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9 Home Decor Mistakes To Avoid Like The Plague

Thought the plague was left in 16th Century London? Make these home decor mistakes and it could be dwelling in your home…

Here’s the home decor mistakes that you need to avoid like the plague.

1.Decorating Each Room As A Separate Entity

Imagine you’re walking into a home and are welcomed by a stunning bohemian-chic living room. You turn the corridor and see a 1920s style chandelier and shabby chic furniture. You walk into the bedroom and see a clean white space with a few modern cream furniture pieces. Confused yet?

Long story short, it’s important to imagine your home as one large book with many chapters. Although each chapter may vary slightly and build on the previous chapter, the overriding themes, characters and narrative voice remain the same.

Decide on an overriding theme, style, or vibe you want for your entire home, then build on this through the different rooms.

Decorate each room randomly and you’re left with a jumbled jigsaw puzzle that doesn’t quite fit together.

If you can’t decide on a home decor theme, check out our handy guide.

The home below has carried the neutral farmhouse theme through various rooms beautifully:

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(Photo source: thriftyandchic.com)

2. Scrimping On The Details

When you’ve splurged on a large item, it can be tempting to go for the cheapest possible option when it comes to the smaller details. For example, combining $600 curtains with cheap plastic rods, or finishing off your new kitchen cupboards with cheap hardware.

Don’t.

Although you may think the small details go unnoticed, they will make the larger and more expensive pieces seem cheap and nasty.

On the other hand, a quick way to improve your home is by updating small details such as hardware, door knobs, taps and curtain rods.

Imagine how much this stunning marble kitchen would be ruined by cheap hardware…

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(Photo source: maisondepax.com)

3. Wrong Rug Sizes

Pea sized rugs under sofas look utterly ridiculous. On the other hand, there’s nothing worse than a rug that is so huge it swallows up a whole room! A rug may be a relatively cheap decor piece, but choosing the wrong one is one of the most common decor mistakes out there!

If using a rug under a piece of furniture, opt for a rug that is larger than the piece itself. The rug should create an adequate frame around the furniture piece.

A perfect example is this bathroom rug below, which fits perfectly in the space between the bath and sink.

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(Photo source: brepurposed.com)

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Our bohemian print table runners make great decorative rugs for those areas that need that little something extra.

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4. Not Taking Location Into Consideration

A beach style home is going to look ridiculous in the middle of Manhattan. On the contrary, a farm style house is going to look ridiculous decked out like an industrial city pad.

Take your location into consideration and draw inspiration from this.

5. Too Match-y

Although we previously stated to run your theme throughout the whole home, it’s important that your home isn’t too match-y.

Rather than waffling on, we’ll let this photo do the talking:

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Too much of one color, print or texture can be a serious eye soar.

Instead, add a varied palette, accent pieces and different textures to create an eclectic and welcoming look.

Our printed pillow covers are a fantastic way to add variation to any room.

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6. No Prints

Scandinavian minimalism may still be all the rage, but you can still nail this home decor trend with a few prints here and there.

Lack of prints will look boring, clinical and cold. And who wants that?

Here’s a wonderful example of how you can keep your decor minimal but still embrace prints:

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(Photo source: liliinwonderland.fr)

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7. All Furniture At The Same Height

Some may think that furniture of the same height together is the way to go. On the contrary, it’s one of the biggest home decor mistakes out there! Furniture on one plane of vision looks flat and an make a room look smaller than it actually is.

Here’s a fantastic example of using different sized furniture to add interest:

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8. Bad Lighting

Even the most Pinterest-worthy room can be totally ruined by bad lighting. Avoid lighting that is insufficient, overly yellow or sickly.

9. Clutter

Clutter is literally the home decor devil!

Although many home owners think of clutter as ‘mess’, clutter can come in more organized forms. Common unsightly clutter includes too many ornaments or decorations, an overkill of photo frames, or simply too much furniture.

Stand back and assess each room and consider if there is enough clean space to keep it chic and tidy.

If you can’t bear to part with anything go by the old mantra ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Check out our hidden storage space ideas.

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Are you guilty of any of these home decor mistakes? Shop our range of on-trend Indian decor pieces to give your home an on-trend makeover today.

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10 Home Decor Color Combinations That Are Actually Magic

The home decor color combinations that are more magical than all of the Harry Potter films put together.

