Thursday, July 31, 2014

Look for Less

Better Homes and Gardens

Boho Bedroom
I just love these two colors together! A good gold and royal purple combination looks great in this stark white bedroom. With the pop of gold, add some touches of washed wood and you've got yourself the perfect beachy-boho bedroom oasis! Read more about how to decorate small bedrooms here.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Textile Tuesday

I've had a lot of requests about throw pillows lately. Last week when I decided to start Textile Tuesday to switch up my usual Trending Tuesday a little, I knew that I just had to share my thoughts and love for throw pillows.  Who doesn't love a good throw pillow? Come on. They're great.  They make your space look and feel just so much more comfy than without.

A few things I always stick to when it comes to throw pillows:

  • Always start with two base pillows - I love 20" x 20" squares.
  • Always end with one pillow that is slightly smaller but don't be afraid to get fancy with it! Sequins, bows, a pop of color or even a crazy shape {like a bolster pillow}
  • For sofas - Don't be afraid to frame the sofa with 2 base pillows and throw in an uneven amount of pillows.
  • For beds - Lay you're standard bed pillows down flat and stack them if you have 4, then add your throws on top and layer them down to the center of the bed.

Great bed styles:
PB Teen
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Great Living Room Styles:
Rue Mag
Comfy Home

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This and That

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Giving your home or apartment the finishing touches lies in the details.  The details and little trinkets that you collect, buy and gather over time make all the difference if you have the right things to help create the feel you are looking for. Here are a few this and that items and trinkets that I'm loving right now!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Textile Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Let's switch up the theme today from Trending Tuesday to Textile Tuesday... But don't you worry - it's still a trend. Textiles are everywhere. The sofa in your apartment, the rug in your dining room, the curtains on your window and yes, even your clothes in your closet.

As for now, let's cover one thing at a time. Bedspreads. I read something yesterday on Instagram stating that the average person spends 229,961 hours in bed in their lifetime. WHOA. I think thats all that needs to be said in order to introduce these beautiful bedspreads I'm about to share with you all!


Down that Little Lane

 And some inspiration for layering your bed to create the perfect oasis.
LanaLou Style

Amity Home

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Love Lamp

Table Lamps: Save or Splurge

Do you love table lamps but don't know where to go to get the one you want? Check out these save & splurge picks for table lamps! Being able to mix and match your lamp with the shade is the best way to go in my opinion if you really want to personalize it for your space! On the other hand, sometimes the combinations the pro's put together are perfect in every way! Check out these lamps from both Target and Crate and Barrel below. What are your thoughts - Mix and Match or trust the pro's?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

4 Ways to Use Table Lamps

1 | Nightstands
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This is probably the most common use for a table lamp... and I love every minute of it! I have a theory that there is never a wrong way to use a table lamp on a nightstand. Just take a look at a few of my favorites from Pinterest and you be the judge..
Emily Henderson
With Love From Kat

2 | Desks
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Ahh the classic desk lamp.....revisited.  If you're looking to turn your office space from drab to fab, all you need is a good table lamp to make the focal of the space. Think of it as the statement necklace of your desk space! Here are a few ideas:
The Everygirl
Style Me Pretty

3 | Entry Ways
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Entry Ways are always a hit or miss. If you don't have the eye for making your space look like a Pinterest image, then it can easily be the most difficult space in the house. Don't worry friends - grab a console table, a lovely pair of side lamps and you'll be on your way! Check these out too for some inspiration..
Confetti Style
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4 | Living Rooms
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This one is definitely more functional than an entry way use, but who's counting? If you've got a lonely lamp that is missing it's other half to make a pair or you've found a gorgeous lamp that you just have to have from west elm but don't have a need for it in the home office... Where else would you put it?  Living Room. Don't think this is a second thought or a last minute decorating tactic - look at these ideas and see for yourself:
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