The year is fresh and new, so you are probably considering ideas on how to update your home. In addition to renovating your kitchen or bathroom, color is a simple way to revive a space and add personality. Explore these three colors designers are excited about in 2013.
Relaxing yet bold enough to make a statement, olive is the perfect shade of green that can be used in any room. The color pairs well with cream and brown tones. We personally enjoy this color for the living room accented with brown leather furniture.
Create a welcoming escape in any nook with this pink hue. The color is perfect for the foyer or even in a dining area. Rose goes well with a variety of colors creating a lush and rich feel. Incorporate the color in spaces where guests will gather due to its inviting nature.
The grey family may have some of our favorite tones. When you use colors like charcoal in the home, you can juxtapose your most eclectic pieces in style and color. Accent colors can be a breath of fresh air in rooms of neutral colors, so get creative. Bring in pieces that will pop, such as a red sofa, bright tufted benches or funky art.
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As we wrap up the week of sharing our wish lists for the home, I hope you and your family have a very happy holiday. May you enjoy these moments and continue building memories in your home! We hope you enjoy our favorite items for the bedroom.
Restoration Hardware Tufted Bench
Sometimes you need to add another level of luxury into a space. The tufted bench from Restoration Hardware is the perfect answer. Designed as comfortable seating or footrest, the bench has a button-tufted top. There’s a wonderful selection of customizable colors and fabrics. We love this bench placed at the foot of the bed.
Yankee Candle Midsummers Night
With its intoxicating and masculine blend of musk, patchouli, sage and mahogany cologne, relax in your bedroom with this unique scent. We think you’ll love it so much, that you should go ahead and pick up the large Housewarmer Jar Candle which provides 110 to 150 hours of true fragrance enjoyment.
Swiss Dot Duvet Cover in Charcoal
This woven slate-on-slate pattern is simply a unique material to cover the top of your bed. The Swiss Dot Duvet Cover bring subtle texture to the bed in lightweight cotton voile. When the weather turns cool, layer chunky knits or bold stripes on top of the delicate dots. You can find this duvet at West Elm.
Built In Storage
Storage is a common problem for most homeowners, but with effective and clever built-ins, organization is a no-brainer. Because built-ins are custom-made for each space, they maximize every square inch of your home. Turn your empty, unused space into drawers, shelves, or even entertainment centers. Essentially, built-in storage units can add hundreds of square feet to your home without the need for renovations. We recommend a wall unit style option with a built in headboard!
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With the new season beginning, it’s time to think about spring cleaning. This is a great opportunity to start getting your home in order by cleaning it top to bottom. I believe in a clean home not only for the obvious reasons but for the fact that it supports an organized and healthy lifestyle for your family.
Before you begin, be sure to get rid of the garbage and extraneous clutter before cleaning. Purge, purge, purge. If you haven’t used something in over a year, you probably never will. Throw away or donate to charity.
Tackle One Room at a Time
You may be excited to get started cleaning, but be careful not to get distracted with too many projects in your home at once. It’s important to clean one room at time. By doing so, you’ll see the difference immediately!
For me, clean windows are essential! They provide beautiful sunlight in and allow everything to be seen more clearly. After being shut up inside for months, it is so refreshing to open the windows and have fresh air flowing through the house. I like to to have scented candles lit as I go through my list of chores.
By cleaning the nooks and crannies in your rooms, you’ll have an instant change. You’ll see the changes as you dust the corners of the ceiling and vacuum the edges of the room. It’ll make the space feel brighter and bigger.
Check Your AC
As spring begins, be sure to prep for warm weather. It’s important to change your home’s air filters and have the AC cleaned and serviced to use in the hot summer months.
Clean the Gutters
After the leaves fall in autumn, make sure you clean your gutters of debris that has gathered inside the gutters, eave troughs, downspouts and drainpipes. This will keep those April showers from damaging your home and provide a smooth flow through the gutter’s route runoff.
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With spring upon us, many homeowners will begin to make design changes to their homes. This could be anything from a complete kitchen makeover to updating your bathroom’s sink. Whatever renovations you consider, be sure to freshen up your space for the new season.
One simple way to update any room is to paint the walls a new color. By adding a coat of paint onto the walls of your living room, dining room, or bedroom, you instantly redefine your space. The Paint Quality Institute has established the palettes that will be most popular this year. Today’s paint hues are drawn from the American landscape and bring the colors of the great outdoors into your home interior.
Explore these three popular color options for your home that will brighten up any room.
Blue isn’t only the color of the sky, but a beautiful option suitable for living spaces. It’s a color that has grown in popularity since 2011. As a natural soothing color, there are a variety of shades to select. Consider a turquoise dining room or a dark, strong cobalt blue for your library or study.
As a color of many vegetables and plants, green allows homeowners to bring the comfort feelings of the world outside into the world within. Green is a popular hue for spaces that are natural spots, like the kitchen or dining room. It’s also a great palette choice for family rooms and bedrooms.
With its harmonious feel, violet combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. The hue provides a luxurious ambience, and can even add vibrant energy into any room when used as an accent color. Violet is a wonderful choice that can be a dominant color in a bedroom.
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