Hey everyone! We are Megan and Dawn, from E. Interiors and we are thrilled to be here, blogging today. We are a mother/daughter interior design team from both California and Arizona. Today we wanted to highlight the color trends we are seeing for Spring 2017 and bring you some inspiration for your space!
When it comes to sourcing and selecting rugs for a clients room, we focus on choosing the color scheme first. Once this decision is made, we move right to the rug as it sets the tone for the entire room and then we move on from there. It’s a lot harder to decorate a room and then try and find a rug to fit everything else you have going on – it’s better to start with the rug and then let everything fall into place from there.
This spring, according to Pantone, we are looking at bright blues and oranges and pinks with greens and lighter yellows. And then we have pale pink and tan mixed in there as well. We love a pop of color, so we aren’t complaining.
As you get the itch to spring clean and start fresh, keep these colors in mind and switch out your rug for a whole new look. Add a punch of color to brighten and liven up your space, you won’t regret it!
We are loving all of these selections and hope this helps you with your next design project.
Just because it’s winter and the days are short and dark doesn’t mean we have to deny ourselves beautiful flowers. In fact, I’d actually say it’s an argument for exactly the opposite. While I always try to have a vase of florals or greenery in the house, it might be nice to embrace darker, moodier blooms and have something more permanent. Read on for ways to include moody florals into your space!
I love the thought of adding a dark duvet to the bedroom mix for these winter months. These aren’t an old woman’s florals; they’re elegant and chic and thoroughly sexy. This particular duvet is extremely affordable and can be taken off the bed as soon as spring shows her pretty face with the real deal.
As we all know, wallpaper is a more permanent way to embrace any trend. I love this particular take on florals, with its smaller more detailed blooms rather than the large-scale we’re most used to seeing. The dark background also makes this wallpaper feel daring and modern rather than stuffy and boring.
Or maybe consider the middle of the road with a tapestry like the one above. Other options down this same path could be an enlarged engineering print of a photo or a framed length of wallpaper. Don’t be afraid to think creatively, even if your idea isn’t something you’ve seen on the pages of a home decor magazine!
The kitchen at my new house needs some major work, but until I’m able to do a full renovation, I’ve brainstormed ways to make it feel nicer without a massive undertaking. A fresh coat of paint and new hardware has worked some magic, but the floors are pretty hideous. I recently discovered that covering my 1970s linoleum with a bright and boho rug is the perfect solution! The bright color palette makes the room feel less dreary, while the pattern makes the room feel more interesting. I’m really glad I stumbled upon this trick and wanted to share a few of my favorite rugs that would be perfect in a boho kitchen:
For the kitchen, I urge you to shop for a flat woven rug because it’s more durable for a high-traffic area. Also, if you’re clumsy when you cook (like me), a flat woven rug is way easier to keep clean! I also prefer the way a low-pile rug feels when I’m walking back and forth from the sink to the stove, something I do frequently as I cook.
We painted over the existing mustard yellow with a warm, creamy white until we knew more about how the official kitchen renovation would look. Mostly, it was just to get rid of the old color! For now, I want the rug to make the statement in my kitchen and be the center of attention. That being said, there are some truly beautiful neutral options that are still boho in feel. These rugs are proof that you can go boho while maintaining a pared-down color palette.
Cold weather just begs for luxurious, weighty fabrics and nothing does both jobs quite like velvet. The soft texture all but asks to be caressed and lounged upon, doesn’t it? Velvet has been popping up everywhere as an interior trend for the past few months. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful sofas in every color of the rainbow, but what if you’re not quite ready for that level of commitment?
Let’s start in one of my favorite places – accessories. Particularly throw pillows that can be used in either the bedroom or living room. I like buying pieces that are versatile, so if you’re not feeling them on the couch you can just relocate them to the bed or an arm chair or a bench. It’s all about finding the right location.
If I didn’t have pets (and pet hair) I’d own a velvet duvet in a heartbeat! Just imagine snuggling up under this heavy, luxurious cover during chilly nights and long weekend mornings. Velvet brings such great texture to whatever space it’s in that you’d need little else in the way of bed decor. And don’t even get me started on that green, always a favorite hue in this fabric!
Heavy velvet curtains remind me of period dramas like Little Women and (of course) Gone with the Wind! They actually help keep the warm in and the cold out come winter, as well as act as their own sort of blackout shade when closed all the way. Gorgeous.
These chairs in the prettiest shade of dusty rose have me rethinking my own dining room setup. I love how they introduce a new texture to the space that mainly relies on naturals – wood, greenery, glass – and instantly adds a level of chic. You could do the same with the addition of an arm chair or bench in any room of your home.
Soft fabrics make all the difference when we’re craving warmth and comfort – especially underfoot!