I typically come up with a color scheme based on one particular item that I like, and go from there. For our living room, I found and really liked the Michael Miller fabric that I used to make the curtains and a couple throw pillows, so that's what set the tone for the blue and the green. (That, and we already had the green couch and chair.) Because I had already gone a little too crazy with bold colors in all the other rooms of my house, I wanted a neutral(ish) wall color, but one that wasn't white (too boring) or beige (which makes me cringe) and I really liked this almost mocha color for the walls that I found, which I find neutral yet cozy. I purchased the rug last, by literally searching blue and green rugs on Overstock.com. I was worried that this one had too much yellow-ish in it for the room, but when it arrived I ended up not minding it at all (and the pattern has the added bonus of nicely concealing stains/spills, which is a must in a house with multiple pets!)
The powder room is small and has no windows. I wanted it to feel special, with a hint of old-world, exotic charm. For the few minutes that you are in the room you are enveloped by warmth, coziness, and visual interest.
We've provided no shortage of information on how to get a better night's sleep, with plenty of advice on how to outfit your bedroom to be the perfect rest place. But what about when you're on vacation? Or traveling for work? Or even staying the night at a friend's house? How do you make sure you give yourself a good night's sleep then? We've got some ideas.
I live up in the Shenandoah Valley but I grew up by the ocean and am still a beach girl at heart. This was for my personal craft room and I wanted the room to feel like home. It's definitely my happy space!
This sofa has seen better days. Honestly, it takes a lot of vision to think it's got any potential! Tinca took this sofa home and changed it for the better — plus made it ultra functional for a home that happens to house pretty cute pets.
Something about walking into a bright and bold room always puts a smile on my face! I live in a studio so instead of painting the walls I decided to try out a few other uses of color by using washi tape, wall confetti, and bright prints and paintings.
We shared some quick ways you can make your home feel like fall over the weekend if it's lacking, but if you're looking to take fall decor to the next level, you might consider a quick DIY makeover of your entryway with these five fun and easy projects you could make in a few hours to bring a little more fall feeling to your home — right as you walk in the door!
How do you spend your time at home? Is it spent wisely? Is it enjoyable? No matter the way it looks — whether it's close to your dream home or far from it — everyone can agree that actively finding pleasure in your home is vital to enjoying the rest of your life. So how can you increase your enjoyment of your home? Here are seven ideas.