Love is in the air! Embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day touches by adding a few amorous touches to your home. We scoured Etsy and are happy to share our very favorite Valentine home décor items with you. And in the spirit of local love, all of these items are handmade by talented artisans here in the Valley.
Photo credit: Celebrate and Decorate
What better way to welcome a visitor into your home than with this heart-shaped flower wreath? This is sure to let anyone know that your house is one filled with love!
It’s a new year which means it is time for new design trends that can be used to refresh your home and make it your own. Without further ado, we give you the top design and décor trends for 2017:
1) Neutral Palate with a Splash of Color
In addition to using neutral colors such as beige, taupe and pure white to create a simple and warm atmosphere in your home, try adding a splash of rich color. Colors that are considered jewel tones, (i.e. dark red, purple, and blue), can create a welcoming feel to any room. (Fun fact: Pantone named greenery the 2017 color of the year.) These hues can be added to any room by using side chairs, throws, flowers, books, vases, picture frames or other accent pieces to make the space your own – feel free to get creative!
2) White and Wood Kitchens
This year’s modern kitchen is not complete without a good ol’ simple and clean look. This can be done by upgrading to white marble or quartz counters and installing all matte appliances. Add to the simplicity by having all white or lightly-colored wood cabinets. Not only will this help the kitchen appear more spacious, but it will also make the kitchen feel fresh and airy – thus creating the perfect spot to prepare a meal with the whole family.
At the start of a new year, it’s common to crave change or improvement. It’s the time of year many of us create goals for the next 12 months and envision what the next year will look like. And while some goals may be bigger, like saving to buy a new home, others may be a little more instantly gratifying, like finally organizing the garage or lugging all of your old clothes to the donation drop off. From big to small goals alike, we’ve collected 5 ways to help you kick off a fresh start for 2017.