Oh October, the month of apple picking, warm cider, colorful leaves, crisp fall air and one of our most favorite pastimes, yes pumpkin carving! Whether you decorate your pumpkin pretty or scary, or are a part of the “no carving” initiative, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY pumpkin looks. From glitter adorned to spooky, to puffy painted and decoupaged, this fabulous selection shows you that when it comes to decorating your pumpkin, nothing is off limits!
Fall is currently in full swing and we could not be more excited! From rich pumpkin tones to warm apple reds, the colors of autumn are all around us. We were honored to be included in one of the first viewings of Julep’s new fall nail polish collection that truly captures the many gorgeous shades of this vibrant season. From Beverly, a stylish plum hue to Brielle, a fiery burnt orange, this fashionable selection had us head over heels!
Inspired by this lovely palette of colors, we paired some of our favorite new wall decals to our favorite Julep shades for a lovely medley of autumn home decorating ideas! Take a look below and let us know your favorite!
If you want more fall inspiration, check out the Brewster Home Fashions blog to see style boards based around our two (absolute favorite!!) Julep shades!
The word “feature wall” may seem a little intimidating, for where do you even begin when designing a wall that’s meant to be sassy and bright and full of both pattern and intrigue? Where multitasking is a part of our daily routines and time being of the essence, many of us don’t have the time to dedicate hours and energy to a 3-4 day project. So how do you design a statement wall that’s both easy and stress-free? Yes, WallPops!
The first step is to decide on the look you want. Do you want a look that’s modern? Trendy? Colorful? Bright? Neutral? Once you decide on the particular style, you can start to have fun with the layout. You can use a combination of patterns like we did in the video below or instead stick to one specific design.
Whether you’re looking for decorating ideas for a living room, bedroom or apartment, using WallPops to design a feature wall in any room is easy, fast and affordable. You can have the look of a designer wallpaper in less than 30 minutes with a host of fashionable and trendy decal designs that can be switched up and removed when you either move or want to redesign the look of your space. For more stylish decorating ideas, head on over to our YouTube page for a variety of both DIY and How To Videos!
Never let size be an obstacle to style! If you have a small space to decorate, here are some special tips and tricks to make the room work for you.
Go On a Color Spree - it is a common misconception that you should stick to all white in a small space. “Embrace small spaces and make them feel like jewel boxes—don’t be afraid of dark or bright colors,” says designer Jonathan Adler. Other designers assert that bright colors can distract from the limited size of your space, creating a beautiful ambiance. While white and other pale hues an be a beautiful choice for petite quarters, color can also be used to create a focal point, divert attention from the fact that a room is small, and to give any space some razzle dazzle, no matter what its size!
Create Vertical Allure With Curtains- look up! Even if you don’t have particularly high ceilings, you can enhance the perceived size of your space by optimizing the upper wall space. One tried and true trick is to hang your curtain rods above the window frame, even as high as the ceiling! While your instinct may be to hang curtains at the top of the window, you can truly accomplish drama and height by hanging your curtains higher and having them drop all of the way to the floor.
Another practical and attractive technique is to install shelves up high. In addition to creating new, out of the way space to display items, this will draw the eye up to new areas of the room, taking advantage of every inch! Add attractive baskets or boxes to the shelves for extra storage of items not “display worthy”.
Compelling Stripes- it is a fashion fact that up and down stripes can make you look longer and leaner, while horizontal lines make you look wider. The same principle can be applied to home decor. To make a room look taller, accentuate the height with tall, thin stripes. And to make a wall look more expansive, add long lines. Stripes are timeless and chic, and make a great focal point for walls. Try using removable stripes decals for perfect stripes every time!
When all the beach chairs have been stored away and the back to school rush initiates once again, the importance of staying both organized and on top of day to day activities becomes not only a huge priority but a daily challenge we can’t escape. Whether it’s remembering a doctor’s appointment or Spanish test or having to grocery shop for that huge dinner you’re hosting on Saturday night, between work and soccer games, appointments and last minute plans, staying coordinated and on time becomes a game of cat and mouse. The solution? Create a place in your home where organization reigns, a place where you can go that has all the answers!
