January 10, 2012
The beginning of the year is the most popular time for people to want to organize their lives. For many people one of the biggest things they want to organize is, a room in their home. If you are crafter, more than likely you craft room could use some organization. All month here on Paint Me Plaid, and www.plaidonline.com, we have been posting projects and articles to help give you suggestions on how to organize your crafts. Here is another great example of how to organize your craft room. I recently stumbled across this image online. I love how this basic bookshelf was turned into a creative storage space. It also doesn’t hurt that the color scheme has a Valentine’s theme to it. This would be a very simple way to get organized. Have you recently organized a room in your home, if so leave a comment telling us what you did.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 611 Barnyard Red, # 462 Burnt Umber, # 431 French Vanilla, and # 2575 Deep Tomato Red
January 3, 2012
Is home decorating one of your new year’s resolutions? Well if so there are some great new trends to look to for inspiration in 2012. One trend with home decor is adding a splash of color to your rooms. According to Deborah Wecselman of DWD Inc. she suggests starting with neutral hues of taupe, beige, cream, grey, black and white, and then adding unexpected pops of color with bold accessories from bright yellow paintings to royal blue vases. This nursery is a great example of this trend. The base of the room is painted white, and then there are several accent colors used to spice things up. The standout out color is the Tangerine Tango hue. This color by the way is the top color pick of 2012 according to, Pantone. So keep this in mind when you are about to decorate one of your room in this new year. Don’t be afraid to add a splash of color.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #629 Red Light, #903 Tapioca, #513 Cayman Blue, #455 Medium Yellow
December 27, 2011
Even though Christmas is over, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to stop being in the holiday spirit. If you are looking for a way to spread more holiday cheer throughout your home, then take some inspiration from this festive room. I found this room design on Better Homes and Gardens. If your room looked like this, there is absolutely no way you cannot have a smile on your face. The mixture of vibrant colors makes this room give off a cheerful energy. I will definitely keep this decor idea in mind for next year’s holiday season. Have you ever decorated your bedroom with a holiday theme?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2583 Azure Blue, # 932 Calico Red, # 684 Medium Orange, # 411 Purple, # 2554 Classic Green.
December 20, 2011
Only 5 more days until Christmas. Aren’t you so excited? I know I am. No doubt you are putting the final touches on your decorations, but if you still need some inspiration for a table-scape take a look at this one created by, Martha Stewart. This table-scape design has a White Christmas theme to it, and this year the White Christmas theme was a huge holiday trend. Click here to learn more about the trend. I love the colors used to create this table decor. The color hues are soothing yet vibrant. This table looks so pretty. If you would like to learn how to create the topiary used in this table-scape click here.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #444 Patina, #420 Linen, #491 Christmas Green, #675 Champagne
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December 6, 2011
Have you already finished decorating your Christmas tree? I have to admit, I have not even put mine up yet. I know many people have had their trees up since Thanksgiving. When it comes to decorating a tree there are several ways you can do this. Some people prefer a very traditional decorated tree, others like only using one color to decorate the entire tree. Whatever way you decide to decorate there is no right or wrong way. This is one of the many reasons people look forward to dressing their Christmas trees. Although I do not have my tree up yet, I think I am leaning towards using a lot of metallic color ornaments. I was looking around Pinterest for some ideas, and I came across this tree. I love these decorations, because they are simple in shape yet vibrant in color.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #439 Bright Red Metallic, #675 Champagne Metallic, #2253 Eggplant, #726 Green Meadow.
November 22, 2011
Halloween and Thanksgiving are the main holidays that people decorate for during the fall season. This should not mean that they are the only reasons to decorate during this time of year. You may want to consider using the traditional harvest color tones as a palette to decorate a room in your home with. Take this room pictured above. It looks so warm and inviting. Don’t you just want to grab a good book and some hot chocolate, and curl up in the chair by the fireplace? Use these harvest months as design inspiration for a room in your home. Get out of the comfort zone of only decorating during the fall when one of the major holidays comes around. Click here to see more harvest decorating room design inspirations.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #476 Asphaltum, #953 Camel, # 2579 Cut Grass, and # 957 Burgundy.
November 1, 2011
Fall is an amazing season. The autumn hues are so vibrant and inviting. Why not bring these colors inside and use them as inspiration to warm up your home, during these colder months? There are several ways you can add some autumn spice to any room in your home. Try adding some warm colored accent pillows, or a plush colored chenille throw. If you really want to go further in your decorating, try painting a room using a vibrant orange hue, or soothing brown color. There is no right or wrong way to spice up your home with fall colors, so relax and enjoy these warm and inviting tones. Have you decorated a room in your home using a fall color palette?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors:#961 Turquoise, #433 Terra Cotta, #231 Real Brown, and #472 Mushroom
October 11, 2011
Many people often assume that you can only use Halloween themed colors to create scary or Halloween only decorations. Well I am here to help inspire you to use traditional Halloween colors, to decorate your interiors with. I recently stumbled across this living room on a blog called, Modern Design. Look at how unique and different this living room is. I was amazed by the colors used to decorate this room. It looks so vibrant and modern. These colors I normally would only see during the Halloween and fall season, but clearly after seeing this room, colors such as these can be used to decorate all year round.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic colors: #627-Tangerine, #508-Orange Poppy, #416-Dark Brown, and #2241-Apple Orchard