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Patterns That Are on Their Way Out

 

Let’s get this out of the way first: Whatever type of pattern you want for your home, whatever pattern makes you happy or suits your existing décor or fits into the new design you’re planning, is appropriate – for you. But let’s face it – the trendiest patterns are the ones you’re going to find most easily, and hot patterns come and go with the seasons. Whether you want to be inside or outside of the box is up to you, but here’s a closer look at the patterns that have had their heyday and up-and-coming alternatives.

Humane Hides: How to Add Flare with this New Trend

 

It’s fair to say that if you have or want animal hides in your interior design, you’re a risk-taker. The patterns alone can be a challenge to seamlessly incorporate, but hides also bring with them big opinions about fair treatment of animals. If you’re confident in your decision, the best choice for animal hide décor is to opt for humane hides – in other words, this is one place where going faux is a good idea, and you can make it work in just about every room in your home.

Color of the Year: Using Purple Hues for Fall

 
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The enticing harmony of purple, pink and fuchsia undertones have made Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, a huge success since its announcement in January. But now that fall is here, many people are asking can I still utilize the captivating purple hues? Then answer is of course! And not just as an ever popular fall wedding theme either. Purple is the perfect addition to your home’s décor.

What’s Your Fall Color Personality?

 

Cool fall days mark a wonderful time to refresh your home with new colors. But which colors should you choose? With the help of Pantone’s fall color report, we have put together some fresh fall color ideas that are not only stylish, but are designed to define your personality.

Love Fall: 10 Reasons to Welcome the Changing Season with Open Arms

 
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Whether you openly embrace the season or spend your time longing for the return of summer, we have found 10 reasons why you should totally love fall.

Prepare for Autumn Nights with Warming Accessories

 

Summer has quietly slipped away and it’s time to adorn your home with accessories that will instill lasting warmth and comfort throughout the cool autumn nights.

Fall Fireplaces that Bring a Stylish Glow

 

The cool days of fall are upon us and with them comes the desire for radiating warmth from a beautiful fireplace. From living and dining rooms to cozy bedrooms, any space can say “fall style.” A fireplace is inviting. It’s comforting. It’s chic.

Using Apartment-Size Furniture in Small Spaces

 

You don’t have to live in an apartment to appreciate apartment-size furniture. After all, homes come with rooms of all sizes, and some have tight spaces that may seem impossible to furnish or decorate. Until now. Apartment-size furniture (yes, it’s actually called that), can give your bedroom, office, family room, or any small space plenty of personality on a smaller scale without making you feel like you live in a miniature world or that you’re being swallowed up by oversized furniture.

Sectional Space Suckers

 

Sectionals are big and they can be awkward. But sectionals are also comfy and seat a lot of people. The keys to determining whether this popular seating option can work in your space are to do your research and, most importantly, measure your space. There are a lot of sectionals out there in different shapes, sizes, designs, colors, and upholstery. The options can be overwhelming. While the wrong sectional can take up an entire room and limit your ability to rearrange furniture or include existing décor, the right sectional just might be the best interior design purchase you ever make.

10 Lessons in Styling Bookcases

 

Bookcases are so much more than just a place to display your library. Art, knick knacks, and your favorite things can have a place of honor or a cozy corner on your bookshelves. But if you’re not careful, the look can become messy or cluttered. Here are 10 lessons in styling your bookcases so beautifully that they can serve as a stunning focal point, notable accessory, or background enhancement in your home.

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