Are you stuck on choosing which colors to use when decorating your home? Then grab a color wheel! There are various types of color schemes you can choose from. We listed 5 different color palettes that will help get you started in selecting the right colors for you.
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The monochromatic color palette involves one color and their various shades and tints. It’s pleasing to the eye and can be relaxing. If you want a more simple design, the monochromatic color scheme is the best for you.
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When referring to the color wheel, you can see that the colors are arranged based on their similarities to one another. With the Analogous color palette, you design with colors that harmonize well together. Will you choose a warm tone, like red-yellow-orange? Or a more dramatic and edgy vibe, with green-blue-violet?
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The Complementary color scheme is made of two colors that are opposite of one another on the color wheel and their various shades and tints. Although you are choosing two opposing colors, you’ll be surprised with how beautiful they look together. For example, purple and yellow.
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This is when the color wheel really comes in handy. Just like complementary colors, first choose two colors opposite one another on the color wheel, then add two of the colors immediately next to those colors. For example, blue, purple, orange, and yellow.
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Tetradic consists of two sets of complementary colors, so a total of four colors. Four colors can look and feel overwhelming for just one room, you can easily tone it down by using one color as your main color, another as your secondary, and the last two colors as accent colors.
Adding color to your home, without making it look messy or overwhelming, can be tricky. It’s a walk in the park if you just follow the simple 60-30-10 color rule. We broke it down to 5 easy tips on how to use the 60-30-10 rule when incorporating color into your home.
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60 percent is the main color of the room, which often covers the walls, area rug, and sofa. Usually, it’s a neutral color, like grey, white, or beige, that anchors the room, but allows for creativity.
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30 percent is the second color in charge. It’s the right hand that compliments the main color. You would use the color on chairs, side tables, drapery, or even an accent wall.
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10 percent is your fun and bold accent color. It should pop out from the main and secondary color. The color should be on decorative pieces, like accent pillows, throw blankets, stylish lamps, vases, artwork, etc.
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If you’re into a more clean and mellow design, follow the 60-30-10 rule using the same color, but in various shades.
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60-30-10-10 Color Rule
Sometimes, one bold and beautiful accent color isn’t enough. This rule allows you to add TWO pops of color. Choose your main color, 60 percent, your secondary color, 30 percent, and not one, but two POPS of color.
Your furry little friends also deserve fresh air and some fun under the sun. Here are our top 5 tips on how to make a pet friendly patio:
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Especially for cats and smaller dogs, safety is essential if your patio is on the second floor or on the first floor, next to a busy street. Use fine wire or plastic fencing if you have wide open railings. Double and triple check that there is no opportunity for your pets to take themselves out for a walk.
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Consider the Weather
Provide shade with an umbrella or a pet canopy for warm summer days. Always have fresh drinking water available outside, maybe throw in a couple of ice cubes on a hot day.
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Safe Non Toxic Plants
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Pet Friendly Outdoor Furniture
Pet friendly furniture is your best choice if you want to successfully share the patio with your pets. Choose scratch resistant materials, like wood, metal, or resin, and waterproof upholstery, where you can remove and wash the casings.
Living in a small apartment or home, with kids and pets can be difficult, but don’t let that stop you from having a clean and organized space! We gathered a few design tips on how to maintain a comfy and clean home with your kids, pets, or both!
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Get Rid of Useless Furniture
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Eliminating the clutter does wonders for a tiny room. Baskets are a great way to hide the mess that comes along with kids and pets. Storage baskets come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Whatever your style may be, you can definitely find one that is right for you. Display baskets on a shelf or in a closet, either way they will help organize your things
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Utilize Your Outdoor Space
Even if you have minimum outdoor area, make the best with what you have! Spruce it up with foldable furniture, so you have the option to tuck it away if you need the extra space for something else. Decorate with outdoor lights and plants. Either way, it’s additional square footage that you, your kids, or pets, can use when you need the fresh air.
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Kid & Pet Friendly Entryway
When you have a tiny entryway, it’s function first, design second. If you live with kids and pets, make it a functional entryway that will make leaving and entering your home a lot easier for you and your family. Keep the design simple by using decorative baskets, wall shelves, and stylish hooks.
When it comes to outdoor space, sometimes size does not matter. A cozy atmosphere and smart design makes a HUGE difference! We’ve listed the 5 brilliant ways on how to make your small patio a charming oasis.
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It could be a cluster of small succulents, a mini herb garden, or a vertical garden, but a tiny garden helps you see passed the size of your patio. It’s visually pleasing and relaxing to tend to your small garden.
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Multi-functional Outdoor Furniture
A storage bench or storage coffee table is a great place to store all your accessories, like toss pillows, blankets, candles, etc. Keep all the small things in storage to eliminate the clutter and maximize your precious small space.
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Decorative Screen or Outdoor Curtain
Embrace the size and create a cozy outdoor patio with a decorative screen or outdoor curtains. This also adds privacy and a beautiful backdrop.
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Foldable umbrella and chairs, that can easily store, is a smart solution when you have minimum space.
