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Take the guesswork out of decorating for tweens

Decorating a tween’s bedroom can be as awkward as tweens themselves. The inhabitants are these strange creatures that are no longer children but aren’t really teenagers, either. With the need to fit in with other kids at an all-time high, a bedroom that is too childish will embarrass her for life.

So how do you negotiate this adolescent minefield? Most decorators say by providing a bedroom with things that make your kid feel connected, like a quilt from grandma, along with decor that reflects her interests and gives her something to bond over with her friends.

Permanent fixtures, like furniture, should have something attached to it. Maybe it’s the desk you had as a child. Or maybe it was the lamp you had in college. Used furniture is a great option during these awkward years because you don’t have to worry about it getting scratched or damaged.

Bedding, curtains and rugs are things that can be replaced least expensively. Let him choose his bedding. Tons of options are available these days for kids to reflect their interests. Help him pick out a motocross comforter or a Corvette pillow. Give her the option of a cheerleading rug or ballet curtains.

Wall art is an important element in a tween’s room. If it is too juvenile they will feel embarrassed when their friends come over, or won’t have their friends over at all. Make sure any art can be switched out over time. You can go with a great wall mural with a wall sticker or wall decals that can peel off instantly. Or find some gallery wraps or stand outs that feature her favorite animal or flower. Avoid framed glass prints, especially in a boy’s room.

Avoid creating a theme in a tween’s room. Your tween’s interests and what they like will change frequently, so bring in a couple of elements, like some BMX throw pillows or a Paris-themed rug. Invest in duvet covers and throw pillow covers. Both of these pieces can be removed easily and are less expensive than comforters and pillows.

Since you don’t want to create a theme, focus on color in a tween’s bedroom. Designers suggest gender-neutral colors. HGTV’s designers are big on robin’s-egg blue and teal. They also like muted greens, coral, bluish gray, and violet. Muted colors move a tween past the bright colors of childhood.

Don’t forget to leave room for seating. Your son or daughter will want to have friends in their bedroom, and they’ll need some comfy places to sit. If at all possible, create some space where they have room to dance or practice their kung fu moves with their buddies.

Tweens need lots of storage for books, music, and computer games. They also need private places where they can quickly stow their favorite childhood blanket or doll they haven’t completely parted with when their friends are coming over.

Even if you have carpet, you’ll want a rug in your tween’s room. A rug will protect the flooring for stains from that science project that goes haywire or the oils from her latest painting project.

Tween bedroom design does not have to be scary. Make it a flexible space that can change with their mood or their interests, but keep some permanent family pieces in the mix to give them a sense of belonging as they venture out on their own for the first time.

How to use throw pillows to enhance your decor

If you love the bold prints and colors that are hot right now in home decorating but are afraid to commit, start with some cool throw pillows. Pillows are relatively inexpensive and can be changed out easily. They are great accessories to use to try out new decorating ideas that you aren’t completely sure will suit your style

It’s amazing how much a single pillow can change an entire room. Throw pillows add color or brightness in dark or neutral rooms, and sometimes they can pull various colors and designs together. They can also redefine a space depending on where you put them.

Throw pillows placed along the back of a day bed create seating. Move them to one side of the day bed an you have a sleeping area. Create seating in a breakfast nook or on a bench with some pillows against the wall. Larger pillows on the floor make seating in kids’ rooms for watching television or playing video games.

Pillows are powerful in your decor. One pillow in a chair can be a focal point in a room. It can pull together divergent colors and styles. It can reflect your personality with a perfect rose or retro print.

Bedrooms are the place to go wild with pillows. Put a couple of throw pillows up against your pillow shams for a whole new look. Or scatter various shapes and sizes across your guest room bed to provide extra comfort for your visitors.

Start with choosing a great pattern. You can go with an animal print or a hot tribal design, or consider a cool landscape or even your favorite animal. Pull colors out of the patterned pillow and add additional pillows with those colors.

One trend is to not be too obsessed with matching bedding. Don’t afraid to have pillows shams that aren’t exact replicas of your comforter. Look for a coordinating pattern or contrasting color to add some interest to your bedroom.

Put a plastic storage bin under your bed to stow the throw pillows if you don’t use them while you sleep. It’s also a great place to keep an extra throw or blanket handy if you get chilly at night. This is a must for beds that have six or more pillows. Or have a hamper in your closet that can be used solely for pillow storage.

