Spring is on the way!
As we wrap up this strange hot and cold winter, it’s time to invite color back into our lives. The world outside may be dull and gray, but inside, your house can be as bright and as bold as you want.
Exciting colors freshen up a tired space. They can add cheer to both your house and your life. With bold colors and eye-catching accent pieces, a room has energy and warmth. There are so many creative ways to add a vibrant splash of color to your house. Check out a few of my favorite examples below.
Or, if you’re brightening up a small space, try adding an accent wall in an exciting shade of turquoise or tangerine.
Pick a focal point in the room and use color to draw attention to it. This can be a chair, a wall, an art piece, or even a vase. Use the color wheel to pick a shade that stands out from the other colors in the room.
Feeling bold? Embrace your new color scheme with window treatments or rugs.
It’s all about the contrast. The higher the contrast, the crisper a room feels. Less contrast presents a warmer space. Choose the one that best suits you.
Compliment those bold shades with neutral hues such as white, beige, or black to keep the color from overwhelming. Building on a neutral color lets those exciting accents stand out even more.
Remember, this is your house. Choose colors that make you happy and add cheer to your life. If you find a statement piece that you can’t live without, build the rest of the room around it. Make your home unique and a perfect reflection of you.
With all the warm, mild weather we’re having, it’s easy to forget it’s already December. But with Hanukkah just ending and Christmas around the corner, it’s clear that the winter holidays are here.
Winter decorations are some of my favorite, and I have many beloved pieces to showcase this holiday season. I’m sure you have your favorites as well. However, sometimes it’s exciting to add a new decoration or two. One of the best ways to get really creative with holiday decorations are door wreaths. They welcome guests into the home, act as a bright ornament during the drab winter months, and always add a splash of personality to the neighborhood.
Below are some great DIY ideas for holiday wreaths this season. Take a look. Which one do you want hanging on your door?
Using festive balls or branches, monochrome wreaths delight but do not distract, adding a certain air of elegance to a space.
This funky and creative idea requires only some festive ornaments, ribbon, and a frame. Add them all together, and you’ll have the most unique wreath on the block.
Want to see more fun ideas? Check out our Pinterest board for other exciting holiday wreaths. Have a happy and safe Christmas and Holiday Season!
And why not make your decorations as loved as the company? Below are some cute and unique ideas to add a special splash to your Thanksgiving table. Try some out and, if you like the result, send me the photo! I would love to see what you create.
But fruits aren’t the only way decorate a candle. Below is another example, this time using vegetables to add a little flavor.
This amazing decoration pictured above was made with dollar store glasses and alphabet stickers, and then filled with cinnamon sticks, acorns, and pinecones! Together, all the materials make a super cute centerpiece for a mantel or even a table.
Want to see more fun ideas? Check out our Pinterest board for Thanksgiving table settings. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Recently the lighting store, Patti Bros, contacted me about an opportunity to showcase some examples of my window treatments on their windows in their newly renovated store. For the past several weeks, I’ve had a phenomenal time picking out fabrics, trims, and treatment styles to display on their windows. Each treatment ended up being a different style, giving me a chance to really get creative.
I decided on a Relaxed Roman for that window, which is a simple but elegant design that perfectly showcased the Patti Bros. emblem I had embroidered on the center. The process to add personalized embroidery to the Roman was a surprisingly pleasant and easy experience.
Once the emblem was made, there were still a few things I had to do myself, like add blackout lining to the fabric to keep the embroidered design clear and beautiful despite the sun’s strong rays. Then I used the fabric, keeping the emblem centered, to make my finished Relaxed Roman shades. The shades are now installed at the Patti Bros. shop and I love the way they immediately draw your eyes when you enter the shop. The embroidery just sets off the whole design and makes it pop.
Here’s what it looks like in the shop:
But embroidery doesn’t have to be limited to window shades alone – you can embroider valances, pillow shams, pillows, shower curtains, and more! The possibilities are endless!
Take a look at a few more “Behind the Scenes” pictures of the embroidery process below!