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Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 20:27 | No Comments »

8 Ways to Splash Color onto Your Space Without Paint

Drop the paint brush -- and the mess that comes with it!

When a room is lacking life and feeling dull, adding color is the first thing that comes to mind. But adding color doesn’t always have to involve paint. As it already goes without saying, painting is messy -- not to mention, renters might not have the chance to even just consider this solution. Looking to sprinkle color onto spaces in your home? We’ve curated a list of painless and easy-as-ABC home decor to inject some life and vividness into any room in your home.

Removable Wallpaper

This option is for when you want to make a bold statement. But don’t worry -- this is one that your landlord would approve of! It’s trouble free too as it’s literally stick-and-peel!

Fleece Throw

Fleece throws and couch blankets aren’t just good for warmth -- they’re great for adding pops of color too! Aside from being simple yet functional, they can also be great style and statement makers. Not to mention -- you can drape them everywhere!

Shower Curtain

Shower curtains are a very important part of a bathroom’s decor. They’re also a great way to splash some color onto an often-overlooked space like the bathroom.

Tapestry

Decorating with a tapestry can not only add warmth and dimension to a room, it can also be a good way to sprinkle color onto any space. It can create a lively focal point that can define and shape the vibe of the room, or it can simply add vibrance to a dull and ordinary wall.

Throw Pillow

Some people find throw pillows tricky. These little squares of style are often overlooked and sometimes even intimidate people, what with all the mixing and matching that needs to be done. But what many don’t realize is that one of the easiest and quickest ways to breathe colorful life into a room is by switching up the throw pillows. And the mixing and matching part.

Wall Mural

Stun your house guests while creating a stylish and cool vibe with a colorfully dramatic wall mural. Inject creativity and personality on a grand scale, and in as easy as 1-2-3! These wall murals are easy to apply -- and remove! Another perfect one for renters since you can stick it on and peel it off without leaving a mark. You get all the splash of color you want, without the mess of paint! 

Art Print

When chosen carefully, art prints and wall art in general can provide for an entire room. So, if you’re looking to make a splash and make a room more vibrant and livelier, pick an art print that will make your bold statement for you!

Wall Decal

Wall decals are all the rage right now. And understandably so! They’re easy-peasey to apply and they speak volumes when it comes to turning a dull wall into one that’s impressively out of the ordinary.

 See more: https://wallsneedlove.com/blogs/news/8-ways-to-splash-color-onto-your-space-without-paint


Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 20:20 | No Comments »

How to Mix and Match Lighting in Your Home


When it comes to picking lighting for any space in your house, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. There are so many styles and shapes and materials…and each room has different lighting needs. How do you mix and match lighting in your home effectively, and make it feel like your own? The good news is, it’s easier than you think! Here are the three tips you’ll need to wander the gorgeous lighting aisles at HomeGoods and find the perfect lighting for your space.

1. Stick with similar materials/finishes – If you are a lighting newbie you may not feel like straying too far from your comfort zone. The safest bet when choosing lighting is to stick to similar finishes and materials. Gold, black, ceramic, wood, you name it. Match the finishes and you can stop worrying about everything else. They will look like they were meant to be paired together. This works well in open floor plan designs where you can see from room to room and all the fixtures and lamps are on display at once. It helps if those finishes match other pieces found in the same room. That makes things even look more put together.

In our living room, I have a lot of natural textures and gold accents, so I made sure that the three lamps I wanted to use in this space, had similar finishes to what could be found in the rest of the room…gold, marble, ceramic and natural linen fabrics. The floor lamp is brass and marble, just like the small accent table between the wicker chairs. The small blue ceramic lamp matches the color of many accessories in the room and some of the other ceramic accents on the tables.

2. Keep to similar shapes – Repetition is key to making lamps that didn’t come together, look like they were made to work together. This can be achieved by making sure that your shade styles and shapes match. The bases of the lamps may be a bit different, but by keeping the shades a similar shape and fabric, they still feel harmonious.

Each of the lamps that I picked for the living room have a cylindrical element to them. The floor lamp’s shade is similar in shape to the bases of both table lamps. This helps them feel unified and like they work together.

3. Match styles – If you are feeling a little bit more adventurous, you can play with color, texture shape and finishes in a room if you stick to the same style. You don’t want to mix French Country and Mid-Century Modern while also trying to work with different colors and materials. Keep the style the same, and you’re suddenly those few mismatched pieces with different finishes and textures will be exciting.

The three lamps in the living room all share similar shapes and have finishes that compliment others already found in the living room, which means I am able to have three very different lamps, all different colors, all in close proximity…but they work well together.

The key to making mixing and matching lamps work…don’t try to do too much in one room. Choosing one of these three tips as your guide will help you to give your space a cohesive look whether you are working with one room or an entire, open concept home. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to lamps and lighting. There are suggestions, but in the end, it all comes down to your own personal tastes.