With your sofa, you can go traditional by putting two pillows at either end. Put the smaller of the two pillows in the front. Or, for a more modern look, place a pillow on the back of each cushion facing the room. On long sofas, you can arrange the pillows layered at an angle across the back.

Trends in boy’s bedroom decor

Boys’ bedrooms are often a decorating challenge. If you are ready to give your toddler a big-boy room or you are trying to figure out what to do to give your teen’s room a more age-appropriate look, it may seem that the offerings are limited. However, with a little imagination, you don’t have to settle for a cookie-cutter design from just a few retail options.

For older boys and teens, try to find something that reflects their interest. Decorate his room with a tropical beach theme with surfboarding bedding or a wind surfing rug. Or consider his favorite sport and add some football-themed pillows or a wall mural. You can even find BMX-themed bedding, pillows, rugs, and wall art.  Consider using dark paint colors, like black walls with a rock-and-roll theme, or dark green with camouflage bedding and curtains.

For younger boys, consider themes with animals. Whether he loves ducks, tree frogs, or monkeys, you can decorate his room like a rainforest, jungle, forest, or desert with a wall mural or wall sticker. Bring in his favorite animals like Gila monsters, horses, snakes, or sharks with pillows, wall art, or a great rug.

Decorators tell parents to let kids use their imaginations when it comes to their bedroom decor and to let them choose their own bedding. Furniture is expensive to replace, so parents should make that call. However, give in and let him have alien, monster, space travel or pirate throw pillows and bedding. If you are really worried that his choice will get old fast, buy a duvet cover that can be easily switched out. Choose cool wall decals and wall stickers that you can easily remove when he gets older.

Go with the traditional but with some updates. Dinosaur-, train-, cowboy- or car-themed rooms can be made to look modern and fresh with bright colors or cool lighting. Or pick a great area rug with a fabulous image of a Corvette or a cowboy riding off into the sunset. Choose curtains with a cute dino or locomotive print.

Today’s boy likes a little edge to his bedroom. Add some tattoo-inspired artwork or some skulls on pillows. It’s OK to go a little dark with theme. A crashed spaceship duvet cover or some murderous aliens from another planet are actually cool in a boy’s bedroom as long as they are used sparingly.

When it comes to color, the trend now is traditional. Use primary colors like red, yellow, and blue in a younger boy’s room, while neutrals like black, khaki, chocolate, navy, and forest green look great in an older boy’s room. Neon colors are hot right now in home decor, so don’t be afraid to add a touch of electric blue, acid green, or neon yellow to some of his accessories.

Make sure you have plenty of storage space in his room. You can accomplish that with a bed that has a trundle drawer, some bookshelves with fabric drawers and a carefully organized closet. He needs a good desk to study with storage for books and school work. Younger boys need a great rug so they can play on the floor. Older boys require a chair for gaming and a TV console that has storage for controllers and video games.

Easter home decorating ideas

Easter is the time where spring seems to start in earnest. After a long winter, decorating your home for the holiday is a great way to incorporate some pretty spring colors and themes. Whether you add some Easter touches to your decor or go all out by decorating your entire home for the season, the trend to bring out the bunnies and eggs is here to stay.

The primary accessory that is a must-have for Easter is a fabulous wreath. Hang it on a door or to accent a wall in your home. Spring flowers like hydrangeas, lilies, and roses are great florals for a wreath, or you can go with the pastel eggs and bunnies. For a bit of whimsy, make one out of Peeps, the brightly colored marshmallow bunnies and chicks. Buy one already created or make your own with plastic eggs and a grapevine wreath.

Another popular accessory for Easter decor is a tree. Similar to a Christmas tree, the Easter tree often has pastel eggs dangling from its bare branches. You can create a more dramatic look with jeweled eggs, too. Some decorators are repurposing small and even large Christmas trees and decorating them with pastel eggs and garlands.

Brighten up your living room with bunny throw pillows on your sofa or in a chair. Sweet bunnies and eggs are quintessential Easter decorations. If you prefer to focus more on the religious significance of the holiday, choose classic Christian images, including lambs, the cross with a crown of thorns or lilies.

