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

 

Fall Area Rugs: Autumnal Splendor for Your Floors

We’ll soon be turning the calendar page to September, and before you know it, you’ll be craving something cozy for your home. What better to warm up your existing flooring than a fall-themed area rug? Besides being seasonally-appropriate, these colorful autumn rugs provide cushioning and comfort underfoot. Here are a few fall rugs that will whisk those rich harvest colors right into your home.

The Seasons Area Rug looks like a bed of leaves on your floor. In colors of sienna, moss, butternut, forest, and taupe, these unique, sculptured rugs have edges that follow the contours of the leaves.

Seasons Rectangle Rug Seasons Rectangle Rug

The Autumn Allure Rug honors the most colorful season with a hint of contemporary sensibility. These floorcoverings feature a collage of autumn colors, leaves, and scrolls on a geometric background.

Autumn Allure Rectangle Rug Gold
If you love the idea of a collage rug, but you’re wanting an even bolder statement, the Autumn Bliss Rug is for you. Scattered leaves pop from a background of blocks in deep burgundy and earthy shades.

Autumn Bliss Leaf Rectangle Rug Brown

For a jewel-toned take on autumn, consider the Fall’s Splendor Rug. This floorcovering features an intriguing display of autumn leaves and geometric blocks in burgundy, green, and neutral hues.

Falls Splendor Rectangle Rug Multi Jewel

How to Choose the Right Area Rug for Your Space

Are you on the hunt for a new area rug? Ready to add comfort underfoot and bid adieu to that cold floor? Consider these tips and recommendations for choosing the right area rug for your space.

Fit Your Lifestyle
Will your area rug be placed in a high-traffic or low-traffic area of the home? If you have children or pets, an easy-care rug with stain-resistant properties is a must. Avoid looped rugs that may snag on your pet’s nails. If you have your heart set on a fluffy, high-pile rug, consider placing it in a low-traffic area or using it to add a luxurious touch in the bedroom.

Practical Concerns
Measure the size of the area ahead of time, and determine furniture placement beforehand, if possible. If the area rug will be placed by a door, note the rug thickness before purchasing. Be sure that the rug is not so thick that it will prevent the door from opening and closing. Consider the appearance of the other items in the room; if window treatments and furnishings have striking patterns, opt for a rug with a subdued pattern or solid color.

Remember a Rug Pad
A good-quality rug pad will provide nonslip protection for your floorcovering while cushioning your step. It will also help your rug to last longer and will make it easier to vacuum. Most rug pads can be cut to size with scissors. Be aware that some rug pads are intended for hard floors or carpeted surfaces only; while others are reversible and can accommodate both types of flooring.

Entryway
This area of the home receives heavy foot traffic, so choose a rug that is durable and easy to clean. For an entryway, select a rug that is slightly wider than the doorway to accommodate more than one person. A low-profile rug is best so that the door can open and close easily. Another option is to place a simple entryway mat close to the door and to position your area rug farther away from the door. Remember a rug pad to keep the rug in place.

Hall
Allow flooring to be visible on all sides of the runner rug for balance. A rule of thumb for runner width is to choose a rug that will leave 4”-5” of flooring visible on each side. For length, determine if the runner will be used as an accent in the center of the hall, or if it will be full-length with just a few inches visible on either side. Just be sure that the runner does not stop halfway in front of a side door.

Living Room
Again, measuring the space and knowing the furniture placement is key. A common approach is to choose a mid-sized rug and to anchor the rug with the front of legs of furnishings positioned on it. You can balance seating by placing coasters under the back legs. Of course, no decorating rules are set in stone, and you may prefer a large rug that will allow all the furniture legs to rest on it. For this “floating” layout, most decorators recommend that you leave 18”-24” of bare floor space around the perimeter; for smaller spaces, 8” around the perimeter will suffice.

Living Room Rug Placement Ideas

Dining Room
Choose a rug that is at least 24” larger than the dining room table on all sides. For example, if the table measures 4’x6’, select a rug that is at least 8’x10’ to allow room for the back legs of the chairs to remain on the rug when the chairs are pulled out.

Dining Room Rug Placement Ideas

Bedroom
An area rug in a bedroom is perfect for keeping bare feet from touching a cold floor. When selecting a patterned rug, keep in mind that the bed will cover most of the rug. Decide if you want all furniture to be on the rug, or if the rug will be placed only under the lower two-thirds of the bed. Leave at least 18” of rug on either side of a Queen- or King-sized bed (and at least 12” for smaller beds). Instead of one large rug, runner rugs can be used at the sides of the bed if you prefer.

