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How to Find a Unique Christmas Decor Style

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Hobby LobbyAll pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

I know that I can be as creative as I want when we talk about Christmas decorations. I used to like to change styles every year, and play with different color combinations, and themes. It was fun, but I also realized that I accumulated many random Christmas decorations that did not match at all.

After my toddler was born, I started to feel more enthusiastic about collecting beautiful, but also meaningful items that could bring back family memories and that would look amazing for years to come. That brought me to the question about, how could I find my own Christmas decor style? A style my whole family would love, and that would also match my home decor style.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

When Hobby Lobby invited me to collaborate with them I got excited. The holiday season is something I cherish even more now that I’m a mom. I also knew that looking at their beautiful Christmas department would help me find my own Christmas style.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

Jax loved the trip we made to our local Hobby Lobby. We could feel the Christmas joy from all every corner in the store, and I have to say that we really enjoyed the way the items were displayed, by style, theme and color palette. It was so cheerful!

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

The trip to Hobby Lobby gave me an idea of the style of Christmas decorations I want to incorporate this year. I’m excited!

Here are some things that helped me find my Christmas decor style, they might help you too!

1. What’s your Home Decor Style?

Look at the style of your furniture, artwork and other decorative items. Are they traditional, contemporary, modern, minimalistic? I recently fell in love with the idea of getting basic items in neutral colors such as white, black, beige and gray. That way I can add elements in different bright colors to cheer up the decorations every year.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

2. Decide a Christmas Tree Style

I decided to get an artificial one in white. The reason is that a of of my furniture pieces are white as well, so I knew that the Christmas tree would blend great with my home decorations.

3. Invest in Basics

A great Christmas tree, Christmas wreath, garlands, Christmas lights and a package of Christmas ornaments is a great way to start. You can always update your Christmas decor every year with a couple of trending items without the necessity of investing too much money again, and without sacrificing the joy of going shopping for christmas decorations.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

4. Pick a color palette.

This is also something you could get from analyzing the artwork, pillows, flower vases and other decorative items from your home. What colors do you see in your house? Getting inspired by a color palette also helps keep everything looking coordinated, even when you mix themes or styles.

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

I want to collect special ornaments for the Christmas tree. Something about getting ornaments that mean something for you or your family, such as the pink drill that describe my passion for crafts and DIY at perfection!

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

Visit your local Hobby Lobby and get your Christmas decor inspiration this season!

Some pretty Christmas decorations and tips about how to find a unique Christmas style just for you | Live Colorful

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.

Meet Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

When I moved to Asheville, North Carolina, I felt captivated by the warm tones that covered the streets of the city during fall.

I arrived with the idea of painting our new apartment in a cool gray tone, but the warmth of the place made me decide for a cozy brown named Mocha (SW 6067).

I painted just a few walls with Mocha (SW 6067), and that was enough to create an intimate and comfy space that we loved for years. However, I dreamt constantly about cool gray walls, something about it made me think of modern and stylish spaces, and I wanted that feeling in my apartment too.

Last week, Sherwin-Williams announced Poised Taupe (SW 6039), as the 2017 Color of the Year. This modern take on a timeless classic is that color I dreamt about 6 years ago, when I moved to Asheville, North Carolina! A beautiful neutral that brings warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking the color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, or gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.

 

A Sherwin-Williams team traveled the world to identify the latest color. From there, they discovered that the neutrals are in a transition from monochrome gray of the past five years to a more complex brown.

The current trends related to natural, organic influences and earthy tones also inspired the selection of this color as a winner for this upcoming year. “Consumers crave spaces where they feel welcome and welcome to get in. The brown earth combined with a conservative gray, creating Poised Taupe, embodies all these emotions,” said Wadden.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

 

TIP: You can incorporate interesting details around your home in bright colors, like the orange bowls and fresh flowers in the image above, so your space always looks fresh and happy.

COLOR PALETTE INSPIRATION:

You can pair Poised Taupe with many rich colors. Some favorites are Stardew (SW 9138), a vibrant Rave Red (SW 6608), a deep teal like Marea Baja (SW 9185) or a sunny hued Bee (SW 6683).

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

 

Which space would you like to paint with the new color of the year 2017, Poised Taupe (SW 6039)? What color combination do you like more?

 

 

Image credits: All images provided by Sherwin-Williams. 

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO) + GIVEAWAY!

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Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

Curtains are a great way to add color and pattern to your home, and they are so easy to make!

When we moved, my baby was so little that I really didn’t want to work on many projects for the home, so I left the ugly gray-green curtains that were in the house when we moved for months. Until I started this fun collaboration with Digital Fabrics thanks to the recommendation a great friend, Jocelina Paixao from Pink Chocolate Break.

Digital Fabrics is an online fabric shop where you can design and print your own fabric. I have to say that my favorite part was their range of fabric that goes from chiffon, matte lycra, fleece, cotton linen, wattle and many other options for the fashion and home decor industry, and of course, the fact that you can create and print your own designs.

I knew that I wanted to make something for the home since I haven’t been able to find prints that I love. Inspired by that, I created LIVE COLORFUL collection with bright and happy prints that would look amazing for curtains, pillows, bean bags, upholstery, baskets and many other projects.

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

When the fabric arrived, I knew exactly what to make with it, new curtains!

Here is a video tutorial with the step by step to make simple DIY  curtains.

MATERIALS:

  • Approximately 2.5 meters of fabric. I used one of LIVE COLORFUL collection named “lemonade”. The fabric is waratah 100% polyester.
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

I also have something for you. I’m giving away 2 yards of this fun print below for your next DIY project. To enter the GIVEAWAY visit us on Instagram here, tag a friend and tell us, what would you like to make with this?

GOOD LUCK!

GIVEAWAY! Win two yards of this fabric design for your home decor projects! | Live Colorful