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Millennial Pink – Decor Idea

A modern shade of muted pink is taking over everything, including your home! Millennial Pink is although that does little to help describe the color. It’s technically pink with the blue removed resulting in a soft, muted shade that sits somewhere on the spectrum between peach and blush. However, the classification is not a strict one; you might prefer to think of it as any kind of muted pink used in a modern context. To incorporate millennial pink at home first off, you should not be worried that embracing this trending color will turn your home into a ‘girly’ domain that will frighten off any male within a 10-foot radius. As mentioned above, the whole point of Millennial Pink is that it’s a gender-neutral shade. A lovely color for everyone to enjoy! So much so that it’s been hailed as a ‘new neutral’ and hence, can be incorporated at home quite easily.  This year’s design fairs in Paris, Cologne, and Milan featured a lot of pink in different color schemes. You can mix with sophisticated …

How to Make Scandinavian Decor

Nordic style extols simplicity and comfort in an indoor environment. The oldest customs of the people of northern Europe have become a contemporary decorating style.  Adapted to the current reality, the Scandinavian style is a hit. Today,  Scandinavian style concerns environments where simplicity and comfort prevail. It’s a cleaner decor without excesses, very bright to combat the northern darkness of winter. It is made of straight lines, simple shapes and neutral colors. Colors White is the key color in this type of decoration. Think of the Nordic region: Short and dark days. White helps a lot when it comes to lighting. So white walls are the starting point of this style. Use basic colors like white, beige, gray, brown and black. Fabrics With respect to the upholstered chairs, sofas and pads, use natural fabrics such as linen, wool and cotton. Skins, or imitations of them, appear in rugs or blankets on the couch. They give it a sophisticated touch. They are pieces that prove the authenticity of a Scandinavian space. Objects They are few and good. In …

Happiness in Your Home – According to Science

I grew up hearing my grandmother saying that home was the best place in the world. Anyone disagree? Today I know this is not only a theory of my dear granny, but also proven by science. Our house conveys security, warmth and well-being, and it is  precisely this feeling that makes us feel homesick when we are traveling.  Science has proven that it is possible to make our home better and (why not?) even happier. Paint a wall green or yellow   Yellow and green are colors that bring more feelings of happiness and well-being, according to a study by the University of Vrije in the Netherlands. Make a floral arrangement   A long study, conducted by Rutgers University in New Jersey, demonstrated that having  flowers at home brings a sensation of comfort and causes happiness. Spread photos around the house   Try putting a picture frame with a beautiful picture of your family or a friend, next to your bed. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth, in England guarantee that this will make you happier. According to this …

Hydroponic Plant Decor Ideas

  The winter weather drives us into the house, and with that we have the perfect opportunity to bring the best of outdoor living inside. Besides the fresh, natural, and clean air that plant life provides, this beautiful foliage can also be a delicate element of decoration. With a simplicity that is in style,you can grow plants and display them indoors, especially herbs that love to proliferate like basil and mint. Rooting plants simply suspended in water   has also become a beautiful hydroponic trend.                        

6 Beautiful Rugs

A rug can set the tone, color scheme and comfort factor of your living space! Handwoven by a skilled artisan on a traditional punja kilim loom using tie-dyed wool yarns and a sumac weave, this reversible rug offers pops of color without distracting too much from surrounding furniture. Luxuriously soft, this handmade shag rug feels wonderful underfoot.   Macrame Wool Rugs are made with the softest wool from New Zealand with a pretty popcorn stitch that adds fabulous texture. This handmade wool rug features a simplified trellis pattern replicating a Moroccan Berber rug.        

5 Tips to Have a Peaceful Home

1-Clean your home: If you want a calmer experience at home, a good way to begin is by making it routine to clear your home and start cleaning all surfaces daily. 2-Use five elements:  1-Water: You can have this element in your home by hanging images of water, or just using flowers in a  bowl of water. 2-Earth: You will have this element in your home through stones or plants. 3-Fire: Light a candle or fireplace and this element will be in your home. 4/5-Metal and  Wood: Buying furniture with wood or metal can help you have this element at your home and feel cozy. 3-Use natural light: Learn to appreciate natural light. Open the window and let the sun into your home. 4-Natural Scents: Using natural scents, create a purifying and calming atmosphere  in your home by choosing  natural scents like beeswax, essential oil, natural cleaning products and fresh flowers. Music: Having calm music at low volume will help your home and your soul become more  peaceful. Music: Tiago Iorc and Duca Leindecker – Ate aqui  

How to Decorate a Laundry Room

The laundry room  is typically a forgotten part of the house; which is reserved to store all that we no longer use and all the mess of the house. However, a functional and beautiful laundry can give a special touch to your home.   Although it is an area that needs to be conveniently used, laundry rooms can indeed be decorated using vibrant colors, beautiful accessories, wall papers, plants, and even wall stickers.   Cabinets and shelves are totally necessary. Invest in durable and functional pieces. Wooden benches are also recommended for these areas, which in some projects can serve as support for buckets and even ironing boards. Wall stickers give a touch of fun to the environment. You can use a theme or neutral tones. Informal art is  also welcome on  laundry room walls.   The rugs are completely necessary in laundry rooms, and can leave a much more beautiful environment. There are no rules for decorating this environment. The most important thing is that a laundry room is a nice place in the house, as …

“Urban Destroyed” – a new trend

Looking at all these walls destroyed, you may be thinking: “Wow, what is  that?” Destroyed walls are a new trend, and trends do not appear out of nowhere, but are built over time and follow people’s behavior changes. Looking at magazines and decorating websites, it was clear to me this   “Urban Destroyed” style is exploding in popularity, which to me is the missing complement  to the “Industrial style”. The truth is that this new trend makes much sense in modern life, because this decorating style  gives greater freedom of expression, which is a fundamental value of modern society. With this style you have the freedom to turn your home into an extension of your personality with your strengths and weaknesses, and so you will be able to have a more authentic home, where your only decorating rule is to have no rules.