I hope you are feeling confident to choose mix and match lighting for your own home. There are SO many pretty and unique lighting options at HomeGoods. Go finding and have fun!

See more: https://www.homegoods.com/blog/2018/11/02/how-to-mix-and-match-lighting-in-your-home/


Monday, June 24, 2019, 18:47 | No Comments »

Creative Kitchen Color Ideas to Make Your Space Shine
 

When thinking of renovating the kitchen, most of us are presented with tried-and-true design choices: wood or white cabinets, granite or quartz countertops, basic or stainless-steel finishes.

But when you start exploring your options and thinking outside of the box, you’ll find the most drool worthy kitchens are colorful, unexpected and designed with a range of materials and hues.

Whether your style is minimalist modern or rustic chic, kitchen color ideas for your cabinets, backsplashes and accessories can range from understated grays to bold, glossy red. Even your hardware can be blinged out, as brass is making a huge comeback.

Here are a few of our favorite kitchen color ideas:

Sunny Yellow

Like a ray of sunshine, yellow is the color of optimism and cheerfulness; it is even known to stimulate appetites. It’s a fantastic color to brighten any kitchen, especially dark or small spaces.

When choosing a yellow tone, be mindful of its intensity. Vibrant yellows are best used as accent colors throughout the kitchen; think bar stools, an accent wall or a backsplash. Pale or buttery yellows nicely take the place of white cabinets or surfaces. They also pair well with existing brown and wood tones.

Regardless of what shade of yellow you choose, embrace your new happy vibe by accessorizing with a fresh bowl of lemons or a beautiful bouquet of daffodils. Positively golden!

Sophisticated Navy

Always sophisticated and serene, navy is an unexpected trend in today’s kitchen color ideas. Like a sleek, dark suit with a crisp white shirt and brown shoes, navy cabinets are gorgeous with white and wood finishes. Accents of gray or gold add another layer of drama in the form of hardware and lighting fixtures.

Updating your backsplash is also a super-simple way to introduce navy. Try modern painted subway tile, or mosaic or patterned tiles. And don’t forget to accessorize. Navy chair cushions or bar stools would be a terrific addition to your gorgeous updated kitchen.

Magnificent Metallics

Adding a little glitz to your kitchen is easier than you think. Since a little bling goes a long way, metallic accents in brass, silver or copper can be inexpensive and will make a surprising and unique statement.

Brass has made a huge comeback as an accent throughout the entire home. In the kitchen, replacing chrome hardware with brass pieces can turn ordinary cabinets into extraordinary. Follow up with brass accessories, such as a teakettle or rimmed plates and drinkware.

 

Lighting is another terrific way to add a little shine to the kitchen. Copper pendants or hammered metal over a kitchen island create an exciting focal point in an otherwise plain space.

If you want to go a little further, metallic tile in gold and silver can turn any backsplash or kitchen island into a dazzling showpiece. It’s almost too glamorous to cook in!

Bright, Bold Combos

Artfully pairing two or more vibrant colors can really make a statement in a kitchen. Vibrant color palettes such as turquoise and chartreuse, orange or yellow with gray, and red and white are seen in more and more creative combinations. It’s the perfect way to truly express the different sides of your personality, and ideal way to combine a few of your favorite kitchen color ideas.

Creating a standout feature is a terrific way to introduce a new hue while updating your kitchen. Select something in the kitchen to highlight; this can be a backsplash, center island, shelf wall or even a kitchen appliance.

Contrasting white cabinets with a bold color can easily transform a kitchen. Focus on replacing or repainting your lower white cabinets for a bolder color. The vibrant or dramatic lower portion will creatively anchor your space.

Accessorizing with colors is also an easy and inexpensive alternative to renew any room. Colorful bar stools, chairs, window treatments or accessories can really breathe new life to the kitchen while giving you the freedom to update with new colors every year.

Shades of Gray

Sure, gray is the new beige — but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Gray is always elegant and clean, and it easily pairs with the wood and white finishes found in most kitchens.

In the kitchen, gray is best shown in larger features rather than small accessories. One of the best ways to infuse gray into the kitchen is to replace or paint your cabinets. For smaller spaces, try a medium to pale gray (sometime called a French gray).

Other ideas for bringing this new neutral into your kitchen include painting a feature wall; replacing your floor with ash-gray herringbone tile; or selecting gray stone for your backsplash or countertops. To complete your elegant kitchen, accent with contrasting finishes such as polished chrome, brass or textured wood.

We hope these kitchen color ideas will inspire you to take the leap into the color zone. What are your favorites?

See more: https://freshome.com/kitchen-color-ideas/


  
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