The color experts at Pantone have unveiled the Color of the Year for 2019: Living Coral! This cheery, vivid coral has a golden undertone, making it both joyful and comforting. According to Pantone, Living Coral reflects optimism and playful expression.
How will you infuse your home with the color coral? Naturally, coral can be used to punch up any coastal decorating aesthetic, and it will certainly pop among cool blues and whitewashed hues. If you’re looking forward to spring, seek out floral and butterfly decor in coral tones. Of course, you needn’t adhere to a decorating theme; decorative pillows in coral can provide that desired energizing effect, and if you’re feeling especially bold, let coral curtains amp up a neglected window.
We’ve selected a few home decor items that have coral hues ranging from soft coral pink to deep reddish coral. Click on each image to learn about the item shown.
Spring is in full bloom, and Touch of Class® is introducing beautiful floral bed patterns that you won’t find anywhere else. Designed by Touch of Class®, the Essence Collection is unabashedly sweet: both romantic and charming. An eggshell color is the background for each pattern. Ambrosia has vintage violet floral bands and floral embroidery in dusty mauve, purple orchid, and green. Honeysuckle features buttercream floral bands and floral embroidery in pearl blush, mauvewood, and green.
Each pattern offers the following items, so you can create your ideal look: an oversized bedspread, a daybed bedding set, accessories like shams and pillows, and window treatments.
Vermicelli quilting embellishes the bedspread, daybed set, shams, and some pillows. All items except the ruffled square pillow feature flower embroidery for plenty of pretty appeal. The rectangle pillow reads “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” and is a darling finishing touch to each bed pattern.
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Here are a few decorating recommendations for your bedroom—items that will look lovely with the Essence Collection: metal floral wall art, vintage-style glass lamps, pastel floral Aubusson rugs, floral wall plaques, and weathered nightstands in light finishes.
Our latest exclusive bedding pattern is here, just in time for spring. Designed by Touch of Class®, the Cottage Rose ensemble is a spring dream with a serene aqua mist background, delicate floral bouquets, ruffle detailing, and white eyelet accents. Both a floral comforter set and a tiered ruffled bedspread are available, as well as an array of pillows and window treatments.
Click here to “Get the Look.” You won’t find this spring bedding anywhere else!
May 14th is on the way! Are you struggling to find a beautiful present for Mother’s Day this year? Why not surprise your mom with a home decor gift that she’ll treasure for years to come?
Click here to view a variety of unique Mother’s Day gifts, including the items featured below.
For the book lover:
Treat her to the latest books from her favorite authors, as well as the You Are So Loved Throw Blanket. Take over some of Mom’s tasks so she can curl up beneath this throw and read to her heart’s content.
For the new mom:
Remind her that for all the chaotic moments, there are tender, quiet ones too. The Created by Love Shelf Sitter depicts a mother and father gently cradling their newborn child.
For the pet owner:
Replace that worn furniture cover with something pretty and spring-like. The Butterfly Furniture Protector has a lovely nature-inspired design. It’s snag- and soil-resistant, as well as water-repellent!
For the nature enthusiast:
Spend some time outdoors with Mom, participating in her preferred activity. Bring a little bit of nature indoors with the Magnolia Charm Accent Clock, perfect for a dresser or mantel.
Those tender shoots of grass, that brilliant yellow daffodil… Nature is reinventing itself, urging you to do the same. If you’d like your home decor to bloom in unexpected ways this spring, just try one of these fabulous color pairings!
Gray + Yellow
Sophisticated yet fresh, gray and yellow complement each other beautifully.
Beige and gray create a soothing ambience.
Buttery yellow and pale gray have a soft, classic appeal.
Click here for home decor in gray and yellow, plus variations in similar colors.
Aqua + Pink
As if picked from a fantasy garden, aqua and pink revive any space with a sense of whimsy.
Teal and crimson effuse a dreamy vintage aesthetic.
Turquoise and coral make a coastal setting pop.
Click here for home decor in aqua and pink, plus variations in similar colors.
Green + Purple
Romantic and timeless, green and purple will sweep you away to a country meadow.
Mulberry and sage radiate a dusky splendor.
Lilac and soft green have a sweet pastel charm.
Click here for home decor in green and purple, plus variations in similar colors.
Easter is hopping its way closer. Here are a few Easter decorations that will bring spring to your home!
And if you’re looking for an alternative to those solid-color Easter eggs, consider these Easter egg decorating ideas from Country Living and the Squirrelly Minds blog.
1. Robin Eggs: Dye eggs a light blue, then use a fine-tipped paintbrush to paint brown splatters.
2. Lattice Eggs: Cut masking tape into thin strips, then crisscross over the eggs. Dye eggs as usual and remove the tape once dry.
3. Paint-Splatter Eggs: Fling different colors of paint at the eggs for a Pollock-style Easter decoration.
4. Sharpie Eggs: Use bright Sharpies to draw trendy designs on the eggs, like chevron stripes or ikat motifs.
5. Porcelain-Look Eggs: Boil eggs until almost hard in water tinted with dye. Remove the eggs and tap them with a spoon. Drop dye over the cracks to stain them further, then boil the eggs again until hard.
Have you had your first hummingbird sighting yet this year? What joy this little bird brings! First that low characteristic buzzing, then an iridescent flash of color, and finally a brief pit stop at your feeder before it zips back to its tree. Maybe you’ve even watched a male hummingbird dance and dive in a showy, acrobatic display to court the female hummingbird.
Even if it’s not hummingbird season where you live, you can delight in this marvelous avian creature whenever you like. Hummingbird decor in the form of wall art, table lamps, nightlights, and more will bring your favorite bird-watching memories to mind. Click here to view a variety of hummingbird decor, including the items featured below.
To get you in the spirit to decorate with hummingbird home accents, here are just a few fascinating hummingbird facts from www.worldofhummingbirds.com:
- Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds in the world.
- An average-sized hummingbird will have about 940 feathers.
- A hummingbird baby is generally smaller than a penny.
- A hummingbird’s heart beats up to 1,260 times per minute and about 250 times per minute at rest.
- A hummingbird’s metabolism is roughly 100 times that of an elephant.
- A hummingbird’s wings will rotate in a full circle.
- A hummingbird will lap up nectar at a rate of about 13 licks per second.