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Mustard Yellow Decorating Ideas

Oct 06, 2017

Mustard yellow, a mix between bright yellow and light brown, adds a rich tone to any space that it’s used in, making it a great color to bring into your home this fall season. Mustard yellow can range from light to dark, which gives you the opportunity to curate an array of looks, to include warm, edgy, or even sophisticated.

With mustard, you can go modern, contemporary, or mid-century, depending on the additional colors that you bring into your space or how the color is used in design.

What Colors Pair Well With Mustard Yellow?

In an all-white room, mustard can make a room pop, as well its ability to add warmth to the overly cold feeling that all-white can sometimes create in a space. In recap, a white room with mustard accents creates an overall balance between the powers of both colors and can create visual interest and warmth, even when used in small doses.

kitchen table with yellow decorFor a more contemporary look, try pairing mustard yellow with dark grey and navy blue. With these color pairings, we love the idea of using grey or blue on your wall, and incorporating small pops of mustard in your décor.

For a playful look, pairings of turquoise and teal with mustard can bring edge and a strong dose of personality to your room. Remember, a little goes a long way with these colors, so don’t make the mistake of overusing these colors.

How Can Mustard Yellow Work in Different Rooms?

In the bedroom, consider using mustard yellow as your accent colors for your curtains, duvet cover, pillows, or even an area rug. Due to its strength, you don’t need a lot of this color to make an impact. A little goes a long way!

yellow curtains in bedroomIn the kitchen, we love seeing mustard yellow in chair or stool cushions, in dish towels, or even as the main color of your dishware. Remember, mustard can make for warm interiors, and with the kitchen being one of the most visited rooms in the home, it’s a great place to add this happy color.

kitchen table with mustard yellow chair

In your living room, consider adding one or two pieces of mustard colored furniture or décor. This is a great color for furniture, especially chairs, as these are smaller in size.  Mustard yellow on a chair can still make a bold statement, but it’s not as loud or overwhelming as if it were on a couch.

mustard yellow living room decorIn the bathroom, if you’re feeling bold, consider mustard and white tiles. To tone it down a notch, have your towels or a piece of art include mustard yellow.

yellow checkered bathroom floorHow Can I Decorate With Yellow Walls?

In the dining room or foyer, mustard looks great on your walls, and makes for quite the bold impact when it’s used in heavy dosage. If you’re wondering how to decorate the rest of your room when you have yellow walls, look no further. Since white and yellow work harmoniously to make a room pop, white furniture or trim will bring balance to the room and still allow for the yellow to make quite the impact.

 foyer decor with mustard yellow walls

In a kitchen with mustard walls, consider having white cabinetry, and bring bright blues in as accent pieces throughout the room. This could be with dish towels, plates, appliances, or even vases. Remember, you want your kitchen to be a cheerful place to congregate with friends and family, so bring energy to your gathering area!

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The Hottest Design Trends for Fall 2017

Sep 12, 2017

As we transition from summer to fall, now is a great time to make décor changes in your home. Changes can be elaborate, or they can be inexpensive and easy, depending on what type of change you’d like to see in your space.

Whether you want to learn what home decorating trends are hot for fall room décor, or find out about outdated home décor, follow along for our top 5 tips for mastering the latest home interior design trends, and what to avoid!

What Trends Are Out

All-White Interiors

While all-white is still an incredibly popular and beautiful look, we are beginning to see a shift towards deeper browns, blacks, and greens, both as the main color in a room, along with being incorporated into accent pieces. If you have all-white interiors, try phasing out the look by bringing in accent pieces in emerald green or smoky black, two trends that are hot.

Marble

You know the saying, “less is more,” and that holds true to the past trend of marble being used in any manner possible in home décor. Marble isn’t outdated, but we’ll be seeing less of the “all marble” look, and instead, it will cool down to being used more so in accent pieces.

Plain Bedding

Look at your comforter or duvet cover. On a scale of 1-10, how boring is it? If it’s even the slightest bit boring, it’s time to go shopping! The bedroom is a room where you can find peace, relaxation, and can express yourself. With that being said, plain bedding is out, and fun, patterned bedding will be making its presence known in the bedroom. 

 

2017’s Hottest Fall Trends

Emerald Green

As mentioned above, all white is trending out, and shades of dark green are trending in. Best known for evoking feelings of luxury and strength, this rich jewel tone can be incorporated into your home design:

  • In an accent piece to make a bold statement
  • Or used as your wall color. Just make sure to balance the boldness with neutral furnishings.

office interior design with green walls 

Relaxing Retreats

With the overwhelming usage of social media and digital devices, more people are choosing to turn their bedroom into a peaceful retreat where such devices are banned. To create a cozy, intimate sanctuary, adorn your bedroom with:

  • A canopy bed
  • Textured throw pillows
  • Lace curtains
  • and, textured pieces, such as reclaimed wood furnishings or knitted blankets

bedroom trends with white canopy 

Velvet

Soft, luxurious, and cozy, this fabric is perfect for both the fall and the winter seasons for adding visual interest. For the perfect canvas for velvet, think:

  • Chairs
  • Pillows
  • Thick throw blankets

Dark Paint

Dark wall colors are making quite the impact in home design, and homeowners love the drama that it’s bringing home.

If you’re ready for the dark side:

  • Add cozy black to your walls for a loud statement

If black is too dark for you:

  • Consider a rich chocolate brown for a similar dramatic look

 living room design with black paint

 

Statement Ceilings

Your 4 main walls are not the only place that you can add personality and character to; in fact, we think that you should make your ceiling your 5th wall for creating a loud statement. Consider:

  • Patterned tiles
  • Wallpaper
  • Shiplap
  • Wooden beams
  • or, paint

 living room with wooden beam ceiling

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How To Make Your Bedroom A Retreat

Aug 25, 2017

When life gets hectic and stressful, home seems to be the one place we can get away from it all. Sometimes, though, you may need that extra bit of peace and quiet to get yourself through the day. What better place to turn to than your very own bedroom?  It’s a place where you lay all of your worries to rest and find your inner accord. Create a space that can facilitate your relaxation by utilizing some of these calming décor tips.

Choose a Serene Palette

Some say different colors can affect our mood, so if you’re looking for a little bit of peace in your life, be sure to choose colors that calm and soothe you when it comes to decorating your bedroom. Hues like soft blues and greens, lavender, beige, and grey are going to help smooth the edges of a long, tense day. Use these colors in décor such as curtains or bedding, or take the leap and repaint your entire room. You’ll be thanking yourself when your bedroom transforms into a stress-free zone.

Serene bedroom with pastelsLighting is Key

Harsh lighting in a bedroom is not great for those times when all we need is a few minutes of relaxation. Give your eyes a break at the end of the day by installing light that has a warmer, rather than a cooler tone to it. The warmth of the lights will allow you to kick back without being disturbed by bright lights. Another solution to severely bright lights in the bedroom is to choose dimming lights. This way you can easily turn the brightness up for your morning routine, or you can soften them for late night reading.

serene bedroom with warm lightingCozy textures

Incorporating décor with texture will turn your bedroom into a snug sanctuary. You can choose pieces like fuzzy area rugs to give some warmth to your feet, add a comfy pile of knit throw pillows for that extra soft touch, or get a plush comforter that will make you never want to get out of bed in the morning. All these cozy textures will ensure that your bedroom is a tranquil retreat from the everyday tensions of life.

 relaxing bedroom with white canopy

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