Ringing in the New Year with Color!

Many designers have predicted that there will be a trend towards bolder, brighter colors in home decor in 2012. Judging by what I’ve seen in home furnishing stores in the past few weeks, it’s looking like this prediction may hold true.  Over the holidays my sister took me to a Maryland store called “Urban Country” that she was pretty sure I would love – let’s just say she knows me pretty well because I was in heaven!  They had amazing upholstered pieces that were almost all made with neutral fabrics but they added some bold, bright colors with pillows and throws.

Urban Country
Urban Country

I’ve also seen some beautiful colorful pillows and throws at Anthropologie such as this Orimono Flower Pillow with petals made of various jewel-tone prints

Anthropologie’s Orimono Flower Pillow

 and this beautifully embroidered Finishing Flourish Pillow.

Anthropologie’s Finishing Flourish Pillow

Anthropologie also has a gorgeous brightly colored Sari Throw that is made with strands of recycled saris!

Anthropologie’s Sari Throw

All of these pillows and throws are pretty pricey ($90 and up) so I was excited to walk into Home Goods and see that they have gotten in a load of brightly colored pillows at a fraction of that price.



All of these beauties are just $24.99:




And these gals were just a few bucks more at $29.99:

Of course, each Home Goods has their own unique items so your store may not have these exact pillows but I’ll bet you’ll find some bright pillow colors when you stroll down their pillow aisles!  What do you think about this trend – do you love it or prefer to stick with more neutral colors?


Does anyone have a great New Year’s resolution? One of mine is to have a more organized home in 2012. Assuming that I stick with this resolution (I don’t have the greatest track record in being resolute with my resolutions….), you’ll see some 2012 blog posts with organizational tips that I’ve found to be helpful!  Happy New Year to all of you!


  

Great Neutral Area Rugs on Sale at Target

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A colorful area rug, such as this one by Dash & Albert, can make your room feel complete when it ties together the colors of your window treatments, fabrics, wall décor, and accessories. Dash & Albert’s Jamaica Ticking Woven Cotton Rug While I used to always choose colorful rugs for that reason, now I lean towards using rugs with neutral colors. Why?  Because I like to change things up every now and then and having a neutral rug allows you to create a whole new look in the room by bringing in a few new pillows and accessories without being stuck to using the colors in your rug.  Another important factor? Cost. If you want to change up your room’s look, buying a few new pillows and accessories is obviously a whole lot cheaper than replacing an area rug.  For our most recent home reno project – a revamp of our […]

Holiday Home Decor Deals

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Now that the craziness leading up to the holidays (last minute shopping, present wrapping, entertaining, etc.) has come to a close, I hope that you are enjoying a quiet day with family and friends.  If you aren’t so fed up with fighting the shopping crowds that you have sworn off shopping until 2012, there are some great holiday home decor deals to be had.  Many of them are available online so even you pajama shoppers (such as myself!) can get in on the action.  Here are some of the great deals I found:As a lover of anything with mercury glass, it’s no surprise that one of my picks is World Market’s Silver Mercury Candleholders.  There are five to choose from including taper, pillar, and hurricane candleholders and they range in price from $4.99 to $8.49, which is half off their original cost. World Market Silver Mercury Candleholders Target has a […]