How To Decorate Your Home With Red & Pink

Red and pink are the colors of Valentine’s Day, and while we incorporate these colors into themed home parties, these colors are actually great to use year-round in your décor! We believe that no color should be limited to a holiday, so with that, we share with you our favorite ways to add red and pink in your home.

Red is a color that is often found in interior design, however, you must be mindful of how much or how little you use, as too much red could be overwhelming, or too little of it could simply not be enough for a proper impact.

If you use red as an accent color, it will draw your attention to other furnishings in your home. In this instance, and in the room below, red has the power to enable you to see design and detail outside of the color, such as the details of the below fireplace.

With pink, this color can look awesome and grown-up if and only if the correct shade is used. For a fresh and bright feel to your furniture, use pink accent pillows; this will go a long way in your living room. Pink flowers are simple, low-key, and ideal for giving a neutral room a jolt of energy, while pink artwork can do wonders for a room as the focal point.

When it comes to the shade of pink, a soft, light shade is best to create a calming environment, while a darker pink on your walls or flooring will surely make a statement in a big room, such as your living room or bedroom.

What are your favorite ways to add pink and red to your home interiors?

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Taking Care Of Your Floors During The Winter

From the décor and furniture, to the appliances and flooring, it’s important to have a home that is well-maintained. With winter upon us, our homes, especially our floors, are prone to be damaged from winter debris. To learn how you can protect your floors, read our top floor care tips for the cold!

Door Mats Will Be Your Best Friend

Use door mats both inside and outside each entryway, as they will be the first stop in keeping the winter elements outside. Door mats are also great at keeping moisture at bay, so don’t overlook the power that mats can have in your home this winter!

Vacuum Often

Salt can scratch hardwood and easily get lost in your carpet, so staying up to date with your vacuuming will prevent hidden damage to your floors. We recommend vacuuming daily for maximum preservation in high traffic areas.

Have Cleaning Supplies on Hand

It’s important that you have cleaning products in your closet or in a cabinet. Brooms, mops, an iRobot, and our Resista cleaning products are all great options that you can use when it comes time to clean your floors this winter.

Invest In Rugs

Rugs in your entryway and hallways are not only perfect for adding character to your floors, but they also prevent excess dirt and water from damaging your floors. While the rugs will hold onto dirt and water, you can easily clean your area rugs with your vacuum or use one of our cleaning products to pick up the residue.

What is your #1 tip for maintaining your floors during the winter?

2017 Trends That We Are Excited For

A new year means new beginnings, and we couldn’t be more excited, because that also means that there will be new trends that we can incorporate in home design! We’ve done our research and read article after article on what trends we can expect to be hot in 2017, and we’re here to share with you several of the trends that we are most excited about!

Gem Tones

There is just something so pretty about gemstone colors, and this coming year you’ll see these colors in more natural and bold tones. They will be bold and vibrant in depth, with mossy green, magenta, and turquoise stealing the show.

Navy & Cobalt Blue

Never out of date, blue is a classic color that works in almost any manner imaginable. Navy and cobalt will be the hotter shades of blue this coming year, and can be counted on to bring a feeling of peace and comfort to your home. Use it on your walls, in furniture, in accent pieces, or any which way you please!

Geometric Patterns

We love nothing more than when a pattern mimics the characteristics of its homeowner. The homiest rooms are those that tell a story or that show the personality of the owner, and patterns are an easy way to do just that. Geometric patterns are great for use in flooring, pillows, and curtains, so if any of these are in need of an overhaul in your home, we recommend you consider this fun trend!

Fuzzy Furniture

Life is too short to be serious all the time, and that’s why we’ve saved our favorite trend for last. Fuzzy furniture! Not only do fuzzy pillows and blankets add a carefree and fun touch to your décor, but it is also an easy and quick way to add aesthetics and cozy warmth to your home.

What trends are you excited to see come and go in 2017?

Resista Resists Tough Winter Messes

With the official start of winter right around the corner, ‘tis the season for more stains, spills, and messes! Whether those messes come from dirty boots, indoor play, or the winter elements, our Resista carpet is especially built for those not-so-perfect days and “oops” moments.

Our Resista carpet is ideal for households with active families that are always on the go, but we know that any household would benefit from this flooring choice. Made of advanced fiber technology, this carpeting repels stains, makes clean up a breeze, and has exceptional durability, standing strong against those loveable paws and little feet running across it.

And when the season gets messy and a stain appears on your carpet, we have you covered with easy stain-removal tips!

