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The Powers that Be have declared certain home decor trends as out of date, kaput, over, finito and officially over. Some are obvious, and others may surprise you.
Harvest gold or avocado green anything. The 1970’s can keep these colors of the past. In fact, a form of avocado green was officially named the world’s ugliest color!
Chances are you’ve replaced your avocado green refrigerator, and recovered your harvest gold couch by now. I told you that one was easy.
KEEP IT REAL
The next thing that must go - those ginormous silk floral arrangements. They were as tall as my hair in the 90’s. I know, I know. Back in the day we had so much fun spending an hour in Michael’s, pulling together perfect silk flower arrangement. Take those same skills and make a REAL floral arrangement. It’s so much nicer and there are health benefits to having something fresh. So keep it real when it comes to flowers.
This one also goes without saying. Keep the popcorn to the movies. With extra butter, please.
ADIOS TO MATCHING WINDOW VALANCES
And goodbye to those custom cornice boards that were upholstered to match your room. Take down those valances and cornice boards, and you’ll dramatically bring in more light to your room. This is one of the easiest ways to update a living room that costs you nothing.
PAST PRIME PINE
Pine furniture, that is. Remember the 80’s and 90’s when honey colored pine was everywhere? Do you still have golden honey pine that's past its prime? (Hey - I'm a poet & you didn't know it).
Consider refinishing it. Antique it. Chalk paint it. If you have a pine hutch, remove the doors, and paint the back a bold color. Or wallpaper the back of the hutch with a pattern from your room. Re-purpose Pine that’s Past it’s Prime.
Last but not least...
LET THERE BE (NEW) LIGHT
In the bathroom, it’s time to replace those HOLLYWOOD STYLE lights. It’s very economical to replace them (<$200). Check out LampsPlus.com, or Lowes.com for budget friendly lighting. If your bathroom lights were installed when Robert Redford’s movie THE STING came out, it’s time to replace them.
Let go of the old, worn-out decor trends and refresh your space. Happy decorating,
2017 Pantone color of the year
We love the color green because it is richly symbolic. First, green is the color of prosperity. I remember a well-heeled woman from Laguna Nigel CA. She came in and bought everything we had that was green. She informed me in no uncertain terms that green is the “Color of money honey, so you can’t go wrong with green in your home.” I also like green for another reason. Often times hospitals and doctors’ offices are painted in a soft green – why? It is known to have healing properties. Archangel Raphael is also associated with the color green. Color has a profound effect on our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In addition to healing and abundance, the color green activates balance, harmony, and hope.
Pantone announced the 2017 color of the year. It’s a beautiful shade of green called appropriately enough, GREENERY. Bloggers are commenting on the fresh, spring like feeling with this shade of green. If you’re interested in this revitalizing bright shade, visit www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017. They have suggestions as to what colors would also work with this vibrant green.
Yellow green vs Blue green
You may have already found the perfect color. Check out your Pinterest boards and play detective. Do you tend to choose the yellow-greens or the blue-toned greens? Look at your accessories.... you may have the perfect green color hiding in your favorite scarf. Look for clues in a favorite picture hanging. Play detective. Subconsciously you already know what colors are right for you.
Whatever green you choose, integrate green into your decor. Remember, in the Lord's Prayer David said, "He maketh me to lie down in GREEN pastures." Notice he didn't say grey or greige pastures. Green is good.
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