Transform Your Home With A Color Pop

Does your home decor feel as frumpy as a pair of thrift store curtains? Fear not: there’s no need to take a sledgehammer to your home! As a matter of fact, you can transform your home by simply adding a color pop.

If you fancy changing the entire aura of your home without breaking the bank, add color!

A simple pop of yellow here and there may be all it takes to add an air of Summer to your home. Furthermore, color can have a huge affect on your mood.

Read on for the inspiration if you’re considering selling your home fast that will make you want to add a pop of color to your home pronto!

Neutral With Blue Pop

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A neutral-hued home can be turned into a coastal haven with a few pops of blue here and there. In fact, a couple of printed pillow covers and some new artwork may be all that it takes to give a room a whole new vibe!

For a stronger element of blue, try adding a bed throw or printed table runner.

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With neutral decor, prints and colors will both add detail without looking too messy.

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Elegant dahlia pillow cover, damask throw pillow cover

Monochrome With Yellow

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If you have a black and white home, bright yellow will add an instant retro vibe. For example, this kitchen above is completely transformed by three stools and a statement phone.

Now that’s an easy and cheap way to mix up your decor!

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Add a yellow color pop to your kitchen with the modern squares rectangular tablecloth.

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Pastel Color Pop

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If all of these bright hues seem too garish for your taste, opt for something a little more demure. Pastel hues make stunning, understated color pops.

Best of all, pastel hues can be mixed and matched very easily. So if you like a bit of baby blue here and a bit of lilac there, it will still look lovely!

However, we recommend having one statement piece that pulls all of the pastel hues together. For example, the artwork in the inspiration photo above.

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Opt for plainer colored pillow covers and pull the hues together with a statement printed piece.

White & Turquoise

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A clean palette of bright white and wood can be given a colorful edge with mint or turquoise accessories.

If you prefer a sleek, Scandinavian style opt for one or two pieces to add detail, but keep it simple.

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A simple table runner will add a pop of mint, but will still look sleek and polished.

Chic jacquard table runner

Coral & Navy

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Sometimes two colors are better than one! In fact, this stunning combination of coral and navy proves it.

When adding pops of color in two vibrant hues, keep the rest of the palette simple. Furthermore, avoid too many prints as this will look busy and will take away the magic of the color pop.

Get The Look

Add more coral than navy (about 2/3 navy to 1/3 coral) to keep it sleek and organized.

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Velvet sparkle table runner and hand embroidered throw pillow cover

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How To Do Statement Wallpaper The Right Way

Statement wallpaper is back! But before you go ahead and pop all sorts of retro prints on every single wall of your abode, listen up. Statement wallpaper needs to be approached with caution.

If styled the wrong way, statement wallpaper can make your home appear cluttered, uncohesive and more dated than the back of your Nan’s attic.

However, when styled with class, statement wallpaper can add a fun, unique and uplifting edge to your home.

Here’s our guide on how to do statement wallpaper the right way…

Contrast With White

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Very vibrant wallpapers are the most fun, as this stunning palm print shows. Surprisingly, they are also the easiest to style.

When plastering your walls with a very brash print, keep everything else simple.

This tropical themed bedroom is a prime example of how to nail printed wallpaper. The white bedding and wooden table are simple, uncluttered and plain. The low-lying bed also ensures that the harsh print doesn’t make the room look too swamped.

However, all-plain, all-white everything is about as fun as a trip to the dentists. Keep it playful by adding fun accents in colors that appear in the wallpaper. This toucan cushion compliments the wallpaper and overall theme of the bedroom perfectly.

Enhance Less Occurring Colors

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Print clashing with statement wallpaper can be trickier than parking a car in a blindfold. The general rule of thumb is: find a color that is less occurring in the print and enhance it with a simple print.

This geometric bench highlights the pink of the flamingos in the wallpaper perfectly.

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Do a fancy clash with a simple print. The jacquard paisley table runner is a simple print to enhance underlying tones in any printed wallpaper.

Go For Monochrome

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When in doubt, go for monochrome! The absence of color in black and white decor is a sure-fire way to avoid any unsightly clashes.

Keep the furniture in block black or white sections to ensure that the wallpaper really stands out.

We adore the combination of the retro printed wallpaper and modern matte black vanity in this bathroom.

