Tag Archives: color

I’ve got the Blues

The color blue is commonly known as a symbol of strength, trust, dependability and wealth.

Sounds good, right?

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Don’t go too blue– It’s easy to pick a color and then find it in every shade for your room to introduce a blue overload. While we do love color on color mixes, blue is a great color to mix up with white, yellow or gray.

Pairing it with light colors will transform your room to look airy, light and even bring that ‘beach’ aspect in your house.

What color do you use to decorate your room?

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Why you love your furniture but hate your room

If you fell in love with the furniture set at the store but bring it home and find that it’s just too much for your room, don’t fret- the problem can be something as simple as  your  color scheme.

For example, it’s easy to find a big, dark brown, bedroom set and then be drawn to dark colors that look great with it, but you might want to try some light colors instead.

Why? If you have light colors on your bed, walls, floor etc. then it will draw the eye toward the main pieces of the furniture. It will give a direct “landing” mark for your eyes to know where to rest.

Here’s a great example of bold furniture and how a soft colors used to complement the pieces.

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 Notice that they didn’t skimp on color- there is a variation of pinks, tans, and even a subtle green surrounding the bed and  dressers. They are using accent colors to do just that-accent the room, not overpower the room.

So if you’re feeling like your room is a mess of color, it might be because you aren’t giving your eyes a rest! Lighten up some colors to create that focal point that you need in every room.

Give it a try, swap some of your dark accessories for a lighter pallet and see if it makes a difference.

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Pillow Talk

Are you a victim? Tan walls, tan couches, tan coffee table, tan pillows, tan rugs, tan TV stand. Ok, This might be a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point.

So, are you a victim of a boring living room?

We get it. You bought the whole furniture set, settled for a wall color that you knew would match with everything and are now slightly underwhelmed by your room. Don’t fret, there’s a simple solution to your colorless woes:

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They’re a safe, not committal, and inexpensive way to give your room a color face lift. So where do you start?

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     Pick a color scheme. (If you’d like to be the most trendy on your block, consider accenting with Pantone’s Color of the Year) 

  2.  Mix it up. Now that you’ve found the theme or specific color you love, mix and match designs and patterns. Grab some solid pillows if you want, but pair it with a bold choice like an ikat accent pillow. If you have a solid couch, mix it with textured pillows- this will help add definition to your room.
  3.  Layer. Whether you bought your couch for comfort or style, you can always use more cushion. Start with your biggest pillows in the back, and decrease in size.
    Typically, you add two pairs of pillows on each side of your couch, but be bold and add an extra ‘stand alone’ pillow in the middle.
  4.  Make it picture perfect. Let’s be realistic, if you have kids running around, or use your couches for frequent naps, you will not have a picture perfect living room all of the time- but when guests are arriving, make your living room look picture perfect by angling the pillows toward the middle for an inviting look, fluff your pillows and give them a “dog ear” affect by giving the top of your pillows a karate chop.

Simple enough, right? We have a variety of accent pillows that can completely change the look of your room. And the best part is, pillows are an inexpensive way to change the look of your living room as often as you’d like. 

So get started, what accent colors are you going to add in your room?

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We’d love to see what you’ve done with the place.