Friday, December 15, 2017

Gift Guide for the Design Enthusiast

Know someone just a little too obsessed with House Hunters, or Fixer Upper? It can be tricky finding a gift with that certain “je ne sais quoi” for loved ones in-tune with the style radar. Thankfully, finding the perfect present for your fashion-forward friend won’t be hard—or break the budget—with our specially curated gift guide.


Trendy Throw Pillows

Any design-savvy individual will tell you it’s important to accentuate the essentials. These throw pillowsOpens in a new window do just that, adding the perfect amount of contemporary flair on a sofa or bed. Added bonus: they’re just as comfy as they are pretty.


Pouf! The Perfect Present

These delightful decor accents are incredibly popular thanks to their fusion of style and practicality. Use it as a foot rest, casual seat or small tabletop—your friend will love the versatility. This highly-textured pouf really takes the spotlight with its trendy gray hue and cozy appeal.


An Irresistibly Soft Blanket

A person can never have too many throw blankets. This one is perfect for cozying up with a cup of coffee in the mornings, and the soft gray color will satisfy the design enthusiast’s need for trendy aesthetic.


A Place to Box-up Style Finds and Mementos

Gift your loved one a jewelry box set with a design that’s as unique and special as they are. They’ll love the chic collection of boxes to keep their space tidy. If you want to make the act of gift-giving a more sentimental experience, tuck something sweet inside these boxes as an extra surprise. It can be as simple as a heartfelt note. For couples, we love the idea of adding in 52 sweet messages (a favorite memory, inside joke or reason you love them) so they can start off each week with a heart-warming smile.


An Artfully Inspired Accent

Fill it up with beautiful botanicals, or opt to gift it on its own. After all, this vase is truly an artful masterpiece, with a metallic bronze band that captivates any passerby.

Wall Art that Belongs in an Upscale Gallery

Skip the typical framed artwork for a piece with architectural interest—because who wants to be ordinary? This piece of sculptural wall art is guaranteed to be a major conversation pieceOpens in a new window in any home.

Versatile Storage

A cluttered home is rarely a stylish one. This light basket set provides a practical purpose, all while tying together a room’s look. Talk about a win-win.

Some Mid-Century Modern Flair

Mid-century modern is all the rage right now—and what’s not to love? This chairOpens in a new window stays on-trend with smooth, canted legs and cream-colored upholstery. The look is expensive, but at a price point you’ll be able to smile about.

cream curved accent chair

Pretty Pendant Jewelry—for the Home

Most would wish for a pretty pendant necklace, or earrings, but the design enthusiast will appreciate a pendant light fixtureOpens in a new windowe so much more instead. This one stands out with a Morrocan-inspired lattice design filled with dangling, natural sea shells.


A Plush, Moroccan-Inspired Rug

Most design enthusiasts understand the struggle of curating a room that avoids being too perfectly matched, while still remaining cohesive. Well-designed spaces have a natural, effortless aura to them—so gift your loved one the finishing touch that strikes the perfect balance between posh and casually “undone”.

white Moroccan rug with frils and intricate designs.

The Major Essential

Equal parts style and comfort—what a steal. The slim, wood finished legs make all the difference, giving this contemporary sofa a hint of mid-century modern style. Complete with two decorative throw pillows, it’s perfect for the design enthusiast who loves hosting intimate parties, or for the closet couch potato that holds style to high standards.


Cool, Canted Design

This season, you’ll find splashes of mid-century modern style everywhereOpens in a new window—a must-have for the design enthusiast. The great thing about this trend is that it’s a classic look that won’t become outdated any time soon. This coffee tableOpens in a new window provides the perfect amount of mid-century inspiration and minimalist flair, making it a guaranteed hit.

modern retro inspired wood coffee table

With so many inspirational ideas to choose from, you can’t possibly go wrong with gift giving this year.

There’s a gift for everyone at Ashley HomeStore, make sure you check out all of our guides below:

Gift Guide for the NewlywedsOpens in a new window

Gift Guide for the Whole FamilyOpens in a new window

Gift Guide for the College StudentOpens in a new window

Gift Guide for the Trend SetterOpens in a new window

Gift Guide for the #GirlBossOpens in a new window

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Gift Guide: For the Newlyweds

You know what time it is–it’s that time in life when everyone is getting married. Whether it’s your kids or your friends or your friends’ kids, church bells are ringing, toasts are being made, and merriment is all around. 

Finding the perfect gift for your adorable couple can be difficult, especially if you’ve waited till the last minute. Suddenly, the registry list is dwindling and you’re running out of options. Worry not, though. Here are some fun ideas on practical items you can pick up to help the newlyweds turn their house into a home.

A Spreader Set to Make Them Smile

Usher in their many years of holiday togetherness with these spreaders. With heartfelt messages, they’ll always keep you close to their hearts when they use them.

