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Thursday, January 27, 2011

~~ Vaulted ceilings & window treatments ~~

Have a vaulted ceiling and you're not sure what to do about window treatments?
Think that your curtains will get lost if you just frame the window?

Here's a quick idea to think about:

Try placing your window treatments above the doorway or window frame.  Try at least a foot above but you'll have to judge it according to how tall your ceiling and windows are.  Doing this will help fill in this space and it can also make your ceilings look higher.



Happy decorating!

Friday, January 21, 2011

~~ Refreshing your home's decor ~~

The cold days of winter is a great time to take a look around your home and see what needs to be refreshed.  Here are a few inexpensive ideas:

~Move accessories from one room to another.

~Change the color of a home decor item with a little paint.

~Change the knobs on your cabinets. 

~Rearrange your furniture, try angling the furniture for a different look.


*What are your ideas for a quick home decor makeover?





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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

~~ Color Trend ~~

Next color trend for 2011 is a range of light turquoise to cream with a beige-orange for the "pop" of color in this sequence.

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Bringing these colors to your room provides a relaxing and spacious atmosphere.
 
 
 
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Here the grays and turquoise are brought together for a modern looking room.
 
Some ideas to bring this to your room would be to paint one wall beige and the others the lighter gray.  The beige wall would bring "eye relief" and brightness to your room.  Accent with the darker tones of turquoise, orange and dark gray.  Another is to paint the walls a light turquoise and accent with cream, copper and a bit more of the turquoise using pillows and other accessories.
 
Here are some examples that use some of the colors above:  http://www.sewninspirations.com/leaves.html  and   http://www.sewninspirations.com/circles.html 
 
Happy Decorating!
 
 
I'm taking a poll on the upper left corner, I'm curious how you will vote.
 
 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

~~ Color inspiration for 2011 ~~

Did you know.....?

Every year the predicted color combinations in home decor and fashion are selected.  Usually the colors for each season stay the same for that entire year but are just muted (fall & winter) and brightened (spring & summer).

Throughout this week I will bring you a different color combination for home decor that was selected.
Gray, is all the talk right now with color combinations ranging from white, black, stone & brown-gray.




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The use of a gray palette works well in a modern setting.  Try using gray as a neutral along with bolder or busier color schemes.  The reverse could work as well.  Use gray as your main color and accent with brighter "pops" of colors.
 
 
Would you choose this color scheme?
 
 
 
I will be adding a pillow, cushion collection in gray and white and a cream collection.  Look for it soon on my website:  http://www.sewninspirations.com/