Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Colors of Spring - How to Decorate with Floral Patterns

Start Small
When it comes to introducing florals into your decor, start with just a little here and there. Things like a simple throw pillow, or a piece of art are a good way to add florals to your space without feeling overwhelmed by them. Florals have gotten a bad wrap in the past for feeling a little “grandma-ish” so for some, it will take time to get that perception out of their heads. 
Try Floral Wallpaper (Gasp!)
Can you believe I said it? Floral wallpaper? Thats right, in the right space it can work beautifully! Don't be concerned, these are not the florals of the past I am talking about. These florals are both chic and on trend. Some places to appropriately use floral wallpaper is in a nursery or as an accent wall. 

When in Doubt, Go Large-Scale
One of the things we picture when we think old, outdated florals are tiny patterns. This was part of the problem that added to our distain for these patterns. The new florals that are back and better than ever are mostly large scale patterns which differentiates them from the others. These photos show two great examples of large scale florals that added to the spaces in a major way. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Colors of Spring - How to Decorate with Pink

Here at Polka Dots & Rosebuds we have a special place in our hearts for the color pink. We have the pleasure of working with Sororities across the country on their spaces and some of them have pink as one of their main colors. As you can imagine, we have A LOT of fun working this color in!
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Not only is pink a fun and feminine color that fits in perfectly at a sorority house, but it is also one of the gorgeous colors we get to see all around us during Spring time. This prompted us to share snap shots from some of our favorite projects where we could work in the color.

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Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors

Although these are all examples where we used pink in a big and bold fashion, that certainly does not mean it can’t be worked in in a more subtle way. When you are living in a home with other members who may not be as open to pink everywhere, small subtle pieces here and there is always an option as well.
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Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Colors of Spring - How to Decorate with Yellow

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Continuing on with our Colors of Spring series, we move on to the always cheery yellow. Yellow is one of those colors that can often be forgotten about when deciding what to implement in your decor. People can be a little stand offish about incorporating this color in fear that it will be to bold or overwhelming to a space. This is why using yellows in small and subtle ways is the best way to go.



All of these photos show examples of how you can add in yellow with things like accessories, throw pillows, faux florals, and even small pops in furniture. Colors that pair well with yellow include grays, white, and blues. It can really add that punch of cheer that you didn't realize the room needed. 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Colors of Spring - How to Decorate with Green

Spring has officially sprung! With the turn of the season comes beautiful, vibrant colors. One of the first colors that comes to mind when you think Spring is green. From the fresh grass to the new baby leaves and buds, green is everywhere you look. What better way to embrace this fresh color in nature than to bring it indoors in your decor?
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Green is a great color to incorporate in your decor through artwork. Art is such a personal choice that we recommend waiting until you fall in love with a piece before just buying on a whim. The great thing about green is it pairs well with so many other colors like blues, or as the pop of color against neutrals.  
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Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors 


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Another place where green can be worked into your space is in fabrics like window treatments and throw pillows. These photos show three great examples of green in fabrics throughout the spaces. Something about adding green to your decor adds a burst of freshness as well as calm which is a winning combination!
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Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Three Cost-effective ways to Transition your Home from Winter to Spring

Add in Greenery
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One great way to transition your decor from Winter to Spring is by adding in greenery throughout your home. Seeing more green in nature is the first sign of Spring so it makes perfect sense to bring that feeling right into your home. We like using faux greenery along with other accessories for our clients for their hassle-free qualities. 
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Swap Heavy Fabrics for Lighter Ones

It is easy to weigh your decor down with heavy fabrics and textures through the cold winter months. Once Spring comes, a great way to transition away from that look is by shedding those layers and swapping heavier fabrics for their lighter weight counterparts.

Find your Favorite Spring Wreath

One of the most simple ways to welcome Spring to to your home is by adding a fun seasonal wreath. There are countless styles of wreaths that can fit right in with the light and fresh feeling that Spring brings. These are just two examples of the types of wreaths that would work perfectly!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How to Decorate for a March Madness Viewing Party

Chalk Board Bracket

The bracket that goes along with March Madness is a key component that should be a part of any viewing party. One fun way to incorporate the bracket into the party’s decor is by using it on a large chalkboard where you can write in the games and their winners up to the point of the party. 
Team-themed Colors

There is a good chance that if you are having a viewing party for one or more of the March Madness games, some if not all of the guests will be pulling for the same team. Using that team’s colors for the decor at your party is a great jumping off point. Here in Kentucky, those colors will most likely be either blue and white for the Kentucky Wildcats or red and black for the Louisville Cardinals. These are examples of how to work either one of those color combinations in!

Skip the Theme if its not for You

Some may just want to have a viewing party to watch a number of the games without having a specific teams colors on display. To that same point, others may not want to even have a basketball theme at all as it can come off a bit child-like. In this case, just go with party decor that suits you and/or your guests taste! This can go in any number of directions, these examples show two shots from one theme-neutral get together that turned out beautifully!


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is it Spring Yet? Our Favorite Spring D├ęcor Trends

Lots of Green
With greenery being the Pantone Color of the Year, you can bet you are going to see a lot of green in decor this year. Spring is the perfect season to begin introducing this bold and fresh color into your home. Whether you add it in a littler here and there or go all in by using it in paint or furniture, this hue wont let you down!

Statement Wallpaper
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Wallpaper has seen a major comeback in the past few years. This Spring and into 2017 we will see the wallpaper trend go to the next level by using statement wallpapers as accent walls. Marble is another trend that has gained speed recently so you may even see these trends combined with marble wallpaper. Geometric wallpapers are also very popular right now and make for great statements as well.
Bringing the Outdoors In
Indoor plants are another trend we will see this Spring in home decor. Faux is always another option of course if  you don't want the responsibility of keeping plants alive. Some trendy plants we are seeing incorporated into design include fiddle leaf fig trees, succulents, and indoor vines in planters.