I recently moved and found a huge box of holiday lights that I almost threw out, until I thought about all the magical things I could transform with them! Here are my top 10 ideas on how to upcycle those twinkly babies into something you can cherish all year long!
Boys! Fellas! MEN!!! Listen, as a single lady, I have spent more than enough time in a bachelors bedroom… and that’s for business AND for pleasure! But there’s one thing I just don’t get: how can proudly hang a Scarface or Bob Marley poster on the wall and call it design? That’s why I’ve arranged some of my favorite images of masculine spaces that will take your boring old bedroom to a bachelor pad fit for two! Take notes guys!!!
Can the colors you choose for your home affect your life? Absolutely! Believe it or not, color has a massive impact on how you feel, from your productivity and energy levels to your creativity and overall happiness.
RED: The Color of Success and Productivity
Red is the perfect color choice for a home office.
YELLOW: The Color of Happiness
Yellow promotes conversation in a communal living area.
ORANGE: The Color of Energy and Excitement
Orange has been known to increase energy levels and excitement. I suggest using it in a home gym.
BLUE: The Color of a Rested, Beautiful You
The key to a beautiful you is in a restful night’s sleep surrounded by blue. Use blue in your bedroom and bathroom.
GREEN: The Color That’s Sexier Than You Think
If you’re in the mood for lovin’, paint your bedroom green.
PURPLE: The Color of Creativity
The possibilities for creativity are endless when you paint your kitchen, a playroom or an art studio purple.
It can be intimidating to work with multiple textile patterns, but when you add layers of patterns onto your bedding, you can create a much more interesting bedroom space. Create a custom look, even when the fabrics used are not! Here are 3 helpful tips to consider while boldly expressing that you don’t play it safe when it comes to your outfitting your bed.
1. Rotate the patterns. Use one on the bed spread, bed skirt, one on the pillows up front, and another on the back pillows.
2. Leave visual “breathing room” between two patterns. Use a solid fabric between two different bold patterns. In this photo the white euro sham pillows are use as an important visual transition to the color and patterns of the throw pillows and duvet cover.
3. Work with three different scaled fabrics. Find one large pattern, one medium, and one small patterned fabric. If you were to use the same sized patterns throughout your bedding set, it would look way too busy. Consider scale and size of your textile designs and vary them to create visual interest. In this picture, the large zebra print on the euro shams contrast well with the circle patterns on the duvet cover.
Hand drawn, this quilt cover set features a spectacular Elk drawing that will bring a unique piece of modern art into your bedroom. Printed onto a luxuriously soft blend of Bamboo and cotton that creates a silky soft feel, this design also features a black triangle print on the reverse. Add some gorgeous color with the hand painted European pillowcases also available in the Elk range.
Want to know what to expect for your interiors in 2015? Think sunset — LA — the 80’s!! Optimistic color combinations of orange and purple sunsets, green palm trees, aqua swimming pools, and pink flamingos dahhhhling! It’ll be a muted palette with shocks of neon – like Monet meets Molly Ringwald!