Thursday, February 26, 2015

3 Simple Tips to Freshen your Decor for Spring

If spring fever has given you the urge to spruce up your home, a few design changes are all you need to banish the winter blues. Follow these tips to incorporate fresh colors, bold patterns and lively spring designs into your d├ęcor.

Bring a Splash of Color with Fresh Accents

A total design overhaul isn't required to enjoy the fresh colors that spring brings. Swap out dark or neutral-colored plant containers, window treatments, accent pillows or throw blankets for brightly colored or boldly patterned accessories. For a greater impact, slip a cheerful cover over your sofa or repaint an old piece of furniture.

Refresh Your Table

It's time to pack away the holiday tableware, so why not replace them with dishes featuring a fun design? Pair a spring-inspired dishware set with a fresh fruit or flower centerpiece for a quick and easy dining room makeover.

Dress Your Walls

Gone is the wallpaper of yesteryear; today's wallpaper can be found in peel-and-stick options, making it easier than ever to put up and take down. Choose an accent wall and give it a quick transformation with a bright design, or paper the back sections of a bookshelf or hutch for a subtler hint of spring. Add beautiful silk drapery to dress up the space.

Friday, February 13, 2015

8 Beautiful Kitchens

Some may argue that the kitchen is the most important room in your home, a central location where family meets to enjoy meals and friends converge at social gatherings. Here are some beautiful kitchens featuring amazing design elements that are sure to inspire you in your home.

This white kitchen is warm and welcoming with a blue accent wall and luxurious window valances, while the tile floor ties the room together.

A beautiful white kitchen given a pop of color with red accent chairs, which sits adjacent to a colorful living room that can be seen through a decorative cutout.

Wood cabinets and a tile floor make a statement in this kitchen, but the window treatments provide a beautiful finishing touch.

A cathedral ceiling gives this kitchen a grand feel. A mix of light and dark cabinets provide a unique design element, while the drapes add a stylish yet versatile look.

A large kitchen island with a unique ceiling cutout is the focal point of this beautiful kitchen. Color is added to the room in the window treatment, which softens the space to create a cozier feel.

Dark cabinets and wood flooring are offset by gorgeous counter-tops in this opulent kitchen.

White cabinetry and wood floors are given some life with a mix of marble and granite counter-tops. Elegance is in the details showcased with pendant lighting and patterned valances.

An eclectic use of design elements creates this modern yet rustic kitchen.