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SM Home started with their Christmas preparations early, and came up with four holiday hues:
1) Classic Charm, 2) Contemporary Luxe, 3) Modern Opulence, and 4) Pretty Whimsical.
Here are some living room paint ideas from Boysen based on the holiday hue Pretty Whimsical.

Bring into your homes the Pretty Whimsical wonderland with these quirky pastel ornaments from SM Home in baby hues of blue, pink, yellow and green. They’ve got sugar-coated dessert ornaments like gingerbread, doughnuts, ice cream cones, candies and popsicles.

What Boysen wall colors would go well with Pretty Whimsical’s Baby Blue, Creamsicle, Cotton Candy and Chartreuse? Watch the video below and choose from the four paint colors we’ve selected for you.

If you have children at home, then enchant them with delightful decors in the shape of a polar bear or a reindeer which can also serve as a night light for the younger ones. Spark their imagination to comfortably and willingly go into dreamland.

Tip: If you’ve got colorful ornaments, then it would be best to mute the background and choose light neutrals so the details of your decor will come out.

All decors are available at SM Home

Click the links below to read about the other holiday hues –
Classic Charm
Contemporary Luxe
Modern Opulence

Don’t you just love getting gifts, or giving them for that matter? What about those gifts that come wrapped oh-so-prettily in a unique way, that you know with just a glance that the giver took such great care in preparing something special for you? Nowadays when a busy life seems to be the norm, the art of giftwrapping is delegated to shopping mall clerks, family members or personal assistants who are good at this sort of thing.

But here’s my challenge to you: why not do it yourself? With all the ideas and inspiration floating around in the Internet, I’m sure you’ll find something which you would find beautiful and congruent to your wrapping skill level.

Have a Giftwrapping Party with your BFFs

Watch the video. Invite your BFFs over for a giftwrapping party. A negative point would be you will have to wrap their gifts when they are not around. Get your wrapping station at home ready. Turn on the Christmas lights, light some candles and have some Christmas music on. Prepare some mocktails and some finger food.

Just like slow cooking, wrapping gifts is an art best done in a mindful, enjoyable way. Treat it like a ritual which can be quite therapeutic. For more Christmas gift wrapping ideas, visit the Martha Stewart site.

More Boysen Christmas Videos:
Homey Hugs for the Holidays
Make a Merry Mocktail

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Kitchens are going to be overused and abused this Christmas, I’m sure. We Filipinos love to eat, but more so during the holiday season. Many of us are going to do a lot of entertaining so the kitchen is going to be very busy.

I don’t know if your homes still have that separation of “clean” kitchen and “dirty” kitchen. Do the millennials even know this? With the changing lifestyles, most of us don’t have those two separate spaces in our homes anymore. Most kitchens in condos, for example, are usually open ones. It is great for entertaining, that is if you still have the energy after work, school, commute, and chores.

Personally, I am all for the word that starts with a “c”….as in catering, at least for some dishes. All you need to do is cook or bake those dishes (two max) that have made you famous (haha), and the rest can be delivered. Limited budget? Then get some pizzas, lechon manok, or some take-out Chinese dumplings.

But the best is to host a potluck. So easy! Just assign a dish to each guest so you’ll have all food groups covered. Then as the host, you can make the mocktails. You can zap it with alcohol if you like, but do have an innocuous potion for the designated drivers!

Image by Joanna Kosinska

Get into the spirit and watch Homey Hugs for the Holidays and Glam Up Your Gifts while having a merry little mocktail.

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SM Home started with their Christmas preparations early, and came up with four holiday hues:
1) Classic Charm, 2) Contemporary Luxe, 3) Modern Opulence, and 4) Pretty Whimsical.
Here are some living room paint ideas from Boysen based on the holiday hue Modern Opulence.

Sapphire, amethyst, citrine, tourmaline: If you want your home to scintillate with the colors of precious gems this Christmas, then choose Modern Opulence.

The colors of blue, magenta, purple and yellow make for a modern edgy palette that befits the pomp that Christmas represents. This palette is a leap outside tradition, outside comfort zones. Still, you can never go wrong because the Boysen-SM Home collaboration provides you this color guide.