Whether it is in your kitchen or out, your office, bedroom or hallway, the beauty of an organization hub is that there is one place that you and your family can go to keep track of plans, goals, lists, upcoming deadlines and more. Be creative! Add pops of color or pretty accents, calendars, message boards and fun details.
Make this space fit into your home but stand out just enough that you are always checking in! Make room for both the big stuff as well as the little stuff. And if you need a change of scenery, mix it up with a fresh design or have fun rearranging what’s already there.
Check out other fun and clever ideas for creating an organization hub on our Back to School Style Trends Pinterest Board!
Even though the warmth and sunshine of Summer still caress our days, it is fair to say that Fall is just around the corner. And this is the time of year when Fall fashion and back to school readiness are on our minds. We start perusing magazines and websites for our favorite trends, picturing ourselves looking fabulous and being the head of the class next season. Even as we lounge by the pool, wade at the waters edge and enjoy our coffee iced, the August breeze has us dreaming of our Autumn selves. Here are a few of our favorite looks for the upcoming season, along with the best and most popular ways to get organized this year.
Boho-Chic Mix & Match
One of the most popular looks this season draws on poetic bohemian style, where patterns are layered and mixed. With a free spirited whimsy, the boho-chic trend incorporates vintage florals with global designs and embellished stripes with a myriad of comfortable and luxurious textures. Items may appear time honored, gathered and collected from a cultured lifestyle of travel and worldly interests. They are not perfectly matched, but rather coordinated – a quilt-like patchwork of pretty prints. A flowing scarf, effortlessly draped around the neck, a myriad of colorful pillows, vintage and eccentric pieces mixed with beautiful fabrics, touches of lace and ethnic prints all define this fabulous fall trend.
90′s Skater Cool Grunge
The ’80s had a comeback last year and now we are reliving the ’90s! Flannel shirts and plaid have reemerged as a fashionable look, as well as skater style sneakers, tattered jeans, and anything with a punk rock edge. A stacked wrist of leather, colorful knit bracelets and biker chic glam looks are completing this trend – for both boys and girls! Go grunge with an edgy style, mixing some of these 90s staples into your wardrobe, accessories and decor, playing with plaids, punk rock leather and studs, beanie hats, and 90s prints.
Feathers, Fluff, Big Jewels, Glitter and Bows
On the other side of the style spectrum, flashy and frou-frou are also trending! Think fur vests, plush fluffy pillows, feather accents, oversized jewels and glittery accessories. Jewels and jewel prints are making statement pieces out of ordinary items, adding a touch of bling to your life. Feathers are dangling from dream catchers, necklaces, purses and appearing in fun prints. Glitter is cool again – especially copper colored shimmer. Furry fabrics and plush sweaters, especially those with shearling fur are making fashion and decor huggable and warm. Bows, including classic Minnie Mouse style cuties and more sophisticated versions are also popping up all over unexpected items!
Punchy Brights & Color Blocking
Orange is the New Black is not only the Netflix series sensation, it is also a true statement about fashion! Give your room a pop of this rejuvenating hue, and incorporate some orange into your wardrobe. Other dynamic colors like fuchsia pink, lots of vivid purples and a dazzling take on cobalt blue are also dominating designs. Color blocking has been trending for a few seasons and is rolling full steam ahead this year – with bold blocks of brights being layered and mixed into the mix together.
Stars Galaxy Space
Out of this World star gazing designs are bringing a mystical, celestial-chic look to life this season. Perhaps inspired by the upcoming Star Wars movie set to be released in 2015, Space themed things are all the rage. Everything from bedding to quirky tee shirts, wall art and socks has been adorned in planets, stars and galaxies far, far away. Get your cosmic on this Fall – some inspiration below!
