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Summer Style Guide:
10 Decorating Ideas for Your Home

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Spring is ending, and now is the perfect time to update the look of your home.  Invite the joyful mood and vibrant colors of the new season with Balsam Hill’s simple but lovely summer decorating ideas.

#1: A Splash of Color on Your Walls

Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint. Changing the shade of your walls to a light pastel hue can invigorate the atmosphere. It perfectly matches the bright summer days ahead.

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Fashion-forward Fridays: The Color of the Year

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Let Friday be a day for gaining inspiration on how to decorate your home. In this series of posts, Balsam Hill lets you in on the latest design and home décor to keep your living spaces elegant and up-to-date.

With honeysuckle pink and tangerine tango featured as the colors of the year for 2011 and 2012, respectively, interior designers have been immersed in warm colors. Come 2013, we welcome Pantone’s refreshing color of the year announcement with open arms. Emerald, a rich jewel tone, is this year’s hue of choice for fashion and home design.

Photo by jinkazamah via flickr. CC BY 2.0
Photo by jinkazamah via flickr. CC BY 2.0

 

Color Association and Pairings

Emerald symbolizes not only prosperity and abundance, but also nature and the environment. Green also signifies renewal, which is perfect for starting a new year and for redecorating your home.

With its rich hue, emerald can be paired with several colors. Aside from the neutral shades of black and white, emerald serves as a good accent to already-busy prints, making it an ideal choice for home décor.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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Making resolutions is a part of the New Year. This is the time when we discard old habits for new and better ones. This year, extend your New Year’s resolutions to your home for a better living space for you and your family. You might be asking, why should you make resolutions for your home? Keeping resolutions for your house makes for better surroundings, giving you a relaxing, cozy atmosphere in every room. Resolutions also help keep your home clean and clutter-free all year round.

When creating resolutions, always ensure that you keep them simple and easy to do. After all, you’re committing to these resolutions for the rest of the year. And because they’re simple, you can even have the rest of your family join in on maintaining these resolutions.

Here are some few easy and convenient New Year’s resolutions for your home:

Clean All the Clutter and Keep It Away

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Once the holidays are over, clutter takes over your home without your realizing it. Often, cleaning the entire house in a single weekend can seem like such a daunting task that the mere thought of it dismays you. How do you keep things simple?

  • Clean up the holiday clutter first: Store your decorations in their rightful boxes and put them away in the garage, attic, or basement until the next holiday season. Tidying up the holiday clutter puts you in the right mindset for the New Year – it’s time for a fresh start!
  • Reduce clutter one small space at a time: Cleaning the entire house sounds exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be. Choose a small space to work on first, then go through the rest of the house from there. For example, if you spend most of your time in the living room, reach for that stack of books on the coffee table and arrange them in the book case. The next day, focus on organizing your closet by gathering the clothes, shoes, and accessories you no longer use and giving them away to charity. Do the same for the rest of the house.

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