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10 WAYS TO MASTER NAVY BLUE AND GOLD DECOR, PINTEREST’S NEW FAVORITE COLOR SCHEME

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A GILDED BAR CART

Give your cocktail fixings a pretty place to perch with a classically cool, golden bar cart. Style it against a statement blue wall, as Park and Oak Interiors did here, and it will immediately draw the eye — and the desire for a tasty drink.

Park & Oak

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A SLEEK OFFICE SPACE

A moody color palette keeps the vibe of this home office, created by Emily Henderson, contemporary. Dark blue walls set the tone, while subtle details like gold-plated desk legs and office supplies complete the look.

 

Zeke Ruelas

 

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GLAM BATHROOM ACCENTS

This double bathroom by Leslie Cotter Interiors shows just how chic and minimalist a navy and gold color palette can be. Tone down your bold cabinets with elegant marble countertops and gold faucets, mirrors, and lighting.

 

Tim Furlong Jr.

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GOLDEN FIXTURES

Dark blue is the perfect color to use when creating an accent wall in any room, especially the bedroom. Alex Evjen of Ave Styles collaborated with Decorist to create this modern boho master bedroom, full of original pieces, including a mid-century-inspired pendant light.

Rennai Hoefer

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A COLORFUL WELCOME

Greet guests with a fancy vintage gold doorknob, set against a shiny navy blue door. Choose a sparkling white paint for the door molding and line the nearby walls with chic white and navy wallpaper for a stylish entrance, just like Erica Burns did here.

 

Erica Burns

 

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STATEMENT CABINETS

What better way to pull off a two-tone kitchen than using navy blue for your cabinetry? It’s an unexpected color choice that still feels neutral and inviting. The geniuses at E. Interiors added gold faucets, lighting, and decor to give this particular design some depth.

 

E. Interiors

 

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DON’T FORGET LIGHTING

Bright white rooms are perfect for those seeking a clean and tranquil space, but small pops of color here and there never hurt. Cathy Poshusta of the Grit and Polish added in navy blue pillows against the white bedding and cream headboard, but kept the gold decor minimal by add a simple bedside sconce.

 

 

Grit and Polish

 

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A RANGE OF HUES

From the velvet couch to the modernist painting, Marks & Frantz played with a range of blues in this cozy but stylish living area. Take his lead and experiment with more than one shade of blue,and then inject some regality into the space with gold underpinnings, like this grand coffee table.

 

 

Marks and Frantz

 

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PRECIOUS KITCHEN DETAILS

Designers at Grit and Polish transformed their old and outdated kitchen into a bright and airy cooking space. The top cabinets were kept white to match the walls, while the bottom set were painted a gorgeous navy blue and accented with gold hardware. The crisp white backsplash, along with a few plants, make for a lively but minimalist kitchen.

 

 

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THE PERFECT VELVET SOFA

This spacious master suite — the work of Leslie Cotter Interiors, and shot by Tim Furlong Jr. — draws from both vintage design and contemporary decor. Add a few industrial touches, like these golden bedside lamps, and a little old-world charm with romantic furniture like this divine blue velvet sofa.

 

Tim Furlong Jr.

This spacious master suite — the work of Leslie Cotter Interiors, and shot by Tim Furlong Jr. — draws from both vintage design and contemporary decor.

Add a few industrial touches, like these golden bedside lamps, and a little old-world charm with romantic furniture like this divine blue velvet sofa.

 

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Theme Your House Right: 3 Little Things That Affect the Feel Of Your Home

By Toby Nwazor:

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Do you want to live in a beautiful house with well-furnished and decorated rooms? I bet you do. But when it comes to actually turning your house to heaven on earth, it can be a bit of a challenge and often times, a large mess.

Interior decoration is not about slapping colors against the wall hoping it’ll turn out nice. Neither is it only about pushing furniture around. Interior décor is an art. When pulled off properly, it’s a medium through which homeowners can flaunt their personality and lifestyles while at the same time keeping it practical, functional and relaxing. In essence, each room is a reflection of who you are.

A mural hung on the wall in the dining area, or beddings having a particular fabric are carefully calculated so as to encourage the mood or vibe of a room. So, every item vibrates something about you. Get it wrong and you’ll be unjustly misrepresented.

Sounds complicated? It doesn’t have to be.

You can decorate any room in the house to reflect your own style and personality. All you need is to arm yourself with the knowledge of how each item, color or texture affects each room. This post has got you covered.

1. Think Color

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Aside from having a powerful effect in a room, color is just as powerful enough toaffect your mood. In fact, it invokes some psychological and emotional responses which can make you feel a certain way when you are in a room with a particular color. For example light colors make a room look larger, unlike dark colors which give large rooms a more intimate feel.

Put in a dash of yellow which represents happiness if you want to add some cheer in a room.

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Blue and a lighter tone of purple aids relaxation and calm. Green also gives a calming effect to a room. So they often work for a bedroom.

Red and orange increase the vibe of a room. They make people feel excited and energetic. This is why red is commonly used for dining rooms and living rooms.

2. Fabric

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Just like colors, fabrics also affect the feel of a room. Although the connection made with fabric is more physical than visual, it still manages to define a room’s vibe.

