Mandy from A Beautiful Mess shared a helpful tutorial for an inexpensive plank backsplash. Not only does it add unique, classic style to your kitchen (love those horizontal wooden planks!), it‘s affordable too:
Those who want to draw inspiration from the tropics but wish to move away from the typical shades of green and blue dominating the dining room can try out yellow as an alternative. This is a color that never goes out of fashion and gives even the tiniest of dining spaces and breakfast nooks a sunny, refreshing vibe.
A Vivacious Splash of Color One of the great advantages of a tropical dining room is the wide range of colors that you can turn to without feeling that it is all too gaudy. Even though the contemporary trend is to keep the backdrop neutral and add bright accent hues, tropical dining rooms can conveniently and effortlessly break this stereotype. A dash of turquoise coupled with white and pops of red, green and yellow does usher in a cool and fun tropical flavor that is inspired by the endless beaches and amazing wildlife of the Caribbean and its surrounding region.
At first glance, the Boxter Plaid Duvet Cover + Sham set from PB Teen is a typical plaid, but soon you realize that it‘s a subtle take on the grid, which has made a big comeback in recent years! One great quality of PB Teen bedding: its twin-sized duvet cover fits both standard twin and twin XL dorm mattresses!
When buying sheets, also consider the weave. Do some quick research to determine which type of weave (sateen, percale, etc.) is best for you. For example, percale is known for its refreshing, crisp feel, making it a great fit for those living in warm-weather climates.
Modern dining rooms are increasingly being relegated to a small, designated corner of the kitchen or living area. The age of the expansive and lavish dining room is definitely behind us. Today’s dining rooms seem to place efficiency ahead of flowery aesthetics and it is simplicity that trumps extravagance. The advent of the social kitchen along with a greater urge to turn the open living area into a gathering space for family and friends has seen dining space take a turn towards rustic and natural decorating choices.
You do not have to spend a lot of money to bring greenery home. This soothing bedroom from West Elm is adorned with two monstera leaves. Tropical leaves are only a few dollars apiece, and they have the potential to last for weeks.
You can also gather decor from around the house, such as greenery and metallic bowls. Today’s featured centerpiece includes a combination of warm and cool tones. Grey meets gold in an irresistible pairing that showcases the power of mixing metallics. To keep the display from being too busy, stick with neutrals, such as silver, gold, linen and natural wood. Pops of greenery will add life, along with selections such as seeded eucalyptus.
Decor with Personality Reclaimed barn wood need not always be relegated to the walls alone, and you can give it a more practical and prominent role in the dining room by using it to craft a custom dining table or chairs. These additions obviously seem more at home in rustic and farmhouse-style dining spaces, but they can also add an interesting twist to your modern dining room. If this little move away from the beaten path does not interest you, then you might want to consider a credenza or buffet covered in reclaimed wood to give the dining space a cozy, inviting aura.
Black and white reign at Dusen Dusen, as do bold pops of color. Launched in 2010 by Ellen Van Dusen, this Brooklyn-based brand has a fine art feel that is both on-trend and unique. Originally offering a line of womenswear, the brand expanded in 2015 to include Dusen Dusen Home, which includes towels, pillows, blankets, and of course, bedding!