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From Aisle to Home: Easy Ideas for a Tranquil Holiday Home

As the saying goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It’s true! We look forward to the holidays even before the season arrives. Although the magic of the holidays tends to outweigh the stress, there is still a slight chance for chaos. And with that, we’ve rounded up ways you can introduce relaxation throughout your home both during and following the rush of the holiday season.

This month, the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged with making comfort a priority by showcasing areas in their homes that make for a calming and restful retreat.

1. It’s a white wintry sight with Lolly Jane. From the very top of this flocked tree, straight down to the base of the Ceramic Lamp, soothing hues of soft blue and white radiate a feeling of peace, making us want to cozy up with a warm Sherpa Throw and mug of cocoa.

2. Do away with clutter and relax in comfort! Anna Moseley of Ask Anna brings life to her master bedroom by incorporating a bold chest of drawers dressed with a Baroque 3-Piece Mirror Set  and Antique Bronze Lamp – très chic!

3. Make comfort easily accessible with a Crossmill Collection Weathered Coffee Table from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart that doubles as hidden storage. Take after Marie Chorak of Blooming Homestead and switch out lightweight cotton throws and pillows for chunky knits, faux fur and plush velvet.

4. Taryn Whiteaker of Design, Dining & Diapers suggests turning an unused corner of your room into a reading nook. Dive into that book you’ve been meaning to start and slide into an oh-so comfortable Mid-Century Linen Chair.

5. It’s amazing the difference a mattress can make. Beth Hunter of Home Stories A to Z sets her guests up for a dreamy night’s sleep with a new Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress and fresh set of Wrinkle Free Sheets from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.

6. Hit that reset button and take time to sip on a mid-afternoon treat in style. See how Gloribell Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It  personalizes a set of White Porcelain Mugs for the holidays.

7. Jen Migonis of Mignois Home arranges furniture for conversation by grouping a sofa and chair on either side of a Crossmill Collection Weathered Side Table. Forget the TV! Slow down, take a seat, and enjoy the company of family.

8. Nothing tops the glow of a candle! Monica Benavidez of Monica Wants It places a warm winter Jar Candle atop a stylish Tufted Storage Ottoman to introduce ambiance to her cozy living room space.

9. Stacy Risenmay of Not Just A Housewife has a throw blanket in nearly every color, texture, and pattern. Whether it’s a lazy weekend morning, cold winter day or family game night, the Sherpa, Chenille, Woven Fringe, and Plush throws are a wonderful complement to moments of well-deserved relaxation.

10. Get the how-to on creating a cozy oasis for guests traveling near and (in this case) far to visit Debbie Westbrooks of Refresh Restyle. From a soft Comforter Set to extra blankets, towels and toiletries stored beneath a stylish Pintucked Bench, guests will have everything and more to feel right at home for the holidays.

11. Head over to Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage for a candle 101. Small touches, such as using flickering candles and accompanying candle accessories, are all it takes to instantly turn up the glow throughout your home.

12. Pamper yourself and guests with the coziness of Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart Thick and Plush Bath Towels. Consider this tip from Kierste Wade of Simply Kierste: tuck the towels in a Hyacinth Twist Handle Basket and leave them in each room for easy access when guests arrive.

13. Kim Demmon’s family room has us wanting to curl up beside the Christmas tree with a warm cup of tea. We’re marveling at the White-Washed Rustic Table Lamp, a nice complement to this chic farmhouse holiday display from Today’s Creative Life.

14. Amy Bell of Positively Splendid has us channeling our inner creative. Read, write, create … heck, do nothing! Bask in the stillness the morning brings, slide beneath a warm Comforter, and take time to be you.


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