Labor Day is coming up soon which honors and celebrates the American labor movement. It is also considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States. Many people will celebrate with their family and friends by having a BBQ and enjoying cold drinks in the hot weather. Why not commemorate labor day by updating your home decor in red, white, and blue? Red, white, and blue are fun color combinations to mix together and it is perfect for the labor day weekend coming up. Plus, it’s nice to contrast colors such as white, beige, or grey against such bold colors such as red and blue. If you aren’t sure how you feel about the colors, there are various shades of red and blue that you can play with instead of a turquoise blue or a bright cherry red. You can start small with red, white, and blue accent pillows, painted side tables, striped rugs, table lamps, or colorful mirrors. Before you update your home decor for the fall season, celebrate labor day by incorporating small accessories in red, white, and blue. Check out some design and product inspirations for you to honor labor day home decor.
Green is such a soothing and relaxing color that reminds me of nature, of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It’s such a great color that Pantone named Greenery, a yellow green, 2017 Color of the year. You can go from a forest green to apple green to a mint green which is one of my favorite shades of green. Not many people realize that green takes up a larger portion of the spectrum of colors visible to the human eye than any other color. That means a tint, shade, or tone of green can have totally different associations than another green, but these associations have one thing in common- green is an emotionally positive color. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being, renewing depleted energy, living in the present moment, and being centered. With Saint Patrick’s Day coming up soon, what’s better than celebrating by incorporating some green into your home decor? Paint your walls a dark hunter green, add lush plants to your decor, hang wallpaper in a green tropical pattern, reupholster your dining chairs in velvet emerald, tile your shower in mint green handcrafted clay tile, or paint your kitchen cabinets an olive green. However you decide to celebrate Saint Paddy’s day, be sure to add this calming and peaceful color to your home decor! Check out some images below of interior design and decor ideas to inspire and motivate you to decorate with green!
Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t add romance to your home year round. Soft pastel colors, sheer and lace textiles, curvilinear furniture, architectural elements, mirrors, and aromatic scents all add a touch of romance to your home decor. Check out some ideas below on how to create an inviting, relaxing, and intimate ambiance in your home with romantic home decor.
When it comes to Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner, people think of the color Red. Red is an emotionally intense color that is not only associated with passion, desire, and love, but also luck and fortune in certain cultures. Red roses, hearts, and cupids, symbolize Valentine’s Day while lanterns, red envelopes, and paper cutouts represent Chinese New Year. The color red is said to enhance human metabolism, increase respiration rate, and raise blood pressure. With two holidays coming up soon, you can incorporate the color red into your home decor in celebration of either Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, or just because you like the color. You can give a fresh coat of red paint to your walls, create an accent wall, paint a light fixture or a dresser, reupholster your sofa or headboard in red velvet, add a red Persian style rug to your living room, or replace cabinet hardware with red lacquered knobs or pulls. The options are endless along with the many different shades and hues of red. If you aren’t ready to use red on a larger scale, go small with accessories such as throw pillows, bedding, or flower vases. Check out the images below to give you some inspiration and motivation for decorating your home or office with red home decor!