Mud

It’s no surprise that mud is going to have a heavy presence during the winter, but clean-up is a breeze. Apply white vinegar to a damp towel, blot and don’t rub the stain. Continue these steps, and finish with a wet towel, to seal the deal.

Candle Wax

If you’re like us, you love having a holiday candle burning to make your home feel extra cozy, but when wax accidentally spills on your carpet; simply freeze the wax with ice cubes. Once frozen, break the wax apart, and vacuum the frozen wax chips before they melt.

Ice Cream

Even though winter temperatures might be colder than other seasons, there is never a season where ice cream is not wanted! When you or your little ones spill peppermint ice cream on the floor, simply blot up the spill, and using a damp towel, apply white vinegar and continue to blot the spill until it has been removed.

Play-Doh

When the weather has your family trapped indoors, arts & crafts are a go-to for keeping your little ones entertained. If Play-Doh gets smeared into your carpet, don’t panic! Apply a dry cleaning solvent onto a damp towel, blot, repeat, and finish by applying a watered towel to the mess.

What are your best carpet cleaning tips for the common winter spills?

Make Your Home Festive For The Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, if you haven’t already begun to get your home prepped, we are here to share with you several of our favorite (and simple) décor ideas for the season to get you started!

Bring the Outdoors Inside

For starters, an easy way to incorporate the joyful season into your home is to bring in some natural décor. This can be as simple as holiday flowers, such as poinsettias, or by filling a vase with branches, or a decorative bowl with pinecones.

Ornament Display

Another easy and festive decoration to add to your home is sparkly ornaments. Try placing them on a stand or in a vase as a beautiful centerpiece. The display can be all ornaments, or you can also add scented balls as well to make your home smell like your favorite seasonal scent!

Personalized Table Settings

If hosting a dinner party, personalize your table, either with name cards for all of your guests, or just make the table feel extra special with little touches in décor.

Hang Garland or String Lights

For a cozy feeling, hang garland, pinecones, or twinkling lights along door trim, banisters, or on your mantel for a feel-good cheerful touch!

What is your favorite way to decorate your home for the holidays?

Fall Trends To Fall In Love With

2016 is almost out the door, and that means that 2017 interior design trends are at the forefront of our mind, but let’s not forget about one of our favorite seasons to enjoy with friends, and to decorate our homes for. While most fall home décor is geared towards bringing chunky throw pillows to our couches, and bright orange decorative pumpkins to tables, there are several other less typical décor trends that are being found in homes throughout your neighborhood.

Our Favorite Fall Trends of 2016

Dark Green

Tell the blues to move over, because dark green is making a grand entrance as a hot new color to incorporate in your home design. Whether it’s used on your walls or in your furniture, this gorgeous shade of green is sure to add a relaxing vibe to your room, not to mention, it pairs perfectly with fall décor!

Natucor in Rocky 33

Less Tech, More Living

As more and more of our attention and interest is spent on social media and with using smart devices, there is alternatively a shift in techless living rooms. A stronger focus on quality time with friends and family is taking precedence over tech gadgets, and all this trend requires from you is to create a living space without a TV.

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Mismatched Cabinets

Okay, this one might not be found in a lot of homes, but we think it should, because it’s a result of “out of the box thinking.” Mismatched cabinets will mostly be found in the homes of the bold and brave, and whether you incorporate two different designs, or just two different colors for your cabinets, we can guarantee that it’ll add an entirely new look and feel to your kitchen.

Downs H20 in Harvest

What other fall interior design trends are you loving?

Your Solution For Those Muddy Paws & Dropped Jars

Let’s be honest for a moment. There isn’t one specific season where spills, stains, and scratches are more prominent over another season. When you have children or pets running free throughout your home, every day of the year your furniture and floors are prone to the effects of a dropped glass of cranberry juice or trail of muddy paws. While we can’t help you with spills on your beautiful new couch, we do have you covered on the floor front.

Resistant to paws and puddles, scratches and splashes, is our Downs H20 pet and waterproof flooring. Designed with a unique locking system that locks out leaks, our Downs H20 also offers outstanding durability with high-end designer looks, which really, is all that you could ask for in flooring.

If your home isn’t bustling with children and energetic pets, Downs H20 is still meant for you! Ideal in your kitchen, bath, or laundry room, Downs H20 will prevent those accidental spills and unintentional splashes from staining or damaging your floors. Beautiful floors and less stress is what you get with our luxury vinyl, five star, Downs H20.

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