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Boost Happiness With The Right Color In Your Home

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From fiery, hot-tempered red to cool, soothing blue, colors can elicit strong reactions, both positive and negative. By tapping into the power of color psychology (and by noticing how you respond to color) you can create a home that plays up the positive and leaves negativity at the door.

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Red, orange, and yellow are warming, social hues, making them a good choice for areas of the home where you like to gather with friends and family.

Red is the color of passion, action, and anger, so it’s no wonder many folks have a love-it or hate-it reaction to red! Reds with a bit of brown in them are usually perceived as more mellow, while a bright, clear red is fresh and modern.

Orange is the color of optimism, happiness, and social communication, making it a wonderful hue for a living room. Rich saffron feels warm and exotic, while a bright tangerine hue is youthful and fun.

Yellow is the color of joy, cheerfulness, and mental stimulation. This hue can make a delightful accent in any social space or study, but remember, a little goes a long way!

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Green and blue are cool, relaxing hues ideal for spaces where you want to encourage rest and relaxation.

Green is the color of growth, freshness, and harmony, and tends to make people feel safe and secure. A soft green can make a calming choice for a nursery, while a deeper forest green would be ideal in a cozy library.

Blue is the color of sea and sky, and just being around this hue can have a calming effect. Blue represents truth, trust, wisdom, and stability. It’s lovely in the bedroom and bath, but intensely saturated blues can also hold their own in a living or dining room.

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With a bit of blue and a bit of red, purple is something of a mysterious color. This hue has long been associated with royalty, and still conveys feelings of wealth and abundance. But it’s also a spiritual color, and can represent the imagination. Try using purple in the bedroom for a serene escape.

Overdyed rugs have deeply saturated hues that can completely transform a space – try one in a hue that makes you happy!

Rug shopping guide (clockwise from top left): Louis de Poortere Fading World rug in Pink and Light Burgundy; Surya Hathaway rug  in Rust; Oriental Weavers Revival rug in Purple and Gray; Artistic Weavers Elegant Maya rug in Green and Teal.

For more inspiration from Laura, follow along with her at LauraGaskill.com!

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Richly Colored Rooms Done Right

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I’m really feeling jewel toned colors right now, especially on walls and especially when done just right. Once upon a time I lived in a house with a navy blue guest room that was one of my favorite spaces I’ve ever designed. The perfect navy offers darkness, but also warmth. It feels luxe and cozy and welcoming, and the bathroom above nails it.

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But no one says bold, rich color needs to be relegated to walls alone. This living space daringly pairs unexpected mauve toned walls with rusty, velvet furniture and it looks amazing! The things that hold it all together are those you might not even notice – the neutral rug, white frames, and baseboard.

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This bathroom is the stuff dreams are made of, at least my dreams. If these luxurious hand-glazed tiles blanketed my bath you’d never get me out! The various green tones cover not only the floor, but also the tub itself and the walls. There are only two words to describe it – ALL IN.

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A guest room with a relaxing turquoise wall color is the perfect retreat, not only for guests but for you! All off those neutral colored pieces of art, along with the natural wood floor, help balance things out. And let’s not forget rugs…they can be downright bold in their own right when it comes to adding a big ol’ pop of color to any space.

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For more inspiration from Kelly, follow along with her at Design Crush!

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Color Trends for Spring 2017

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.

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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.

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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.
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Boho Rugs to Update Your Kitchen

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:

Boho Kitchen Rugs

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.

A few favorites are:

Jaipur Rugs Bedouin Amman rug

Kate Spade New York Nolita seaside stripe rug

Jaipur Rugs Luli Sanchez En Casa Sawyer rug

Safavieh Natural Kilim rug

Neutral Boho Rugs

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.

A few favorites:

Loloi Rugs Adler rug

Kaleen Nomad rug

Surya Frontier rug

Jaipur Rugs traditions made modern rug

For more inspiration from Joanna, follow along with her at Jojotastic!

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