The rounded mirror also enhances the stunning print.

Get The Look

Compliment monochrome statement wallpaper with white or black accessories.

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Solid geometric pillow covers and hand embroidered table runner

Create Layers

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In theory, floral wallpaper, a blue sofa and printed pillow covers sounds far too much. However, as this photo proves, it’s all about how you style it.

To add interest to statement wallpaper without overpowering it, think of your living room as having layers. If you wish to add other detailed items such as multiple colors or prints, ensure that there is a block color in-between.

This living room cleverly layers a blue sofa in front of the floral wall, then adds extra color and pattern through printed pillow covers.

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Pink, brown and yellow pillow covers really enhance this blue sofa.

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Damask throw pillow cover, hand embroidered throw pillow cover, hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover

Try Bohemian Vibes

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If you love statement wallpaper and prints and patterns in all their glory, boho decor may be your home’s calling!

The best aspect of bohemian decor is that you can mix and match as many prints as your heart desires. However, it pays to have a method to the madness.

Notice how the floor of this living room is mainly orange toned, whereas the walls and sofa are gree-blue toned? This color chunking technique ensures that the room doesn’t look too crowded or messy.

The orange printed pillow covers ensure that the hues of the floor are complimented at eye level.

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Orange, turquoise and brown hues seamlessly blend the statement colors of this living room.

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Vibrant floral throw pillow cover, floral embroidered pillow cover, exotic oriental pillow cover

Combine Scandi Prints With Pops Of Color

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Monochrome Scandinavian prints are some of the easiest to embrace in your home!

Add vibrant pops of colorful furniture to make the room truly come alive. Keep the rest neutral and the result will be stunning!

Combine Retro Prints & Soft Hues

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With retro floral prints comes images of country cottages, shabby chic and all things vintage.

Embrace these quintessential elements by pairing retro floral wallpaper with soft and demure tones and textures.

As the stunning bedroom above proves, the colors don’t necessarily have to appear in the print itself. However, keep your base tones beige and it will look effortlessly vintage chic.

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Demure baby blue and beige will compliment country floral statement wallpaper beautifully.

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Hand painted duvet cover set, paisley embroidered pillow cover

Embrace Opulence

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Nothing was ever too much for Marie Antoinette! Embrace regal opulence and team statement wallpaper with lavish and luxurious details.

Chandeliers, embroidery, draping and 3d florals will add to the opulence of any printed wallpaper in a demure palette.

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Compliment the hues of your wallpaper with lavish embroidered details.

Hand embroidered duvet cover set, velvet sparkle throw pillow cover

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How To Create An Indian Inspired Living Room

Creating an Indian inspired living room is all about mixing traditional Indian decor traditions with more modern architectural elements.

An Indian themed living room is a wonderful way to add an exotic touch to your home. Today we show you how to incorporate traditional Indian decor techniques into your living room.

Add a Jhoola

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A Jhoola is a traditional Indian swing that can be found in traditional and contemporary Indian decor alike. The Jhoola dates back generations and is most commonly found in South Indian homes.

Although Jhoolas are traditionally made with bamboo, more modern versions are made of wood and metal.

A Jhoola will make a fantastic alternative to a sofa. Add an array of Indian printed pillow covers for an instant Indian inspired living room.

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A printed table cloth will give your Jhoola a traditional Indian edge. Team with cool-hued printed pillow covers for a modern Indian inspired look.

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Ornamental embroidered table cloth, floral embroidered pillow cover, jacquard damask pillow cover

Opt For Floor Cushions

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In traditional Indian homes most families ate their dinner on the floor. Oversized floor cushions are a fantastic way to add comfort to this tradition.

Opt for a low-lying wooden table with artisan or carved detailing. When Indian homes first began to incorporate furniture, the pieces were low-lying and placed on woven floor carpets. Bolsters, which are long, sausage shaped pillows in traditional Saree fabric, were often styled alongside the furniture.

To create a modern Indian inspired living room, place your wooden table on a printed table runner and add printed pillow covers.

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To recreate this purple and blue Indian inspired living room, opt for cool-toned hand embellished pillow covers and compliment with a gold table runner.

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Saree border table runner, hand embroidered throw pillow cover, hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover, exotic oriental pillow coverornamental embroidered pillow cover

 

Add Wall Hangs

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Wall hangs are a wonderful way to add a modern Indian edge to a home with white or neutral walls.

