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What’s Trending Wednesday
There’s no fighting it, fall is here and the leaves are definitely changing. There’s no need to guess anymore, Mother Nature is letting us know. If you haven’t already started decorating for the fall then this blog post is just for you! We’ve got 3 quick tips on to decorate for the fall! These tips will help you get started and should inspire you to keep decorating for the fall. Ready or not, here comes autumn!
1. Let The Great Outdoors Help.
Mother Nature is one of the greatest decorators to ever exist. If you really think about it, she’s probably responsible for one of your favorite spots (first, of course, is the wonderful bathtub with a glass of wine). Let her help out and bring some of those fall colors inside! Bring those beautiful reds, yellows and oranges into the your home. Grab some wild grass and bundle it up for display. There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of the changing of colors and to let Mother Nature do the heavy lifting for you.
2. Design With Warmth In Mind.
Now we’re not just talking about layering up, laying out extra blankets or constantly having the fire place going – those are a given. We’re talking about colors! You’ve already decided to bring in the fall colors with floral accents, so why not drive it home with complimentary colors? Create warm and inviting spaces for everyone! Guest season is starting, so why not give them a great welcome with your love and beautiful fall home decor?
3. Don’t Be Afraid To Get Out.
It hasn’t started snowing yet! Fall gives you a few more chances to get outside to enjoy the backyard or patio! Just grab your warmest sweater, a few extra blankets, a warm beverage of choice and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! If you’ve got a fire pit, it gives you a few more chances to really turn up the heat! Think about some extra comfy padding for that outdoor furniture set because you’re not done using it yet!
What’s Trending Wednesday
Use your decor to influence and channel the ocean into your coastal home this summer. Take advantage of blue hues to bring a fresh look to the decor in your home. It’s a beautiful way to decorate with color because blue hues can be bold and eye popping or calm and easy on the eyes. The range of hues is endless. Get influence for your home from the clear blue waters in the Virgin Islands and decorate with light blues or turquoise hues. Rely on darker hues like navy to create a bold look throughout your home. No matter what blue hues you choose, have fun decorating and get inspired for your home this summer!
Are you ready for your coastal Monday Pins post? Because here it is! We’re all about the details in decorating (we have an entire Pinterest board about coastal details) and this week’s post features coastal homes that haven’t skipped out on the details! We love beautifully decorated rooms that have well thought out design details and elements. From simple, minimal styles that feature just the basics to rooms covered with accessories that compliment the space. Check out these five pin-worthy spaces and get inspired by the details! Pin these to your coastal home boards and enjoy the rest of your week!
If you’re looking to add nautical flare to your home then look no further because we’ve got exactly what you need! That’s right! We’re talking about oars! It’s a simple way to bring nautical charm to your home. You can mount them on the wall and display them like art or decorate them around the house to create full spaces. Oars can be a great vintage piece to add to your coastal home as well. Head out to flee markets or antique stores to hunt down the perfect, vintage oars for your walls! Check out how these designers have used oars to decorate these spaces. Get inspired by the oars and bring more nautical style to your home today!
2015 is quickly coming to an end. We’ve got a grand total of three days left in this year. We’re hoping that it’s been a great year for you, but we’re really hoping 2016 is even better! A new year can mean a new you in every way, shape and form. It can also mean a new home transformation for you to start off the new year. It’s a great time to explore those ideas and styles you’ve always been interested in. Get inspiration from the pictures you find yourself pinning or step outside of your comfort zone and dive into a style you haven’t tried yet.
It’s a great project to start at the beginning of the year. Give yourself an opportunity to change with your home. Not looking to tackle it on your own? Then let us help you! The designers here at the Tuvalu Design Studio love teaming up with clients to create the perfect space to fall in love with. If you want more info on our interior decorating services you can find it here.
