Decorating Ideas for Behr Blueprint: 2019 Color of the Year

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Behr Blueprint, their 2019 Color of the Year, brings fresh color to a kitchen. Image: Behr

Behr recently announced Blueprint as their 2019 Color of the Year – and we are in love with this versatile blue. Behr Blueprint is a true blue. There is no hint of green or aqua, which has been the trend for several years. Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, explained why Blueprint was their choice for 2019. “Much like the sketches builders rely on to bring an architectural design to life, Blueprint S470-5 lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality. This universally appealing hue provides a steady stream of positivity and is poised to be an instant classic for years to come.”

Blueprint is a rich and relaxing color that is suitable for any room in your home. The simplicity of this paint

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4 Tips to Help You Create a Perfectly Cozy Breakfast Nook in Your Home

If you have enough space for it, we highly suggest incorporating a breakfast nook into your home. This space can serve as the perfect place for the family to gather, whether it’s over your morning cup of coffee or the kids’ homework after school. Keep reading to learn how to put together a breakfast nook that feels equally cozy and functional.
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Have your seating work with the angles of the room. Image: Moneyhill Interiors

Get creative with seating

Seating is the key feature of a breakfast nook. However, in this case, we’d encourage you to think beyond the standard table and chairs. Get a little creative with your seating. Breakfast nooks are supposed to be relaxed spaces and some shapely or otherwise out-of-the-box seating can go a long way toward driving home that feeling. With that said, you have a few different options to consider. You could build your breakfast nook
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12 Times Acrylic Furniture Made All The Difference In A Room (And Why It Will Work In Your Interiors)

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Acrylic furniture, sometimes also known as lucite, has been around since the 70s. Yet, this look isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The translucent material has what it takes to stand the test of time and still look the part of today’s modern interiors. Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling. We put together some design inspiration on how to pull this look off in your own space. By the end of this post, you, too, will be on Team Acrylic.
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We’ll explain a little bit about why acrylic pieces are here to stay. Image: Portal Design Inc

Why it works

When working with any interior, you need to consider visual weight. Visual weight refers to the measure of force an object has on the eye,
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Fall Head Over Heels for These 16 Headboards

Your bedroom is probably the room in your home that your guests see the least. That doesn’t mean it should be ignored, though. You spend a good part of your day in your bedroom, and you want to be able to wow the occasional guest who walks through. Fortunately, a single addition to your room can completely transform it. It’s time to start shopping headboards. Adding an interesting headboard creates a focal point in your bedroom. A noteworthy headboard backing your bed is a multifunctional piece. It’s an interesting piece of furniture, it essentially doubles as art and it sets the tone for your room’s design. And your options for headboards are pretty much endless. Here are just a handful of ideas to get you started.

Geometric headboards

If you want to add a layer of visual interest to your bedroom, look no further than a geometric headboard. Different patterns,
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Past the Pumpkin: 5 Ways to Decorate with Produce This Fall

One of the best things about the fall season is gathering with loved ones as the weather cools. You share stories, glasses of wine and mugs of cider. It’s a cozy time of camaraderie. At least, that’s the idea. If you’re the one hosting, fall get-togethers can be a little stressful. The daunting task of decorating for the holidays is just around the corner. Are you supposed to double your work (and storage needs) by having a full lineup of fall decor, too? Fortunately, you can decorate with produce to get the right look and make cleanup simpler. People have used pumpkins to give their homes an autumnal aesthetic for decades. But you might be ready to switch it up. To help, we’ve gathered five different ways to decorate with produce this fall. Bonus: you can toss it all into a recipe, your compost or the trash when you’re done.
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The Best in Skeleton Decor for an Awesome Halloween

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’re decorating for Halloween, chances are you’re thinking of using skeleton decor. Skeletons just go with Halloween. However, there’s an art to using skeletons in your Halloween decorations. Done right, they can look creative, truly spooky and even classy. Done wrong, you end up with a tacky plastic skeleton haphazardly hung from a tree or thrown into a chair. Even worse, you could end up with one of the lame 2D cardboard skeletons. Below are some ideas for using skeleton decor in your Halloween decorations that will take your home to the next level this season.
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Get a different multicolored look with this shimmery design. Image: Grandin Road

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New this season from Grandin Road is this iridescent skeleton. Gone are
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Benefit Cosmetics And PBTeen Have Teamed Up To Bring You The Home Decor Collection Of Your Girly-Glam Fantasies

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.   Get ready to say goodbye to your allowance – or paycheck – because two titan teen brands have teamed up to deliver you the home decor collection of your girly-glam fantasies. This collaboration between Benefit Cosmetics and PBTeen is unapologetically feminine and totally on-trend. Its beauty-inspired decor delivers plenty of rose gold with a little bit of a 70s art deco vibe. Trust us when we say you won’t be able to get enough.