Psychologically, silk is normally associated with luxury. Having silk in a room makes the room feel and look rich. The shiny nature of silk aids in reflecting light, as a result, it makes a room brighter.

The real effect of fabrics is at play with curtains when it comes to increasing or decreasing the amount of light in the room. Heavy fabrics like velvet and wool-blends make the color of the room dark no matter how bright the color on the walls are. Since they are thick they make the room warmer in temperature which is not wise choice for the summer.

Light flowing fabrics like lace and chiffon have a reverse effect as they make the room brighter and airy.

3. Wall Art And Ornaments

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As one of the hottest homeware trends of 2016, Julian Charles identified the presence of ethic boho-chic and modern mix can be exemplified with tribal art and ornaments. This comes to show that the type of wall art or ornaments you have in a room can accentuate the theme you have in mind for the room.

Wall art gives a good focal-point especially when the artwork is a large one and makes the room appear complete. Ornaments have a way they tease the theme of a room. Ornaments with smooth surfaces make the room look sleek and classy but aloof. However, ornaments with rougher textures give it a more intimate feel. That is something to watch out for when you consider buying sculptures or carvings.

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Feel free to play around with the colors of artwork and ornaments. For example, bronze or clay ornaments will give the room a cozy feel because of the presence of warm colors like orange, deep brown, or terracotta. The neutral color gray from metallic ornaments can further accentuate a modern themed room.

Working with Wallpapers that have some form of expression of your desired moods isn’t a bad idea either. A bright blue wallpaper depicting vibrant sea life for instance in your bathroom just might do wonders for your mood in the bath.

In the end, it all boils down to your preference. Interior décor doesn’t have to be complicated or messy. It just has to be what you want or the house wouldn’t really feel like home. It’s fun too, once you get the hang of it.

Room Doctor: 10 Things to Try When Your Room Needs a Little Something

Get a fresh perspective with these tips for improving your room’s design and decor

Room feeling cramped, artwork a mess, color scheme missing the mark? Whatever ails your room, sometimes all that’s needed is a careful tweak or two to bring things back into balance. Here are seven common dilemmas and 10 remedies to put things right.

 

Dilemma: Can’t find the right furniture arrangement.

Try this: Remove the area rugs. Because they anchor the room, big area rugs can blind you to new room layout possibilities. If you just can’t seem to get your furniture arrangement right, roll up all of the area rugs before trying anything else. Look at your space from a new angle — from an upper floor, atop a ladder or low to the ground. The shift in perspective can help spark a new idea.

 

Dilemma: Wall decor feels jumbled or unfocused.

Try this: Focus on one big piece of art. Lots of small frames on the wall can feel visually cluttered, especially if they are hung at different heights. Take everything down and put back just your favorite large-ish piece. One big piece gives the eye a clear place to focus on and leaves plenty of white space to keep the room from feeling jumbled or messy.

Or this: Add a crisp grid. If you don’t have a large piece of art, or you want to try something different, work a number of small pieces into a grid arrangement. It’s important to use identically sized frames for this and to measure carefully before hanging! A theme for the art works well for this idea — collect photos in shades of blue, a collection of photos taken in the same place, all black and whites, and so on.

 

Dilemma: Room feels cramped.

Try this: Add a giant mirror. Your space may be small, but it doesn’t need to feel that way! The biggest impact design move you can make in a small space is to add a really big mirror. Hang it or just lean it against the wall, and your space will immediately feel much larger.

 

Or this: Swap a solid piece for something clear. A bunch of solid wood and upholstered furniture can quickly make a small room feel overfilled. Reduce visual clutter by replacing a heavy piece with one made from clear acrylic or glass. This works especially well for coffee tables and consoles, but you could also do a clear desk, a glass-top dining table or acrylic chairs.

 

Dilemma: Room feels too stiff and formal.

Try this: Swap out a hard piece for one that’s upholstered. If what you want is a room that makes you go “ah,” you need some squashy pieces you can sink into. Trade out a wood coffee table for a plush ottoman, toss a few big cushions on the floor or swap a stiff-backed wooden chair for a comfy upholstered version.

Or this: Add something worn and aged. A chunky wood coffee table (with a few dings and dents) is an open invitation to kick back and put your feet up. Choose a few pieces that show their age — a vintage trunk, a hand-me-down table, a chipped painted chest — and your guests will surely feel at ease.

 

Dilemma: Room feels too casual and unfinished.

Try this: Add something shiny and metallic. If a polished vibe is what you’re after, choose accent pieces in the shiny metallic hue of your choice — silver, gold, brass, copper, bronze. A few pieces (for instance, a lamp, vase and table) are enough to make an impact.

 

Dilemma: Room feels too small.

Try this: Hang curtains high. This is one of those things that doesn’t seem like it would make a big difference, but it really does. Hanging curtains nearly at the ceiling makes ceilings look impossibly high, and by extension makes the whole room look bigger.

 

Dilemma: Color scheme isn’t working.

Try this: Let a photo be your guide. Being in a room (especially one you are in a lot) can make it hard to put your finger on what’s working and what’s not. Take a photo of your space and examine that to get a more objective view. Name all of the colors you can see in the photo — if there are more than three, that could be a sign there’s too much going on in your color scheme. Decide which hue you’re not as fond of and start removing items with that color from your space.

 

Tell us: What is your biggest room dilemma?

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