Fall Decor Ideas And Non-Traditional Color Trends

Hard to believe Fall is here, to be soon followed by the Holidays and winter.  Autumn is my favorite time of year.  Because kids are settled in school, the weather is much cooler, and the leaves start to turn color.  In addition this Fall we have selected new and different Fall decor ideas and non-traditional color trends.  Therefore we are not focusing on reds and oranges but have put together a selection of colors that we haven’t seen before in Fall. Yet they are still reminders of the season.  Rich jewel tones, bright hues and even a few pastels, all selected from what we are seeing on fashion runways, also trends and forecasts from color experts.  Bring these non-traditional Fall colors into your home.

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“I Love Lucy” Fan Theory Suggests the Show Was Darker Than We Thought Apparently, our favorite redhead had some dangerous mob ties.

Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do!  What if we told you your favorite, happy sitcom had a dark and dangerous past — would you believe us? Well, according to a new fan theory, I Love Lucy is actually about an abused and abandoned woman who escaped her mob boss father by moving to New York City. And that’s the secret behind Lucy Ricardo’s scheming ways. Don’t buy it? Stick with us for a few …

First of all, have you ever heard Lucy mention her father? Meanwhile other members of her family (like her mom) make an appearance on the show and the whole clan visits Ricky’s relatives in Cuba. In fact, in the episode called “Housewarming,” Lucy’s friends Ethel and Betty are having a conversation Lucy is dying to be part of, but when they mention their father’s names she still doesn’t say hers. Suspicious. Watch below at the 4:25 mark.

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How to Mix Patterns In Your Home

Mixing colors, layering patterns, adding textures can be both interesting as well as add dimension, personality and warmth to any space.   Can’t decide between stripes, chevron and a bold floral?  It’s a daunting task one that has many baffled.  How can you mix beautiful colors and gorgeous patterns in one space without making your room look like an eye sore?   Various patterns and colors don’t need to match they just need to go together.  Proper mixing and matching of prints will brighten up any home.  Here are a few simple tips on how to mix patterns in your home like a pro for creating an original vibrant decor.How to Mix Patterns In Your Home

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6 Tricks For Accessorizing And Dressing Up Bookshelves

Transforming a cluttered and not so interesting bookshelf into a stunning display can be over whelming especially if you have more items than space.  We all see it in magazines, the perfectly styled bookshelf; adorned with beautiful books, and gorgeous accessories.  Weather in an office, living room or den bookshelves are decorative and a great place to store books, collectibles and pieces of art and add great functionality.  Book shelves can be built-ins or pieces of furniture, styling them is just as important as designing the room.  It’s not difficult to select accessories for dressing up a book shelf.  In just a few hours you can turn a style less bookshelf into the room’s focal point.  Try these 4 tricks for accessorizing and dressing up bookshelves.  Add some excitement and be inspired with these tips and ideas to for your bookshelf styling endeavor.

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5 ways to get the layered rug look

How to get the layered rug look

the layered rug look Customize your living space by layering rugs of contrasting patterns, colors, and textures. You can add richness  to your unique ensemble of furniture and decorative pieces while covering more empty space.  That beautiful rug that doesn’t cover nearly enough of the living room floor? It does not have to be a problem. Are you daunted by the task? Here are 5 ways to get the layered rug look.

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How to bring the unique Bohemian chic decor style into your place?

DormroomEntering a new stage in life can be wonderful…also overwhelming. Therefore lessen those feelings of homesickness and heighten the excitement of living in your first dorm room (or apartment) by creating a warm atmosphere to call home. Do you love to explore your unconventional creative side? furthermore reinventing your surroundings? Then discover how to bring the unique Bohemian chic decor style into your place. Continue reading

The Art Of Using Picture Frames In Home Decor

There are many ways to decorate the interiors of your home. You don’t need to spend extravagantly yet have your space to look chic and stylish. With the art of using beautiful picture frames in home decor and with family pictures.  Picture frames have that unique ability to personalize the house in more than one way. Especially because of all the memories that you have framed will always be fresh in your mind since you are seeing them daily. Continue reading

Pairing Color Trend Pink Copper, How to Use it in your space?

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What is the newest and hottest color in home design and fashion? The glam, chic and understated Pairing Color Trend Pink and Copper.

Choosing pairing color trend pink and copper for your home.

Depending on the look you’re going for select different shades of pink and applications of copper. Nothing can soften the harsh feel of an industrial room more than pink.
Select soft shades of blush and baby pink with shinny copper accents.  Many new accessories and lighting fixtures made from copper have flooded the home decor market; sculptures, bottles, boxes, you can even find shinny or matte copper in leather and other textiles.  Do you want to freshen up a monochromatic space with no color, add accents of pink and polished copper.  Copper can blend well with many shades of pink like magenta or blush. Continue reading

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo In style

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Instyle
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Celebrate in Style

Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration for people with or without Mexican roots.  It’s a day that excitement fills the air as millions enjoy parades, dancing and savoring the many tastes of Mexico. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with some of the ideas below

Start by decorating your home with bright festive colors.
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Welcome guests to a fiesta table with bright hued settings.
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You can’t have a fiesta without a pinata?  We love these Pinata cookies with a surprise filling
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Wow your guests by hanging these beautiful paper flowers, not as hard to make as you think.
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with great Mexican food

As we read through the many decorating ideas we ran across more delicious recipes and wanted to share a few with you to try this Cinco de Mayo.
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Healthey Mexican food is easy to make like these easy bake Taquitos.
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We are all trying to eat lighter and healthier.  Try this Lighter Chicken Enchiladas recipe, delicious and perfect for your health conscious guests. Celebrate Cinco de mayo in style
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Celebrate Cico de Mayo at breakfast with delicious breakfast tacos and burritos
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Try any or all of these easy decorating ideas and delicious recipes.  Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style and enjoy the holiday a little more this year.

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Splurge vs. Save On Living Room Decor

Carmel Decor Splurge vs. save on living room decorOur home is our haven; it should be about us, our personal style and life style. It’s a reflection of who we are, where we come from, our culture, interest and inspiration. Pulling together a home is a creative process, it should be the perfect place for relaxing, hanging out, and accommodating all the activities we would like to attend to in our daily lives. Unlike popular opinion it is possible to design and decorate your perfect home on any budget.  However it’s important to know where to splurge vs. save on living room decor.

Style maker secrets: where to splurge vs. save on living room decor

One of the most frequently asked questions in interior design and home decoration is where to splurge and where to save on living room decor. Here are a few style makers secrets for where to splurge vs. save on living room decor.

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Splurge on pieces of furniture used most often. Select a sofa of high quality, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive, but a sofa of good quality can be purchased on a budget that will take the wear and tear of everyday use.

Save on boho chic accessories at Carmel Decor Save on trendy items you would like to change often, seasonal decor, and trendy accessories are great for updating a room but are changed often, so don’t spend too much money there.  Splurge on beautiful living room area rug Carmel Decor

Splurge on items that are focal pieces, something that will make the room and has a wow factor. Like a beautiful area rug in the  living room or entry.

Save on side tables, side tables don’t make a statement and are more about function

Splurge on paint, paint is such a big part of the room, the right color and sheen can make all the difference, so splurge on good quality paint in the right color. Don’t pick color from a small chip in the paint store, bring home a sample and try it on the wall. Look at the color under different light at different times during the day.

As you tackle one of interior design’s biggest challenges: we would love to know what you splurge on and where you save money.

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you create your perfect living room on any budget at Carmel Decor.

by Firoozeh Khorrami
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