March 13, 2012
What do you use your home office for? This may sound like a strange question, but believe it or not many people do not use their office as an office. Some use this room as an extra storage space, an extra bedroom, or a hobby room. Many people who craft take their office, and convert it into a craft room. Depending on the extent you craft, you may or may not need your own room designated to your hobby. However if your craft supplies are exploding throughout your home, then you may want to think about housing all your supplies in one place. In case you are looking for some creative ways to design a craft room, we can help. Take a look at this lovely room from Better Homes and Gardens. I love how it is so bright, and organized. Everything has its own place, and many items are color coordinated. To see more craft room design inspiration check out our Pinterest board.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #633 Baby Pink, #2586 Buttercream, #513 Cayman Blue, #684 Medium Orange
February 7, 2012
Gasp! That’s exactly what I did when I first laid eyes on this gorgeous table. I stumbled across this table first on Pinterest. The original source was from a blog called, The Inspired Bride. Although the creators of this amazing table decorated it with a wedding in mind, I see this table fitting in nicely at a Valentine’s Day dinner party. I love the mixture of colors used on it. There is little red hues in this design, which to many is the required colors to decorate with during Valentine’s Day. I feel that people often times forget about pink. I am such a girly girl so I love pinks, and purples for that matter. They are such feminine colors, that I love to decorate with. This table is soft, yet very chic. It is not overly mushy, but quite tasteful. Hopefully soon I can throw a dinner party for friends. I will definitely use this table design as inspiration.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 2574 Brilliant Pink, # 462 Burnt Umber, # 2495 Gilded Oak, and # 932 Calico Red.
January 24, 2012
I often times wonder who likes Valentine’s Day more? Kids or adults? I am leaning more toward kids, because they have less pressure on this day of love than us adults. They look forward to more simple gifts such as candy, and cards. They are excited by these little things. But what if a child was really into this day of love, and wanted to decorate their room? I stumbled across this bedroom, and immediately thought that this is the perfect example of what a little girl’s room would look like if she was given the chance to decorate it on her own. This bedroom is so precious. If I was once again a little girl, I would love the chance to have my bedroom look like this. Use this image as inspiration to get some decoration ideas for Valentine’s Day. As you can see, there is very little red used throughout. The main colors are pink and purple. Red is known and used as the traditional main color for Valentine’s Day, however many prefer to use more pinks and purple hues. What is your favorite color to wear or decorate in for this day of love?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: # 518 Peony, # 413 Pink, # 480 Titanium White, and # 633 Baby Pink.
January 17, 2012
Valentine’s Day is about a month away, and there are several ways to decorate to celebrate this day of love. I thought it might be interesting to take a look at a Valentine’s Day inspired bedroom. The image above was found on a site called, Home Design Trends. This room is very soft, and not too overpowering. Normally when one thinks of a pink room, it can at first seem overwhelming. This is a pleasant surprise. If pink is your favorite color then this may be your dream room. I am not sure this room would’ve looked as good with red tones in place of the pinks. It just goes to show that although red is the main color for Valentine’s Day, explore some other hues. Would you ever consider decorating your bedroom for Valentine’s Day?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #2485 Seashell Pink, # 940 Coffee Bean, #438 Ballet Pink, and #412 Magenta.
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 29, 2011
Are you as addicted to Pinterest, as much as we are here at Plaid? Over the past couple of months we have started to hear from other pinterest fans, about their love for this site. It is very easy to become addicted to browsing all the wonderful images found here. There are so many great things on display. I recently visited Pinterest to gather some ideas for Christmas home decorating. I came across the image above, and it immediately caught my eye. This image was pinned by Centsational Girl. Often times I feel that there is an unwritten rule that states, all Christmas decorations must only be in traditional red, and green colors. I know there is no real rule, but I seem to always gravitate towards the traditional colors. Well this year I have decided to shake things up a bit, and be non-traditional when it comes to my Christmas colors. I love the use of jeweled toned hues. I definitely plan to incorporate fuchsia, electric blue, and more metallics in the mix. Have you used non-traditional colors in your Christmas decorations before?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #2233 Parisian Pink, #724 Evergreen, # 944 Nutmeg, and # 2578 New Leaf Green.