Tag Archives: Pinterest

How To: Create a Focal Point in Your Room

A focal point is an object in the room that draws a guest’s eyes away from the mess and clutter, and instead starts conversation and adds interest. At least, in my household, there’s mess and clutter. Oops.

Focal points can be a variety of different objects in your home, and today at The Mix, we will outline a few different ways to incorporate a focal point into your already existing design.

Go Bold with Color

bold patterned chairs

Add a bold color is the easiest way to draw attention to an item. For example, if you are looking to add more seating to your living room, consider choosing a chair that has a bright pattern or color, like the one picture above. In an otherwise neutral room, these chairs would stand out and draw guests in.

Pick a Statement Piece

statement piece focal point

This piece doesn’t have to be furniture or even functional (as evidenced by the picture above!). The only purpose of this piece is to make a statement about who you are and what your design aesthetic is.

Use the Walls

shutter wall diy art

Of course, painting an accent wall is old news. Add wallpaper, texture, or amazing artwork to draw the eye and make a statement in any room of the house. We are absolutely loving the look and color scheme of this shutter wall!

For more inspirations, check out our interior decor Pinterest board!

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Trend Alert: Feathers

Here at The Mix, we love bringing you the latest trends, and the feather trend has been around for a while. However, we have seen a recent upsurge in the way people are using feathers, and we are completely digging the way traditional feathers (instead of peacock feathers) are being used!

We have pulled a few of our favorite ways that people are adopting this trendsetting style for you, and, as always, you can check out our Pinterest board for more inspirations and information on the pictures we’ve featured here!

feathers home decor

How to Make Your Foyer Great

When you walk into someone’s home for the first time the hallway that you see gives an instant impression of what the rest of their home will look like. Entryway, foyer, hallway.. Whatever you call it, it is important. It sets an immediate tone of your home, and it makes a personal statement about your home and your family.

Personalize the Hallway

Personalizing Entryways

The easiest way to make someone feel welcome in your home is to make them feel like part of the family. Add personal pictures to your entryway to show visitors your pride and joy, or include memorabilia and decor that represents your interests and passions.

Add Mirrors

Add Mirrors to Entryway

Adding a mirror opens up an otherwise narrow space. Use multiples to create dimension, or go oversize to make the mirror a statement piece in the hallway. Either way, mirrors can add some serious luxury to a room, and who doesn’t like checking how they look on the way out the door?

Organize

Organize Entryways

When walking in the door, the first thing you want to do is drop your keys, drop your purse, and kick off your shoes. Instead of letting all of these things pile up around the door and create clutter, put a coat rack, key hanger, or boxes for shoes and purses. Your guests will enjoy knowing exactly where to place everything when they walk in.

Add Color

Add Color to Entryway

As always, we love to make a statement, especially when that statement is the first thing you see when walking in the home. Use color to amp up your foyer and show your personality by adding great decor. We’ve already talked here, here, and here about how much we are loving on wallpaper lately, and this floral wallpaper makes a HUGE statement!

As always, you can find links to the pictures we used on our Pinterest board. For each picture, I pulled products from The Mix’s website that you can purchase to add serious fun to your entryway (or anywhere else in your home!)

For more inspirations, follow us on Pinterest!

DIY Spring Decorations

I know it’s been spring for a month, but only in the last couple of weeks has it really felt like spring. With Easter coming up on Sunday, I feel like I can finally get into the spring spirit and dust off those beautiful springtime decorations. Spring is my favorite time of year. It brings great colors and adorable decorations that can be holiday themed (or not!)

This week, we are bringing all things SPRING to you! We are going to do a great feature on adding florals to your home on Friday and highlighting Pantone’s spring color palette on Wednesday, so be on the lookout. For today, a bit of springtime decorations with a DIY twist.

burlap Easter decor
I love the burlap and white for spring!

 

 

Rainboots Spring Decor
What a creative idea!
Stamped Easter Pottery
How great are these little pots?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple and Mint Spring Colors
The purple and mint are perfect for spring!

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Spring Decor
Flowers and eggs in different shades of purple!

 

 

Bunny out of books
Old book pages! Adorable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacups Decor

Something beautiful about old teacups!

 

Aren’t all these ideas so festive and beautiful? Keep an eye on our blog this week for more fun spring ideas, and click the link on each picture to get more information about our inspirations!

Our Favorite Nursery Inspirations

Happy Friday! With Spring weather finally kicking in, we are loving all things new and fresh–including babies! The nursery is one of the funnest ways to incorporate a new design into your home. We wanted to bring you a few of our favorite nursery ideas for those of you who are expecting (or planning) a new arrival in your home!

 

gray and red baseball nursery
Loving the gray and red!

 

rainbow nursery
Love this theme!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radiant Orchid nursery
Inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year — Radiant Orchid

 

 

 

blue and green nursery
That light fixture!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

teal and pink nursery
Loving this color scheme!

 

 

wooden autumn nursery
The wooden wall set this apart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With so many great ideas, how can you choose just one?! All of these are unique nurseries that could fit in with a variety of home designs.

For more nursery inspirations, check out The Mix’s Nursery Pinterest board!

Unique DIY for the Kitchen

The kitchen is my favorite room in my house. I don’t like to eat all that much, and I definitely hate cleaning the dishes, but there’s something inviting and warm about the kitchen. Not only is it the space which nourishes us, but it also welcomes in our friends and family and allows us to provide for them.

People must have been noticing how important the kitchen is, because Pinterest is simply abounding with ideas for ways to make your kitchen (big or small!) your own. Here at The Mix, we love providing a bit of inspiration for our readers, and today, we wanted to pull together some great ideas for making your kitchen unique and yours! (Click on the pictures to visit the website!)

coat hanger towel rack
Loving the rustic coat hangers!

 

 

wine rack attached to cabinet
For all of you wine drinkers!
bent spoon frame holder
Love the bent spoons and seasonal decor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cheese grater light fixtures
What a unique idea!

 

 

 

 

 

pull-out spice rack
Don’t let space go wasted!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

open shelves kitchen space
Love the look of these open shelves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The kitchen is so customizable and open for a variety of options! Hopefully, you can get some inspiration from these great pictures and turn your own kitchen into something beautiful and unique!

For more inspiration, check out our Kitchen Inspirations Pinterest board!