Where To Put a Custom Mirror

Sometimes, you just need something specific — and completely customized to you.

There are plenty of places in your home where what you need might not be something you can buy, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for less. Instead, let’s talk about some occasions when a customized mirror might be the easiest, most logical solution.

Your home gym

We’re all working out at home a lot more now, and if you’re missing those huge mirrors in the weight room at your former fitness center, it may have got you thinking about how to optimize your home gym. With a customized mirror, you can find something that works exactly with the space you have, instead of making your space work around the mirror.

Your living room 

You know that one wall that you can never figure out what to put on it? Or that space above your couch that’s a weird length? Your living room is where you spend your time, so make your space exactly what you want it to be and customize a mirror to suit your needs.

Your dining room 

Mirrors add great depth and brightness to a dining room, but placement is important. Too big and a mirror will seem overpowering, too small and it’ll seem insignificant and out of place. Find the exact right size to complement your room and table length by customizing your dimensions.

Your bedroom 

Checking your outfit in the mirror is an important part of getting ready every morning. You deserve to have the mirror you want in your bedroom — even if you have to customize it to get it. After all, if there’s anywhere in your home where you should be able to fully customize your decor, your bedroom is it.

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Expect to See Lots of These Paint Colors in 2021

It’s a new year — which means a fresh new color palate is ready to take over all of the latest design trends. From the annual announcement of Pantone’s color of the year, to predictions from the top names in decor, these are the paint colors you can expect to see all over the place in 2021.

Ultimate gray

Called “solid and dependable,” this gray color from Pantone is a perfect neutral to apply to any wall in your home or piece of furniture that needs a modern touch.

Illuminating yellow 

This bright and hopeful color from Pantone could be the antidote 2021 needs to shake off the challenges of the past year. And why not bring a little brightness indoors?

Blue-greens

A bit bolder than the soft blues of the past few years, this fresh shade is a great way to add a pop of color without going too crazy. Plus, with a water-like effect, using this color on your walls can give a room a calming feel.

Olive green

The natural, soothing color of olive green is the perfect shade to make you feel like you brought a little of the natural world inside. Paired with some lighter wood tones, you can have yourself a trendy, peaceful retreat.

Black

When in doubt, paint it black. OK, maybe give this one a little more thought than that, but black walls are growing in popularity and could have their moment in 2021. If you’re feeling bold, it might be the perfect option for you.

Of course, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: As fun as it can be to follow trends, it’s most important to choose a color that you like.

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Here’s How to Embrace Minimalism

In our culture of consumerism, it’s hard not to always want more, more, more. However, by paring down your belongings to things you actually want and will enjoy, you can get more use out of what you have and find more inner peace in your home.

In short, less will actually be more. Here’s how to get started with minimalism and turn over a new leaf in the new year.

Take inventory

Start out by going through your belongings and organizing into piles of “keep,” “donate/sell” and “trash.” Aim to either donate/sell or trash items that you rarely use or don’t need anymore.

Reduce duplicates

If you currently have 10 pairs of jeans, it may be worth looking at reducing that number, even if you still like and wear them all. Free up the space in your closet and give yourself less choices when getting dressed in the morning.

Pare down

Particularly with decor, paring down can make a world of difference. Look at shelving units, mantles or wall decor. How would it look if you removed a few items? Do you genuinely like all of your tchotchkes and display items? Chances are, removing one or two items from each shelf and streamlining your mantle will give your home a cleaner, fresher feel.

Bring less in

One of the toughest tenets of minimalism is not allowing more clutter to build up. Set a goal to reduce shopping, cut back on physical gifting (opt for experience gifts instead!) and aim to immediately sort new papers and mail right when they come through your front door.

Get a system

The most systems you can set up to keep clutter down and maintain minimalism, the more effective your efforts will be. For instance, make going through your closets and various collections a seasonal thing. Have an organization system in place that makes it clear when certain items are unneeded.

The less cluttered your home is, the more room you’ll have for the items you truly love and need to shine. And one last tip: With your decor, opt for form and function. Like, you know, a really beautiful mirror, perhaps?

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Look Out for These Interior Design Trends in 2021

It’s hard to believe it, but 2020 is finally over. With a new year comes new hope and new trends. After spending so much time in your home last year, you might be ready for a refresh — so now’s the time to start tracking the interior design trends that are bound to make a splash.

Here’s what home decor trends you can expect to be big in 2021.

Comfortable furniture 

We’re all spending a lot more time on our furniture, so function will continue to win out over form. Expect more oversized couches that give off a “sit here and binge an entire season on Netflix” vibe.

Natural woods

Expect lighter finishes and natural wood colors to take the place of dark stain in the new year. With both furniture and accents, home decor styles are going to get a much more understated and natural feel.

Bolder colors 

Walls, on the other hand, stand to go bold. While neutral paint colors have been all the rage for a while, deeper, darker and bolder colors are expected to be the more fashionable choice in 2021.

Enter “grandmillennial” 

Yes, you read that correctly. The latest and greatest design trend mixes the old fashioned comfort of grandma’s house with a touch of chic. Think throwbacks, but updated. For instance, imagine pairing an ornate framed mirror with some understated floral wallpaper.

Plants, plants, plants 

Along with the natural wood trend, 2021 will also bring more nature inside with plenty of greenery and plans. While you can certainly find convincing fake plants, perhaps 2021 is finally the year you develop a green thumb.

Of course, you know our stance on home design trends: go with what you like. When it comes to the interior of your home, you deserve to enjoy your decor long after the trends have come and gone, so make your decisions based on what you want to live with for the long haul.

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How to Modernize Your Space

If you’re feeling weighed down by your outdated decor style, it might be time to modernize! However, saying it’s time to modernize and actually doing it are two entirely different things. But don’t worry — we have some great ideas to simplify the process and allow you to take small, simple steps towards a refreshed, timely style.

Here are our five best tips for modernizing your space:

Update your lighting

Nothing will make your space feel more drab and outdated than darkness. By updating your lighting — either by switching out old fixtures or simply adding more. You know that dark corner of your living room? Fill it with a fresh, new floor lamp and see how more lively your room instantly feels.

Update window treatments 

If heavy curtains and blinds are weighing down your rooms, this might be another great opportunity to lighten it up. Perhaps the rest of your style is fairly neutral — if so, your curtains could provide the perfect opportunity to go bold with colors and patterns. Shop around and find something that fits your style.

Add removable wallpaper

We know, we know. Once upon a time, wallpaper was thought of as one of the most dated aspects in home decor. But wallpaper is now back and better than ever. In fact, you can even find wallpaper that’s easy to install and remove. Look for a fun, quirky pattern and see how much a new accent wall affects the feel of your space.

Embrace round mirrors 

Round mirrors are all the rage in modernization — extra points if they’re also metallic, like our gold and nickel styles. Use one as the focal point of your new gallery wall or in the entryway of your home to instantly set the tone for your new modern style.

Lighten up your paint

Continuing with the quest for a bright and airy feel, a fresh coat of paint can work wonders on making your space feel more lively and modern. Aim for lighter colors that make everything feel more open, then go bold with your decor accents.

Ready to take modernization steps? We’ll bring the mirror and you can do the rest.