Homemakers: Top 8 Blog Posts of 2017

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The Homemakers blog has had quite a year! So we went through each series and rounded up our top eight blog posts of 2017! From beginning of the year, when our Instastylist obsession began, to the simmering hot summer filled with patio parties and Jungalow-inspired homes and back to hygge furniture in the cold months of winter, we’ve loved giving you the details on the hottest trends of the year.

Take a journey into the past with us as we look back on our most-read posts of the year!

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How to Create a Hygge Home

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Hygge is a Danish word for a particular feeling. It’s a feeling of coziness and comfort, creating the feeling of warmth and contentment. Though you can’t buy hygge, your surroundings can help you to be more present and worry-free, which is what hygge is all about. Though you might immediately think of fur, shag carpets and warm and neutral color schemes, the only way to create a truly hygge environment is to do what makes you feel more comfortable at home.

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How to Beat the Winter Blues in Your Home

How to fight the winter blues in your home

When winter first starts, it’s the most wonderful time of year. But after the festivities are over, winter can seem to drag on forever. The colder weather and shorter days can give you less energy, more boredom and a downturn in mood. You can blame this all on the winter blues.

Also known as seasonal affective disorder (or S.A.D.), the winter blues can cause some serious negative vibes. Luckily, we have helpful tips on beating them. Wake up refreshed. Come home happy. Use the eight simple tips below to fight the winter blues in your home for good.

The Comprehensive Guide to “Winterizing” Your Home

Tips on Winterizing Your Home

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ‘Tis the season for making snow angels, ice skating, sledding, drinking hot chocolate and spending cozy nights by the fireside. Now if reading that sentence fills you with an impending sense of dread and all you can think is ‘Wait, I’m not ready! I have so much to do!” fear not. Although winter seemed a little late this year, it is upon us now and it’s time to take steps to prepare your home for the time of snow and ice. Ideally, you would have your house prepared before the first freeze of the season, but we all have lives to lead and sometimes forget about the patio furniture and that drafty window upstairs.

Below, we compiled a comprehensive list of ways to prepare your home for cold weather.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home (That You’ll Easily Keep!)

4 New Year's Resolutions For Your Home

Ahhh, 2017 will soon be upon us. This is when you’ll sit down and draw up a list of everything you are definitely-for-sure-100-percent going to accomplish in order to become a more accomplished person, like finally becoming a dedicated yogi or growing award-winning parsley in the backyard. That’s great, we applaud you for committing to your hobbies or health! But what about your home?

If you are an apartment dweller, renter or homeowner, there are probably some projects you can pick up that will make your home cleaner, updated or just plain safer. We’ve put together some common New Year’s home resolutions with suggestions on achieving and then maintaining these changes through the next year.