“I’m so glad I live in a world with Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” -Anne Shirley.
The month of scarves and pumpkin spice lattes has “fallen” upon us! With temperatures cooling off outside, warm interior hues are a must! October couldn’t be a better month to incorporate this spicy palette! When looking for timeless decor, it’s important to balance bright colours with trend-setting neutrals. This warm palette does just that by incorporating both grey and brown with savory cinnamon, pumpkin, and vanilla.
We think these colours work well together to make an inviting common space. A warm backdrop will make guests feel welcome, while you will love spending down time cozying up with an exotic tea and book!
An alternative space for this palette is the Master bedroom. We are loving the idea of pairing a wooden wall with grey bedding and warm accents. This look artistically combines both modern style and classic comfort. Would you choose a spicy autumn palette for your living space or would you rather keep the cozy colours in the bedroom?
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With the beginning of December comes the beginning of Christmas Shopping season. In addition to shopping for the special people in your life this year, why not also shop for that special place as well—your house! We don’t mean the seasonal decorations that spend 11 months in a box. Rather, we are thinking of thoughtful upgrades that will make your house look better and year long.
Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
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Halloween is just around the corner. If you don’t already have your costume put together here are 15 ideas to inspire you (and a bonus 5 ideas for your home). If you want to be really creative, be sure to refer back to last years post on homemade Halloween costumes.
Being a home-builder site, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer some ideas for dressing up your home:
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Wall Decorations for the Living Room
Not sure how the following will impress, it’s just cool is all. Nice moosh-tash meester!
Who wouldn’t love to have a giant tulip in their living room?
The next one uses your own lip prints!
Wall Decorations for the Kitchen
Hmm. Not sure if this next one is my style, though it is a cool concept. What do you think?
Wall Decorations for the Bathroom
Okay, so this next one might not have been designed for the bathroom, but don’t you think it would look fantastic hanging above your toilet?
3D dragonflies. Gotta’ love ’em.
Wall Decorations for the Bedroom
Mirror stickers are great for those who love shiny things.
Like the lips shown above, these next two wall decorations are created using your very own DNA. Now that’s one-of-a-kind art that will surely impress your friends!
Wall Decorations for the Kids Room
…and for those who aren’t into the cutesy-wootsey wall decorations:
This next one doubles as a chalkboard. How cool is that?
These shelves look way better than standard shelves and would look good in any room:
Peek-a-boo! Brings a whole new meaning to the monster in the closet, doesn’t it?
This next one was found on a website called newhouseofart.com. Is it just me, or should they have thought of a better name for their website address? Sometimes it’s difficult to determine where the break in words should be, no? New House O’ Fart has some great wall decor (it doesn’t stink, I swear)…
The next one speaks for itself.
Wall Decorations for Elsewhere
Not sure what room this could go in, but if you can make it work…
The swords in the next one double as letter openers. Who doesn’t love it when they find a human skull that is also practical?
Which of these is your favourite wall decoration? Could you see yourself using any of these in your house?
From the kitchen to the garden, Martha Stewart is an icon when it comes to creative and money-saving tips. Here are some of her top home decorating tips.
Front foyer/mudroom decorating tips
Martha Stewart’s website has some fantastic ideas for decorating the front foyer which will not only help make your foyer look great but are also very practical. For example, consider making a boot/shoe tray that is filled with decorative stones. This looks pretty cool and will also prevent puddles and dirt from collecting on the floor.
Custom curtains and shades decorating tips
Finding the perfect curtains or shades which match your home decor can be expensive or extremely difficult. To help you save money or to create the perfect shades to compliment other accents in the room, Martha Stewart has several DIY projects that are super easy to follow.
Decorating tips for displaying photos
Get those family photos off your computer’s hard drive and out into the open where they can get the attention they deserve. From picture frames and photo cubes to picture pillows and baby face clocks, Martha Stewart has some terrific decorating tips when it comes to displaying photos.
Martha Stewart decorating tips by color
If you already know the colors you want to include in your home decorating project but are struggling to find inspiration, check out Martha Stewart’s 232 Rooms by Color.
Decorating tips for the bedroom
“The key to enlivening a neutral room is to brighten it with several shades of the same color.” This is just one of several bedroom decor tips Martha Stewart offers her readers. Another: “Nothing completes your boudoir like a headboard — it provides a focal point and makes the whole room more inviting. The store-bought kind can be expensive and bulky, so try this shortcut: Using the lines in a graphic wallpaper as your guide, cut out a silhouette that serves as a virtual headboard.” And taking it one tip further, an idea I love (and may consider making it myself) is: “A solid old door, refinished and hung sideways, becomes a perfect — and perfectly inexpensive — headboard for a bed.” This looks awesome, as far as I’m concerned.
Are you the next Martha Stewart?
Do you have some home decorating tips and ideas that would put Martha Stewart to shame? Make sure to leave a comment below to let us know!