Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wallpaper Feature Walls

While I'm not a big fan of entire rooms covered in wallpaper, and my personal opinion is that there is nothing more awful than a wallpaper boarder, there is one aspect of wallpaper that I can get on board with: a wallpaper feature wall.

In order to pull this off, you must be VERY careful about the type of wallpaper you choose for a given room, your décor choices, and your flooring.  If all of these elements don't tie in together, than your wallpaper feature wall can quickly go from chic to tacky!

So that's what I'm here for, to help make sure your wallpaper feature wall doesn't end up looking like a scene out of your grandmother's musty old kitchen:)  Here's some of my favorite wallpaper patterns and the perfect flooring to match!
Classic Grey
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 The thing that I love most about this wallpaper is that its super versatile.  When I see this pattern, I think classic.  I would add some vintage, antique, distressed design pieces.  I can also picture this with some really simple, modern, and pretty design pieces, as well!
Flooring to match:
White laminate, that mimics wood, to keep this room looking bright and simple.
Bohemian Chic
Hello gorgeous!  I love the bohemian pattern here, and the turquoise and gold accent perfectly!

Flooring to match:
Check out the color variations in this wood!  The rich color would look stunning with the gold in this wallpaper.

Complete the look by adding one of these console pieces to your feature wall.
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Blue Chevron
On the "May's Color Schemes" blog from last week, I posted a beautiful chevron carpet, but hey, I'm not biased, I like chevron here and there, I like chevron everywhere! (Yes, that was a Dr. Seuss reference, sometimes its hard to step out of mom mode! ;)  Speaking of children, I like this wallpaper as a feature wall in a playroom or kid's lounge!  Plus, once the kids are older, this wallpaper also works for a scrapbooking/craft/hobby room!
Flooring to match:
I would go with carpet to help make this room feel warmer.  The cream color matches the cream in the chevron pattern perfectly.
Designing on a budget?  Complete your room with DIY design pieces (like the one below), at much smaller costs than store bought pieces.
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Daisy Crazy
Photo Source: Saatchi Art
This look isn't for everyone, but with the right design pieces, I would definitely be willing to put this in my dining room.  In order for this look to remain pretty, and not too "childish," I recommend painting the rest of the walls and the ceiling white.
Flooring to match:
This bamboo flooring is warm and inviting.  The color goes with the nature feel of this room!
I love the idea of keeping this room fun and unique by adding an umbrella light fixture.  This would likely only work in a room with high ceilings, though!
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Whimsical Woods
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Create the perfect fairytale bedroom with this whimsical wallpaper.  It reminds me of nights spent catching fireflies.  Something about it is so enchanting!
Flooring to match:
This just depends on your personal preference.  Some always prefer carpet in a bedroom.  I think I prefer the wood mimicking laminate in this case.  Which one would you choose?? (Comment your answer in the comments section below!)
Take out the glass of an antique mirror, and use some lace to make your own DIY jewelry holder.  This vintage piece goes great with the whimsical theme!
Photo Source: Architecture & Design on Pinterest
Use the comments section below to tell me which design was your favorite!  My personal favorite.. Daisy Crazy, but only if I could convince my fiancé to make me an umbrella light fixture!
All flooring recommendations can be purchased from CS4 Flooring
Live with what you love.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Color Schemes

Find a stunning look for every room in your house with these color schemes, design tips, & the perfect flooring to match!
Living Room
Colors: Light turquoise, grey, and white
Photo Source: House of Turquoise

This color combination is so calming!  After a long day, I could totally relax in a space like this!

Flooring to match:
& Classic! (I love them both, how could you ever decide)?

Colors: Orange, aqua, tan, and cream
Photo Source: BuyerSelect | Home Decor
I love this beachy vibe!  A cute DIY message in a bottle would look great with these perfectly accented colors.  And check out those adorable throw pillows!

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Photo Source: Pillomatic, Etsy

With these DIY design pieces, you can have your “day at the beach” without even leaving home! (And your dream bedroom, without breaking the bank!)

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Flooring to match:

I chose a medium-toned hardwood for the bedroom.  It reminds me of wet sand, and the richness of this color will make the room feel vibrant.

Colors: Purple, white, and black
 Photosource: Benjamin Moore
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This soft violet is such a soothing color.  I like this shade for a shared or guest bathroom.  Everything about this room is clean and simple, yet chic! (Oh, and that chandelier is stunning!)

Photo Source: Ravings Byrae
This deep plum color is my personal favorite!  What a gorgeous, dramatic color for your master bathroom!

Flooring to match:
I love marble, so I'm slightly biased here!  This is called Carrara Matte.
I also really love the idea of keeping this room dark and dramatic, though.  So I'm a fan of this tile, as well!

Colors: Marble, white, and gold
Photo Source: Domino Magazine
I think I'm in love!  (No really, my heart may have skipped a beat when I first saw this kitchen).  Marble and white are so commonly paired with black, so I loved seeing this pretty pop of gold, instead!

Flooring to match:
Hello bamboo!  This natural color bamboo flooring would gorgeously compliment the gold!
I have been known to have bold taste, though, and this tile is beautiful!  Although, I think I'd choose this for my back splash instead of my floor!

Dining Room
Colors: Coastal blue and deep purple
Photo Source: Eric Piasecki
Wow!  I cannot say enough about these colors.  Such a classy look for your formal dining room.

Flooring to match:
This folks, is not wood, it's a porcelain tile!  I'm into either of these colors for the dining room, but I think I'm leaning toward the one of the left.  Which one do you like?

Any of my flooring recommendations can be purchased from CS4 Flooring

Live with what you love.