The whole collection is utterly swoon-worthy, in the best way possible.

Does it get any more glamorous than this? Image: PBTeen

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Top Designer Tips to Style Your Nightstand

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Style your nightstand with pastel colors and mid-century modern inspiration. Image: Williams Sonoma Home

Nightstands have a way of attracting clutter with everyday use. Is there really a way to organize the items we keep close at hand every night? We spoke with top interior designers to find out their favorite ways of maximizing this small surface while making it a stylish focal point in the bedroom. Instead of using your nightstand as a catch-all, you can style it to be functional and attractive with these simple ideas:

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Use nightstands to express your unique creativity and taste. Image: Lisa Gilmore

Get creative with personal touches

Interior designer Lisa Gilmore, known for her colorful and glamorous design, shares her out-of-the-box tips to style your nightstand in unique ways:

Haunt Your House Using Halloween Illusion Decorations

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If there’s one thing Halloween is good at, it’s special effects. One of the all-time favorite Halloween activities is watching a horror movie, complete with chilling effects for maximum levels of terror. So why not bring special effects into your home using Halloween illusion decorations? These items make the most of cool effects and technology to make your home look truly haunted. Gone are the days when you had to settle for just hanging a white faux skeleton and calling it spooky. Now you can get haunted light shows, reaching hands, 3D window art and realistic haunted mirrors. Take a look below to learn how to take your haunted house to the next level for this year’s Halloween party.

5 Ideas for Fun, Cute Halloween Decorating

Halloween decor doesn’t have to be scary. Source: Sarah Greenman

Do you want to decorate for Halloween, but it feels like every time you walk into the Halloween store all you see are horrifying, blood-sucking bats hanging from the ceiling and a bin of plastic severed feet? Maybe you’re the type of person who likes Halloween, just not the gory side of it. You may even love Halloween, as long as it stays in the cute Halloween decorating category. There’s nothing wrong with that. There’s no reason you should have to fight your gag reflex as you decorate your home for Halloween. Below are decorating ideas for getting a cute Halloween full of good, clean fun.
Cute Halloween Decorating Color Banners

Any black, white and orange fabric can make a Halloween theme. Image: Royal Design Studio Stencils

Make banners out of classy black, orange and white fabric

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4 Reasons to Add Shibori and Indigo to Your Decor

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Indigo – especially when used in shibori patterns – can transform a space. Image: Andrew Flesher

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Indigo. It’s a color that’s been making a splash for centuries, yet it still feels decidedly fresh and modern. Whether you’re looking for a deeply saturated hue to anchor a room or a vibrant pop to lend visual interest, indigo delivers. It’s also known as blue gold, and it has a history as rich as its hue. Whether you want to use indigo as a baseline neutral or in an eye-catching shibori textile, it can help you take any room to the next level. Here are four reasons why you should incorporate indigo in your next room design.
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How to Design a Small Dining Space (Without It Feeling Totally Cramped)

Just because your home doesn’t have room for a full, formal dining room doesn’t mean you still can’t create a great space for entertaining. Working with a small dining space can be tough, but with a little planning and forethought, you can make nearly any amount of square footage work for you. Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling. We’ve brought you our best tips on how to design a small dining space without leaving it feeling overly cramped. Read on to see which ideas will work best in your own home. With our help, you can create a space that feels equally purposeful and inviting.
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Make sure to define the space as an area unto itself. Image: Marcel Page Photography

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The first step to creating any space is to define it. If your dining space is part of another room like the kitchen or living area, you’re going
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20 of the Best Items in Truly Scary Halloween Decor

Give your neighbors a real freight with these spooky Halloween decorations. Source: Between Naps on the Porch

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  One of the best parts about Halloween is getting to build a horror movie set right in your home. It’s especially fun when you’re using scary Halloween decor to set the stage for a haunted house party. With so many different Halloween decorations out there, the possibilities are endless for what types of themes you decide to bring into your home. Below are some top ideas for ghosts, monsters and other scares to place in your house this Halloween. Because we all have different levels of gore we can handle, these ideas vary from spine-tingling to more abstract ideas like silhouettes. You should be able to
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Before and After Photos of the 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis Home

A tour of HGTV’s latest sweepstakes home airs October 3 on HGTV at 7 p.m. We’ve got a sneak peek of the before and after photos of the 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis – and the difference is stunning. This year’s HGTV Urban Oasis is a three-bedroom, 2000 square foot historical home located in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s valued at $700,000 and you can enter to win it (complete with all the fab furnishings) plus an extra $50,000 now through Nov. 21. Check out the dramatic before and after photos of the 2018 HGTV Urban Oasis Home. It’s incredible what fresh paint, new finishes, texture and patterns can do for an old room.