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A good way to get your style across is to go out and say it. It’s fun to pick words that compliment the design and look great in the home. You can even style them in a couple different ways. Mount them up on the wall or display them on their own. Get creative with the letter styles and words that you come up with. Make them ocean themed or even customize them to your family. The possibilities are endless!
What’s Trending Wednesday
You can never go wrong with a monochromatic color scheme. Well, that’s not entirely true, but let’s focus on the good right now. Monochromatic decorating is decor based on one color and you build the color palette around that color. If you really love blues hues then you might want to look into monochromatic decorating! It’s a great way to create an eye catching living room and with the help of monochromatic decorating these living room tips can also inspire you as well.
When you’re designing a monochromatic space you don’t need to make everything the same color. In fact, do not make everything the same color. We promise you it’s too much. Pick your main color and then compliment that color with other hues of that color or neutral colors. A good neutral color to design with in monochromatic decorating is white because white goes with everything.
We love monochromatic decorating, so naturally we have to share a few inspirational monochromatic spaces with you! Scroll down and get inspired! Do you have any favorite monochromatic spaces you’d like to share? Link us in the comments or even share with us on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest by tagging us in the pin! We’d love to see what monochromatic spaces you guys love!
Are you ready for the holidays? If you’re not we found this great blog post on My Home Ideas that lists 60 tips to help you get ready for the holidays. So jump on over to there website and check out their article Prep For The Holidays. It will help you get ready and most likely show you a thing or two you forgot about. Don’t get caught unprepared these holidays!
Tuesday’s Tips From The Pros
Why does it feel like we never have enough space? Better question, where did all this stuff come from? It constantly seems like we have more stuff then space. Besides just tossing everything, which happens to be the easiest way to create some extra space in your home, what can you do? Today’s post is about the extra storage you can bring into your home. Possibly taking advantage of some dead space, like under the stairs, or installing some new storage opportunities. Some of these ideas involve a little work. Maybe you don’t have the budget or want to do construction and that’s fine. A simple shelf here and there can make a huge different. Let’s start!
We will start in the kitchen, but this can be applied to anywhere you have drawers. Go deep! Deep drawers means more space in the drawer to put stuff in. It’s a pretty simple idea actually. For some of you this could be as easy as taking out a small drawer to create space for a larger one and some new brackets. Others it could be a whole new cabinet, which we support you 100% on. These deep drawers can feel endless and will proper organization they will feel endless.
Don’t let your stairs limit you! There are tons of storage opportunities here. You can install some built in selves or put up a few shelves on the wall. This will give you plenty of space for pictures, accessories, books, or whatever else your heart desires. Do you have a shell collection from around the world? You do!? Great! This is a perfect way to show it off without compromising your other valuable spaces.
We can’t forget about underneath the stairs. If you aren’t already using this space you should. Don’t have access to this space? Make it happen. You can use it as straight storage space or you can get creative and put a TV under there like above. The extra space is yours!
Your hallways offer a ton of storage space. Those walls are begging to be used. You can put some art on them and call it a day, that’s fine. If you want some more space though, you can put some selves on the walls or build them into the wall. Obviously this isn’t meant for every hallway. They aren’t all corridors, but if you can, it will add more storage space to your home.
Entryway shelves are great for cutting back the clutter and clearing up the space. Put your jacket or sweater up on the hook and toss your purse onto the shelf – nice, simple and easy. We like easy, especially with the little ones. All you need is a wall and you’re good to go.
Last, but definitely not least, the family/living room. This is where we are most of the time so why not have the storage and space we want or need? Some build in shelves will help you stay organized in the busy space and make it easy for everyone to find a blanket, or book, or movie. They can each have there place and cut back on searching time. You can install open face shelves or have cabinets that close. Either way works. Can’t put in the built in’s? That’s why we have side consoles or book cases. They can be moved anywhere at anytime. Don’t forget to take advantage of your vertical space. You can go as high as you want or as high as your ceilings will let you. It just means more storage space. Good luck organizing!