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Turn Your Bedroom into a Cozy Winter Oasis

Jan 19, 2018

The thought of falling into a cozy bed and resting your eyes and mind from the bustle of the holidays sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Here are some tips to help you pull off the perfect cozy winter bedroom.

What are this Season's Winter Colors?

This season we are seeing a lot of rich, velvety colors start to play a role in home design. Think deep charcoal, velvety rich green, and burgundy that has a plum tone to it. It's all about tone on tone, and the darker the better! You are not meant to be energized in the space, so your eye needs colors that will allow subtle differences to draw your attention.  

Bedroom with Burgundy Accent Colors

Which Winter Color Scheme Should You Choose?

If you love it, it's the right answer. In design there are a lot of right answers, which is why choosing is very personal.  However, in your bedroom, take a risk, don't be scared. It's supposed to feel cozy.

Play Off Textures to Turn Your Bedroom into a Cozy, Winter Oasis

Thick wool throw blankets or flannel sheets scream winter calm. Textured accent pieces will add warmth to your space, so your side tables might be a brushed wood that have a raw unfinished feel to it, and your chair may have a large basket next to it with blankets overflowing out of it. Most importantly, have rug runners down the side of your bed to be sure that on top of your beautiful plank floors, you have soft underfoot.

Bedroom with Textured Accent Pieces

What Are the Winter Room Decor Staples?

Be sure to have plenty of blankets to cover up with for when you’re not quite ready for bed. Have lighting that can create various moods, such as overhead task lighting and bedside lamps that can set a softer ambiance.  In your accent chair area, be sure that you have an ottoman where feet can be propped up and the chair has a nice high back to allow for proper relaxation for reading.  

Bedroom with Bedside Lamps and Brown Colors

Follow all of these tips and you will be sure to have the perfect winter sanctuary! Want more winter tips? Keep your carpet looking new all year long!

 

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How to Get the Farmhouse Style Look in Your Home

Dec 12, 2017

One of our favorite design styles out there is the farmhouse style for its effortless simplicity in décor and color. This style originated from farmers themselves, in which design was focused on their basic necessities regarding their lifestyle and family needs. Farmhouse style offers feelings of warmth and comfort, with an emphasis on reclaimed wood, upcycling, and rustic and distressed touches. The fabulous part of this design style is that it is hard to mess up!  Here are some fun ways to create your own farmhouse look in your home!

1. Love Texture

One of the best parts of this style is wood, wood and more wood! And not all of it has to match. It could of course be shiplap, but it could also be layered pine on your walls paired with oak planks on your floors. Whatever wood tones you love, be sure to include them on your walls, floors, or ceilings.

2. Be Unpredictable

Often homeowners want to match finishes when designing their home, but this design style says “don’t!” You can pair black iron finishes with brushed nickel, and so on. The key is to keep it to 2-3 metal finishes and bounce them around your house. Your kitchen faucet finish may be the same as your pendant light finish, and your kitchen knobs and pulls may be the same finish as your door hardware. 

3. Incorporate Family

Family photos are incredibly important in general, but even more so in farmhouse style home décor as this style has a strong focus around what is important in life. Consider incorporating phrases or quotes that you want your family to live by, as you can have teaching moments for your kids through your artwork and signage.  

4. White is a Key Color

White is what allows the busy aspect of this style to stay focused. As textures change, white is the key color that grounds everything and keeps an underlying calm to your home. Even better, because white is your core color, you will be able to easily evolve to your next design style when you are ready for a change down the road.

 

5. Casual Wins

Comfortable furniture wins in this design style, so make sure your furniture makes you want to fall into it and relax. No stuffiness allowed!

6. Don’t Over Clutter

Remember, not every wall and space needs something on it. Sometimes your eyes need to have a spot to rest.

7. Make it Fit Your Lifestyle

Function is more important than how something looks, so be sure to keep in mind how your family lives in the spaces you are creating. If you know someone loves to read in a corner, perfect!  Make it a comfy chair, a basket of blankets, and a vintage floor lamp. This is a very thoughtful style as to how you live in your home.

8. Have Your Own Twist

We have the world at our fingertips in terms of inspirational images, however, be sure to come up with one twist on something that no one else has tried or done. We encourage you to add a personal touch to your space. After all, it is your home!

 

9. Old + New Play a Role

Not everything in your home has to be vintage décor. Some things have improved with time so it’s okay to mix vintage with new, but going to vintage flea markets will help you find unique elements that will add to your décor. Find something old to turn into art on the walls, or start a collection of something vintage. For example, vintage fishing reels in glass jars can remind you of fishing with a grandparent and also serve as amazing texture to your room.

 

10. Have Fun

This is the most important rule. If you are not having fun, you are not doing it right! Relax and enjoy the process. Your home is meant to bring you happiness, so have fun!

 

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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 floor

How 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 pastels

Lighting 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 lighting

Cozy 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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