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No matter the size of the space, a thoughtfully styled outdoor patio makes a huge difference. An outdoor rug is the easiest way to add design without taking up space.
If you believe that the only way you can have a beautiful and functional entryway, a place to throw your keys, hang your bag, kick off your shoes, is if you just had a bigger space for it, then think again! Don’t let your tiny space stop you. Here are our top 5 design tips on how to create a grand entryway with your small space.
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When crafting an entryway out of space that barely has the extra square footage, hanging a mirror on the wall is a good place to start. A mirror helps separate the entryway with the rest of the house. A mirror can also make the space look bigger, especially if your front door opens up into a narrow hallway.
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Hooks come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They incorporate both design and functionality. You can also hang small baskets on the hooks to throw in your keys and wallet.
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Floating Wall Shelves
A floating wall shelf is a brilliant accessory to define your small space entryway because it doesn’t take up too much wall or floor space. Add a stylish bowl on top of it to hold your little things like keys, mail, and a wallet. A small vase of flowers will add a charming touch.
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In a minimal space, a bench is a great anchor for the entryway because you can store things above it and underneath it without taking up extra room. Store baskets underneath the bench to keep your shoes and bags. Place hooks above the bench to hang coats, hats, dog leash, etc.
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If you’re more about functionality than style, then all you need is a shoe rack and some hooks to make a simple, yet functional entryway.
“Feng Shui is a Chinese metaphysical and quasi-philosophical system that seeks to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.”
We gathered a few Feng Shui principles and broke them down to simple rules that can help get you started with incorporating Feng Shui into your small space.
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Create Free Flowing Energy
The entryway should be free of clutter so energy can flow freely throughout the space. The best thing to do is to keep the space clean and clutter free to invite positive energy and clarity throughout the home.
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Mirrors help bring in good Feng Shui because they help increase natural lighting and they can also make the space look and feel bigger. Place the mirror in front of something that you would like to reflect, like a window with views of a garden or a beautiful piece of art.
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The command position is a place where you can see who is entering the space. It can be a sofa, an accent chair, a bench, or even a bed, setting up the command space helps you feel in control of the space and the situation.
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No Clutter and Minimize Knicknacks
Eliminate the clutter so positive and peaceful energy can flow easily and freely throughout your space. If you want to encourage a more clear and open mind, minimize the visual noise by reducing the number of knicknacks and accessories on display.
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Multipupose Rooms Should Have Clear Divisions
Especially, in a small home or small apartment, each room tends to be a multipurpose room. Your bedroom can also be your office or your kitchen is also your dining area. Each section needs to have a clear division. It can be made with a rug, a curtain, bookshelves, plants, a decorative screen etc. The idea is to create balance between all aspects of your life.
Does your small living room look cluttered and feel cramped? Here are a few design tricks that will make your living room look bigger and feel cozier!
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A Pair of Small Coffee Tables
Maybe that one big coffee table is too big and bulky for the space. Try two small coffee tables, it’s better for traffic flow and can easily be moved.
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Beautiful and grand mirrors are a small room’s best friend. Large mirrors will add depth and reflect light in your living room.
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If you put a tray on top of an ottoman, you can style it and use it as a coffee table. You can also use an ottoman for extra seating. It’s the perfect multi-functional piece that doesn’t take up too much space.
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Large Area Rug
A large area rug anchors down the pieces in your living room into one collective space, making it appear bigger. Whereas a smaller rug visually breaks up the space, making it feel smaller and cramped.
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Light Airy Curtains
Light airy curtains maximize natural light. Hang the curtains higher than the window frame to add height to your small room. The key is to welcome in as much natural light as possible.
If designed correctly, smaller bedrooms can actually show more charm and style than they’re given credit. Here are a few design and space saving tips to help you embrace your small bedroom.
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Skip the Headboard
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Think, Jewelry Box
Similar to a jewelry box, paint the walls with bright and bold colors or patterned wallpaper. Choose a charming light fixture instead of your average floor lamp, like a chandelier, and decorate with fancy framed mirrors. Use your small bedroom to make a statement.
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Hang window treatments closer to the ceiling to make the room appear taller. Keep the drapes light and airy to bring in the natural light.
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If you’re in the market for a new bed, consider a bed with builtin drawers underneath for extra storage. Or raise your bed with bed risers, they’ll give your bed an extra lift so you have more room to store things underneath.
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Magical Floating Shelves
Do you have a small kitchen? Well we’ve got some BIG ideas! Here are a few tips on how to make your small kitchen feel and look bigger without any major construction:
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No Bulky Furniture
Stick to visually lightweight furniture, like bar chairs and a small industrial style island. Stainless steel appliances and furniture with metal touches aren’t visually distracting, and allows you to see beyond the furniture, making the room appear larger.
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If you have space on top of your cabinets, use it to display decorations and personal touches, like ceramic pottery, indoor plants, framed prints, etc. Make sure not to clutter the space! The goal is to increase the apparent height of the ceiling by moving the gaze upwards.
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Enhance the Lighting
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