idea to spruce things up a bit.

Here are some holiday party theme ideas that are fun, original, and sure to leave your guests in the holiday spirit.

  • Christmas Carol Karaoke- After a couple of drinks, who doesn’t love karaoke? Okay, not everyone. However, if you like to get a little vocal at your festivities, throw a Christmas Carol Karaoke party. If you have some shy guests, ask them to deliberate as a panel of judges. This is a guaranteed entertaining and hilarious party idea.
  • Home Alone- This classic, Christmas film tends to get lost among the vast collection of Christmas movies nowadays. However, it must not be forgotten as it is a glorious tradition for this time of year. Make up some booby trap games, wear your favorite Christmas sweaters and snow hats, and set up a photo booth for your best Kevin McAllister impression.
  • Christmas Around the World- Double up your Christmas party as both a festive get-together as well as a way to get a little cultured. Have everyone choose a country, or make up teams for said countries if you have a lot of guests coming, and have each assigned country bring dishes, drinks, and gifts as well as wear ensembles based on their Christmas tradition.
  • Christmas Morning Brunch- Many Christmas parties are held at night with eggnog, fires, and gifts. What if we switched it up a bit and threw the celebration in the morning, brunch-style? Complete with keesh, coffee, pancakes, mimosas, and pajamas, you’ll be able to dine and open gifts in a cozier atmosphere this year.
  • Nightmare Before Christmas- Halloween isn’t the only time of the year that costumes are appropriate. Throw a Nightmare Before Christmas party with face paint, creepy decorations, and dark dessert ideas.