Looking to add some eye-catching drama to your interiors? Try bringing in color, patterns, and texture in your rug you add to any room in your interiors. From your living and dining room space to your bedroom or bath, rugs pull together a room and create a grounded sense of design punch. Bold rugs can contrast or compliment your furniture, wall colors or they can stand out on their own. If you are looking for a way to make heads turn when they enter your interiors, look to these bold rugs ideas first!
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Choosing a bold patterned rug:
When choosing a bold pattern, look to the other furnishings in the room before deciding on the right one. Larger rooms with large furniture can afford a larger scale print. If you put too large of print in a small room – visually it will feel closed in and somewhat chaotic. Choose stripes, florals, polka dots and other geometric patterns that tie the wall color, furniture color, and architectural elements together. Try and stick with 2-3 colors in the entire room to avoid making the room feel like a circus! Remember you can use a bold floor cover, but then you need to tone down the textiles and other decor in your space to create balance.
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Decide on a color that matches your home’s personality:
Your bold rug should look great but also represent your personality of your home. For many homeowners a bold red, black, or orange rug represents the eclectic and artistic touch of their home. While other homeowners may prefer a more laid back and neutral tone to their space. Bold rugs can allude to the patterns or even the texture instead of just the color. Many rug manufacturers have created gorgeous gray, brown, and neutral tone varieties that still make a powerful statement.
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Your interiors have been waiting for a bold rug to bring in more personality to your home! Try using these creative ideas for determining the right texture, color, and scale of pattern for your choice in rugs. Who knew it could be so simple to change your interiors so easily?
Let’s face it, how many of us really like to do our laundry? Whether you don’t like the mundane cleaning, sorting and folding or if you just don’t like being in your laundry room, trust me you’re not alone. If you could brighten you laundry room with color, textures, natural light and decorative organization pieces, do you think that would help? Here are ways to brighten your laundry room and bring some inspiration into your day of doing boring laundry!
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Opt for colorful appliances and accessories:
The days are gone of all white washer and dryers! While it’s still fine to have them in your home, just know there are a rainbow of colors that are available now. From red, blue, metallic gold and stainless steel just to name a few – your laundry room can gain instant decorative appeal. Consider accessorizing your laundry with colorful baskets, see-through bins, hampers and other organizing containers if coordinating colors throughout the room. Area rugs and window treatments can also add color and soften the lines of what could be a very cold feeling and impersonal space.
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Bring in natural light with wall color:
Depending on your design style will dictate if you want an invigorating bold color in your laundry room, or you’d prefer a more subtle addition with a metallic or mosaic backsplash. Many laundry rooms that are small can use color to brighten and enlarge the room, while other laundry rooms may feel overwhelming if there isn’t natural light pouring through a window at alternate time throughout the day. If you don’t have a window, consider using lighter colors as to avoid making your laundry room feel like a cave.
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Doing your laundry shouldn’t feel like a chore, and especially shouldn’t be a dreaded room to enter each day! Use these colorful ideas to paint or add colorful accessories and/or appliances to your once drab laundry room. Liven up the room with these essential ideas and see how doing the laundry just got a little better!
Below are 5 beautiful sinks from IKEA. Godmorgon Braviken is listed at $429 on IKEA website. It comes in Black-Brown, High Gloss Gray, High Gloss White, White Stained Oak and High Gloss Red and has 2 drawers. Its hard to find that one perfect sink with so many choices. Which sink is your favorite?
Godmorgon Bredviken $699
Hemnes Odensvik $429
Hemnes Vitviken $299
Your bathroom is one of the few places in your home where you can relax without having to be interrupted by the world! Your bathroom is the first and last room you see in the morning and evening and it should be inspiring, relaxing and invigorating! One of the best ways to make your bathroom your sanctuary is with gorgeous color. Depending on your personality and decorative style you can determine which colors make you feel alive or relaxed, it’s all up to you! Look at these simple tips to create a bathroom that you will love waking up and retreating to nightly.
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Match your bathroom color with your lifestyle:
Are you a morning riser who loves to greet the day with an invigorating work out and energized spirit? Then a bold purple, orange or yellow may be the perfect color to outfit your bathroom in. While if you would prefer to gently be awaken and your bathroom is your spa oasis in the evening, natural muted tones of greens, browns and soft blues that remind you of nature could be more your style. Remember your bathroom should be an extension of your personality and how you love to live in your home.
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Choose colors that spark sentimental memories:
Your bathroom is an emotional room, meaning the ability to feel safe, relaxed, energized and all the other emotions you feel in your bathroom can largely come from the colors you choose. If you had a wonderful exotic vacation with your family – try using a teal blue for your walls to bring back the crystal blue waters! While if you have always loved the traditional feel of your parent’s home, try using classic dark wood cabinetry and subtle color tones to bring nostalgia into your bathroom. The options are limitless and the colors you choose can change with bath linen, window treatments, and subtle decor… not just your wall color!
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Adding color to your bathroom is the perfect way to get your mood ready for the upcoming work day or to bring a close to a challenging day with the kids! Whatever feel you’d like to bring to your bathroom, use these helpful color tips to bring about a beautiful bathroom experience.
The weather is getting warmer and all we can think about is how to spend more time outdoors, soaking up the sun and enjoying nature. Entertaining in the spring and summer months is always enjoyable and is enhanced with a summer kitchen. A summer kitchen is an outdoor structured area that houses a grill, preparation area, and often includes a sink, stove, refrigerator and other kitchen amenities. If you want to entertain this season and have the cooking and preparation just feet away from the outdoors, here are helpful tips for designing your summer kitchen.
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Assess your entertaining lifestyle:
Your outdoor home may have a family full pool on the weekends or you may just entertain a small intimate gathering every now and then. Depending on how often you plan on entertaining can help decide the summer kitchen that fits best. Smaller summer kitchens can just have a grill and small preparation area. Larger outfits can take up considerable amount of room on your outdoor patio and be adjacent to dining and a pool for example. Assess what parts of your outdoor home you’d like to dedicate to entertaining – then determine how much cooking, what types of food you prepare most and if you need a full kitchen outdoors. If your summer kitchen is located near your indoor kitchen, possible a grill and sink are all that is needed.
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Add your own personal style:
Your summer kitchen should have all of the personality of your indoor kitchen but with a nod towards interacting with nature. If your kitchen needs to be covered, consider adding an architectural element such as an arbor, a trellis covered area or even extending your main house roof to enclose a major summer kitchen addition. Once the area is covered, colorful patio furniture, natural plants, and plenty of entertaining and conversational seating areas are a must.
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Your summer kitchen should be an extension of your personal design and entertaining lifestyles. Use these design ideas to help guide you. Consider hiring an outdoor kitchen specialist to help plan out your area as well as choose the right amenities for your budget. This season, enjoy your outdoor home with the addition of a summer kitchen.