It may be cold outside but warmer weather is just around the corner. With the new year, comes new decorating trends for Spring 2014.
Nothing livens up your home after the holidays like a splash of color. That's the word from Barb McClain, a decorator and co-op member at District Designs in Quincy.
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"Blue is big," McClain said. "Right now in both home furnishings and clothing, you're going to find any color of blue, particularly navy and indigo blue."
McClain says you'll also see a lot of orangish-red furnishings this year. This year also means a big shift in wall and furniture tones.
"Gray is the new beige," McClain said. "I think maybe gray is coming in because so many colors go with gray. Blues go beautifully with gray. You can mix your colors with your beiges but there is a splash of color coming in to almost everywhere."
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Integrate hot colors like navy and red into throw pillows, or try giving an old piece of furniture new life.
"Some old piece of furniture that you think that is pretty boring, take it and paint it," McClain said. "Give it a new life, particularly if its not a wonderful piece of furniture."
Click here to watch a chair upholstered on KHQA This Morning.
"Repurposing items around your home is a great cost saving measure," Chris Taylor, designer and Co-op member at District Designs in Quincy said. "It also gives you an opportunity to be creative because you already own most of what you're going to be using."
Thinking about warmer weather also means spring cleaning and organization. But there are ways to re-purpose things you already have around your house to make great organizational tools the rest of the year.
Try using custard dishes in a tray to organize your desk or even an art station. Old candy dishes can be used to hold jewelry near your sink. Click here to see these organization techniques on KHQA This Morning.
A key to organization is labeling. A creative way to do that is with chalk paint on drawers and cabinets. Click here to hear more about the varied uses for chalkboard paint on KHQA This Morning.
"Chalkboard paint is something you can erase," Kris Kutcher, Co-op member at District Designs in Quincy said. "Six months from now when you're reorganizing your garage again and you want to put paint brushes into a drawer with chalkboard paint, you can erase it and write paint brushes on the door."
So from redecorating to organization, it's never too early to get a jump start on projects to ring in spring.
If you'd like to tap into the expert decorating advice from folks at District Designs, the business is holding an after hours open house Friday, Jan. 10 from 5-7 p.m. The event is called, "A Cool Bohemian Night," and will feature beverages and special treats for visitors.
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