5 Items You Need To Make Your Home A Sanctuary

After a hard day of work, let’s face it, with all the hectic lives we have, at the end of the day we need to retire in a sanctuary called home. Returning to a restful, calming, and cozy den, living room, bedroom, or an outside patio, would be so well-deserved. Make Your home a sanctuary a luxury that can be designed and laid out easily.

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Modern Interior Design Ideas For your Living Room

Have you been wanting to update your living room?  Are you looking for modern interior design ideas for your Living Room?  Modern design is based on the philosophy that form follows function, and less is more. So design and decoration was striped of ornamentation and we started to see new materials and colors used.  Clean lines, warm woods, and bold color is the staple of Mid Century Modern Design and it has inspired designers up to present day.

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5 Home Design Trends That Stand The Test Of Time

With the start of every season, I run to the news stand to pick up my favorite fashion magazine.  I come home and lounge in my favorite spot on the sofa and devour every page of these magazines from cover to cover.  Always looking for the seasons hottest trends in fashion, art, architecture and home decor.  There are many styles that start off as a trend; pieces we like to wear or have in our home for a year or so than toss and move on.  Some trends are short lived, here are 5 home  design trends that stand the test of time.

5 Home Design Trends That Stand The Test Of Time

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8 Accents To Spruce Up Your Home This Fall

Cozy up with accents to spruce up your Home this Fall.   Adding small accents around your house can help welcome the most colorful season of the year.  There’s no need for a complete overhaul, just a few accents can transform your home for the comfiest time of year.

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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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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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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

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.

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Get The Look Transitional Living Room in Gray

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Get the look of this transitional living room in gray is stylish and formal. The monochromatic and sometimes static gray color scheme has been transformed to a sophisticated one.  The combination of natural materials such as wood, metal and deep rich accent colors. Shimmering gold and silver add drama to the palette as well as interest, and texture. This color scheme is simple yet luxurious, creating an atmosphere that is comfortable and cozy.

This transitional living room has different shades of gray and some focal points. The black and white collection of photographs, transform the static nature of gray to a dynamic color.

Monochromatic color schemes can be tricky to pull together but keep in mind a few pointers like these.  Look for pieces that have texture, and pattern, don’t forget natural materials such as wood and stone.  These items do have colors and add an organic feel to the space. All other rules of design such as proportion and scale still apply so don’t forget the size of the furniture and accessories and your floor plan have to work.  How do you like monochromatic spaces? Let us know, we like hearing from you!

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1.White Porcelain Artichoke by Lazy Susan
2.White Porcelain Acorn by Lazy Susan
3.Carmel Table Lamp
4.City of Rome
5.White Jack
6.Spirograph Mirror Stands
7.D.L.Rhein Greek Key Metallic Silver Embroidered Pillow
8.Silver Leaf Tray by Lazy Susan
9.D.L. Rhein Zig Zag Orchid Embroidered Pillow
10.Flora Side Table from Cyan
11.San Francisco Table from Cyan
12.D.L. Rhein Zig Zag Gray Embroidered Pillow
13.Stardust Area Rug by Jaipur

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you decorate your home at Carmel Decor.

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Decorate Using Pink Creating Sophisticated Grownup Rooms

Breast cancer awareness is important to all of us here at Carmel Decor.  Breast Cancer  has touched all of us in some way, that is why we would like to donate 15% of all proceeds from this month to breast cancer research.  Decorate using pink creating sophisticated grownup rooms and help us support this great cause so we can find a cure.

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Pink can be elegant, glamorous, happy, and all grownup

Pink is not just a color for breast cancer, or for little girl’s rooms.   Change your perspective and you will start to see pink in a whole new way.

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Pink is a neutral

Pink is a beautiful neutral color that adds warmth and elegance to living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.  Because pink is a warm color it can bring cozy comfort and easy living to interiors.

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One of the hottest color trends for 2015 is pink, it’s modern and classic at the same time.  Not only do we see pink in interiors but also on the runway for women and men. Decorate using Pink Creating Sophisticated Grownup Rooms

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Accessorizing with a few pink items can take a small girls room all the way to her teenage years.

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And of ‘course pink is a romantic soothing color, perfect for creating a restful and relaxing retreat.  Combined with gold or silver this bedroom is high glam and luxurious. Decorate using Pink Creating Sophisticated Grownup Rooms

You can find a large selection of area rugs, throw pillows, lighting, home accents and wall decor to help you bring the glamour of pink in to your home at Carmel Decor.

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