Black Friday is the largest promotional sale of the year with discounts on everything from electronics to clothing, textiles, toys, holiday decor, and of course home furnishings and accessories. Some of the popular items that home decor stores have on sale are bedding, throws, pillows, candles, cocktail napkins, placemats, and furnishings. Discounts range anywhere from 15% up to 70% off for retail stores as well as online sites. Below are some of my picks for updating your home decor.
Navy blue continues to be a popular color trend this year so why not update your bedding to a bold, abstract chevron pattern in blue and white like this Ikat Fading Tile Duvet Cover from West Elm? It’s 100% organic cotton certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and gives your room a modern element.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon and what better way to celebrate all the things you are thankful for than with Give Thanks themed home decor? From prints to table settings to wine bottles, there are many simple and affordable ways to incorporate “Give Thanks” decor into your home just in time for Thanksgiving. Below are some ideas to give you inspiration!
You can easily create simple DIY banners in various colors, shapes, and materials in different fonts and sizes. There are lots of free downloadable templates and banners such as this FREE printable collection by The TomKat Studio, which also includes templates for menus, place cards and buffet labels. Place the banner over your fireplace mantel or in your dining area for guests to admire and enjoy.
Halloween is coming up and what better way to celebrate Halloween than by incorporating pumpkins, skulls, ghosts, bats, skeletons, witches, and more into your home decor? Here are some affordable and simple ideas for creating elegant Halloween home decor that will wow your guests for years to come.
A wreath hanging on your front entrance door is a nice festive decor to welcome your guests to your home. It’s simple and affordable. You can create a DIY wreath or purchase one pre-made.
Fall represents the transition from the hot and hurried days of summer to the cozy and calm days of pre-winter. While there are many ways to usher in the autumn season, nothing is better for getting into a harvest-time mindset than with a bit of themed décor. Here are some fun and inspirational ideas for a spellbinding fall seasonal home decorating.
Celebrating fall involves honoring the colors of the season. Pumpkin orange, brick red, rich brown, and lots of bronze are the perfect shades for adding to a home. In addition teals, apricots, and greys are being used in a modern traditional way for fall colors. Swap out lightweight summer bedding for heavier linens in rich fall shades like russet or gold. Reupholster your dining chairs in menswear fabrics such as houndstooth patterns which are hot for the autumn season inspired by fall fashion. Bright carrot colored blankets and pillows add fun panache to seating in living areas and dens. Foliage printed pieces are another great way to honor the season; try leaf coasters, a glittery garland of leaves, or a bunch of branches to add a bit of fall flavor.
You just purchased your first home and are super excited to decorate it and make it your own. You’re thinking Nate Berkus or Candice Olson designs, but, where do you start? Your excitement can wear off once you realize that it can be an overwhelming task to decorate your entire house but there is no rule that says you have to do it all at once. Take it one step at a time or one room at a time because you want to make sure you do it right at the budget you have set for yourself. Your home should reflect who you are so it’s important not to rush anything and to take your time. Here are some simple tips for how to decorate your first home one room at a time.
Start with a room that you use the most and make that a priority. Perhaps your bedroom is where you spend most of your time and you want to start there. When I started decorating my first home, it took me a year to complete the design for my entire house. I took it slowly. I didn’t rush out to purchase furniture, paint the walls, or accessorize. I took it one step at a time, even if it was slow. I made a note of anything I liked such as colors, furnishings, accessories, lighting, artwork, and more from looking at magazines, reading design books, whenever I was out with friends, shopping, traveling, dinner, etc..I started with my bedroom as I needed new bedroom furniture and that was a priority for me. I had a budget in mind and I made sure I stuck to my budget as much as possible. I ended up with a simple and peaceful bedroom that I felt comfortable with.
Metallics are a very popular trend right now not only in fashion but also in home decor from furniture to wall coverings and accessories. It can create high contrasting visual dimension and texture to a space or add a soft touch to a room. Plus, metallics work well with many colors, tints, tones, and shades from cherry red all the way to charcoal. To break it down further, there are warm metallics and cool metallics. Warm metallics consists of gold, bronze, brass, and copper while cool metallics consists of silver, nickel, pewter, and chrome. You can read more about different types of metals here. So, how can you incorporate both warm and cool metallic items into your home decor on a small or large scale? Check out some ideas and suggestions below for how to incorporate metallic home decor in your space!
If you want to start on a smaller scale, try replacing your hardware by adding knobs or pulls in gold, copper, or silver. It’s simple and affordable. You can add gold pulls for your kitchen cabinets for example in a style that fits your home decor. Or, you can have bronze knobs for your bathroom vanity, silver pulls for your dresser, or brass pulls for your bookcase hutch. There are many styles to choose from such as modern, vintage, country, etc… and you can mix and match different metallics.
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