More and more holiday lovers are decorating their guest bedrooms or even the master suite with bedding, rugs, and wall art that celebrates the season. If you want to try the theme without being too committed, get a bunny or chick throw for the bottom of your bed. Or choose some pretty Easter egg throw pillows to coordinate with your current bedding.

For those who are all in, great comforters, duvet covers, pillow shams and more are available in cool designs. Look for great pastel prints or the traditional bunny and egg design. Bedroom decor is also a great place to display wall art to inspire you in your faith, so consider a great cross gallery wrap or framed poster in your prayer and meditation space.

The dining area is also a place to go wild with the Easter theme. Table runners and centerpieces are a must for your family dinner. If small children are coming, the rabbit and egg theme is appropriate, but if your family has moved past the Easter bunny stage, go a little more sophisticated with moss rabbits and hand-painted eggs in pretty prints.

Consider putting an Easter-themed rug under your dining table. Choose a field of gorgeous yellow daffodils or a bevy of bunnies. A rug is an unexpected touch in holiday decor and is certain to draw some “oohs” and “ahs” from your guests.

Celebrate spring with Easter decor. It’s appropriate from any time after Valentine’s Day until the end of April, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it!

Top trends in kids’ bedrooms

If your toddler is ready for a big-kid room, or it’s simply just time for a new look in your son’s or daughter’s bedroom, there are more choices than you think. It used to be that children’s’ room styles consisted of some generic furniture and a bed in a bag featuring cartoon characters. Today, there are so many choices it can be overwhelming.

According to HGTV, vintage is the way to go, especially in girl’s rooms. You can blend grandma’s old iron bed with newer elements, like bedding in her favorite color or in a vintage flower style. You can take the vintage look into a boy’s room, too, with distressed furniture and a cowboy or baseball theme.

HGTV’s designers say that parents are gravitating to gray as the neutral in their kid’s rooms. It’s no wonder because gray looks beautiful with a variety of colors, like pink, blue, yellow, coral, and navy. Go nautical in a boy’s room or fairy princess in a girl’s and add gray accents.

Another designer element to consider, according to HGTV is to not be too “matchy-matchy.” Her curtains can be a different print than her bedding. Paint his bedroom wall a bright color and don’t worry about matching the rug perfectly. You can incorporate their favorite hobbies or their interests in their artwork or even their bedding, and it doesn’t have to perfectly match. Add some cheerleader throw pillows on her bed or firefighter artwork on his wall.

The important thing to remember when designing a kid’s room is to put functionality first. An older child needs a desk where he can focus entirely on homework. Younger children should have a good rug on the floor to keep them comfortable while playing. It will protect your floor or carpet from damage or stains, too. Be sure your child has a chair for gaming or watching TV. Designers are focusing on creating cute, yet very functional, kid-sized seating.

Storage for books and toys is very important. There are tons of DIY ways to personalize a bookcase or a dresser without breaking the bank. You can even turn wall space into attractive storage. You can combine seating and storage with some clever designs that incorporate both. Many children’s beds include storage today, too.

Choose furniture that saves space. Most secondary bedrooms today aren’t as large as anyone would like, and kids need ample room for sleeping, playing, and doing homework. Go with bunk beds over two twin beds. Or choose some of today’s really cool trundle designs that can be used as another bed or for more storage. Don’t forget to make the most of his closet space. You can eliminate a piece of furniture and create more play space with a well-designed closet.

Remember, you child’s bedroom is where memories are made. You want their room to be the place in your home that they love to be. Give them some choices, especially with things like bedding that can be easily replaced in a couple of years when they get older. Make it a reflection of their budding personalities!

New home decor trends for spring

Ready to fresh your home for spring? Clear out those winter doldrums with some of the freshest styles that will give your home a look that will reflect your personal style. Spring 2013 is all about cool new computer-generated fabrics, wall art, rugs, bold floral prints, and butterfly designs.

Home decorating tends to incorporate ideas from the world of fashion. The prints and colors that you see on runways today will end up on your beddings, rugs, and accessories sooner or later. One of the latest fashion trends is computer-generated photo fabric. From tropical beach sunsets to buffalo, these photo images are becoming huge in bedding and more.