Home decor is a little bit like a painting; a tiny fragment may look dull, but it is the combination of colors and textures that make something truly breathtaking.

These decor color combinations may be unexpected, but they make a stunning statement in any home.

Get ready to be inspired!

Teal & Blossom

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(Photo source: apartmenttherapy.com)

Deep and dusky teal look unexpectedly romantic with light blossom pink.

For a unique statement look, compliment a teal feature wall with light pink bedding and a light pink rug.

Alternatively, give a white-based room a new lease of life with a range of light pink and teal furniture and accessories.

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Navy & Walnut

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(Photo source: mydomaine.com)

This kitchen is one of the most re-pinned decor photos ever and that’s undoubtedly due to this stunning navy and deep wood combination.

Navy kitchen cupboards pop whilst stunning marble surfaces make this kitchen sleek and on-trend.

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Burnt Orange & Gray

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Burnished orange is a fantastic warming hue for Autumn and Winter. Steel gray is cool and contrasting and tones down this stereotypical Autumnal hue to make it suitable for the whole year.

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Navy & White

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Navy and white is the ultimate recipe for nautical chic! Add pops of print for a home decor color combination that will never go out of style.

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Orange & Light Turquoise

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Boho babes will adore this bright and beachy orange and light mint combination.

If decorating with prints, use neutrals such as gray and white to keep the room from looking too cluttered.

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Charcoal & Blush

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Deep charcoal walls are best reserved for the brave. However, if you want to take your room over to the dark side, add an angelic edge with blush bedding and accessories.

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Burgundy & Black

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Black and burgundy may seem like a color combination that only Dracula would embrace, but as the living room above shows, it can look surprisingly chic.

Add super feminine elements such as floral prints to ensure that it doesn’t look overly Gothic.

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Kelly Green & Emerald

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Greenery is the shade of 2017, so mix up light greens and dark greens to create an on-trend and chic look.

Palm prints are another huge decor trend, so why not add them into the mix for a home that looks like a literal Pinterest board.

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Mustard & Brick

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(Photo: instagram.com/satellitebohemia)

Mustard is one of those colors that many people avoid embracing in their homes. Despite this, when styled right, it can really work!

These velvet mustard sofas look fantastic against boho-print orange and red accessories.

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Burgundy & Steel Blue

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Steel blue and white is a true minimalists dream. Add cheeky pops of burgundy into the mix for something interesting and unique.

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Which of these home decor color combinations is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below…

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How To Create A Gender-Neutral Boho Nursery

A boho nursery is a fantastic idea for parents-to-be who want to decorate their nursery in a gender neutral theme.

Not sure where to start? Here’s our guide to creating a gender-neutral boho nursery…

Create A Gender-Neutral Color Scheme

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Creating a gender-neutral boho nursery is all about avoiding those colors that are stereo-typically associated with gender. Baby pink and lilac are too girly and should be avoided at all costs. On the other hand, baby blue is often associated with boys so we suggest avoiding this color too.

The inspiration photo above is a wonderful example of a gender-neutral color scheme. Beige and neutrals make a perfect basis to add gender-specific colors to once the baby is born.

Deep reds and crimsons add warmth to the room without being associated with a specific gender.

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Orange, white, olive and burnt orange all give that warm, bohemian edge without being gender specific.

For an extra vibrant nursery, add a printed quilt and wicker accessories.

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Deep Blue

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(Photo source: camillestyles.com)

Unlike baby blue, deep blue is a stunning gender-neutral choice.

When paired with gold and brown, it creates a stunning contrast that will give any nursery that wow factor.

We adore the wallpaper with the woodland creatures.

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Opt For Animal Prints

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(Photo source: mydomaine.com)

Stereotypical nurseries may have car prints for boys and florals for girls, but what prints are gender-neutral?

Animal prints of course!

The innocence and cuteness of animals can be applied to any gender, which makes animal prints a wonderful choice.

Create a safari-themed, boho nursery with a mix of African boho prints and animals such as lions, giraffes and elephants.

Animal prints are the perfect excuse to fill the nursery with stuffed toys too!

Add A Printed Rug

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(Photo source: instagram.com/calivintage)

The best thing about a printed rug is that it is easily interchangeable!

Start by jazzing up your nursery floor with a burnished orange or red table runner or rug. Once the baby is born, you can easily switch it out for something more girly or boyish.