The exotic oriental table runner will add a regal Indian element to any home.

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Clash Your Colors

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Traditional Indian livings rooms incorporate a wide array of clashing, vibrant colors. Popular tones include cerulean, mauve, magenta, brown, orange and orange-red.

Create an impressive statement by placing clashing colors next to each other. For example, an orange throw will look fantastic topped with purple and blue pillow covers.

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These clashes are key to a stunning Indian inspired living room

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Hand painted table cloth and floral paisley placemats

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Exotic Oriental table runner and elegant dahlia pillow cover

Carved Furniture

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Carved furniture is commonly found in traditional Indian homes. Furniture carving became a key element of Indian artistic traditions during the rise of the Mughals and the Raj. Alongside this, pottery, sculpting, hand printed textiles, embroidery and crochet all became synonymous with Indian art.

Carved wooden sofas and tables are a wonderful way to incorporate this tradition into your home.

If you opt for a carved wooden sofa, add an element of comfort with traditional Indian printed pillow covers.

Artisan Fabrics

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Hand spun fabrics are another Indian art and decor tradition. As a matter of fact, India is famous for its beautiful, hand-crafted fabrics.

Artisan fabrics can be incorporated into an Indian style living room in several ways. Firstly, hand embroidered or hand beaded fabrics can be used to add detail to sofas, tables and walls.

Secondly, hand spun silks and fabrics can be added as curtains or as statement drapes.

We recommend adding detail to your living room through traditional Indian table runners, table cloths and printed table runners.

Types Of Indian Artisan Fabrics

Hand Painting

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Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover, hand painted floral table runner, hand painted tissue box cover

Embroidery

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Hand embroidered brocade pillow cover, hawthorn leaf table runner, embroidered leaf place mats

Beading

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Hand embroidered throw pillow cover, hand embroidered table runner, hand embroidered table cloth

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Decorating Small Bedrooms: Dos & Don’ts

When it comes to decorating small bedrooms, one step in the wrong direction can make a room feel cluttered or claustrophobic.

Small bedrooms are about making the most and enhancing the space that you have.

So how exactly do you do that?

Like this! Here’s our ultimate guide to decorating small bedrooms and what to avoid…

Do: Hide Your Storage

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It’s an inevitable fact that bedrooms always need storage space. However, when it comes to decorating small bedrooms, it’s important that storage doesn’t clutter the room.

Rather than invest in specific storage furniture, opt for hidden storage options, such as under-bed storage, or built in wardrobes.

Opt for bed frames with built in drawers for something streamlined, or go for cute, woven baskets for a country cottage effect. Hanging printed table runners around the perimeter of your bed is a great way to hide your storage area and adds detail to your decor too.

Our Favorite Bedding & Runner Combos

These bedding sets and bed runners were made for each other…

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Hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set and exotic oriental table runner

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Hand painted duvet cover set and hand embroidered table runner

Don’t: Go Overboard On Furniture

Clunky wardrobes and double bed-side tables will make you feel like you are Harry Potter living in that cupboard under the stairs!

Keep pretty furniture pieces for your larger rooms.

Do: Create An Illusion With Mirrors

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Mirrors reflect the space that you have and make it look larger. Using mirrors is a fantastic way to maximize your space.

Rather than going for free standing mirrors, opt for mirrored wall hangs.

Don’t: Hang Mirrors Below Eye Level

Floor mirrors or mirrors hanging below eye level will make your room look short and stumpy. To create an illusion of both height and width, hang mirrors at eye level.

Don’t: Use Harsh Lighting

Harsh, or overly yellow lighting tend to make small bedrooms look a little sickly.

Do: Go For Pops Of Interesting Lighting

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Rather than having one large source of light, small bedrooms look better with multiple smaller lighting sources.

The bedroom above is a prime example. Bedside lamps and a statement pendant with two lights keep it looking symmetrical, without entering overpowering territory.

Do: Pops Of Color On The Bed
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In many small bedrooms, the bed becomes the center of the room. A fantastic way to make a small bedroom look bigger is to decorate in a predominately neutral palette, then add pops of color to the bed.

These pops of color will draw the eyes inwards, creating the illusion of a larger space.