Decorate the House with Wooden Crates

Having a well-decorated and beautiful home does not necessarily have to do with how much you spend. Giving style to ambiance has much more to do with creativity and ability to give a unique touch to the place, and so reusing materials makes all the difference. The wooden crates used in street markets or to store wine are a good example of this. They are so versatile that you can create beautiful furniture to decorate the house. They can be used natural, varnished or painted; the sky is the limit to choose what can be created.  

Rosemary Wreath

There is something about wreaths that makes my heart go all warm and smile. A house with a wreath on the front door exudes hospitality and welcomes you in. I am extremely proud to say that this year my front door looks like one of those. Believe it or not,  wreaths are a lot easier to make than you might think. The most important thing is finding some lush greens you can use . I have six super overachieving rosemary plants in my garden, so today I decided they will become my wreath.                  

NIPPRIG – Natural

Ikea is releasing a limited-edition collection called NIPPRIG that marries everything I love: sustainable natural material, local craftsmanship and forward-thinking designs. Ikea’s new collection is made from the hyacinth plant, a beautiful aquatic species that was introduced by a colonist in the early 20th century as an ornamental plant. Native to the Amazon rainforest, this plant adapted very quickly to the waterways of Vietnam. Today, lakes, ponds and riverways are literally being choked to a death by water hyacinths. It stops water flow, blocks sunlight, eradicates oxygen, and eventually kills off fish. The local people go out  in wooden canoes and pull out the plants by hand. For a week, they let them dry in the hot, tropical sun, which bleaches their deep-green stalks and turns them into a leathery natural fiber. And then the Ikea magic happens: chairs, baskets, decorative rugs,  and floor cushions are made from the dried water hyacinth. It is amazing to see, when style, environmental care and sustainability meet and we can decorate the house with natural materials and colors.   …

Easter Table Decor Ideas

I Love Easter! Do you ? It’s another excuse to gather the family around the table for a long leisurely lunch of  roast lamb, new spring vegetables and a lovely indulgent cake. I hope you  love all theses ideas of decoration for giving your table a fresh spring look! Happy Easter !!        

The Urban Farm

Renovating a house is one of the skills of the Dutch. The restoration of a house for them is a very important value and they often choose to create continuity between the environments, making it very harmonious inside and outside the house. The restructuring of this farm in the Netherlands, whose colors and elements are reminiscent of the surrounding countryside, is a good example of the Dutch work. I thought particularly lovely the pastel green color that characterizes the kitchen walls where the family spends most of the time and where you can enjoy dinners with friends !! Photo: James Stokes

Why We Love Midcentury Modern Design

Dot & Bo   Via Houzz What is it about midcentury modern design that has so many of us in a decorating tizzy? In this digital age of innovation and technology, why are we scouring flea markets, antiques stores and the Internet in search of pieces that were designed 50 to 60 years ago? Eames, Noguchi, Nelson — these designers’ pieces are dominating our living rooms. I mean, my dad was 7 years old when the Eames Lounge Chair came out. And now one of the most gracious compliments we could ever hope to receive is, “I could totally see Don Draper kicking back on your sofa!” “Really? Thank you!” There are countless stores and websites devoted specifically to midcentury modern tastes. Everyone knows someone with a story about an unbelievable find on Craigslist or eBay. Believe it or not, baby boomers should get much of the credit for the recent decorating frenzy. Andrea Hsu wrote this for National Public Radio: “After World War II, home ownership surged. People who bought homes in the 1950s and ’60s would …

CREATE AN ART GALLERY WALL AT HOME

Via Minted   Buying and collecting art? Majorly fun. Figuring out where to hang everything? Sometimes not so fun. If you’re like me, you’ve probably come across a ton of inspiring images of art-gallery walls on Pinterest or in shelter magazine  with walls fabulously filled to the brim with beautifully framed pieces. But attempting to create something similar at home can be a little intimidating. To inspire you to create an art-gallery wall of your own, we dropped by the homes of two Minted employees: our founder and CEO Mariam Naficy (top) and associate creative director Annie Clark(bottom). “I wanted a wall that reflected my family and our love for travel and art, and that was deliberately un-stuffy. I loved incorporating a mirror I found in Paris, a piece of antique fabric I found in Turkey, and my children’s art.” —Mariam “My home is a work in progress. I love that I can easily add a new piece or pin a photo to this ever-evolving corner gallery.” —Annie San Francisco-based stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman worked with the ladies to create …

Decorating with Photo

  Photos are moments we keep forever and  can give a personal touch to the decor too. See suggestions for how to use them without making mistake!                                                                                                                                                                 

Decorate With Flowers

                     Flowers Flowers                                                                      This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn step by step how to decorate with flowers. The book teaches how to make small-scale arrangements using either blooms available at a corner market or in the garden. Decorate With Flowers offers busy readers who do not have time to fuss over flowers an opportunity to experiment and have fun !!                          Decorate With Flowers: Creative Arrangements * Styling Inspiration * Container Projects * Design Tips