Monday, October 24, 2011

New Home Decor- Just in Time for Early Holiday Shopping!

Halloween is only a week away which means the days are counting down for great online holiday shopping! After all, it's never too early to shop for holiday gifts. I'm always a little envious of those highly efficient people who already have their shopping done before the first leaves start to drop off the trees.

I've just added some great decor items that would make wonderful gifts this season. So grab your Santa hat if it gets you in the gift buying mood and take a look at these delicious items.

New bedding is always a treat to open on Christmas morning. Your kids will love these fun, new patterns:

Charm Bracelet Quilt with Pillow Sham- This adorable embroidered quilt features butterfly, heart and flower charms dangling from an imaginary bracelet.

Cupcake Quilt with Pillow Sham- Mmmm... this yummy looking pattern features brightly colored hearts filled with treats that are sure to give you sweet dreams every night!

Disney Cars 2 Quilt- Your little guy will love this over the top, colorful quilt featuring his favorite Disney Cars 2 characters.

Funny Friends Quilt with Pillow Sham- If squirmy little creatures are more appealing to your junior mad scientist, he will enjoy the quirky beings featured on this patchwork applique quilt set.

Angel Fleece Blanket- This beautiful, cozy fleece blanket will keep you toasty on a cold winter's night. A divine gift for anyone who loves angels.

Create a warm, romantic atmosphere in any area of your home with these beautiful candle lanterns. A great idea for accent lighting, these lanterns also make great, affordable gifts.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Guest Post from Design Shuffle: Color Inspiration: Yellow

Yellow is such a warm, happy color and when you see what amazing things that professional interior designers can do with it, you begin to realize that any color can look great in your home when used the right way. Design Shuffle has provided some fantastic photos and ideas for using an accent color like yellow in your home.

Hi, I’m Susi, a writer for
Design Shuffle, a fantastic social media site for design professionals and design lovers to showcase their projects and find inspiration for the next project. Michelle was kind enough to ask me and Design Shuffle to visit Home Decorating News to write a guest post about yellow as a color inspiration. I'll be honest and say I'm a latecomer to the love of yellow. Maybe it is the red hair, but for years I swore I didn't like yellow. But seeing great interior designs featuring sunny yellow mixed with other colors, like grays and whites, made me a convert.
Yellow interiors

Yellow for home décor ranges from pale butter to marigold to mustards and golds. The paler the color the less intense the energy it will create in the room.

Yellow Interiors

Bright yellow as an accent brings sunny cheer to this all white living space. A few accent pillows and accessories keep the palette feeling mostly white with splashes of bright color.

Yellow Interiors
This more traditional living room has more subtle yellows incorporated into the design. Yellow striped upholstery on the chairs is similar in tone to the neutral sofas. Gold accents add further warmth to the warm.
Yellow Interiors

Buttery yellow in a kitchen paired with blue and white is a classic French country palette. Yellow with blue and white accents can work in most interior design styles.

Yellow Interiors

Yellow is great in a bathroom, especially all white bathrooms. It adds color without being too dramatic. Creamy yellow walls are also a flattering color for walls.

Yellow Interiors

Mustard yellows are more intense and can work well with vintage and mid-century décor. This isn't quite the Harvest Gold of the 70s but it is a yellow that has a lot of brown in it.

Yellow Interiors

For those in search of decorating ideas for contemporary bedrooms, this one is for you. Brighter yellow has a more modern feeling to it. Paired with black and white, this bright color looks more chic than bumble-bee.

Yellow Interiors

I love yellow paired with gray or lavender; there is something sublime about the combination. Yellow on the floor and walls behind the bookcase wrap the room in cheerful color. Images ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 ) Shuffle on over to Design Shuffle, to gain inspiration and connect with a variety of interior designers, including San Francisco interior designers and Boston interior designers!

Wow, those were great design photos! Be sure to stop by Design Shuffle and let them know you found them on Home Decorating News!