Mariah Loeber


Spring Color

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Every year, the Pantone Color Institute gives its opinion on the top ten colors for both Spring and Fall. These reports and opinions come from studying the color trend, and where it goes throughout the year. This spring color report is often used for fashion trends and the runways, but it can also be used in your home. In fact, many people will often implement the designs into your home.

The specific colors for this year are supposed to feel like the great outdoors. From the bright Primrose Yellow to look like the sun, to the Kale color that kind of looks like an Evergreen Tree you might find in your backyard. About this year’s spring color choices, Leatrice Elseman of the Color Insitute said: “One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” She continued on to say: “designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”

Would you like to add these colors to your home? Down below are a few examples found on the web of how to use these new colors in your own home.

On the Walls

Some of these colors would look great on the walls of your home. The Lapis Blue color would create a very relaxing atmosphere. However, maybe the dark sea-like blue is a little much for your personal tastes. If you wanted to go neutral, the Hazelnut color might do it for you.

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Blue looks great with white accent pieces. It brings a very heavy contrast into your room that sticks out.  A similar trick goes along with the hazelnut (pictured below). A dark, chocolate brown contrast great against the hazelnut color and gives the room some more class and elegance.

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As an Accent

Some of these colors from the color reports are bold. Maybe a little too bold to go on the walls. Alternatively, you can use them as accent colors. The Primrose Yellow and the Pink Yarrow Pink go well together in a room. It gives your room a nice bright atmosphere, that still looks very inviting. Or, you can just go with the yellow alone, and not touch the pink if that’s not your style.

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Along that line, you can also use the pink just by itself. It works great as an accent color against black and white as suggested by

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And what’s the easiest way to add the colors Kale and Greenery into your home? Simple! Add actually greenery into your home in the form of plants. Not only will you be going along with the color scheme, but your home will feel better over all.

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3 Ways to Make DIY Brick Bookends By Karen Kavett

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One of the most basic ways to hold up your collection of books would be to have a brick holding them up on each side. You can find bricks for relatively cheap, so this is a quick and affordable youtube DIYs. However, sometimes bricks can look a little boring, and they don’t add much color into your home!  How can you spruce them up to make them a little more exciting? Karen Kavett shows you three different ways to make these brick bookends more exciting. You can watch the video here.

DIY Cinnamon and Sandalwood Scented Wood Log Candle by Simple DIYs

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Candles in the home make the wintertime so much more special. It makes the inside of your home cozier when you come in from the cold, and a scented one can make your home smell absolutely delicious. This craft allows you to make a candle yourself, in a short amount of time. And the wood around the candle makes your home feel even more cozy for the winter time. Winter is right around the corner! Why not prepare your home now? You can see how to make your own candle here.

How to Upholster a Dining Chair By HGTV Handmade

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Did you know that HGTV had a YouTube channel? Well, they do. And they have a lot of great crafts and great home decorating ideas in their video archive. It’s absolutely amazing. This particular video shows you how you can take your old dining room chair and give it a simple update. This way you don’t have to get rid of your chair that may be a little beat up after years of use.  Instead, you can repurpose it and save time and money! You can check out the video here.

5 Fall Home Decor DIY Projects By Ann Lee

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Fall might be just about over, but maybe you can keep this one for next year. Besides, this video is a 5-in-1! How cool is that? The creator, Ann Lee, goes into how to make a Pumpkin Planter, a Marble Pumpkin Painting, an Abstract Golden Wall Art, a Feather Banner, and even a Faux Fire Place. There’s a lot to discover there! You can check them all out in this seven minute video right here.

DIY Velvet Tufted Bench By Mr. Kate

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Did you know that you could make your own bench right at home? Apparently, there are YouTube videos just about that very thing so you can do it yourself if you so choose. You’d save so much money by doing this yourself, instead of going and spending hundreds of dollars on a bench from the store. You can see how to do it right here!

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Teen Bedroom

Maybe your teen is a little bored with his or her bedroom. Maybe it’s time to spice it up a little, but you need something you can so yourself. This is why Pinterest is so great. There are so many ideas from so many different people circulating around all the time. There’s bound to be something that works great for you and for your teen bedroom. Here are some of our favorite finds.

DIY Acrylic Wall Calendar By Jen Woodhouse

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How great of an idea is this one? Now, she warns that this one is time consuming, and can be a bit tedious, so be warned before you go out and try to attempt this one yourself thinking it’s quick and easy. But the result looks like it’s well worth it, don’t you think? You can see how to make this here.

How to Build Bedroom Storage Towers By Two Make a Home

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This DIY was originally created for their five-year-old son, but there’s no reason you can’t make these for your teenager as well. They’d be great for keeping his textbooks and other reading material in, or maybe his trophies, or maybe some pictures of friends. Who, honestly, doesn’t need more storage space in their homes, anyway, right? Everyone could use a little more, and this idea looks absolutely perfect. You can check it out here

DIY Built-In Storage Bed By Shanty-2-Chic

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More storage ideas for the bedroom! This is a great way to hide the fact that it’s a storage piece. Making it a bed as well is such a wonderful idea, and works seamlessly in a room. Rather than having storage bins under your bed (like I do), you have storage that also looks extremely classy. And Shanty-2-Chic provides all the plans for this DIY for free, which is just spectacular. You can look for yourself right here

DIY Charging Station By Lil’ Luna

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Nearly everyone has an Apple product, or a Samsung, or something that needs to be charged these days. Instead of your teen having a bunch of cords around in his room (one for his phone, one for his iPad, etc.) why not have everything in just one place? Perfect, right? You can see how to make it for yourself right here.