Get Fabulous and Organized with Dry-Erase Decals
Summer is still young but it’s not too early to start gathering the coolest accessories for back to school. Organization is key for success during the busy school year and we love to mix function with fashion! Our dry-erase decals include calendars, message boards, organization kits, maps, dots and weekly planners to keep your plans on schedule at a glance! Change of plans? No problem – simply erase and re-write. New month? Write in your new dates and go! Want to remind yourself about something? Write it on the wall where you cannot possibly miss it! The dry-erase line is perfect for work, school, and busy families. This year we have added some of our cutest styles yet! Check out a sample of our brand new additions to the dry-erase line below. Click here to see the complete line!
Dry-Erase Message Boards
Dry-Erase Organization Kits
With the latest infusion of NEW wall decals, we’ve been falling head over heels (yet again!) for the global chic trend. From vibrant colors to tribal prints to bohemian inspired florals, blending patterns and prints from around the globe with both time-worn details and eclectic pieces is one of our most coveted looks for the home. Bringing a well-traveled look to your space may seem like a daunting task, even for the interior designers at heart. However, with a few of our favorite designs in hand we set out to show you with just a few simple additions, adding an international allure to your interior can be both easy and fun.
When you first enter a space, that is the magic moment where the ambiance is set, as if a spell has been cast. The first impression of your home establishes a tone for the whole house and, as the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Whether you have a formal foyer or a casual entrance hall, or even if you enter directly into a living space, it is a design opportunity to make your home memorable and chic.
The entry above uses color, lighting and an artful arrangement of white frames to greet homeowners and guests with an inviting and pretty look. The mix of modern and shabby-chic elements is a fresh way to establish personality in the space, while the colors welcome you with a well-styled warmth. Be conscientious of lighting. An entry way should provide ample light without being so glaring as to feel unnerving and create harsh shadows.
Stripes are timeless and chic! The foyers above show how classic and fashionable stripes are, making a dynamic look for any style space. The color and scale of your stripe design can create any look from mod black and white to nautical blues or serene neutrals. A striped feature wall or all over stripes makes a graphic impact in any space, especially an entryway. WallPops stripe decals come in a continuous roll that makes creating a DIY striped wall simple and fun! Just peel & stick for perfect lines in any color.
Banish boring! Make your space pop using color as an invigorating element of surprise. Both of the spaces above are remarkable because they use color to wow! If you cannot or choose not to paint, you can add a pop of punchy color with vibrant wall art or bold lacquered furniture. If you want to set the mood for stunning, vivid accent colors in an entryway are a perfect way to get the style party started.
Plants bring instant personality and beauty to any space. Adding a touch of eco-chic greenery actually makes people happy! Whether you live in the country or the city, a fresh plant will look lovely in your entryway. If you truly don’t have the light or the inclination to keep a plant alive in your foyer, botanical inspired decor accents or a vase of flowers will do the trick too!
Paris, the city of love, where vintage and modern coexist and “organized clutter” is seen as stylish and chic. Old clocks to beautiful fabrics to gilt picture frames, chandeliers, black, white, gold and purple, all mix beautifully together to inspire a perfect Parisian look. Although the Eiffel Tower may not lay outside your doorstep, achieving a look that’s both old and new, eclectic yet romantic can be done with just a few simple touches using some of our peel and stick decals!
The easiest way to bring Parisian style home, is to bring to your room pictures of French landmarks including Paris and the Eiffel Tower, black and white vintage photographs or paintings of the French countryside. Nothing speaks more to Parisian culture than the beautiful sites and scenery of the city itself!
Offsetting a modern room with vintage details and accessories is another common theme that can be found throughout Parisian homes. By bringing in items and furniture that have a time-worn elegance, you can layer in the old with the new and start to create a mixed look that’s both unique and stylish.
Last but not least, incorporating raven colored accents throughout your room work to tie the whole Parisian look together. With a chic touch of black on picture frames, lamp shades or even pillows, the plain becomes glamorous and the old becomes new.
Make sure to check out the “Refashioning with WallPops: Parisian Decorating” video on our YouTube channel for more Parisian décor ideas!