Monthly Archives: May 2017

Baby Rooms

Designing a color scheme for your new nursery is a fun way to get ready for baby’s arrival. You’ll choose colors not only for your walls, but also for bed linens, rugs, window treatments and accessories to build a look that creates the perfect environment for your new addition while also reflecting your family’s decorating style.

Color brings personality to any room, and you want your baby’s bedroom to be nurturing as well as cheery. For colors, you can go soft or bright, or you can use a combination of the two. Neutral shades can create a nice backdrop for a non-gender-specific nursery that will have more staying power than pastel shades well into childhood as your baby grows. A room with neutral walls can be brightened by color in rugs, window treatments and accessories.

Oranges, blues, greens, purples and yellows are good choices for sunny colors, and earth tones work nicely for either a little girl or boy. A girl’s nursery with sage green walls and warm pink accents in curtains or an accent wall creates a pretty look that will last as your daughter enters grade school. Blue and green makes a great combination for a boy’s room.When pulling your look together, keep in mind that many designers advise against having more than five large areas of color. Too many wall colors can be distracting and cause visual tension. Also, too much red, such as red walls, can confuse a small baby, because their eyes see that color before others. The best colors for babies to wake up to are softer shades, such as blues, greens and pinks, because those colors develop at around the same time in a baby’s eye.

Beautiful Baby Rooms

  • For Girls: Pretty Stripes
Vintage prints and a color palette of green and pink create a truly sweet girl’s nursery.
  • For Girls: Pink and Chocolate Confection
As one of the trendiest color combinations, pink and chocolate are the perfect base for this elegant girl’s nursery. A crystal chandelier tops off the design, while alternating stripes anchor the space.

  • For Girls: Sweet Pink Palette
Looking to create a traditional girl’s nursery? Try a pink and white color palette combined with classic furnishings.

  • For Girls: Purple Whimsy
In this whimsical nursery, the homeowner complements a pastel palette with warm wood tones and white accents.

  • For Boys: Transitional Style
Designer Vern Yip uses transitional colors so the room will easily adapt as the child gets older. Teal and brown bedding is balanced by dividing the wall colors into broad stripes, and hot-air balloons hung from the ceiling provide extra stimulation.

  • For Boys: Contemporary Flair
Create a minimalist nursery with sleek, modern furnishings and simple window treatments.

  • For Boys: Mod Pad
Get creative with circles and stripes in bold colors. Not only are they visually interesting, but they also create a whimsical and inventive environment.

  • Gender-Neutral: Cottage Style
A combination of fabrics, including toile, polka dots and plaid, are used to create a cottage-inspired nursery for a boy or girl.

  • Gender-Neutral: Organic and Stylish
Designer Stephanie McWilliams creates a calming environment using all green products, including a solid wood crib, non-toxic paint and 100% organic accessories. The walls are painted green to represent growing and blue to add a calming effect.

  • Room for Two: Neutral Palette
A small space can still be transformed into a room for two with an elegant daybed and some smart space planning. The traditional crib and neutral palette also help to expand the room visually.

Flower Chandeliers In Dining Rooms

Sweet and Simple

Chelsea Costa at The Sweetest Occasions has the perfect beginner tutorial. A handful of supplies and some lovely Snapdragon flowers are all you need for this simple, yet elegant, piece. Pro tip: Your thread is what keeps the florals from falling into someone’s dinner plate, so make sure yours is sturdy!

A Little More Layers

For more texture, this DIY from Erica at Honestly WTF is the perfect pick. Similar to the Costa’s version, this chandelier doesn’t require many tools  just some hot glue and ribbon to secure your flowers. Because you use blooms of different heights and weights for this look, it’s important to evenly distribute the flowers by weight around the embroidery hoop so it hangs correctly. (Try a quilting hoop if you want an even bigger piece!) Finish it off with lace trim, and you have yourself a stunning arrangement.

Bringing the Drama

The hanging flower chandelier will definitely leave your guests speechless. This concept from We Are Scout has two levels and looks like it’s just floating in the air, thanks to fishing line. Again, it doesn’t require many supplies; this version uses a hula hoop as well as a wire hoop. Once you string both of them together, add greenery to the top and only florals to the bottom. This step-by-step is a bit more advanced but, come on, totally worth it.

Kid’s Rooms

Girls Room Ideas:

  • Colorful + Functional
Paired with white furniture, bedding and accessories, teal wall paint makes a chic splash in this cozy retreat. A wall-mounted flat screen TV is blended into a gallery wall for a design that’s both stylish and functional.

  • Wall of Memories
A net of interlocking ribbons attached to blank walls is a great way to display your favorite photos, postcards or other paper memorabilia. Plus, the art can be switched out at any time to suit changing moods, styles or tastes.

  • For the Bold, Eclectic Teen
From the bold purple color palette to the vintage pieces and fashion-inspired fabrics, everything in this room will transition well as a tween girl becomes a full-fledged teenager. To invest wisely with tween room updates, emphasize color and pattern instead of themes.

  • Fun Cottage Style
Packed with fun cottage style, this cheery bedroom features soft pastel walls, a mix of floral and gingham fabrics and a desk area that doubles as a makeup vanity.

  • Like a Dream
Bold patterns in this bohemian bedroom’s headboard, pillows and bedding mix seamlessly with a weathered stone accent wall and vintage stair step nightstand.
Designing a room for a teenage boy isn’t as difficult as it might seem. The key is knowing what his hobbies are and what he likes to do with his time. Involve your teen in the design process so you can come up with a cool design that you both like.
The color palettes feature mostly black, blue and brown, but we found some fresh interiors that have more vivid colors. We particularly like the themed rooms, such as the military/camouflage design. Sometimes all you really need is a little inspiration; once you find it, your project will come together quickly.
Boys Room Ideas:
  • Poster Focal Point
The large framed poster above the bed is the focal point of this teen’s bedroom, bringing in the only source of bold color. Design by Michael Moeller.

  • Play DJ
Music enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to customize standard Ikea furniture with these DJ-themed decals. Use the drawers to store a vinyl collection or just clothes. It’s cool either way.

  • Caddy Shack
Got a teen boy who’s always hitting the links? Designer Laura Bendik amped up the argyle here as a nod to the pasttime. Golf clubs mounted over the bed are also a fun accent.

  • A Headboard That’s Not Boring
Teens’ tastes are always changing, and what’s hot one day is so over the next. Luckily, decal headboards are an easy way to to change up the look of a room without spending a fortune to keep up with trends

  • License to Drive
There’s nothing more exciting for a teen than finally getting that driver’s license. Celebrate their newfound freedom with a wall decal of their favorite vintage car.

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