Spring is upon us and what better time to talk about the 2018 home décor trends we have been seeing around. I will be talking about my top favorite ones and how you can incorporate them into your home. What I love about certain things is you can make the big decision to go more permanent or take baby steps by adding small pieces that can be changed out whenever you want. Check out my favorites below!
Color trend– Sage. This earthy green is a lovely color for any room. If you are looking to update your living room this color goes great with hard wood floors. If you are looking to make subtle changes or less expensive ones you can think about using the above trends on other things. Loving the sage green? Opt for accents for a room such as rug, end tables or pillows.
2. Mixed Metallics – Changing up the handles on your kitchen cabinets is an easy way incorporate this look. If you think that is too much of a commitment you can opt for smaller touches such as a Tea pot or Utensil Holder. This way if you don’t like it or if you like to change things up often there is not too much work involved.
The Herringbone Pattern– This one can be real fun! Below shows a herringbone subway tile backsplash. If you are looking to update your kitchen this is one way to do it. The crisp white is always nice but you can opt for some color as well. If you want to go for something less permanent, you can replace the rug in your living room or hallway with one of this pattern. Patterns are so much fun and I love mixing and matching them.
Colorful Doors– I was always a fan of the bold red front door. What I like about this is it is paint. If you don’t like it or want to change down the road it is not an expensive change. Don’t want to paint it? You can leave it as is and add some other bold color details like in the photo above. Add some colorful flower pots or door mat and you are all set.
Wedding season in is full swing and we are heading into the most popular months. There are many details that go into planning a wedding, and let me tell you not a detail goes unnoticed. An easy detail that can go a long way is how you can fold a napkin. There are a million ways to fold a napkin and each of them are beautiful. I have picked out a few of my favorite napkin folds that I am going to show you how to make.
1. The Bow Napkin Fold
You will need napkin rings for this one.
Start with a square napkin.
Fold the top part down to the middle, then flip the bottom up to the middle.
Fold the left side to the middle, then fold the right side to the middle.
Flip the napkin over.
Pinch in the middle then use the napkin ring you chose.
2. The single Pocket Fold
Place napkin hemmed side down.
Fold napkin in half.
Fold top layer down.
Flip the napkin over.
Fold it in half from right to left.
Fold in half again from right to left.
You can leave it as is or you can add string or ribbon like that image above. This one is perfect if you are having menus put at each seat.
3. The Dramatic Fan
Start with your square napkin face down.
Starting from the bottom make accordion pleats all the way to the top.
From one end, start rolling the napkin, leaving a little bit at the end about 2/3”
Set the napkin upright, gently fan out the small section that was not folded.
Holding on the spiraled section, pull up the beginning edge to form a small peak.
There are many more ways to fold a napkin if the ones above are not what you are looking for. You can’t go wrong with any napkin fold to upgrade your table for your next event. As I mentioned before not a detail goes unnoticed and something like a napkin fold can be what your table was missing. Guests will love the tiny detail. You can use different napkin folds for your home too. Whether it is for a holiday or just a family gathering you can elevate your table with a certain napkin fold. (There are some great ones for the holidays!)
Hosting a brunch for Mother’s Day? I have got some ideas for you! If the weather is going to be nice, plan to have your bunch outdoors. I have some great inspiration photos to help you set the perfect outdoor table. You don’t have to use throw away items just because you are outdoors. A simple tale runner or table cloth can be a great add to your outdoor dining table.
Stripes are in right now and those colors are a perfect match for a Mother’s Day celebration. This table setting is very simple. Look at those centerpieces!
Prints and colors set a BOLD table. These bright colors are perfect for an outdoor brunch.
Simple is the perfect way to go. The runner is the vocal point on this table. I love the way they tied off the ends. A few candle jars make for a pretty centerpiece option.
I hope you are in the DIY state of mind this weekend, as I have some great projects that will have you ready for spring! The spring weather is not here just yet, so we have more time to spend on indoor projects. I came across a few projects that I think everyone will love. They are a simple way to had touches of spring in your home.
I love this simple canvas art you can hang it up or just have it stand/ lean on its own. If you are not big into decoration for holidays this is the perfect project. It is an easy project and will not take up a lot of space. This would look great on my small fireplace mantle in my living room!
I love this one. What is even better is, these make perfect host gifts! This is so simple and if you want to go with a more spring approach you don’t have to make the bunny. Pick any color or colors you want and you can create your own design for this vase.