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Go For Statement Lighting

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(Photo source: avestyles.com)

A statement light is a wonderful way to add a stylish and unique edge to your nursery.

Scandinavian shaped pendants, such as the one in the photo above, will remain stylish whilst your little one is growing up too.

Also, how beautiful do the grey and white chevron prints look in the white crib?

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Add An Element Of Wanderlust With An Accent Wall

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(Photo source: somelikeaprojectblogspot.ca)

An accent wall with mountains or a bohemian print is a fantastic option for a gender-neutral nursery.

As a matter of fact, the more statement the wall is, the plainer you can leave the rest of the nursery!

Add Printed Accessories

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(Photo source: thewhitebuffalostylingco.com)

Boho printed accessories are a fantastic way to add detail to any nursery.

Geometric prints such as triangles are incredibly gender neutral and can be reused in other rooms once your child grows up.

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Want more inspiration? Check out our other boho decor ideas!

 

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20 Indian Inspired Rooms You’ll Fall In Love With

Looking to give your home an essence of the exotic? You’re in luck! Here’s 20 Indian inspired rooms that you are guaranteed to fall in love with…

1.The true blue

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(Photo source: niagaranovice.blogspot.com)

This blue dream will make a wonderful addition to any hallway or outdoor area. The combination of dark wooden furniture and printed blue cushions makes this Indian inspired room is totally gorgeous.

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2. The Warm & Traditional

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Looking for a more traditional Indian inspired room? This bedroom is sure to add an authentic essence of India to your home!

Deep tawny reds and burnished oranges make it the perfect decor to warm you up on those cold days. Carved wooden details and an array of Indian prints prove that there is never such a thing as too much detail!

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Ocean Blue

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3. The bathroom that’s straight out of a palace

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(Photo source: andreavelame.com)

This bathroom looks like it’s been copied and pasted from a luxurious resort!

A clean white sink and live greenery are a wonderful and modern contrast to a traditional gilded mirror and pendant.

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4. The New Modern

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(Photo source: instagram.com/trentmcguirebullis)

After Indian inspired rooms with an eclectic twist? Look no further than this living room.

The bright pops of colors and pop art prints make this room the perfect combination of 60s chic and Indian luxe.

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5. The exotic lobby

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The deep purple walls and cut-out nook make this room scream ‘traditional India’.

Luxurious velvets and burnished gold accessories add to the regal essence of this room.

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6. #SplashbackGoals

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(Photo source: instagram.com/spdd_)

This Indian inspired kitchen splash-back takes this kitchen from cute to quirky.

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7. The Boho Bliss

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(Photo source: apartmenttherapy.com)

The combination of colors and prints in this boho bedroom are perfectly balanced.

This is a fantastic example of how Indian inspired rooms can be both traditionally inspired and on-trend.

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8. The Hot Pink

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Hot oranges and pinks majorly clash with lime green in the best possible way.

The sheer fuchsia curtain makes this room a fantastic option for a teenage girl.

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9. The New Traditional

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Fresh bricks and orange cushions make are the perfect combination in this dreamy indoor-outdoor set-up. Live greenery makes a wonderful contrast.

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10. The minimalist

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The carved headboard adds a wonderful ethnic essence to this trendy minimalist bedroom.

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11. The secret garden

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You don’t need a garden to have a beautiful outdoor area! Exhibit A: this Indian inspired, cacti-dotted balcony.

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12. The haute hippy

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This living room is a total bohemian dream!

A traditional Indian sofa and gilded mirrors add a beautiful Eastern essence to this colorful boho living room.

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13. The loft bed

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(Photo source: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/673921531710458762/)

Add Indian embellishments and prints to a loft bed to give it a quirky, bohemian edge.

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14. The cozy reading nook

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(Photo source: zendeninterior.com.au)

Comforting shades of red and stunning drapes make this reading nook the perfect space to cuddle up with a good book.

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15. The cute corner

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Cut-out wooden furniture and solid oak pieces make this corner a talking point of any room.

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16. The actual masterpiece

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This veranda is so stunning that it deserves its own symphony!

An Indian-style structure surrounded by a lush green entrance makes this set-up a total utopia.

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17. The elephant embellished

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Elephant printed accessories and printed mandalas go together like strawberries and cream.

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18. The banquet

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(Photo source: 100footjourneymovie.hardpin.com)

When it comes to Indian inspired rooms, the more bright colors the better!