A Dinnerware Set to Create Memories

There’s something so satisfying about having a dinnerwareOpens in a new windowset for entertaining. Your newlyweds will appreciate the artisan touch of this set. It also helps that this set is microwave and dishwasher safe, too, so clean up’s a breeze.

A Sofa for Long-Term Comfort and Warmth

This living room set features a sofa in black

Give the gift of comfort with a durable sofaOpens in a new windowand your newlyweds will be ready to handle anything life throws at them.  Whether it’s kids, at-home entertaining or simply day-to-day living, they’ll be thankful every time they sink into sumptuous, long-term durability and softness. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.

A Dream-Come-True Comforter for Restful Sleep

A classy comforterOpens in a new windowis a surefire way to make the newlyweds’ bedroom look more upscale and refined. You’ll love the price point, and they’ll love that it’s both machine washable and reversible. Practical and beautiful just got a whole lot easier for them.

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A Pub Glass Set for Hearty Drinks and Laughs

Have them entertaining in style for years to come with these trendy handblown glasses. With the freedom to fill it with lager, ale or even cider, there’ll be something new for everyone involved. You can’t go wrong with these 20-ounce glasses.

A Butler Table for Styling Entertaining

two-tier round butler table

Serving food at dinner parties and holidays is a blast with this two-tiered butler tableOpens in a new window. Newlyweds will love its utility from kitchen to table, and the locking casters offer easy movement in case both tiers become too heavy or cumbersome to move. They’ll definitely appreciate the thoughtfulness this gift has to offer.

An Accessory Set to Remember the Good Times

squared tabletop black home decor set includes candle holder and picture frame

If the newlyweds are moving into a new house or apartment, chances are they don’t have a lot of the decorative accessories that make a house a home. Liven up their space by gifting an accessoryOpens in a new windowset, complete with picture frames, decorative sculptures and a box, as well as a candle holder. It’s a perfect combination to gaze at wedding pictures by romantic candlelight.

An Accent Sculpture Made to Dazzle

Antiqued metal table decoration

The marriage of antiqued silvertone and abstract art is sure to be loved by the couple. Sculptures are a great decorative accent and match well with a variety of existing pieces and furniture. Go ahead–dare to dazzle their senses with a touch of the unusual.

A Pouf for Everyday Use

round cable knit wool pouf in natural colored fabric

What a handy–and multifunctional–gift for a new married couple. Not only is it perfect as a foot rest or, when topped with a tray, a coffee table, it’s also easily movable.. A double, triple… even quadruple whammy.

A Table Lamp to Illuminate Their Smiles

Add to their bedroom or living room elegance with this table lamp. Not only does light make a space look bigger, but it also accentuates the decor and adds a pop of color to a neutral palette.

A Jewelry Box Set for Trinkets

Glass jewelry boxes

Help her store jewelry, souvenirs and keepsakes in style with these glass and metal boxes. Whether it’s dried flowers from her wedding bouquet or a family heirloom, she’ll love knowing her treasures are safe and sound.

A Mirror to Reflect Good Vibes

Give the newlyweds a decor piece that helps them reflect in fashion. This mirror’s trendy, weathered look will add character to their new space, while also making a room look larger. It’s easily movable, with minimal upkeep. Now that’s a gift we can get behind.

An Accent Pillow for a Burst of Personality

It’s that finishing touch to a space that seems unfinished or lacking. Bring a lofty sense of home to the newlyweds with this accent pillow, complete with feather fill and zipper closure. They’ll have no problem letting their dreams take flight together with this in tow.

A Wall Clock to Track Quality Moments

Large wall clock on a brick wall.

This wall clock is a classic reminder that time is what we make of it. Newlyweds will enjoy it as a statement piece on the wall with its distressed finish and bold Roman numeral design. One thing’s for sure–with this clock, they’ll always be ready for the day by keeping an eye on the time.

A Tray Set for Styling Serving

With these antiqued trays, they’ll never have to worry about their hands being full again. It makes serving drinks and snacks a breeze. Saving on space and adding convenience is a fantastic thing to gift for newlyweds, who are most likely overwhelmed with appliances and other bulky kitchenware.

We’d love to hear which gift you’re planning on getting for any soon-to-be newlyweds in your life. Give us a shout by using the hashtag #MyAshleyHome on Instagram, or view the full gallery here.Opens in a new window.

There’s a gift for everyone at Ashley HomeStore, make sure you check out all of our guides below:

Gift Guide for the Design Enthusiast Opens in a new window

Gift Guide for the Whole FamilyOpens in a new window

Gift Guide for the College StudentOpens in a new window

Gift Guide for the Trend SetterOpens in a new window

Gift Guide for the #GirlBossOpens in a new window

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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