Another great idea, and this one can be done in a flash! I am currently looking for an umbrella now. This DIY wreath screams spring! I love everything about this,the best part is when you are done using it… you have an umbrella!
What will we be seeing a lot of this spring? Well, we believe that what we have been seeing on the runways is an early indicator of trends from clothing all the way to home decor, bright colors and mix and match patterns are gaining traction! These trends are easy to work with and can turn your home into a beautiful work of art. We see spring in our future and now we want to start to brighten things up in our home!
Pantone has released their color of 2017, called Greenery. It is a refreshing color that is easy on the eye and great on the walls. (Like the image above) You can also add smaller amounts of this bright, refreshing green to your home decor items and it would have the same brightening effects. Below you see those kitchen stools are the bright colors that were added to this beautiful white kitchen. Simple yet BOLD. I love seeing different ways you can add color to any room in your home.
This colored subway tile back splash is subtle yet eye catching! You can match or accent the tile with other kitchen items. Helpful tip- have your table linens match or complement the back splash.
Along with the pantone colors of 2017 you will be seeing many other bright colors. Don’t go with the old run of the mill dark colored couch. Make a statement with a brightly colored one. (Like the image above) Adding bright colored furniture is an easy way to bring color into your room. (It doesn’t involve paint!) No mess here! In the above picture you also see that the pillows are all different patterns. Mixing and matching the right patterns together somehow make it look like they belong together. Those pillows, such a simple accent piece that transforms this couch and living room. If you are up for a do it yourself project you can make pillows like the ones in the above picture. Fabric Textile Products Inc. has a wide range of fabrics that could be used for a DIY pillow project. I have also seen this being done in other rooms too! The options are endless when it comes to these trends. Even if you have a low budget but still want to freshen a room up in your home, you can! I am looking forward to taking these ideas and updating rooms in my home. As a renter I cannot paint the walls so I will be choosing to use smaller accents to help accomplish a bold look.
Here are those bright colors I was talking about again! The products in the above image are from www.fabrictextileproducts.com. Don’t they just SCREAM Springtime! Polka Dots are a favorite of mine. I love the bright colors of the table runner above. This is the perfect runner to transition into spring. Not ready for bright colored walls? Linens are the best way to bring in some colors and patterns. What is great about using items such as table linens to add something new to your dining room/ kitchen is they are not permanent. They are easy to switch when you want to go for a new look. I love updating my kitchen linens for each season. Spring I am ready for you! You can shop this print and many others now! Click Here
Now that your Sunday’s have opened up why not task yourself with a fun new project this weekend. Do you have empty wall space that could use an addition? I came across a tutorial on how to make wall canvas art using fabric! (I am definitely trying this out this weekend!) I am always looking for ways to spruce up my home. As a renter I am always cautious about what I hang on the walls. A project like this is not permanent and is renter friendly.
This project lets you be creative with mixing and matching patterns and prints. What a fun way to update a room to make it look new! You can pick super cool fabrics here. (I love mix and matching.) Add pops of color and you have your own master piece! This project will have all your guests talking about how amazing the room looks with your wall art. (Its up to you if you want to tell them how you did it!)
Now lets get started! Here is what you will need;
Canvases in various sizes. How many is up to you. It depends how much wall space you have. You would want at-least 2-3 different sizes.
Fabrics! How many you want is up to you. You would want about 2-3 different fabrics which you can find here.
It has been a great start to the new year! We have been hard at work creating new products for our customers. Prints have been so popular lately! We are happy our customers are loving what we are offering them!
Valentine’s day .. a “Hallmark Holiday” as many call it. I actually love Valentine’s day! I love getting a heart-shaped box of chocolate (even if i buy it myself.) Some people like going out to a fancy dinner others take the stay at home route. If you are planning on staying in with your loved one don’t forget about setting your table for that dinner you are cooking.
I have noticed that table runners are a big trend. Many are opting to set their tables without tables cloths. Instead they are using runners, place mats and napkins. Picture some of these prints on your table! I love updating my tables linens for a new holiday or just because!
The above prints are only a few of the prints that we offer. We have plenty!
Don’t forget when setting your table for that special dinner make sure you fold your napkins into a heart! Follow the step by step instructions below.
Heart Shaped Napkin Fold
Step 1- Fold your napkins in half vertically
Step 2-Fold in half vertically again
Step 3- Vertically fold both ends up from the center