Like fashion, home decor trends follow the season and in many cases take style cues direct from the runway. The latest prints, jewelry and design aesthetics find their way into our homes as a bold print for window treatments, metal detailing on furniture or a change in preference to natural and organic fibers.
Whether it’s a bit of sparkle, shine, frost or bling, iridescent materials are making a big design impact. Generally more at home in your jewelry box, gold and other shiny surfaces, add warmth, visual interest and light reflection, adding a touch of glamour and instant brightening to any room. Here are some tips for adding this 2015 home décor trend to your home.
While the average size of the American home has gotten bigger, for certain demographics – baby boomers and young families – the trend toward smaller homes is growing.
And it’s not all that surprising. Smaller homes cost less to buy, heat, decorate and maintain. They also tend to be more environmentally friendly. Plus, they’re a better fit for a streamlined lifestyle that puts more emphasis on activities and community.
French doors are a classic and practical way to infuse more light into a space, functioning as both a window and door. Because this design element serves a dual purpose, it often makes sense to have French doors outfitted with custom window treatments. But before you begin selecting colors and materials, be sure to read this guide on the picking the right window coverings for French doors.
Decorating a teenager’s bedroom can be tricky. Their design style changes as often as their shoe size. The key is to choose furniture pieces that will transition into adulthood and use easily swappable accessories, like artwork and soft furnishings to add age-appropriate touches. Looking for inspiration for your teen’s bedroom? Here are 10 stylish and age-appropriate rooms every teenager would love.
Dogs and cats are important members of our families, but they can wreak havoc on home décor, making us think twice about installing new carpet or buying a white sofa. However, with a few design tweaks, it is possible to create a beautiful home and safe environment for our four-legged friends. Here are three tips to make sure your decorating scheme doesn’t go to the dogs.
Home decor trends are warming up in 2015. Gold is the new chrome, organic wallpaper is the new paint, and smoky hues are the new black.
When it comes to smoky colors, you aren’t just limited to 50 shades of gray. These neutrals range from ebony and charcoal to deep blues and rich browns. Keep a smoky color palette from feeling gloomy by choosing hues that are warm and inviting rather than shades with cool undertones.
We’re all accustomed to setting self-improvement goals (drink less, get in shape, eat healthier), but what about setting some New Year’s resolutions for your home? Make 2015 the year you knock a few design projects off your list -- getting you that much closer to your dream home. But before you start any project, make sure you follow these five critical project steps.
It may be frosty outside but spring trends are on the horizon. The Pantone Color Report Spring 2015 is out and the forecast features watery blues and sea glass green – colors that make me think of sunny days by the ocean.
I see an empty wall as a blank canvas that can be made more appealing with the addition of artwork, mirrors, and other design elements. But what if your wall has run out of space? My answer: make room.
My client is an art lover with a partiality for modern and eclectic paintings. I had consulted on an artwork and installation project in the past, and she asked me to help her find the right spot to display two large paintings she’d recently added to her collection.
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