Bedroom Rug Placement Ideas

Everywear Indoor/Outdoor Rugs: Versatile Decorating Solutions

For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, what is late spring like where you live? If May seems to skip by, joyously trailing a kite of warm weather behind her, consider yourself lucky! You’re likely darting in and out of the house, craving both the sweet comforts of home and the fresh paradise outside. With all that back and forth, you need area rugs that are suitable for all areas of the home. Enter the Everywear™ line from Trans-Ocean!

Everywear Rugs

These special, outdoor-ready rugs are UV-stabilized to minimize fading and can be hosed off for easy cleaning. Or, if you prefer, welcome them into the bustling entryways and rooms of your home.

Most of the Everywear™ rugs are designed by Liora Manné, and the selection includes a variety of designs, colors, shapes, and sizes. Choose coordinating rugs to create a cohesive look wherever you like, or select different designs to cultivate a unique feel in each area of the home! Follow winding scrolls, dance among dragonflies, or meander through a field of pretty poppies. You’re sure to find an Everywear™ rug that looks fabulous indoors or out.

Click here to view our entire selection of Everywear™ rugs.

Poppy Infusion Rectangle Rug Red Poppy Infusion Rectangle Rug Red

Jewel-Toned Home Decor for Fall

Is your autumn decor in need of a little shakeup? Fall’s spicy palette is often peppered with reds, golds, and oranges – but why not jewel tones too? Amethyst, sapphire, peridot, ruby, garnet, and topaz have a rich, colorful beauty that seems made for fall. Scatter a rainbow of gem hues throughout your decor for a refreshing fall update that’s still warm and inviting. Find resplendent jewel-toned decor for a variety of areas in the home. Click here to view all the items featured below, as well as other jewel-toned bedding and home accents.

Jewel-Toned Bedding:

The Mosaic Leaves Comforter Set from Croscill features a vivacious leaf design composed of mosaic-like details. The Spice Trip Patchwork Quilt from Donna Sharp is a celebration of color. This masterfully quilted cover has up to 2,025 pieces with an assortment of patterns.

Mosaic Leaves Comforter Set Multi Warm Spice Trip Quilt Multi Warm

Jewel-Toned Rugs:

The Jewel Rug is rich with color and traditional motifs, from fleurs-de-lis to acanthus leaves. The Montage Rug is a multicolored marvel that can be displayed all year long. Soft and gorgeous, this floorcovering features blocks, swirls, and tonal shades that blend together.

Jewel Fleur De Lis Round Rug 79 Round Montage Rectangle Rug


Jewel-Toned Wall Art:

The Autumn Array Photo Frame Metal Wall Art draws its inspiration from speckled leaves dancing and shivering in the fall breeze. Leaves have a dyed finish in russet, moss, and dark teal, assuring a unique and inventive piece. Display your four favorite photos within its branches. A handpainted oil on canvas, the Woodland Stream Wall Art infuses a traditional fall scene with merry jewel-toned splashes.

Autumn Array Photo Wall Art Multi Jewel Woodland Stream Canvas Art Multi Warm


Jewel-Toned Kitchen Decor:

The Grapevine Breeze Stained Glass Ceiling Light is beautifully hand-cut and soldered, with jewel-like fruit in shades of purple and red on an amber background. The Botanical Wine Slice Mat has a rich wine and grape scene in green, purple, silver, and gold. Designed by ©Tre Sorelle Studios, this mat has memory foam fill and a skid-resistant backing.

Grapevine Breeze Ceiling Light Purple Botanical Wine Memory Foam Slice Mat Multi Jewel 30 x 18

Eco-Friendly Braided Rugs and Table Runners for Fall

If you’re all about keeping your fall decor natural and eco-friendly, you’ll love these cute braided rugs and table runners from Earth Rug™. Made from natural jute fibers, these fall decorations are 100% natural, biodegradable, mothproof, and chemical-free. They are also safer to use in a home with pets than synthetic items made with man-made fibers. Get ready to dress up your home for autumn in an eco-friendly way! Click here to view all the braided fall decorations.

These braided accents are available in a 20″x30″ oval rug, 2’3″ round rug, and table runner. The table runner is intended for tabletop use only and is offered in two lengths: 36″L or 48″L.

Designed by Susan Burd®, the Harvest Pumpkin Collection features ripe orange pumpkins surrounded by vining fall branches and a warm-toned braided border.

Harvest Pumpkin Braided Round Rug Multi Earth 23 Round Harvest Pumpkin Braided Oval Rug Multi Earth 20 x 30

Designed by Phyliss Stevens®, the Autumn Leaves Collection features a variety of fall leaves in shades of brown, green, burgundy, red, and harvest gold.

Autumn Leaves Braided Oval Table Runner Multi Earth Autumn Leaves Braided Oval Rug Multi Earth 20 x 30