Area Rugs

After a year and half in our house, we are getting new flooring! Granted I “sold” my hubby on the idea of this outdated house on the promise of “imagine it with new floors” in order to look past the very 1980s pink, floral, and orangey-beige carpets.

Many hours were spent daydreaming and researching what the new floors should be. I was dead set on wood/wood-look in our main living areas and bedroom. We discovered that he did not like materials that had the wood-look that weren’t wood. So all tile, vinyl and laminates were off the table. The engineered woods have many benefits, but something about the splice of layers and how thin the actual wood layer was didn’t give me much hope that they could ever be refinished after our zoofull of pets had their way with them.

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The Eyes Have It

Collage of eye items

If eyes are the window to the soul, then home items with graphic representations of eyes are a window to your style.  In this case, the eyes have it!

After noticing small items with eyes popping up in home decor blogs and Pinterest, I decided to do a round up to see what was out there. And, if I can get over these cheesy eye puns, will provide a few sources to feast your eyes on!

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Simple Entry Way

Entry way with round mirror, bench, baskets and coat rack
Simple entry way. Image Credit: Almost Perfect

There is an appeal to a simply decorated entry way. One that favors a few well crafted decor items, offers a bench for convenience, a rack for belongings, and a mirror to check yourself over in case you have wind blown hair.

This entry way from Almost Perfect strikes a lovely balance of beauty and comfort. I’ve done a round up of similar items you can purchase to create your own simple entry way oasis.

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Bold Black and White Tablecloths

Black and white themed outdoor dining setup
Outdoor dining inspiration. Image Source: Vogue Mexico

After falling madly in love with this outdoor dining decor featured in Vogue Mexico, I set out to find similar bold black and white tablecloths. It was a bit elusive.

By getting creative, you can find more options out there. Therefore, I am including several tapestries that could double as tablecloths – a girl’s got to think outside the box sometimes!

Also, if you’re looking for graphic pillow options to go along with these patterned tablecloths, I did a separate post with bold pillow ideas.

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Snuggle Up with these Bold Pillows

Snuggle up with these bold pillows!

I recently stumbled across a collage of “boho style” items and was instantly smitten with the variety of boldly patterned pillows.

If it were up to me, my furniture and bed would be a layered in so many pillows that it would look like an elaborate textile version of a tiered wedding cake.

Throw pillows are the easiest way to change the style of a neutrally colored couch, loveseat or chair. Plus, you can buy several for a stacked up vibe without breaking the bank. For some snugly pillow inspiration, keep reading.

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Rich Multicolored Palette – Blue/Teals and Red/Orange

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Lively blue, teal, red, orange color palette inspiration. Image Source: The Happy Heathen

The vibrant palette of teal/blue and red/orange multicolored palette with hints of lime and the palest blue speaks to a soothing yet lively sensibility.

When I stumbled upon this post by The Happy Heathen, the richness and vibrancy of the colors stood out to me. Then to see it was called “Delve into 2012” I started to question my sense of style. However, based on the popularity of this graphic on Pinterest, it seems that this colored palette is more enduring and just as interesting as time goes by. I’ll explore a few ways to bring this into your decor. If you’re ready for the big plunge and looking to paint your room, an accent wall or cabinets one of these rich blue/teal colors, you’re in luck –  I’ll share a few recommendations.

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Sage Green Inspiration

sage green inspiration board all items described belowSage green is showing up everywhere – from wall paints, to kitchen cabinets to a variety of home goods. While the color can get a little too earthy for my liking, the varieties available are getting into the livelier and brighter tones.

This color is a great neutral because you can pull through a pop that contrasts or complements, from red and maroon to white and navy blue. Whatever your tastes may be, it’s easy to see why some have called sage green the color of 2017. Keep reading for the sources of these fantastic sage green inspirational items.

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All White Bathrooms

To me, all white bathrooms have a feeling of fresh and clean. Just what you want from a bathroom. In this “Get the Look” post, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite white bathrooms and sourced accessories that will add some pizzazz to an otherwise simple room.

Nothing goes better than all white and subtle grays than a few choice accessories that immediately draw your eye.

Metallic fixtures, plants, even a clear towel bar. Somehow the white palette draws your eye to the subtle details. The ultimate in minimalism.

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Amazing Master Bedroom – Get the Look for Less

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Get look of this bedroom inspired by AVE Styles.

When I saw this amazing master bedroom posted by AVE Styles, I was blown away. The teal color, that rattan headboard. Everything about this bedroom is amazing! (The original post by  AVE Styles shares links to all the items, including the paint color!)

Because I’m always on the hunt for a bargain, this is my first post where I try to find less expensive alternatives to the original items.

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Inspiration from a Refabbed Aqua Distressed Dresser

aqua distressed dresser with glass lamps and cat bookends
Aqua Distressed Dresser Image Credit Restoration Redoux

This refabbed aqua distressed dresser from Restoration Redoux is quite a beauty.

As an appreciator of vintage and used home items, I love seeing how others creatively transform pieces. Breathing new life to these pieces gives a new lease on life to something that may otherwise be tossed aside.

I find myself liking this piece, but having the time to take on furniture project due to pressing home improvement projects we have going.

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