Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wrapping Up Summer: Which Home Items can Lead the Transition into Fall


As these summer days get shorter and shorter, we are all thinking about how we can begin to transition our home’s decor for Fall. Here are a few things you can do to help ease this transition. 

Add Light Wherever you Can
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Adding as much light as possible to your home is a great thing to do when transitioning your home for the coming fall and winter months. With the days getting shorter, our homes become darker much earlier and can create a negative atmosphere in your home and may even cause some to loose motivation quickly. Add floor or table lamps to help combat the lack of light.

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Change out your Summery Flowers for Plants of the Season
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Something that can always make our homes feel brighter and more homey is the addition of flowers and plants, real or faux, in our decor. One common mistake people can make is using the wrong types of flowers and greenery for which ever season they are in. If you currently have a lot of summery plants around the house, think about swapping them for some fall appropriate options. These photos show some great options including hydrangeas, succulents, and an arrangement of fall blooming flowers. 
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Add Layers for Warmth in your Home
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It can be costly to change up your decor for every season. A fantastic alternative is just adding a few layers here and there to make your home feel a bit more cozy for the coming months. There are a number of ways to accomplish this. Layering area rugs, adding throw blankets, and choosing thicker fabrics are all great options for your home without having to undergo a major redo.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Best Paint Colors for Your Kitchen

The color orange is great for kitchens because it encourages hunger. It also exudes energy and stimulates activity. Using a bold color like this is most ideal in small kitchens because a little bit goes a long way!
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Green is often times associated with health and energy, which is perfect for kitchens. Shades of green exude a fresh, clean vibe in a space and everyone wants their kitchen to feel clean! Whether you’re planning on painting the actual walls or just painting pops of color around the room, Dancing Green is fresh and fun with just the right amount of coolness.
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Updating your kitchen and painting it a gray will add instant sophistication. Requisite Gray really allows for the aspects to take center stage. If you have white cabinetry it will be sure to stand out. Speaking of cabinetry, you can always use this color on the cabinets instead of the walls to change things up. Either way you go, your kitchen will surely become an inviting space.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Perfect Shades of Blue for Walls

Shades of blue are always a fantastic go-to for your walls. Blues create a peaceful and calming effect in your space but can also make a great impact depending on the shade you go with. These three shades of blue from Sherwin Williams are all good options for your home!
Sleepy Blue by Sherwin Williams
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This soft and sweet blue is a great choice if you are going for a light and serene vibe in your home. This color is a perfect backdrop to let your furniture and accessories shine. In the photo examples below, it is used in an entry way as well as a living room. This color could truly work in any room of the house with its great versatility.
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Mountain Stream by Sherwin Williams
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Mountain Stream is a rich shade of blue with a hint of gray. This blue is just dark enough to create depth and dimension in your space but is still not overwhelming. This shade works well when paired with crisp whites as shown in the photo of the bathroom below. It can even add interest by using it to paint the ceiling.
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Naval by Sherwin Williams
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This navy blue is a gorgeous choice especially if you are trying to make a bold statement in your home. It works beautifully when painted on a front door as pictured below. Colors like this are usually best in smaller doses because clearly, a little goes a long way. Another great option is to use this color on an accent wall in your home.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Perfect Shades of Brown for Walls

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We’re on a bit of a paint kick if you can’t tell by the title! But painting a space is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give it an entirely new life. I feel like brown tones get a bad wrap for coming across as dated, and yes, that can be true. But thankfully, I’ve rounded up some modern browns that are anything but dated.

Latte
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Latte is a lovely rich, warm medium brown. Painting your space this color will almost immediately make you want to curl up with a book and get cozy.


Balanced Beige
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Balanced Beige is a light brown that serves as a great backdrop. It is very soft so it is perfect for a calm and soothing space. As you can see from the picture above it works well with both warm and cool colors.


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