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Trend Alert: Wallpaper Your Bathroom

Let’s face it. We love wallpaper, and we especially love it in our bathroom! While other rooms may be too large for a bold patterned wallpaper on all of the walls, bathrooms lend themselves to a bit of whimsical fun. Wallpaper can be particularly fun in a powder room or guest bathroom! It shows your guests personality and can be a great conversation starter.

Today, we have gathered up some of our favorite wallpapered bathrooms, and put together some exciting ways to incorporate wallpaper into your home design.

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For more information about the pictures used, or to get more awesome bathroom inspiration, check out our Pinterest board!

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Trend Alert: Pantone’s Dazzling Blue

A few weeks ago, Pantone came out with their Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report. While these colors are intended to primarily apply to the fashion industry, we decided to steal some of their amazing colors for home decor. Art imitating art, right?

Lately, I’ve been so attracted to all things BLUE. New purse? Blue. New dress? Blue. New throw pillows? Blue. So, of course, when looking at the various choices of spring colors, I was drawn to Dazzling Blue, and Pinterest did not let me down.

Pantone Dazzling Blue Home Decor

This blue pairs well with whites or with other colors. We are loving it with oranges, greens, and yellows! Paint the walls, use it on accessories, or create a focal point in your room by keeping the color isolated for a pop!

As always, check out our Pinterest board to see more inspirations and get information on the pictures we’ve shown here!

How do will you use Dazzling Blue in your home?

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

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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

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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

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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!

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!

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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!

Trend Alert: Florals!

It’s a beautiful day here in the south, and we are celebrating Easter this Sunday with spring decor all week! Today, we are checking out our favorite ways to add florals to home decor!

Wall Decor

Floral wall decor

When you want to change decor, the easiest way is to switch out your wall decor. It will instantly change the feel of your room and bring it up to day in a noticeable way! Think outside the box for this one. We are loving those antique china plates with floral patterns or the tray with the floral decor on it!

Wallpaper

Floral Wallpaper

…Or better yet, turn a whole wall floral! Wallpaper is making a big comeback because it makes such a statement in a room. These floral wallpapers are not the cliched wallpaper in your grandma’s house, but rather adds a focal point to a room! Choose one wall to cover completely, use wainscoting to create an interesting dynamic, or do the whole room! Just make sure that the pattern is not too distracting, and keep the rest of your furniture and decor simple.

Throw Pillows

Floral Throw Pillows

Like wall decor, throw pillows are a great way to add seasonal decor to the room without making long-lasting changes. As the seasons come and go, you can change out the pillows. Plus, they are a great way to add color and pizazz to your room! We love the variety of colors that these pillows provide. (Those blue and white pillows at the top are marvelous!)

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Floral Design

Is there anything better than walking into a room and smelling fresh flowers? Grocery stores and local wholesalers provide cheap ways to pick up fresh flowers to spruce up any room in your home, and rustic vases like the ones above really add character!

Spring is in full bloom, and we are obsessing over everything floral! Check out our Pinterest board for links to all of the pictures below, plus more Spring inspirations!

The Mix: Adding Character To Your Dining Room

Down south, the dining room of a house is often a very formal room, but is also filled with laughs and amazing food. As a kid, we would visit our grandparent’s house every Sunday. While there, we would play with our cousins, eat rice and gravy, and make candy with our grandmother. To accommodate all of this wonderful fun, you need to create a space that is warm and not stuffy. One of the ways that we love doing this is to create a funky mix of old and new, patterns and solids, soft and strong. Here at The Mix, we have scoured the inter webs to find great examples that will inspire you!

Mix up your chairs!

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Add an eye-catching rug!

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Add a pop of color!

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Use a bench!

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The Mix has all of your dining room needs, so check out our eclectic choices of chairs, tables, and sideboards!

And, for more inspiration, check out our Dining Room Inspirations board on Pinterest!