Have you started to decorate for the holiday or season yet? My family and I are all done. Since we have a lot of holiday and seasonal decorations, we decorate the weekend before Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving we put up our tree. I know that seems early to a lot of people, but we enjoy our holiday decorations and we want to enjoy them as much as possible before packing them up and putting them back downstairs in our basement storage area.
I do have some seasonal decorations that I will keep up all winter. I tend to pack those away in March.
I’m one of those crazy people who love to decorate for all the holidays and seasons. I decorate every part of our home including the kitchen, bathroom, hallway and even outside on our balcony.
I’m sure you are well aware that there are many subscription boxes these days (they make great gifts too!). You can get a subscription box for books, movies, crafts, goodies for your pet, pop culture and so much more. Did you know you can also purchase a subscription box for home décor? You can! It’s called Decorated. Here is some additional information.
Decocrated (pronounced DECO-CRATED), a unique home décor subscription box service.
Each Decocrated subscription box includes interchangeable items from tabletop décor to textile elements and wall accents that can work together as a “seasonal look” in one room or can easily be distributed around your home for a greater purpose.
Decocrated cares genuinely about their subscribers and every item they choose carries the deepest of consideration and love. Subscribers enjoy the home refresh every season and often gift a subscription to friends and family for birthdays, holidays and weddings.
Decocrated also supports local artists from across the nation and includes a curated, exclusive art print in each box. Their art also inspires the design and prints that are incorporated into many of the items such as wall art, pillows, etc.
If you read my blog on a regular basis, you might recall a recent post I did for Decocrated’s Fall box, which contained beautiful pieces for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. You can read that post here – Decocrated – the Home Decor Subscription Box.
Decocrated does a lot of research to make sure that they match what is in stores at the time, so that you can buy complementing decor. Also, the fun of this subscription is trying new things. Decocrated wants you to venture outside of your comfort zone for a season or two. Décor is always changing, and they want to help you grow and be comfortable with it.
The Decocrated box includes 2-3 interchangeable items per box. This ensures that you can get the maximum usage out of each piece. For example, their art work often has a seasonal message on one side and an “everyday” message on the other.
Decocrated was kind enough to send me their winter box. I say “winter” because the contents are more so winter related than Christmas related. I think that is a fabulous idea since not everyone celebrates Christmas. No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year (or no holiday at all), this box is still a great purchase.
This box’s featured artist is Katerina Fonte.
Katerina Fonte is back at it again. Designing all the cozy art for Decocrated’s Winter box. She is the visual heart (AKA Senior Graphic Designer) for Decocrated and our featured artist for Winter. Kat used her talents this season to craft a cozy winter tale through her
Let’s see what’s in the box…
Everything about this box is perfectly done. I love all the words on the box to get you super excited about the contents (I’m already excited to see the box arrive). I’m sorry that I neglected to take a photo of the outside of the box.
Once the box is opened, you’ll find several boxes inside. Everything is so neatly packed inside. It’s almost like a puzzle the way they put the boxes inside the shipping box. I’ve tried to put the boxes back the same way (after removing the contents) but I can never do it.
Sometimes you’ll find pieces of cardboard that you might think contains something, which is why Decocrated will label those in a way that you know they are just fillers to keep stuff from bouncing around during shipping.
So what is in the winter box?
This is a beautiful, lightweight throw blanket. I love the color! I also love how soft it feels. Our cats enjoy this blanket too. LOL!
I love how the blanket is wrapped in a lovely ribbon. If you wanted to, you could give this away as a gift. This would make a wonderful hostess gift.
Often Decocrated sends covers for standard size throw pillows (I believe 8″ x 8″). Sometimes they are double sided too.
This is probably the only item in the 2019 winter box that could be seen as Christmassy (if that is a real word). It does say “Fa la la…” on it (in reference to the holiday song). It also features ugly holiday sweaters, which tend to be more about Christmas as well. None the less, I intend on keeping this pillow cover on our throw pillow all winter long.
This is a beautiful, and exceptionally well made, wooden serving tray. The inside almost has a bit of a texture to it as well.
This would be great for serving appetizers, finger foods and snacks at holiday parties. You can use this year round too.
You could also use this tray as part of your holiday décor. I plan on using it both ways.
I love these modern looking winter trees. They are made of ceramic (or porcelin).
You can’t really tell from the photo, but all three trees are a different shade of green.
You can use these as a group, or spread them up to decorate different areas of your home.
Our holiday/seasonal decorations tend to be a bit kitschy and whimsical, but I think these will fit in nicely with our things.
I initially thought these were ornaments. They are actually pretty wooden gift tags. If you used these as gift tags, it would really take your gift wrapping to a whole new level.
You can also hang these up around your home, or lie them on a side table for a touch of seasonal decorating.
This is a fun idea. It’s a metal “envelope’ that you can hang on your wall to house your keys or incoming/outgoing mail. You can also use it for other trinkets or supplies.
This is “different” and not something I would purchase in the store if I saw it. However, now that I have it, I really like it and it’s coming in handy.
The above two photos are of the same art print. The print is double sided with a lovely quote on one side, and a cute winter hat on the other side.
These types of art work can be hung up or left standing on a table top or shelf. I love that you can enjoy them without hanging them up, as wall space is limited in our home.
I’ve already started to incorporate these fabulous décor items in my home.
I have the metal envelope hanging on the wall next to our keys. We’ve been using it to store incoming/outgoing mail.
I am currently using the tray and trees on our hallway table. I just happened to have the small deer from a Playmobil set. I think them, combined with the trees and the snowy-look on the inside of the tray make it a cute, little winter scene.
I am using the wooden gift tags as ornaments on our tree. I didn’t even need a hook. I simply tied the ends of the twine and used that as the “hanger.” I think they look really cute.
I have the art print on my kitchen counter, near my son’s coffee pot (I use a Keurig, he prefers a regular coffee pot). The Santa and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers belonged to my grandparents. I put them out every year because they bring back wonderful holiday memories from my youth.
Once we un-decorate for the holiday I am going to put this art print on the hallway table.
I haven’t take a picture of the throw blanket and pillow together because every time I try and set up a nice picture, one of our cats “photo bombs” it. Once I can finally get a photo without a cat trying to curl up on the blanket, I’ll update this post with it.
As you can see, you get a lot of wonderful pieces with each Decocrated subscription box.
Decocrated boxes come out each season (quarterly). You can purchase the boxes individually, or you can sign up for a whole year. Quarterly is $79.99 and yearly (4 boxes) is $287.99. If you opt to do it quarterly, make sure you order the box ASAP because they sell out quickly. Each box has $200 worth of products in it.
When you break it down, each piece cost roughly $10 each. Where else will you find such beautiful pieces for that price? You are also enjoying a a service that sends a cohesive home decor collection that takes the guess work out of decorating.
The winter box is still available. If you use my special code, SHESCRIBES10 to save 10% on the quarterly option, or SHESCRIBES30, to save 30% on the annual/yearly option.
This would make a GREAT holiday gift!
Decocrated also has three online communities for subscribers. This gives everyone that subscribes a connection to a community that shares the same love of decor that they do!
- The Decocrators is a community that showcases how people use the product in their homes.
- DecoHacks are for those that love a good DIY project and like turning pieces into their own.
- Decocrated’s marketplace is a great place to buy, trade, sell any item.
If you are interested in learning more about Decocrated, visit Decocrated.com. Be sure to look for the brand on social media as well. Their links are on their site.
Which is your favorite piece from the winter box?
Do you think you’d be interested in subscribing? Why or why not?
Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free box in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.