Incorporating Red Hot Decor in Your Home

A fiery and bold color that will lead us into the upcoming year is red, a color in which a little can go a long way. Red can be used in any room, in small or large amounts, and truly can be used year round. It evokes feelings both of summer and of a cheery holiday season. Follow along for our favorite ways to incorporate this hot color into your home!

The key to not being aggressive with red is to use it as an accent color throughout your room. In your living room, consider a red couch or chair. If that’s a little too much for you, go for red throw pillows or a blanket. It adds just enough red to make an impact without being too overwhelming.

In a dining room, consider artwork that incorporates deep red, dining chairs, or red table linens. Going along the same theme in the kitchen, red can be used on stools, dishware, or storage containers.

Red walls in the bedroom are romantic and powerful, but just make sure to balance the room with neutral colors. If red walls are too bold, but smaller accent pieces aren’t lively enough, add a red accent rug or bedding for the right amount of pizzazz.

How will you add red into your home décor?

Incorporating Red Hot Decor in Your Home

A fiery and bold color that will lead us into the upcoming year is red, a color in which a little can go a long way. Red can be used in any room, in small or large amounts, and truly can be used year round. It evokes feelings both of summer and of a cheery holiday season. Follow along for our favorite ways to incorporate this hot color into your home!

The key to not being aggressive with red is to use it as an accent color throughout your room. In your living room, consider a red couch or chair. If that’s a little too much for you, go for red throw pillows or a blanket. It adds just enough red to make an impact without being too overwhelming.

In a dining room, consider artwork that incorporates deep red, dining chairs, or red table linens. Going along the same theme in the kitchen, red can be used on stools, dishware, or storage containers.

Red walls in the bedroom are romantic and powerful, but just make sure to balance the room with neutral colors. If red walls are too bold, but smaller accent pieces aren’t lively enough, add a red accent rug or bedding for the right amount of pizzazz.

How will you add red into your home décor?

The Popularity of Backsplashes in the Kitchen and Bathrooms

With the kitchen being a main focal point in the home, and the bathroom becoming a place to retreat for a relaxing, spa-like getaway, we are seeing people opt for these rooms to boast more personality, thanks in part to patterned backsplashes. Not just popular in the kitchen, we are seeing more backsplashes being incorporated in bathroom design as well, ranging from the sink to the shower.

A backsplash typically covers the area of the wall between the countertops and cabinets, protecting your walls from water damage resulting from accidental splashes. While its main purpose is functionality, more people are now choosing to add a backsplash solely for the design purpose, with its functionality being an added perk.

No matter what your style preference or color palette of your kitchen or bathrooms, there is sure to be a backsplash that will fit perfectly in your rooms overall design. From subway tiles and geometric shapes, to multi-colored tiles and solid colors, your options are endless.

A backsplash truly is the perfect backdrop for adding both color and texture to your space. If you’re looking to make a statement and add instant visual interest, a backsplash could very well be your best route. Not only that, but a backsplash is a great way to express yourself.

How are you decorating with backsplashes?

Crown-Molding and Wainscoting in Your Home

Crown-molding and wainscoting are classic décor staples that never go out of style. These design features can be integrated in almost any home, no matter your style. By bringing visual interest to your walls and ceiling, you can add a rich and elegant statement and really pull your space together.

Crown-molding is commonly used to highlight where your walls meet your ceiling, and draws your eye upward, creating the idea of more space, while also adding texture, character, and style. There are a variety of style options available to you, which means that the crown-molding in a traditional home will most likely be different than what you’ll see in a rustic home.

Wainscoting, on the other hand, is a decorative accent used on the lower portion of your walls. Originally used for additional insulation, it is now used as a means to add visual interest to your walls. Again, depending on your style, wainscoting can be as high as you want it to go. Entryways and staircases benefit greatly, as those spaces can sometimes lack fine detail, but you can really incorporate this into any room.

What’s your stance on crown-molding and wainscoting? Yes or no?

Diagonal Flooring Creates a Classic Statement

If you’re looking for a unique way to add contrast and texture to your floors without doing anything too drastic, consider diagonal flooring for your next flooring project. By simply changing the layout of your floors, you can completely revamp the look and feel of your room.