When you’ve got jewel tones for your Christmas decor, the best colors for your walls would be neutrals to balance that intensity. Here are some colors that could be the perfect backdrop for the iridescent blue, magenta, purple and yellow of the Modern Opulence holiday hue of SM Home.

modern opulence
All decors are available at SM Home

Click the links below to read about the other holiday hues –
Classic Charm
Contemporary Luxe

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SM Home started with their Christmas preparations early, and came up with four holiday hues:
1) Classic Charm, 2) Contemporary Luxe, 3) Modern Opulence, and 4) Pretty Whimsical.
Here are some living room paint ideas from Boysen based on the holiday hue Contemporary Luxe.

Gold and silver —  their gleam add such a luxe vibe to any Christmas tableau. Who wouldn’t want that gorgeous glitter to help make your holiday season shine like no other? Very fitting for festivities with family and friends at home.

‘From angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold’ to ‘silver bells’, those are the sparkles we’d like. No frost, no snow or ice to glisten in this country, but who cares? We can always bring some of that into our homes with all the bells, balls, baubles and tinsel available. Add fairy lights for more sparkle, and you’ve got that Christmas ambience going full blast.

It may be fake or faux (para sosyal pakinggan) but honestly, as long as it makes us happy, we should go for it. If you want as much gold as the Yamashita treasure in your home, go! Or as that slogan says, “Shimmer and Shine, let Silver be mine!”

Read about the other SM Home x Boysen Christmas color guide,
Classic Charm
Modern Opulence

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What could be a bedroom design idea to prepare for some homey hugs during the coming Christmas holidays?

Usually most of us focus only on one area of the house, the living room, when we think about decorating our homes for Christmas. But why not start with the bedroom, your very own private space? Put up something cozy and heartwarming where you can snuggle up with your loved ones, or where you can have wonderful hygge moments alone.

How To Dress Up Your Wall With String Lights

As you can see in the video, you don’t have to have those traditional Christmas ornaments, not even glittery ones, to bring in that Christmas cheer. In fact, you can keep it very simple by dressing up a wall with Christmas lights. Use warm yellow ones that go well with a white wall. Lights like these are not only meant for trimming trees. You can also pin photos of your loved ones, those family and friends you hold dear, to the string lights. It is a wonderful way to reminisce about the many beautiful moments you’ve had in a year which is almost over. Those photos are reminders of the experiences you’ve shared and time spent with them, which you feel thankful for.

Tip: Don’t limit this design idea to the bedroom because it can fit in any part of the house.

Homey Hugs to Welcome Family Home

Are you expecting loved ones living or working abroad to come home for the holidays? Why don’t you put up this kind of decor to welcome them back into the fold? Go to a shop (or use your printer) and have photos developed of the many family moments they have missed while they were abroad.  Pin up those photos but leave empty spaces for the photos you will be making with them this Christmas time.

You know those moments I mean – to celebrate bienvenida, misa de gallo, eating lechon, queso de bola and kakanin during noche buena,  visiting old family members, getting to know new ones, spending time at the beach, drinking and talking sessions with the barkada, etc.

More Christmas Decorating Tips

Read Classic Charm, a Christmas color guide that can help you choose your holiday ornaments and what colors you can paint your walls with.

For other Christmas videos:
Make a Merry Mocktail
Glam Up Your Gifts

 

 

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SM Home started with their Christmas preparations early, and came up with four holiday hues:
1) Classic Charm, 2) Contemporary Luxe, 3) Modern Opulence, and 4) Pretty Whimsical.
Here are some living room paint ideas from Boysen based on the holiday hue Classic Charm.

In keeping with Philippine tradition, Christmas jingles started in September, the start of the BER months when anything Christmas seen or heard is a Filipino practice that we find utterly normal, but which other cultures find terribly quirky.

I find it so nostalgic and heartwarming to hear Nat King Cole sing “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” months before Christmas day. Never mind that we neither have chestnuts nor open fires…well, maybe in Baguio. Chestnuts roasting on open fires just really go well with jingle bells and sleigh rides in this beautiful tropical country with average temperatures of 30°C, especially when you start hearing carols in September!

Living room paint ideas
Christmas decor available in SM Home

Read about another Christmas Color Guide,
Contemporary Luxe
Modern Opulence

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