Recreate the stunning look above with a mix of coral, navy and white pillow covers.

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Paisley embroidered pillow covers, elegant dahlia pillow covers, hand embroidered pillow covers

Don’t: Colored Walls

Nothing will make you feel more boxed in than brightly colored walls.

If you really want to add colorful details to the walls, opt for artworks and canvases and hang them at eye level.

Do: Hang Curtains High & Mighty

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Home decor boffins at HGTV recommend opting for a curtain rod slightly wider than your window and hanging your curtains as close to the ceiling as possible.

This creates an optical illusion of height and makes your room appear larger.

Do: Add Shelves & Storage Above The Bed

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Small shelves or furniture fittings above the bed are a great way to inject extra storage space.

Make sure you opt for small fittings and place them either at the head at the bed or towards foot. Otherwise, the bed itself could begin to feel boxed in.

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Pet Home Decor Hacks That Dog & Cat Owners Will Love

These pet home decor hacks are the answer to every cat or dog owners prayers.

Anyone who has ever owned a furry friend will know that it’s hard to incorporate their needs into our homes without having to sacrifice on style.

From hidden litter trays, to cat hammocks, here’s the pet home decor hacks that dog and cat owners will love…

Pet Home Decor Hacks For Dog Lovers

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This nautical style dog bed is so darn adorable, that I’d be tempted to crawl in there myself and have a nap!

This old chest of drawers has been truly transformed into a treasure. I bet my bottom dollar that the most spoiled dog in the world sleeps in here.

Yep: it’s pretty much nicer than my entire living room…

If you fancy turning your dog into some sort of pirate and re-creating this captain bed, opt for rustic blue hues, with pops of bright red. Finish with nautical printed pillow covers and sailor style wallpaper.

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DIY Dog Crate Bunk Bed

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Whether you are beginning to crate train your puppy, or have a dog who loves to chill out in his crate, this next hack is for you!

A crate, which is essentially a large cage, isn’t exactly appealing to look at. I turned my crate into a bohemian-style bunk bed by covering the top with two table runners. I then added the exotic oriental pillow covers to ensure it blended seamlessly into my decor.

Artie loves sleeping up here above his best friend!

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Above: Jacquard leaf table runner, hand painted deluxe floral table runner, exotic Oriental pillow cover.

Under Stair Dog House

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Are you the lucky owner of an under-stairs closet? It’s time to clear out all the junk and turn it into a built-in dog house!

This means that toys, dog bits and bobs, and of course your buddy himself can dwell in one neat, organized corner of the house.

Pet Home Decor Hacks For Cat Lovers

What Litter Tray?

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Cat litter trays are about as aesthetically pleasing as a punch in the retina. Luckily, there are ways to hide Salem’s, ahem business, from those who visit your home.

A fantastic way to hide a litter box, is to put it under a table. Next, add a funky curtain to hide the tray. I love the way that the above design has incorporated scratching posts into the table legs too.

If you have zero sewing skills, or simply want to keep your table intact, grab a printed table runner and drape off the end of the table until it is just above ground level.

What litter box?

Cat Condo

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This old drawer set, turned cat condo is a fabulous example of how pet home decor can be aesthetically pleasing and purposeful!

Rather than throwing away this old draw set, this crafty pet owner removed some drawers and turned the remainder into a multi-purpose cat decor piece. The best part? It’s a litter tray hider and a bed all in one! Plus, it has oodles of rustic charm.

Under-Chair Hammock

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As a crazy-cat lady in the making, I can honestly say that I am doing this!

The dinner table is a place for everyone, so surely that includes your furry pals? Thanks to these creative hammocks, your cats can have a place at the dinner table too!

Cat Tree & Bed

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Got any old milk or vegetable crates lying around? Grab some white paint and some nails and create this oh-so-adorable cat tree and bed.

To ensure it fits in with your home decor theme, adorn the top with a printed pillow cover. The hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover adds perfectly to the shabby boho vibes.

Cactus Scratching Post

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Thought cat scratchers had to be as ugly as the back end of a camel? Think again!

This DIY cat cactus, or catcus (sorry, had to), adds all the beautiful bohemian vibes to your abode, whilst giving your feline friend a place to sharpen his claws.

Head over to Buzzfeed for the DIY tutorial.

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