Shine's Decorating Guide
- Martha Stewart | Decorating Guide | Fri, Jul 27, 2012 10:48 AM EDT | Comments
Brilliant primaries can wake up a room with a bold palette or by highlighting key architectural details. If you are hesitant about choosing a bold hue for an entire room, try strategic pops of color -- like these tomato-red stairs.
This traditional English-style foyer, painted in a vibrant orange, offers a warm welcome.
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Maritime objects fill every nook and cranny in the circular Shell Museum. The shells pop against the bright yellow paint.
A bright green makes this formal dining room a bit more approachable.
Walls and furniture aren't your only options to experiment with bright colors. This wide-plank wood floor takes its inspiration from the ocean outside -- creating a summery look all year round.
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- Casasugar | Decorating Guide | Thu, Jul 19, 2012 3:20 PM EDT | CommentsSource: 5 Gorgeous Decorating Solutions For Your Pint-Sized Place
A mansion in the hills may be on the horizon, but how do you deal with your current digs, aka that small space of yours? Your humble abode may seem like a hassle to decorate since it's just a temporary situation, but it doesn't have to feel like a college dorm room. With some simple tips and a little organizing, your pint-sized place can feel spacious, luxe, and cozy (in a good way).
- Reflect: Mirrors are the easiest way to create the illusion of a bigger space. Floor-length mirrors like the ones seen in Jane Aldridge's apartment add visual space and length to a room. They don't have to be simple either. From contemporary to traditional, mirrors go beyond function as statement pieces to show off your style.
- Stack high: If you can't go out, then go up! Using your walls for more than framed art and optimizing every inch will work to your advantage. Floating shelves, bookcases, and peg boards will keep you organiz
- Woman S Day | Decorating Guide | Wed, Jul 18, 2012 11:28 AM EDT | Comments
By Woman's Day StaffHue knew?
Pink Sofa, Red Kitchen Chair, Colorful Storage Boxes, Colorful Blankets
It's easy to move beyond beige, brown and gray with these seven inspiring ideas. Photo credit: CB2.com; SeeJaneWork.com; Target.com; IKEA.com
Paint outside the walls.
Though your first instinct may be to use that can of Duchess Rose or Tucson Teal to create a backsplash or an accent wall, remember: There are more than four surfaces in a room. Brush brights onto the floor, ceiling (try it in an entryway) or stair risers, or around your doors and windows (molding doesn't have to be white). Photo credit: Tria Giovan/GAP Interiors
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Treat everything as a canvas.
Peek over, under and inside furniture, fixtures and cabinets to find surprising spots to bring in color. Don't limit yourself to wood, either-you can paint on glass, cast iron and plastic too. Photo credit: Gridley GravesGo high-gloss.
Shiny pieces really stand out, so use them in place of matte materials such as wood or brushed metal. Try a lac...Read More »
- Babble.com | Decorating Guide | Wed, Jul 25, 2012 3:19 PM EDT | Comments
It's confession time, friends: I'm a bit of a paint junkie. I spend far more time thinking about, selecting and analyzing paint colors than any one person should. I've painted every apartment or house I've ever rented or owned and in that time I've amassed a big collection of favorite go-to paint colors. So today I'm going to break it down for you and share a handful of (nearly) fail-proof colors to help you get started if you're one of those folks who finds yourself completely daunted by the task of choosing paint colors. (And trust me, you're not alone - most people are!) First up, a few general rules of thumb:
1. Just go for it!
In the grand scheme of things, paint is the cheapest way to instantly change your space. If the color isn't perfect, you can always start over.
2. For walls, I always suggest an eggshell finish paint for most rooms. The exception would be the bathroom where a satin finish will be a bit more durable to steam and water. For trim and doors, always go with...Read More »
- The_stir | Decorating Guide | Wed, Jul 25, 2012 12:33 PM EDT | Comments
You don't have to have to dedicate an entire room to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional home office space. There are tons of cool, creative inspirations out there to help you make the most out of the space you've got, no matter where it is. Sometimes it's as simple as setting up shop with a well-designed desk and a few carefully placed treasures like the office pictured above.
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Scroll through to see 5 more fantastic home office inspirations below:
Classic metal filing cabinet and desk, and even a vintage office chair. This office space has a laid-back retro vibe, and I love the idea of using pegboard to organize and display artwork, supplies, and other fun finds.
Here's something a bit more modern. Love the moose head mount, don't you?
Cluttered but functional, here's a space I can relate to! I like the use of magazine containers on the shelf above.
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PICK OF THE DAY
When you begin to tackle your springtime and Easter decorating, an excellent place to start is with your mantel! But before you spring for those store-bought decorations, why not tap into your creative side and embellish this piece of your home with a few personalized pieces you already have lying around? If you're not sure how to start, I've got a roundup of easy-to-mimic mantels that are sure to inspire. Click through for 7 simple ways to brighten up your mantel for spring! - By Jacinda Boneau