Diagonal floors are a great choice for someone who wants a bold statement in their home and one that will make their floors pop. A diagonal layout gives a modern touch to your home and can give it more of an upscale look than a traditional straight layout. This simple and sleek look adds visual interest to any space without having to commit to a pattern such as herringbone or chevron.

Diagonal flooring can be incorporated in any room where a hard surface is used, such as the living room, kitchen, and bathrooms. From diagonal hardwood floors in your living room, to diagonal black and white tile in your bathroom, this is a look that won’t go out of style anytime soon.

Would you add diagonal flooring to your home?

Incorporating Fall Trends Into Your Home Decor

With the change of seasons comes the perfect opportunity to change up your home décor style. This fall bring some outdoor elements inside with everything from wreaths and darker color palettes, to oversized throws and other essentials. We’ll give you all the necessities to create the perfect fall oasis filled with comfort, style, and creativity.

Using the elements of nature as your inspiration, transform your home into a place of comfort and style. Fall colors can make your living spaces pop while delivering an overall sense of comfort. Remember to make changes as necessary, not all spaces or areas are meant to be changed seasonally.

Fall Wreaths

Welcome your guests into your home this fall with a beautiful wreath. You can take your wreath to the next level using dried branches, leaves, apples, succulents, corn husks, small pumpkins or any other fall décor. Deck out the front door, an empty nook, windows or a bare wall with a festive autumnal wreath.

Bring Outdoor Elements Inside

Add some fall flair to any living space by adding hints of outdoor elements. Enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon outside looking for the perfect leaves and branches and then style them to fit in a simple vase. Strategically implement these outdoor elements to accessorize the living room, bedroom, kitchen or other rooms you see are the best fit.

Oversized Throws

Retreat to your couch this fall where that warm and fuzzy throw awaits. A throw will give your couch that style you’ve been looking for while keeping you warm in that fall weather. Find a throw that compliments the room, furniture, and paint whether it’s in your living room, bedroom, or a reading nook.

Darker Color Palette

As we move from warm summer weather to cooler fall and winter weather, we see a shift in color. A darker color palette will give your living space a sense of warmth, comfort and nostalgia during those colder months. Incorporating the current and popular colors of 2018 like purple, plum, burgundy, rich emerald and mustard can make your living spaces look cohesive.

What trend will you incorporate this fall?

Our Top Flooring Trends

In an age of advancing technology, we have access to products we could have only dreamed of. Step into today’s most popular flooring trends and you’ll find everything from green based environmentally-friendly flooring to textured and waterproof flooring. With so many varieties of flooring available, you can choose one that perfectly fits your everyday lifestyle. Let’s take a look at the most current flooring trends and why they’re your next ideal floor.

Waterproof Flooring

Welcome to 2018, where waterproof flooring no longer has to be tile. Now, waterproof flooring can be anything from carpet to vinyl to laminate. All of these options vary in design and style, while protecting your floors from extreme water damage. Be prepared for the next time your washing machine decides to spontaneously leak and destroy your laundry room floors with durable waterproof flooring.

Environmentally Friendly Flooring

One trend that has become more important to homeowners in recent years is environmentally friendly and responsible flooring. Today, many homeowners want to know if the materials used for their flooring meet the requirements of being natural, recyclable, renewable and perhaps even home-grown. Bamboo, cork, linoleum, glass tiles, concrete, wool carpeting, leather, rubber, and reclaimed hardwood are all eco-friendly flooring solutions you may be interested in for your next flooring option.

Textured Flooring

Textured flooring is changing things up a bit by mimicking classic hardwood with wire brushed, hand scraped, and fully distressed floor styles. Whether you’re feeling smooth, rippled, grainy or velvety, a textured floor has the power to invigorate, calm, energize or comfort you. These flooring options can come in wood, laminate and a variety of other options.

Wood-look Flooring

While wood-look floors aren’t anything new to 2018, more and more manufacturers are offering wood-look flooring for laminate, vinyl, and ceramic tile. Wood-look flooring has actually been one of the top flooring trends for 2 years in a row now, allowing you to acquire the same elegant look with wood-look flooring, but at a fraction of the price!

What’s your favorite flooring trend?