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The Most Popular Interiors of 2014

With the new year on its way, we wanted to take a look back at some of the most popular interiors of 2014 according to you — our followers. We scoured our Pinterest page and found 15 of the most pinned interiors of the year. Enjoy!

Patterns

Via: Style at Home

Colorful Kitchen

Via: A Lovely Lark

black and white

Via: Modernisti Kodikas

Colorful Entry

Via: Design Mom

Minimal Kitchen

Via: Nordic Days

Yellow Bedroom

Via: Quintessence

Eclectic

Via: Design*Sponge

Blue Rug

Via: Emily Henderson

Southwest Entry

Via: Bowerhouse

Serene Living Room

Via: Lonny

Suzani Bedroom

Via: Carla Aston

Living Room

Via: designlovefest

Script Rug

Via: Decorated Life

Neutral Living Room

Via: Delight By Design

Kitchen

Via: Domino

Which room is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!

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Tips to Winterize Your Entry

Winter Foyer

Winter is here, and with it comes chillier weather and shorter days… and drafty doorways! Keep your entry toasty, festive, and bright this winter with a few quick updates. Starting outdoors, add a boot scraper and sturdy door mat to catch muck before it enters your home. Just inside the door, add another rug to protect your floors, and add a layer of warmth and style. If you’re looking to update your walls, consider having outdoor winter photos blown up and framed; or write a special message on a large chalkboard to welcome guests. Sturdy wicker baskets to hold winter accessories, and a boot tray to hold shoes, are other must-haves.

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In the Scandinavian countries, people must deal with very long, cold winters, so it makes sense to turn to Scandinavian style in the cold months of the year. All-white entryways (yes, even the floors!) are a bit harder to keep clean, but the cheerful light they bring your home is well worth it. Add a soft colored neutral rug, furry, fluffy throw, and twinkling white lights to complete the cozy scene.

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When putting together your winter entryway, think about adding smart storage pieces like the Jack White Bookshelf to hold mittens, scarves, and bags. Cover the floors with a hardworking natural fiber rug, like the Jaipur rugs natural Sanibel plus, and drape a cozy throw (we like the Rizzy Home decorative throw) over a bench.

Now we would love to hear from you: how do you tweak your entryway for winter? Please share your tips in the Comments section below!

Shopping Guide: 1. Jaipur rugs natural Sanibel plus; 2. Safavieh Kenya rug; 3. Decorative pillows; 4. Jack White Bookshelf; 5. Nathan walnut brown accent table; 6. Rizzy Home decorative throw.

Image Sources: Nordic DesignArt.comCity FarmhouseArt and ChicLooklabSims HilditchBoscolo Interior Design.

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Making Winter Bright: Yellow Decor

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Step one of updating/switching over my home space to colder months is adding some color, specifically yellows and golds. Because even when the sun shines in winter, well, there just isn’t much natural color for it to highlight so you kind of need to add it to your surroundings on your own. And oh my gosh, does a dose of brightness make the difference when it comes down to it!

Winter Brights

Changing things up can be as simple as adding a few throw pillows on the couch, a blanket on the armchair, and some extra lighting for those extra hours after sundown. My go-to is generally a nice, deep goldenrod. It’s a great yellow that still feels fresh and clean, but that’s dark and rich enough to feel luxe and cozy.

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Don’t forget to brighten up the lesser seen rooms in your home either — the master bedroom is the perfect spot to add some patterned bedsheets or a new piece of art. And throw pillows and blankets are just as useful in this space as well. Pairing a great yellow or gold with a darker color, like this navy duvet, make it stand out all the more.

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Floor rugs are also effective, and add that extra layer of warmth and comfort to what might otherwise be a chilly floor. Go with a single rug or consider layering a solid over your existing one. So cozy!

Winter Brights - Rugs

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Bring the Outdoors In: Fall & Winter Florals

fall florals

Fall and winter can be a dreary time, especially if you’re cooped up indoors… which is why I suggest bringing the outdoors in with both your wardrobe and your home decor. When it comes to your wardrobe, I love when florals are grounded in dark colors like black, navy, or emerald. This feels very ‘of the season’ and not too summery. Plus, a darker ground makes the brighter colors of the florals pop, even in the dead of winter. Another option is to pick a floral that is itself dark and let it pop against an ivory or winter white ground. Really, there are countless options. Then, once spring rolls around, it’s almost like you have a jump start on floral fashion.

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For your home, it doesn’t have to be lush, tropical greenery. Instead, I like to take a more modern approach and select florals and botanical motifs that feel graphic. Think of it as if you’re taking inspiration from the bare twigs that brush up against your windows, or the way the leaves play in the shadows of the pale winter light. In terms of color, I recommend sticking to a tonal color palette and love the idea of shades of grey. Plus, an ombre in the background never hurt anyone! These rugs feel bold, modern and just right for bringing in the outdoors.

Photo Credit: Vogue Italia photographed by Paolo Roversi via The Libertine, smock dress from ASOS, and floral printed ruffle back shirt from Free People.

Florals for the Home Shopping Guide: (from top to bottom, left to right) Surya Athena rug, Nourison Utopia rug, Milliken mix and mingle natures silhouette rug, and Trans Ocean Imports Toulouse Plum Blossom rug.

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