This table set-up will make every meal feel like a celebratory banquet.

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19. The draped damsel

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This bedroom is what we’d imagine the inside of a genie’s lamp to look like!

Luxurious drapes and jewel tones make this bedroom a stunning set up that will never go out of style.

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Silver

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20. The dream bath

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(Photo source: homeofthrones.tumblr.com)

A bath with drapes? Yes please.

Take your home a little bit closer to a royal palace with this stunning set-up.

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Ready to give your home an Indian inspired makeover? Browse our range of Indian inspired home decor today!

 

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Fall 2017 Color Trends

In nature, Fall is all about beautiful colors, so it’s only natural that we want to give our home a little spruce on the spectrum. Rather than taking cue from golden leaves and tawny pumpkins, we’re all about Pantone’s Fall 2017 color trends.

Just in-case you have been living under a trend-repelling rock, Pantone is a world renowned authority on color and has boffins working around the clock to pick out new colors and what they convey in color-critical industries. You may remember past Pantone colors of the year, such as ‘serenity’, or ‘greenery’, the Pantone 2017 color of the year.

So what exactly do the Fall 2017 color trends have in store for our homes?

Well, there’s tawny port (sounds yummy), copper tan (can we get it in spray form?) and shaded spruce (erm…what?). Without further confusing waffle, here’s the Fall 2017 color trends according to Pantone…

Tawny Port

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What is it?

“Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.” (Pantone)

Why we love it

It’s like a warm mulled wine in front of a crackling fireplace whilst wearing our favorite slippers. It’s comforting, it’s cozy and it’s surprisingly delectable.

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Green

Velvet embroidered table runner

Neutral Gray

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What is it?

“The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade.” (Pantone)

Why we love it

It’s a more stone-like gray than the lilacy hues seen in past seasons. The lack of overly warm or cool tones mean that it’s oh-so-versatile. Plus, it’s not so harsh that it’s cold!

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Yellow

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Shaded Spruce

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What is it?

“This is a green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees”. (Pantone)

Why we love it

Dear world, emerald and teal have had a beautiful love child… enter shaded spruce! This hue has already been huge on the home decor market and looks great alongside neutral hues and brighter tones alike.

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Striped print scarf

Golden Lime

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What is it?

“Earthy tones with a twist, the golden undertones of Golden Lime makes this yellow-green shade a refreshing complement to fall classics”. (Pantone)

Why we love it

We are already imagining how darn amazing this hue would look in monochrome rooms. It’s just on the right side of snotty and we are loving it!

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Ocean Blue

Floral embroidered pillow cover

Ballet Slipper

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What is it?

“Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health”. (Pantone)

Why we love it

This baby pink hue is like your inner childhood princess and sophisticated adult self have shook hands and come to an agreement. It’s warming, but not too rosy to be overbearing.

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Arabian velvet table runner

Butterum

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What is it?

“This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening”. (Pantone)

Why we love it

It looks good enough to eat! Jokes aside, this less-overbearing cousin of coral will add a snug Autumnal edge to any home.

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Black & White

Hawthorn leaf table runner

Marina

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What is it?

“Cool with an enhanced vitality, Marina is the only truly cool color in the fall palette that brings with it freshness and brightness.” (Pantone)

Why we love it

It’s like welcoming a warm Mediterranean Ocean into your home! This color is a blue that won’t leave you freezing in the cold.

Our Fall 2017 Color Trend Pick

Saffron Red

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Grenadine

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What is it?

“A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.” (Pantone)

Why we love it

Because it’s totally unexpected; goodbye burnt oranges and dull tangerines! This is spicy with an edge of pumpkin!

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Floral embroidered placemats

Navy Peony

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What is it?

“A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral”. (Pantone)

Why we love it

What’s an Autumn palette without a gorgeous navy shade? This one isn’t too ‘Halloween-y’, yet isn’t too ‘Summer fiesta’, it’s the perfect mix.

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Black

Modern two tone accent pillow cover

Autumn Maple

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What is it?

“A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette.” (Pantone)

Why we love it

It’s a spiced pumpkin latte, jumping in a pile of leaves and trick or treating all in one. In other words, it’s the color we all think of when we think of Fall.

Our Fall 2017 Color Trends Pick

Golden Orange

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Which color is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below…

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