Chevron Accents Can Make Home Decor Pop

You are probably already using stripes in home décor nowadays, as many homeowners already do. But do you really want to? Do you really find them appealing? What about adding a pattern that is different and unique? Chevron accents are a huge trend in the design industry and rightly so. Chevron patterns offer the clean, simplistic look of stripes, but in a more dramatic fashion.

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Though not new, chevron patterns still offer the element of surprise. Many people have not thought to decorate with the pattern yet. Especially when used as accents and details, chevron patterns offer a contemporary, stylish look for a home.

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We carry plenty of amazing vases for your home decorating needs.

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You can find these lovely pillows in our store.

What sort of patterns are you typically drawn to? If chevron hasn’t been on the top of your list yet, we encourage you to head to one of our Paul Michael locations, and check our lovely selection of chevron accessories and accents.

 

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Bring Spring Home with Pretty Pastels

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Welcome spring with pastel furniture!

The hot new colors showing up in current home decorating ideas are not really hot at all. They are pastels that remind us of candy and ice cream. In the right color combinations, these soft pretty colors become sophisticated palettes.

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When used on ceilings and walls, pale blue, mint green and creamy yellow offer a soft backdrop for furniture and accessories. Mix them with stronger hues of purple, navy, brown or black to create depth and sophistication.

Fabrics and Rugs

Find a wonderful pastel print, and build the rest of the room around it. Large patterns are great for rugs or large upholstered pieces. Let them stand out as the room’s focal point, and use solid colors or small prints to finish out the room.

Art and Accessories

A painting in pastel hues provides a great way to introduce smaller touches of color into the room. Choose one color in the painting and use it on a lamp, vase or throw pillows. Introduce pastel hues through books, glassware or fresh flowers. Keep a lot of white or ivory in the room for neutrality.

Inspired by pastel colors? Visit our stores or Facebook page for more home decorating ideas.

 

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White Home Design Paves the Way for Colorful Accessories

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Bold, colorful pillows pop against a white background

White serves as a great foundation color for home design in almost any setting to create a sophisticated and practical look. You can then use any variety of colorful accessories to brighten up the room. Consider some of the following ideas to incorporate white into your home.

  • The kitchen. Painted white walls and cabinetry provide a neutral palette on which colorful accents stand out. Ideas include a simple piece of wooden furniture, a rug and brightly colored, seasonal food.
  • White and dark gray. The two contrasting tones create a sense of elegance that works perfectly for the bedroom. Fashion this look with bedding, black and white photographs, and stylish, modern lamps.
  • Interesting accessories. Develop a colorful room with accessories that cohere with the furnishings, and create a cheerful appearance.
  • White on white. Make an impressive statement by hanging white artwork on white walls.
  • Dark furniture. A white room creates an ideal backdrop to show off dark furnishings. Add just a dash of color to the room, with a simple bouquet of single-toned flowers.

You can find colorful accessories to complement your decor at your nearest Paul Michael Company location.

 

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Home Decor: Wild About Stripes!

Stripes are versatile enough to be used in anything from contemporary to traditional designs. They can be used to create a sense of elegance, or to make an impact. Think about it – stripes can really be used in any room of the house on walls, pillows, rugs, windows, lampshades and even ceilings.

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Why not consider some of these home decorating ideas using stripes for your own home?

  • Vertical stripes. Popular in the past, vertical stripes continue to appear in modern trends for their ability to make ceilings appear higher, and create a classic look of elegance. Tone-on-tone designs appear gentle and beautiful, while contrasting colors are highly striking.
  • Horizontal stripes. Used more in modern designs, horizontal stripes create a sense of width in a room. Perfect for casual rooms, these stripes develop a sense of fun.
  • Avoid clashing colors. Stripes are great for making a statement without the need for clashing colors that can make a room cluttered and confused.
  • Complementing decor. Solid-toned furnishings are best used in a room with stripes to ensure the atmosphere does not become too busy.

Visit one of the Paul Michael Company stores in Arkansas, Louisiana or Texas for all kinds of original home accessories.

 

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Spring Into the New Season with Unique Home Accents

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Invite spring in with a burst of color in your home

Spring, although not officially here yet, offers great home decorating ideas since it gives life to animals, plants and to us! When the temperatures begin to rise again, animals come out of hibernation, seeds sprout into plants and flowers bloom like never before. People can finally enjoy the wonderful nature while outdoors.

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Your home too should be as lively. Forget the warm and dull colors of yester-season, and say hello to bright varieties that give your rooms a rebirth. Transform your rooms and outdoor spaces with these home decorating ideas!

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  • Fresh flowers in the indoors always give a bright atmosphere. Do not limit yourself with the color choice as long as they smell good.  Put them in clear glass vases to add a little sophistication. Outdoors, you can have flowers growing in beautiful pots.
  • Different species of plants also help in bringing life to an area. Have them growing in pots that blend with the colors of your walls.
  • If live plants are too much for you to maintain, simply use silk flowers.
  • Use stuffed animals in your rooms, which will “feed” on plants for a fun and unexpected theme. For example a stuffed bunny could be conveniently place right next to your growing carrots!
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Earth-toned home accents via Paul Michael Co

In order to such ideas to come to life, you must see how they come together. Visit one of our Paul Michael Co. locations to get started on your spring home decor!

 

 

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Find Boho Chic Decorations at Paul Michael Company

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This driftwood horse statement piece screams Boho chic

If you want to give your home a fresh look, pick a few key vintage pieces and let your imagination run wild with old school home decorating. Structure gives way to creativity with Boho chic, which brings recycled chairs, tables, vases, colorful fabrics and accent pieces from the past to life.

Old becomes new with vintage elements placed strategically around your home. You might mix and match vinyl chairs with a refinished cherry wood table for the kitchen. Another idea is to sew patterned sheets or even 60’s shirts into pillowcases to finish your bedroom throw pillows. Go for an eclectic look when you’re considering home decorating ideas. Your guests will be impressed with your sense of style – a nod to the past is always appreciated.

Don’t forget to think of each room as a separate canvas to decorate, but also look at your house as a whole. You don’t need everything to coordinate, but try to keep the overall look modern and edgy.

Are you looking for a few home decorating ideas made easy? Check out The Paul Michael Company’s Facebook page, or stop by any of our stores to get inspired by rooms we’ve created. Remember, a little flair goes a long way in finishing a room in your home!

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Use Storybook Inspiration for a Whimsical Home Design

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There are plenty of cute and quirky accessories at Paul Michael Company for your little one’s room

Decorating and designing a nursery at home is full of creative possibilities that go far beyond the use of blue vs. pink. Using inspiration from storybooks is a magnificent way to put a stamp on your child’s room based on the fairy tales we all know and love!

Nurseries are commonly filled with focal points on the ceiling to facilitate the development of their senses.  As children grow, we encourage their imagination with unique decorating ideas based on their own favorite storybook themes. Inspiring ideas might come from The Jungle Book decor. Or what about a dinosaur theme for a boy, and an enchanted castle theme for a girl?

In order to create the nursery or child’s room of your dreams, you’ll need to find the right quirky accessories. And you can find all that and more at one of our Paul Michael Company locations in LA, AR and TX! You can also visit us on Facebook to see what we’re all about.

 

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