Every home needs great wall art. Interior designers are making art the focal point of the room. Choose great landscapes, a beautiful still life, or a large piece based on your favorite hobby or special interest. Look for pieces that reflect your personality and the style of your room. Don’t be afraid to make a great piece of art an architectural element with a mural that covers an entire wall. The key is to find an image that you love that you will enjoy seeing every time you enter the room.

A new rug can change the look of your room. Don’t settle for a solid color. Choose from one of the cool ethnic prints that are becoming hot in home decor. Think eastern Asian, but not like your grandmother’s old Persian rug. You are looking for something with fresh patterns, like ikat or anything with triangles. If you’re looking for something to coordinate with vintage decor, think about a pretty damask print.

It isn’t spring without flowers, and this year they are bold prints. Choose something with an eye-catching retro vibe or stick to early 20th-century wallpaper designs. If you aren’t sold on the flower theme, at least spruce up your sofa with a few throw pillows. Flower lovers should take this opportunity to go all out with floral print curtains.

Butterflies are always a favorite when it comes to home furnishings, but this year they are bigger than ever. Use them as accents in your living room or den. But when it comes to your bedroom, go all out. It gives your personal retreat the feel of an enchanted English cottage in you have antique furnishings. With modern decor butterflies can give your bedroom a retro feel. Either way, these winged beauties will give any bedroom a fresh look.

Whether you are looking at redecorating an entire room or simply adding a few new touches to celebrate the coming of warm weather, pick pieces you can change out later in the year. This is especially true if you change bedding or accessories to reflect the season or the holidays. Choose a new duvet that you can remove when fall rolls around. Or update your throw pillows with covers instead of buying complete new ones. These are the tricks of budget-savvy decorators. They also save space in your garage or attic.

Emerald green springs up for 2013 Color of the Year

It’s finally spring, and that makes many people think about green. The color that promises new life is always popular in fashion and home decor. However, look for a lot of one particular hue this year. Rich, clear emerald green has been named the color of the year for 2013
According to the color people Pantone the world’s provider of professional color standards for fashion and furnishings, emerald green has taken over top color from tangerine tango, a red-orange that was hot in 2012. They cite the cool tone’s luxurious feel and inspiration for growth and harmony for its upswing in popularity. With the Pantone blessing, you can be assured that the New York fashion houses will be unveiling everything from scarves to lamps all year in the lush, rich green color.
Interior designers love emerald because it is a color that is never out of place. We see green in nature, and bringing that color into our homes is, well, natural! It’s a color that promotes security, whether through the green crops that meant a family a century ago would prosper another year or as a reminder of the greenbacks in your wallet.
Emerald is, of course, a rare gemstone that is worth more per carat weight than even the diamond. Big, bold natural emeralds are virtually non-existent in today’s jewelry, and those in-the-know can spot one of those gemstone unicorns faster than a Kardashian can find a boyfriend. Wear a large diamond in Hollywood, people nod and smile. Wear a giant emerald, and they’re calling everyone in town.
You’ll make people happy when you add green to your home furnishings. It’s second only to blue as people’s favorite color. For humans, it’s the most visual color, too, taking up the largest amount of the color spectrum. Placing some strategic emerald accessories around your home may affect your mood, too. Green helps you to relax, both physically and mentally. Emerald is a great color when you are feeling blue. Studies have found it calms you down and alleviates some symptoms of depression and nervousness. Take an emerald green throw to your mother-in-law’s house instead of the Xanax. You’ll be glad you did.
If you haven’t redecorated in a while and want to update your look without breaking the bank, consider some great emerald pillows. Add a couple of deep green Vision throw pillows to your sofa, or recover the ones on your bed with our throw pillow covers. Drape one of our emerald green blankets over the foot of your guest bed. Add a touch of emerald as art or architectural design with our emerald green wall art. Emerald is a great color to coordinate with neutrals. It provides the perfect pop of color.
If you love emerald green, create a whole bedroom based on it with VisionBedding rugs, bedding, curtains, and even shower curtains and bath towels. Pair it with tan, white, gray, black, yellow or pink. And if you find one of our fabulous designs that doesn’t come in emerald, don’t fret. We can customize it to be the perfect green to match your fancy.
Create a comfortable, colorful home by pouring on the luxurious, relaxing, emerald green. It’s a great all-round color that isn’t gender-specific. And it creates a slice of evergreen happiness in every room!