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Before image of the historic Cincinnati home. All images: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

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The after photo shows how the architect and designers replaced the old, outdated stucco finish with new wood siding

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Trend Alert: Glass Door Refrigerators Are the New Stainless Steel

If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your kitchen, keep an eye out for the latest kitchen trend: glass door refrigerators. They’re hot in Europe, which means the trend should be landing stateside shortly. Brands like Balay, GE, SubZero and Fisher & Paykel all have a version of a glass panel refrigerator available.

The pros

Why should you swap out your stainless or color refrigerator for one with glass panel doors? Durability. Compared to metals like stainless steel, glass door refrigerators don’t dent or scratch as easily, especially if you use a soft towel or gentle glass cleaners. Their sheen makes them look brand new for years to come. Glass door refrigerators come in a variety of glass panel styles ranging from high-gloss colored glass to frosted glass to stainless steel doors with a clear glass window insert.

The cons

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Rae Dunn’s New Collection for Kirkland’s Defines Country Kitchen Goals

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’re a fan of farmhouse style, whether you know it or not, you’re a fan of Rae Dunn. This artist’s work has lined the shelves of many popular home goods stores for years. Her work brings a warmth and simplicity that’s synonymous with the modern country home. Her new line for Kirkland’s, which debuted on August 17th, is no different. The collection consists of 37 individual country-chic accessories. From serving dishes big enough to feed the whole family to champagne flutes fit for a celebration, this new line has everything you need to help make a house into a home.

Rae Dunn’s collection showcases ‘perfectly imperfect’ elements of the country kitchen aesthetic

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13 Halloween Wreaths To Sweeten Your Front Door

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Halloween is all about the curb appeal. Pumpkins, lights and spooky decor set the stage for the very special night. To help you get your home ready, we’ve got a special treat for you – 13 Halloween wreaths sure to sweeten your front door.

Sugar Skull Themed Halloween Wreaths

If you’re looking for a fun and colorful Halloween theme, sugar skulls are the perfect choice. Often surrounded by vibrant flowers, sugar skulls are full of personality. Young trick-or-treaters will be delighted by one greeting them at the door.
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This sugar skull handcrafted wreath by Kate & Create on Etsy looks great on a boldly colored door.

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Halloween Wreaths Featuring Roses

Felt and fabric roses are a big theme this Halloween and these wreaths
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More Is More: 9 Ways to Rock the Maximalism Trend

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There’s more to love in a maximalism-style living room. Image: Caseys Furniture

We love maximalism design for its lush colors and the “you can’t mess this up” style it delivers. Decorating trends kept minimalism strong for many years, until the idea of Hygge and the comfort lifestyle swept in. Decorating for comfort meant filling our homes with things we love. Maximalism means enveloping our homes with even more of those things. This style isn’t messy or random — you can’t achieve the look simply by filling your space with decor. You don’t have to commit 100 percent to maximalism, but you can borrow the best of the trend to transform your space. 

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6 Ways to Decorate With Witches This Halloween

With Halloween coming up, you may be wondering how to get that spooky vibe for the season. A go-to accessory for Halloween is, of course, witches. From tabletop dolls of cute, small child witches to ugly hags on the front lawn to those goofy flat hangings that make it look like a witch flew into your house, witches are completely synonymous with Halloween decor. So to get a perfect Halloween home, why not incorporate a witch or two? Below we’ll cover several fun ways to decorate with witches in your home this Halloween.
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Place a witch on a banister to make it look like she’s flying through the room. Image: Mackle Construction Co.

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Perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of using a witch in your Halloween decor is the fun of finding places to put her. Since fantasy witches tend to fly on brooms, they can go
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7 Ways to Stick to Your New Build Budget

Making the decision to build instead of buying a home is the easy part. After that, the real work starts. Working with your builder to choose plans, finishes and overall budget can test your limits, but it’ll ultimately get you exactly what you want. Of course, what makes sense on paper doesn’t always work when it’s time to break ground. Unplanned setbacks, sudden changes and fluctuations in the building market can derail even the best-laid new build budget. If sticking to your new build budget is a concern, start planning before you ever spend a dime. A little creative budgeting and a lot of foresight ensures that you’re able to build your home without ending up in the poorhouse. Here’s how.
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Take stock of your major items to start. Image: Wyrick Residential Design

1. Start by categorizing

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