The Winning Home Color of 2017 – Taupe!

The votes are in! If you’re thinking this has to do with the presidential election, you’re wrong, we’re talking about something a bit more fashionable and way more exciting. Set your sights on poised taupe, the Sherwin Williams color of the year! Feast your eyes on it!

Is it brown? Is it grey? We may never know, what we do know is that the Sherwin-Williams hue called Poised Taupe is a HUGE deal. According to Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe “signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.” Who knew?

Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams said, “neutrals are shifting. For five years everybody’s talking about gray ― well, they’re warming up. It’s like gray and brown had a baby, and it became taupe.”

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If you’re thinking wow, taupe,  whoopidy do-da and rolling your eyes. You should know that 2016’s color of the year according to Sherwin Williams was white, thrilling right? So prepare yourself Pinterest pinners, all those dream houses you spent years spent crafting your dream homes are about to become outdated pieces of old news now that Poised Taupe is here, there and everywhere.

Taupe works for any room. Spruce up that kitchen!

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Enjoy a restful nights sleep all snuggled up in your Poised Taupe bedroom paradise.

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Or leave your home guests asking themselves, “Is it brown? Is it grey?” the moment the walk through the door.

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If Poised Taupe being awarded color of the year is any indication of how 2017 is going to be, we are in for one riveting year.

New Ideas For Your Fireplace (Even If You Don’t Have One!)

Nothing says winter like curling up by a fireplace. Unless of course you’re terrified of an open flame in your home, in which that full winter cozy effect never seem to come. Well cheer up because you don’t need a raging fire in a brick box to make the season seem bright.  We’ve got some stylish ideas for your home’s hot spot and even some DIY fireplace inspiration in case you don’t have one.

  1. Let’s start with the faux fireplace. Fake it till you make it! Well then kick your but into craft gear to make sure you’ve got the perfect place to hang your stockings in time for the holidays. Not the crafting type? Don’t worry, you can still chalk it up!

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  2. Get your cozy on. Stock your fireplace full of baskets filled with blankets, throw pillows and a sweater or two. Top it all off with a lush rug and bam, you’ve got a new storage spot and a fireplace that will keep you warm sans flame.

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  3. Utilize an unused fireplace for storage. Coffee table space comes at a serious premium, so go ahead and add some stacks of your beloved magazines to your fireplace. Or, if your kitchen is home to a fireplace, use it to hold cookbooks and tools. 

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  4. Keep it colorful! Take that dark fireplace and liven it up with some pops of color. Paint the fireplace itself, or go a little more subtle by painting the ends of logs. Either way, that fireplace is bound to pop!

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How to Maxmize Space in Your Tiny Apartment

Spring might be months away, but getting a jump start on that spring cleaning and organizing has never been so easy. Besides with the holidays right around the corner, and family coming to visit, you probably need to find a way to store your things that isn’t piling everything in the closet and hoping no one opens it. Even if you’re a bit tight on space, you have options, we promise!

  1. Don’t let that doorway go to waste. Using the space over your door way is a very out of the way place to store those things you don’t really need to keep hidden.

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  2. Speaking of putting things up high, you’ve got high ceilings for a reason, so use it. Placing shelving right up to the ceiling not only gives you loads more space to organize things, it makes sure you are actually using every square inch of space you’ve got!
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  3. For those things you really need to hide, a curtain goes a long way. Hang a curtain or an awesome textile fabric in front of some shelving, or even as an alternative to a closet door. This way you don’t need to organize absolutely everything, but your place will still look fabulous.
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  4. Still need to hide some things? Think about double duty furniture like an ottoman that opens to store things or even a bar table that allows you to stash glasses in it.
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  5. When all else fails, work smarter not harder, especially when organizing. A great space to start is the kitchen. Are you really using all of your cabinet space? Stack your kitchen essentials more intelligently by splitting each interior cabinet shelf into two with a device like this one.

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Get your organization on!