Archive | February 2017

Beautiful Butterfly Home Decor for Spring

March is winging its way ever-closer, and what better way to celebrate than with butterfly home decor? You might not have much time to admire butterflies in nature before they fly away, but you can gaze on them all you like in your home. Allow butterflies to flit over your walls and bedding, or let them pause in seemingly perpetual beauty on your furnishings or floor.

Click here to view a variety of butterfly home decor, including the items featured below.

And here are just a few butterfly facts to get you in the mood to decorate with this delicate creature!

  • According to the North American Butterfly Association, there are approximately 575 species of butterflies occurring regularly in the lower 48 states of the United States.
  • The monarch butterfly is the state butterfly or state insect for seven states: Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia.
  • According to the North American Butterfly Association, an adult butterfly has an average lifespan of approximately one month; however, a few varieties can live up to nine months.
  • Lepidoptera is the scientific order of insects that includes moths and butterflies.
  • The butterfly can symbolize life, renewal, change, and hope.

Butterfly Metal Wall Art Butterfly Sheer Window Treatment
Athena Garden Butterfly Rugs Flight of the Butterfly Table

Home Decor in Green Inspired by the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone has named Greenery its Color of the Year for 2017, and decorators everywhere are choosing this fresh, yellow-green shade to breathe new life into their home interiors. Go bold with this gorgeous green, and use it to cover a large area of the home like a door, wall, or floor. Or, plant a few fun green accent pieces in a room, and see the difference this crisp, invigorating shade can make.

Mix green with bright white for an energizing and pristine look; or soften its impact with low-key neutrals. If you’re really feeling adventurous, pair it with a lemon yellow shade for citrusy appeal, a bold turquoise for a cool beachy vibe, or a deep fuchsia for a garden-inspired appearance.

Here are just a few of our favorite home accents inspired by the shade Greenery! Click on any image to view a variety of home decor in green.

Click here to view Pantone’s suggested color pairings (from rustic to bright!) for use with Greenery.

Tropical Twist Lamp in Green Foliage Green Cutwork Table Runner
Cabana Leaves Peridot Green Rug Spring Green Wreath

 

How to Add Glamour to Your Vanity

Whether you’re preparing for the day ahead, a special occasion, or a night out, you deserve to feel pampered and special. Little touches of comfort and elegance at your vanity can make all the difference. Here are just a few ways to beautify your vanity:

1. Flower-shaped rug

Choose a pretty, blossom-inspired rug with contoured edges to add interest and comfort underfoot. You’ll love having a flower-shaped rug at your vanity—like stepping into your own private garden.

Flower Shaped Rug at Vanity

2. Upholstered vanity chair

Replace that worn vanity stool with a new perch for all your primping. Choose a vanity chair with a cushy, padded seat for comfort. Just be sure the seat height is appropriate for your vanity table.

Upholstered Vanity Chair with Flower

3. Beauty organizer

Banish clutter at your vanity station by using a cosmetics organizer to keep things neat. You’ll know just where everything is, saving you precious time before you head out the door. A two-tiered organizer works well at a vanity where space is at a minimum.

Fiore Beauty Organizer

4. Vanity tray

Place your most-used beauty articles, like your favorite perfume or lipstick, on a mirrored vanity tray. They’ll look pretty reflected in the mirror and will be easily accessible whenever you need them.

Adina Gold Mirrored Vanity Tray

5. Jewelry box

Keep small items like jewelry and pins from getting lost by placing them in a darling jewelry box.

Jaylene Blue Jewelry Box

6. Elegant lady figurine

Every fashionable woman needs a beauty muse! An elegant lady figurine will grace your vanity with the utmost charm. Some figurines have a small mirror or built-in drawer for your earrings or rings.

Elegant Lady Figurine with Jewelry Drawer

Ten Simple Ways to Decorate in the Farmhouse Charm Style

Stroll along the weathered wooden fence, letting your fingers graze the jubilant wildflowers, until your quaint farmhouse comes into view. Then sit a spell on the front porch in your favorite rocking chair or while away a relaxing afternoon indoors among the charm of country decor. Sound like a dream? If you’ve long-admired the rustic farmhouse style, here are ten simple ways to imbue your home with the same laid-back, down-home ambience.

Click here to view a variety of home decor in the farmhouse charm style, including the items below.

1. Antique-inspired serveware and crockery
Your off-white plates and platters will be at home in the farmhouse style. Mix and match dinnerware from different sets, and gather a few pieces just for display. For your table or island, place utensils or artificial flowers in a vintage-looking crock.

2. Open shelving
To give your kitchen an airy, casual feel, select furnishings with open storage or glass-front doors. For a touch of yesteryear, display glass milk bottles, Mason jars, wooden crates, or metal canisters.

Antique Rooster Kitchen Utensil Crock West Albany Wine Cabinet

3. Cutout wall decor
Wall items spelling out “kitchen” or “eat” will look darling in your farmhouse kitchen. A wall hook rack like this one is both decorative and functional, keeping your oven mitt, potholder, and towel at hand.

4. Table linens with simple patterns
Simple patterns and primary colors keep your table from looking too fussy and formal. Buffalo checks, gingham squares, and stripes work well.

Kitchen Wall Hook Rack Red Buffalo Check Table Linens

5. Burlap-look fabrics
To capture the bucolic appeal of prairie life, choose window treatments and throw pillows with the look of burlap. The neutral color and texture will call to mind burlap feed sacks.

6. Woven items
Woven storage baskets have a rustic quality that suits the farmhouse style. Look for woven floor baskets and wall pockets to store throws, magazines, beauty essentials, towels, or toilet paper rolls.

Burlap Tier Window Treatment Woven Storage Baskets

7. Rustic accent lighting
Lantern-style candleholders with LED candles are a safe alternative to lanterns with wax candles. Accent your rustic farmhouse decor with copper-finished metal and distressed wood holders.

8. Galvanized metal decor
Home accents with the look of galvanized metal will remind you of old wash buckets and pails. This topiary-style wall art has rustic and galvanized finishes as well as plenty of floral charm.

Copper Metal LED Candleholder Floral Topiary Metal Wall Art

9. Cozy patchwork quilts
A pretty patchwork quilt will set the foundation for a rustic farmhouse bedroom. Warm earth tones and subdued floral palettes keep bedrooms from looking too stark or modern.

10. Slatted and wood-pallet wall art
Wooden wall art with a vintage appearance will adorn your home with a sweet message and antique charm. These decorative plaques also make great gifts for those who love the farmhouse style.

Irish Chain Quilt Happily Ever After Wall Art